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PROFITRAINING

ProfiTraining is an initiative by Leipzig-based dancers for the Leipzig dance scene organised by the association 4fürTANZ e.V. in the frame of their training and workshop programme TanzProzess. Regular drop-in morning classes in different styles and techniques offer the participants the opportunity to train and it serves as a platform for professionals to meet. The classes are taught by regional and international teachers. ProfiTraining Leipzig is currently hosted in the rehearsal spaces of Schaubühne Lindenfels und LOFFT – Das Theater and continues to exist thanks to their generous support. Thanks to the funding of TANZPAKT RECONNECT by Diehl+Ritter we can offer classes on 5 days a week every week. ProfiTraining SPEZIAL is offered when the teaching artists give insight into their newest work presented at a local theatre.

+ FORTSETZUNG PROFITRAINING

Liebe Tanzschaffende,

ab September können die Profitrainings und Workshops wieder vor Ort in unserem Studio stattfinden. Die Termine im September findet Ihr hier auf der Website.

Mit unserem Newsletter bleibt Ihr außerdem über alle kommenden Termine auf dem Laufenden. Anmelden könnt Ihr Euch via Mail an oeffentlichkeitsarbeit@4fuertanz.de 

Venue

Erich-Zeigner-Allee 64E, 04229 Leipzig

Dates

06.–10.09. | daily 10:00–11:30
Profitraining with Luis Malvacias

11.09. | 12:0–15:00
Workshop with Luis Malvacias

13.–17.09. | daily 10:00–11:30
Profitraining with Hoyoung Im

20.–24.09. | daily 10:00–11:30
Profitraining with Charlie Fouchier

27.09.–01.10. | daily 10:00–11:30
Profitraining with Alma Edelstein-Feinsilber

How to join our workshops and profitrainings:

1) Choose your class by signing up via the respective signup link in the description on the right and secure a spot (max. 10 participants).

3) Buy ticket Participation fee: 4 EUR (Prices for workshops vary)

3) Join classes at our studio in Erich-Zeigner-Allee 64D, 04229 Leipzig

You can always send an email to: kontakt@4fuertanz.de for registration.

Regulations regarding Covid-19: Max. 10 participants. Wear a mask until you arrive at your spot in the studio. No test required.

Profitraining | Luis Malvacias

06.– 10.09. | jeweils 10:00-11:30

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© Laura Fuchs

Luis Malvacias | Awareness

The classes include a slow, warm-up focusing on breathing, internal structure, weight, and the body’s articulations. Directed exercises and suggested improvisations will contribute to expanding the dancers’ physical practice and give them a deeper awareness of their own physical uniqueness. The class will offer the opportunity for the participants to deepen their perceptual abilities, advance their sensory awareness, and approach technical challenges with increased movement capability. As the class progresses, we look to integrate the parts of the body and the use of the floor, and sometimes we finish it with an individual manipulation of a provided phrase. This class is the result of personal investigations and by my many years of studying different somatic practices, particularly Klein Technique™ and the Feldenkrais Method®

About Luis Malvacias

I am a Venezuelan experimental and trans-disciplinary artist and dance teacher whose body of work includes creating multidisciplinary works with a great focus on movement practices. My research and process reflect my experience as part of the larger diaspora of Latinx brown queer immigrant artists. I continue my exploration in the interaction between dance, design, new media, installations, sound, and the visual arts questioning preconceived ideas of choreography and modes of production and presentation. Besides choreographing and performing, I also designed and created the costumes, set, props, and visuals for my works. I have danced in the work of Jeremy Nelson, David Zambrano, Mark Tompkins, John Jasperse, and in my own choreography. I regularly teach and present work in countries in Europe, South America, North America and Asia. My work is presented under Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN 

Participation Fee: 4 EUR
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WORKSHOP | Luis Malvacias

