The modern dance courses at CREA are based on a mixture of different techniques within modern dance. Aissa’s classes are floorwork based. This means that we mainly cover floorwork techniques to create a foundation for expanding your movement vocabulary for improvisation and choreography. The lesson starts with a warm up, technique training and improvisation. Then we dance a choreography and finish with a cooling down.
Focus points include:
- physical: flow and fluidity, activation and relaxation, gravity, elongation, dynamics, musicality and sensitivity of one’s own physical and in relation to space/the other.
- personal: personal presence, authenticity, interpretation of dance, clarity in intention, connection with your body.
Aissa likes to challenge the dancers to free themselves from the head and to shift their attention to the body, in order to achieve an authentic experience of freedom while dancing. In this way she hopes to create awareness for the expressive qualities and intelligence of the body, and for the language of movement that can encompass more than the correct execution of movements.
Soon as you”ve got the hang of it, yyou can follow Modern I again, or continue in Modern II (teacher: Aissa or Sandra).