Nina Wollny

This week starts Monday 10.15-11.45 with a lecture by Nina Wollny (free entrance, drop-in)

Practical Tools: BODY

In this lecture you will get an introduction to Countertechnique through a practical tools session looking at all we will explore different aspects of the human body in theory and on our own bodies. We will look at the function and location of specific parts of the body in theory on a model or image and then connect to the information through exploration in your own movement or with a partner. The information and experiences offered can help you to work more efficiently in the Countertechnique class and prepare your body to find a new approach to your physicality. It also gives you the time to discuss and process certain aspects of the Countertechnique outside the setting of a technique class in a more explorative setting.

The exploration won’t be dancer specific, so anyone one can join who is a human and interested.

Classes as usual:  Monday 12.00-13.30 and Tusday, Wednesday, Thursday at 10:15-11:45.

Class description:
Countertechnique is a movement system developed to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises the Countertechnique class enables dancers to move big and fluidly, while becoming strong and flexible at the same time. Dancers are encouraged to be proactive in discovering connections and solutions, to be less concerned with judging themselves and to work in a healthy and sustainable way.In this workshop you will be introduced to principles and tools of the Countertechnique through a Countertechnique class. In the second half of the workshop you will get to work more in depth with several of the tools through movement explorations, task work and awareness games and set repertoire material. We will also experience the tools through the exchange in partnering situations. Opening up to the information that is transferred through different channels when in communication with another person.

Nina Wollny studied contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts, in the Netherlands. After her graduation in 2002 she joined the company anoukvandijk dc and has worked there as dancer, rehearsal director and artistic assistant for more than 10 years. Since 2004 Nina is a passionate teacher of the Countertechnique and is regularly teaching at dance academies, companies and studios for professional dancers around the world. She also teaches performers with various backgrounds like breakdancers, physical theater performers or actors. As one of the main teachers of Countertechnique she has contributed to the continuous development of the technique. Since 2012 Nina is performing and collaborating regularly with German choreographer Jenny Beyer at Kampnagel in Hamburg and in 2016/2017 she is featured in Anouk van Dijk and Falk Richter’s latest collaboration Safe Places at the Frankfurter Schauspielhaus.