Nina Wollny kommer til Stavanger for å holde PRODA klasser. Hun vil undervise samtidsdans/ countertechnique.
Fredag 31. august kl. 18.00-19.30
Lørdag 01. september kl. 10.00-11.30
Søndag 02. september kl. 11.00-12.30
Sted: Speilet, Tou Scene
Nina Wollny studied contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, now 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. She performed in or contributed to all of Anouk van Dijk’s work during that time, including the collaborations with director and playwright Falk Richter Trust, Protect me, Rausch and Safe Places. 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 break dancers, physical theater performers, circus artists and actors. As one of the main teachers of Countertechnique she has contributed to the continuous development of the technique.
Since 2012 Nina is working as a freelancer with different choreographers in Europe. She is regularly performing and collaborating with German choreographer Jenny Beyer at Kampnagel in Hamburg and in Norway has worked with Linda Birkedal and Mia Habib.
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. Dancers are encouraged to be proactive in discovering connections and solutions, to be less concerned with judging themselves and to work in a healthy way with regard to the whole self.
The class starts with a recurring set of tasks and exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique tools in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards a movement combination, that travels through all levels of space playing with flow and range. The build up is geared towards working on coordination, strengthening and flexibility as well as finding a heightened sense of awareness and presence by exploring new tools every class.