These classes of modern dance at CREA are based on a mixture of different movements and techniques within modern dance. These techniques work with breath, fall and recovery (the moment you lose your balance or are just about keeping it), suspension and release (completely prolonging a move and then letting it go) and using the weight of the body to work with or against gravity and in contact with the floor.
The class starts with a general warm up and technique training. Then we dance a choreography and finish with a cooling down.
Course(s) April/May start online
The April/May courses will start online and will be taught online for an unknown number of classes. As soon as lessons can take place at CREA again, real life courses will switch to lessons in the CREA building. For the duration that the course is taught online, the teacher describes the course as follows:
In case of an extended lockdown, Modern dance classes take place online. The classes will be taught via Zoom. You will only need a computer (or other device with a webcam) and some space to move in.
Online lessons by Sandra: the lessons will consist of improvised and guided warm-up, movement material based on topics such as architecture, musicality, gesture, dance on screen and more. Towards the end of class the teacher shares dance videos with students for inspiration. You can expect a fun blend of both invigorating and somatic movement, exercises enhancing strength and flexibility and open tasks providing freedom to explore your own dancing and creativity.
Online lessons by Aissa: the classes by Aissa will consist of exercises to activate your abdominals, followed by an improvised and guided warm up and multiple improvisation rounds with movement tools focussed on expanding your movement vocabulary and gaining more awareness & sensibility of the body in space. To wrap up the session, we will do a cooldown with light stretching. Afterwards, there will be time for questions or sharing experiences (optional). You can expect a fun blend of both invigorating and somatic movement, exercises enhancing strength and flexibility and open tasks providing freedom to explore your own dancing and creativity.
Soon as you”ve got the hang of it, you can continue with Modern II.