This is a challenging and fluid ballet class that explores not only the aesthetics of dance but also the functionality of movement and its origins. The aim is to demystify complicated technicalities and become aware of the chain of responses the body goes through to make movement happen freely and willingly. This class is aimed at Contemporary and other dancers who want to become smarter movers and use ballet classes as a universal training tool for dance.
Jens Bjerregaard has been active as a professional dancer since 1992 and as a choreographer 2 years later. He has been a central figure in the Danish dance scene as a choreographer, teacher and director. He has established spaces and opportunities for creation, residencies and youth programs.
As an award-winning choreographer he has throughout his career been active internationally, touring with the group as well as solo works. He has created works for companies around the world as well as teaching workshops and dance classes for companies, universities and professional dancers.
As a dance-maker he has consistently explored dance as an abstract, transcendent form of expression persistently followed his own choreographic direction. His style is spellbinding and displays a distinct ‘Scandinavian feel’, based on a consciousness of form and visual design.
From 2010 to 2019 he has been working out of Beirut. Alongside teaching, coaching and creating internationally he has here been perfecting his teaching and coaching work – resulting in eye-opening and refined contemporary classes and ballet classes. During his time in Beirut, he co-founded Beirut Contemporary Ballet together with Jana Younes and Wafa Bouty
From 2019 Jens added Paris to his homes and is sharing his time between two cities; teaching in Paris and working with Beirut Contemporary Ballet in Beirut.