week 26th Feb - 1st March
These classes are partly a culmination of many years worth of research into the exchange of ideas between Capoeira and contemporary dance, specifically the dynamic release technique. These two organic forms of movement have at their center a focus on nature, creativity, and improvisation, as well as an emphasis on spiral dynamic and the connection between body, mind and spirit. We will investigate ways to incorporate the total physical awareness necessary for Capoeira, whose roots partly lie in the art of fighting, into the more meditative world of release technique. Through Capoeira, I hope to open more opportunities for self expression within the medium of contemporary dance – using the quality and philosophy behind the movements as inspiration without direct imitation. This poetic playfulness and animalistic physicality will provide a new and exciting dimension for dancers, Capoeiristas and amateurs alike to explore.
Aneta is a professional dancer, capoeira teacher and choreographer. At Anton Bruckner University in Austria she obtained a double MA, studying movement research and dance pedagogy. She has trained and worked in Poland, Austria, Brazil and the UK. Her movement research was carried out in Brazil based on the possibility to exchange experience from contemporary dance and capoeira. She was performing with various dance companies in Europe and Brazil. Some which include E33 Dance Company (Rambert Theater), Guarini Dance Company, Animal Radio, Sean Graham, Alter Dance, Theatre, Modrzejewska, Liz King, D.ID, Tanztheater Springschuh (Tanz Quartier), and Schauaacker Feat Cia, Theater Avatar, Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre, Avant Garde Dance Company. She teaches regular classes and workshops and promotes her unique combination of contemporary dance and capoeira. She is also the co-founder of Need Of Movement where together with Parkour coach Farid Herrera, they deliver movement workshop across Europe. In 2016, she was selected to be the main choreographer for the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture.
DUO OFFER: 1 MORNING YOGA (9:30-10:30am) + 1 PRO-DANCE TRAINING (11-12:30pm) for £12
We want to encourage dancers to make Yoga an integral part of their training!