11.09. | 12:00-15:00

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© Laura Fuchs

Luis Malvacias | Awareness

The classes include a slow, warm-up focusing on breathing, internal structure, weight, and the body’s articulations. Directed exercises and suggested improvisations will contribute to expanding the dancers’ physical practice and give them a deeper awareness of their own physical uniqueness. The class will offer the opportunity for the participants to deepen their perceptual abilities, advance their sensory awareness, and approach technical challenges with increased movement capability. As the class progresses, we look to integrate the parts of the body and the use of the floor, and sometimes we finish it with an individual manipulation of a provided phrase. This class is the result of personal investigations and by my many years of studying different somatic practices, particularly Klein Technique™ and the Feldenkrais Method®

About Luis Malvacias

I am a Venezuelan experimental and trans-disciplinary artist and dance teacher whose body of work includes creating multidisciplinary works with a great focus on movement practices. My research and process reflect my experience as part of the larger diaspora of Latinx brown queer immigrant artists. I continue my exploration in the interaction between dance, design, new media, installations, sound, and the visual arts questioning preconceived ideas of choreography and modes of production and presentation. Besides choreographing and performing, I also designed and created the costumes, set, props, and visuals for my works. I have danced in the work of Jeremy Nelson, David Zambrano, Mark Tompkins, John Jasperse, and in my own choreography. I regularly teach and present work in countries in Europe, South America, North America and Asia. My work is presented under Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN

Participation Fee: 10 EUR
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Registration until 09.09. at kontakt@4fuertanz.de.

Profitraining | Hoyoung Im

13.– 17.09. | jeweils 10:00-11:30

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© Claude Hofer

Hoyoung Im

Coming the core of movement from eastern philosophy and own reasons. The warm up session consists of the awareness of relationship between the space and our core. Also followed by a series of movement patterns used as a tool to explore the space. Hoyoung has trained Tae Kwon Do, Korean Traditional Dance, Ashitanga Yoga, Floor Acrobatics and Eastern Philosophies. He applied the poses and moves into his unique practice and mixing in his Choreography. Class is going to high energy movement phrase based on Hoyoung’s choreographic work, in which is influenced by his various backgrounds. These method will enrich the movement from western grounded dancers and make having the consciousness and understanding eastern movement and philosophy and reach the point between traditional and contemporary movements.

About Hoyoung Im

Hoyoung is a Korean Performer, Choreographer, Contemporary Dance Instructor, Composer, Sound Designer and Visual Artist based in Berlin and Seoul. Majored in Cinema & Theatre, BA of Art. A member of theatre company, ‘Elephant Manbo’ and an art director of art project collective, ‘Umzikssi’. As a Performer, Hoyoung worked with National Theater Company of Korea. Also he worked with an established choreographer Erol Alexandrov, theatre director Anastasija Bräuniger and theatre company Elephant Manbo as a Sound Designer. As a Choreographer and Contemporary Dance Instructor, he choreographed theatre productions, music videos and dance films. He organised a Training for professional dancers and traveled the world to share his unique workshop series, such as Improvisation: Yin & Yang, Eastern Floorwork and Momentum in Space. Since 2017, he started his career in Berlin. Inspirations from the eastern philosophies; Taoism and Buddhism. Aiming to collaborate with other various genres, rather than traditional form of performing art. Nowadays, he teaches many renowned dance studios: Dock 11 Berlin, CDSH: Contemporary Dance School Hamburg, Flow Village Zurich, Tanzbüro Basel, Popa theatre company and Dramastudio Seoul and many others. His artistic projects have been supported by Tanzbüro Berlin, Tanztendenz München e.V., Tanznetz Freiburg and Shawbrook Dance.

Participation Fee: 4 EUR
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Profitraining | Charlie Fouchier

20.– 24.09. | jeweils 10:00-11:30

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© Jakuba Markiewicza

Charlier Fouchier

Through improvisation we get in touch with our body, and spread our awareness to the three-dimensionality of space. We then go through exploring and practicing movements from floorwork, acrobatics and possibly partnering. In the end we dance a choreography that focuses on grounding, breathing, elasticity, and momentum.

