Inviting renowned artists and varied movement modalities from outside of Atlanta is essential to our vision. Our workshops are promoted city-wide and all are welcome. This is among our many efforts to enhance and encourage the dance community here in Atlanta.
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Countertechnique with Kira Blazek
Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the demanding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system 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 thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. By continuously and sequentially directing and counter directing parts of the body through space, Countertechnique allows the moving dancer to work with an ever changing dynamic balance. This dynamic balance reduces the pressure on the overall body structure and can be changed at any given moment. The consistent use of the counter direction in all movements is key to the technique; both the awareness and application of this principle is trained throughout the Countertechnique class. Countertechnique was developed by Anouk van Dijk throughout her twenty-five year career as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Over the last fifteen years, the knowledge and experience she gained – in constant dialogue with her dancers – was gradually transformed into a detailed theoretical system and a teaching method, which now together form the Countertechnique system.
The Cambrians are a global dance production and education network based in Chicago. Their continuously expanding collection of artists dance around the world, blending cultural immersion and multi-genre elements to inspiration choreographic innovation. At any given time, The Cambrians is developing multiple unique projects. Two Cambrians dancers travel to meet an influential choreographer and work together to create a duet. The performers draw inspiration from the cultural immersion and choreographic process and bring it back with them to Chicago. It is here that the duets created around the world are brought together, remixed, and blended into an evening-length concert. Their Mission is To learn, teach, laugh, and fall. To get impatient, to find the floor, and grow. We do it day in and day out to show our audience a full developed expression of the human experience through dance. It’s important to us to make dance accessible for those just discovering it, as well as engaging for those who are avid lovers. The heart of our work embraces education as a way for artists to learn and flourish together, while advancing the arts as a whole.