About Charlie Fouchier

Born in Paris in 1984, Charlie Fouchier is a dancer, dance instructor and choreographer. After completing his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at the Sorbonne University in Paris, he trained at the Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine (Angers, France). Since then he has worked as a stage dancer with international choreographers (including Aina Alegre, Laurent Chétouane, Johann Kresnik), and danced with them in prestigious theatres and festivals across Europe (Dampfzentrale, DeSingel, Hebbel Am Ufer, Kaai Theater, Mousonturm, Muffathalle, Rencontres Chorégraphiques, STUK, TanzQuartier, etc.).
Charlie Fouchier is based in Leipzig since 2016 and directs performance and research projects : Touch Not Touch (2017). OS22 (2017-2018), ΒᾸΘΟΣII (2017-2019); Die Körperlichkeit der Sprachen (2019), Triangulations (2019-2020), Die Funktion des Blicks in der Bewegung (2021).
Since 2017 he is cooperating with the association 4fürTanz around the organisation and realisation of artistic events.
Since 2019 he is a dance instructor at the Leipziger Tanztheater.

Participation Fee: 4 EUR
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Profitraining | Alma Edelstein-Feinsilber

27.09.– 01.10. | jeweils 10:00-11:30

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Alma Edelstein-Feinsilber

This class is designed to improve dancers’ kinesthetic fine tuning, space awareness, and stamina. Conscious breathing lays the groundwork for a clearer understanding of three dimensional and voluminous physicality. Based on floor work and dynamic standing sequences, we will aim to create a receptive and available body, capable of truly perceiving itself as it moves. Exercises promote versatility, offering the possibility to work on diverse qualities. Awareness is brought to specific motoric initiations, working with different forces, rhythmicality and space engagement.

Format: The class begins with exercises focused on preparing the body and mind for physical work. Warming up consists of diverse tasks to promote blood circulation, global mobilization and the strengthening of core muscles. Physically engaging somatic practices and conditioning are prioritized in this section.

As the class develops, we will dive into more complex floor and standing phrases. Both forms are connected, and focus on strategic corporal organization, injury prevention, choreographic versatility and clear execution

About Alma Edelstein-Feinsilber

Alma graduated from the Anton Bruckner University (IDA) in Linz, Austria. Joining Norrdans as an understudy, she continued her professional career at the Choreographic Centre Linz, Landestheater Linz, Landestheater Coburg, Stadttheater Hildesheim, Landestheater Flensburg and Theater Hagen. Awarded with several grants by the Cultural Affairs Office of Bs As, Air France and Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation of Switzerland. Alma taught workshops in Australia, Canary Islands, Argentina and Peru. Guest teacher at the National University of Arts of Bs As, Porto Dance Conservatory, Marameo Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Dock 11 and Sunday Jam Berlin. Since August 2017 Alma is a Master student of dance pedagogy for professional education at Palucca University of Dance, Dresden.

Participation Fee: 4 EUR
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PREVIOUS PROFITRAININGS & WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP | Antony Rizzi

04.09. | 15:30-18:30 | Erich-Zeigner-Allee 64D, 04229 Leipzig

Antony Rizzi | Addressing Dance via Forsythe/Rizzi ideas

This three hour workshop will be basically learning and then deconstructing and playing with a small section from a work by William Forysythe. The Vile Parody of Adress

We will explore how we worked at the Frankfurt Ballet and how we approached dance as a way of understanding space and time.How authentic speed and velocity can allow us into a freedom into quick decision making to make movements unique to us but also having the same guidelines in the process. We will learn about principals of how to break down the choreography and using improvisational ideas to help understand how to expand our own movement range. To learn and grow as dancers. We will start with a short warm up but if possible take time to warm up as well before we start.

About Antony Rizzi

Tony Rizzi was born in West Newton Massachusetts , July 29,1965. He studied on full scholarship at the Boston Ballet School from 1981-1984 and joined Frankfurt Ballet after only 4 years of training. He co created and danced in many major roles In the Forsythe Rep at the Frankfurt Balletfor 19 years from 1985-2004. Since 1997 he has collaborated on and off for twenty years with the Belgian director and artist Jan Fabre .The latest being a world tour of the 24 hour performance Mount Olympus – to glorify the cult of tragedy. in the roles of Medea, Tiresius and Hercules. As well as Drugs Kept Me Alive , a solo created for Mr Rizzi performed in major cities around the globe including Taipei , Montreal, Berlin, and Vienna. Choreographic works include 20 works created for his own company Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits, produced at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, in Frankfurt am main. Over the past 16 years the works have toured to the United States , Canada , Japan and Europe. Some highlighted works are Snowman Sinking, Judy was Angry, Wisdom of No Escape and An attempt to fail at ground breaking theater, and most recently Why Wait a performance a lecture/ performance about Forsythes Frankfurt Ballet.

Participation Fee: 10 EUR

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Registration until 02.09. at kontakt@4fuertanz.de.

WORKSHOP | Clara Sjölin

11.07. | 15:00-18:00 | Ernst-Meier-Str. 3, 04249 Leipzig

© Bernadette Keating

Clara Sjölin „Molded Dances“

This workshop will be a practical insight to Clara Sjölin’s work „Molded Dances“. In „Molded Dances“, she is bodily and conceptually exploring the two opposite poles of restriction and freedom by developing scores and set material, using Laban’s principles. Here’s a video giving an introduction to the work: https://vimeo.com/563253887

The workshop is divided into three parts where you firstly will get yourselves warm and in movement through guided improvisation. You will explore some of Laban’s dance theories as an entry point for finding certain movement qualities, rhythmicalities and directions in space. In the second part of the workshop you will see how the principles explored in the first part can be applied to developing choreographic material and movement scores. You will both get the chance of learning a set phrase (which she developed that way) as well as developing something of your own. In the last part of the workshop, she will present some dramaturgical ideas of the piece where you will try out some playful scores, or rather, rule structures. Through that she wishes to create a space for sharing and reflection where you alternate the roles as performer and audience member between each other.

About Clara Sjölin

Clara Sjölin (SWE) is a dance artist based in Leipzig, working as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She completed her BA in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban in London (2016) and is currently pursuing an MA in Contemporary Dance Didactics from Stockholm University of the Arts. Her latest works „Despairing Brainchild“ (2019) and „Let us rest“ (2018) were both supported and premiered through Werkstattmacher e.V. at LOFFT – DAS THEATER in Leipzig. Her new work „Molded Dances“ is premiering on 17th, 18th and 19th of September 2021 at LOFFT – DAS THEATER.

Participation Fee: 10 EUR
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WORKSHOP 

05.06. | 15-18:00 | Luis Lara Malvacias

© Theo Cote

Luis Lara Malvacias „Awareness“

The workshop includes a simple, slow, warm-up focusing on breathing, internal structure, weight, and the body’s articulations. Directed exercises and suggested improvisations will contribute to expanding the dancers’ physical practice and give them a deeper awareness of their own physical uniqueness. By providing an understanding of how somatic practices can be applied to dance and movement, it will offer the opportunity for the participants to deepen their perceptual abilities, to advance their sensory awareness and to approach technical challenges with increased movement capability. As the class progresses we look to integrate the parts of the body and the use of the floor, and finishing sometimes with an individual manipulation of a provided phrase. This class is the result of personal investigations and by my many years of studying different somatic practices, particularly Klein Technique™ and the Feldenkrais Method®

About Luis Lara Malvacias

Is a Venezuelan choreographer and trans-disciplinary artist, whose work focus on ideas of transformation, multiplicity and authorship. His projects explore the interaction between dance, design, videos, installations, sound, new media and the visual arts, questioning preconceived ideas of choreography and modes of production and presentation. He has danced in the work of Jeremy Nelson, David Zambrano, Mark Tompkins, John Jasperse and in his own choreography. He has taught, created and presented work worldwide, and regularly teaches and present work in countries in Europe, South America, North America and Asia. Among other awards, he was granted a 2006 New York NYFA for choreography.

For registration please send an email to kontakt@4fuertanz.de
Participation Fee: 10 EUR
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PROFITRAINING 

25. – 29.05. | 10-11:15 | Lisanne Goodhue

© Marc-Doradzillo

Lisanne Goodhue „Contemporary dance techniques, ballet and somatics“

The goal of the class is to incorporate the joy of moving and sweating together into our daily routine. The class is constructed around free explorations and exercises borrowed from contemporary dance techniques, ballet, and somatics (pliés, dégagés, turns, jumps, etc). We start by exercises that loosen, mobilize, and strengthen the physical potential of our joints, muscles, and posture. We focus on the breath, mobilization of the spine, strengthening of the core, articulation of the foot, working on one leg, folding and unfolding of the bigger joints of the arms and legs. With safe distances, in solo, or group, we will train coordination, visualization, cardio, the usage of various speeds and momentum. The second part of the class focuses on moving into space and learning short movement sequences based on the physical notions experienced in the class.

About Lisanne Goodhue

Lisanne Goodhue is a Canadian freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Europe since 2011. Trained in classical and contemporary dance as well as visual arts in Montreal, Canada, Lisanne has considerable professional experience working with different choreographers in Europe, Asia and Canada. Her choreographic work has been shown in Montreal, Kivik (Sweden), Hamburg, Berlin and London. She is active in the Berlin improvisation dance scene, being a guest performer in various events. Between 2009-16, she is a dancer for German choreographer Sebastian Matthias and their work was presented at Tanzplattform Deutschland, Tanz im August Berlin, Impulstanz Vienna, and toured around Europe, Japan and Indonesia. She has been teaching professional and nonprofessional dancers in Montreal, Freiburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Zürich, Bern and Basel(CH), Thirsk(UK) and Nanjing (China). Lisanne is also a teacher at Tanzfabrik Berlin since 2017. In October 2020, she will complete her Master in Choreography from the Centre Chorégraphique National in Montpellier, France. More

18. – 21.05. | Tamas Geza Moricz 

© Tamas Geza Moricz

Tamas Geza Moricz „Movement-awareness“

His work aims to elevate movement-awareness, using a variety of tools that leads dancers to a heightened sense of precision and articulacy while their body is in movement. In a comprehensible manner Tamas connects principles of classical ballet training, the Forsythe Improvisational Technologies, approaches from neuroscientific research, martial arts, authentic yogic principles, physio-therapeutic exercises and PNF. The result is a well defined, tool-based educational course aimed towards high achievement and progress. Working with Tamas can radically empower and enable dancers to function in any demanding environment. His guidance often leads to a new vision on what qualitative performing is and accessing a variety of professional demands at an individual’s greatest capacity. The resulting knowledge is applicable to both classical ballet as well as contemporary dance and brings performers to their highest level of authenticity, artistry and grace, regardless of style.

About Tamas Geza Moricz 

Tamas is most noted for his collaboration with choreographer William Forsythe, theatre maker Jan Fabre and his recent co-directorship of the Royal Ballet of Flanders shared with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Tamas has graduated from the Magyar Tancmuveszeti Akademia, the Hungarian State Ballet Academy. Following he’d worked with Jan Fabre/Troubleyn Co. and then moved on to a decade long company membership with William Forsythe and his seminal Ballet Frankfurt. Other artists works he’d performed in include: Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Saburo Teshigowara, Hans Van Manen, Robert North, Kurt Joos, Crystal Pite, Tony Rizzi, Jacopo Godani, Jonathan Burrows and countless others. Tamas also appeared in composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Tokyo opera “Life”. In 1999 during the live performance, the show presented his dancing as the first live-transmitted-image through the (then) newly formed Internet. After his dancing years Tamas had embarked on a journey of teaching, offering a unique expertise drawn from his experiences in both the classical ballet as well as contemporary dance world.

PROFITRAINING

PROFITRAINING

ProfiTraining is an initiative by Leipzig-based dancers for the Leipzig dance scene and organised by the association 4fürTANZ e.V. in the frame of their training and workshop programme TanzProzess. Regular drop-in morning classes in different techniques offer the participants the opportunity to train and it serves as a platform for professionals to meet. The classes are taught by regional and international teachers.

ProfiTraining Leipzig is currently hosted in the rehearsal spaces of Schaubühne Lindenfels. Thanks to the funding of TANZPAKT RECONNECT by Diehl+Ritter classes can be offered every week on a daily basis.

ProfiTraining SPEZIAL is offered when the teaching artists give insight into their newest work presented at a local theatre.