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Jan11

Premiere! Dance theater performance "6th finger"

The last evening of January Ruth Butkus Dance Theatre comma8 invites you to their most recent performance, which is characterized by the creator as a certain style of combining contemporary dance, music and video projections.

Dancer and choreographer Ruth Butkus invited a young team of artists to help her: composer Arthur Bumšteinas, video artist Gerda le Fou, costume designer Dovile Cibulskaitė, set designer Sigitą Šimkūnaitė. So that they could all present to you their latest performance "6th finger". An hour-long performance artist does not call this dance a performance.

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Jan11

Premiere! Dance performance „White on white“

Surreal contemporary dance performance, choreography inspired by Cubism and Suprematism ideas: P. Picasso Cubism genius work "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Suprematism icon K. Malevich work "White square on a white background. S. Kubrick inspired cinematographic masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" philosophy, and film director C. Nolan futuristic vision of "The Stars".

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Jan11

How a flying man is born

If parents did not yet explain to their little ones how children are born – they are welcome in theatre, dancers will. Of course, it’s easier for dancers; they don’t need to use puzzling words. All they need is a lyrical motion and after a few metaphors – a human is born.

In dance theatre “Dansema” play “Little miracles” that lyrical motion is accompanied with flight. No, not with an air balloon, with this white thing that looks like a hammock. But until the birth of a human in front of children’s eyes will grow flowers, penguin and eagle will hatch out, frogs will dance and caterpillar will become a butterfly.

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Oct21

Countertechnique® and Practical Anatomy Workshop with Nina Wollny

 Vytis Jankauskas Dance Company presents:
Contemporary Dance Workshops‘13

Countertechnique® and Practical Anatomy Workshop with Nina Wollny (The Netherlands/Australia)

5-9 November 2013  (Tuesday – Saturday)
 
 Countertechnique®: 
Countertechnique® by Anouk van Dijk 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. Dancers are encouraged to be pro-active in discovering connections and solutions, to be less concerned with judging themselves and to work in a healthy way with regard to body and mind. Countertechnique® makes daily training a valuable investment in the dancer’s own development, as well as interesting personal research.

 
The Countertechnique® class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique® principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components working towards luscious movement combinations.
For more: http://www.countertechnique.com/  
 
Countertechnique®: 
Countertechnique® by Anouk van Dijk 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. Dancers are encouraged to be pro-active in discovering connections and solutions, to be less concerned with judging themselves and to work in a healthy way with regard to body and mind. Countertechnique® makes daily training a valuable investment in the dancer’s own development, as well as interesting personal research.
The Countertechnique® class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique® principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components working towards luscious movement combinations.
For more: http://www.countertechnique.com/ 

Practical anatomy:
In the practical anatomy workshop you will explore different aspects of the human anatomy in theory and on your own body. We will look at the function and location of different parts of the body in theory on a model or image and then connect the information to our own body with some movement exploration tasks or parts of exercises from the Countertechnique class. This workshop is a helpful addition to the Countertechnique class for all levels of dancers. It will help you to work more efficiently in class and prepare your body to find the new physicality offered in a Countertechnique class. It also gives you the time to discuss and process aspects of the
Countertechnique class outside the setting of a technique class with all its exercises and offers a more explorative setting.

Nina Wollny
Nina Wollny studied modern and contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, now Codarts. After her graduation in 2002 she joined the company anoukvandijk dc and worked with the company for 10 years. Currently she is freelancing and still performing in Trust, Protect me and Rausch, the three latest collaborations of Anouk van Dijk and director and playwright Falk Richter. In 2012 she has danced in An Act of Now, Anouk van Dijk’s first work as artistic director of Chunky Move in Melbourne, Australia. Nina has also been involved in the company anoukvandijk dc as repetitor and artistic assistant of Anouk van Dijk. Since 2004 she is a passionate teacher of the Countertechnique and has taught at international festivals, schools and companies around the world. As one of the main teachers Nina Wollny also contributed to the continuous development of Countertechnique and has now reached the level Master Teacher within the Countertechnique Teachers Training program (CTTT).

PRACTICAL DETAILS:

5-9 November, 2013 Vilnius, Arts Printing House, studio III (Siltadarzio str. 6)  

Program (except Saturday):

14:00-15:30 Countertechnique® A level
15:45-16:45 Practical anatomy open level
17:00-18:30 Countertechnique® B level

Saturday:
10:00-11:30 Countertechnique® B level 

11:45-12:45 Practical anatomy open level
13:00-14:30 Countertechnique® A level

Countertechnique A level - designed for professional dancers and dance students.

Countertechnique B level - at least two years of contemporary dance experience.

Practical Anatomy open level - dance experience is not obligatory. 


 
PRICE:

1 course Countertechnique (5 classes) - 40 EUR 

1 course Practical Anatomy (5 classes) - 30 EUR 


2 courses Countertechnique+ Practical Anatomy (10 classes) - 60 EUR

Single class - 10 EUR (only if there are free places available)
 


Registration deadline: October 28, 2013.


Contact person: Veronika Vasiljeva, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +370 676 00464.

To register, please fill in the registration form and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

Venue: Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio g. 6, Vilnius


Organiser: Vytis Jankauskas Dance Company
The project is supported by the Culture Support Foundation of the Republic of Lithuania.

 
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Why

The Contemporary Dance Association was established in 2007 by Lithuanian contemporary dancers and choreographers, who felt the need to organize themselves aiming to represent contemporary dance community and to defend their social and artistic interests.

The mission of the Association is to influence cultural policy in order to ensure and improve working conditions for dancers and choreographers and promote contemporry dance in Lithuania. As one of the main goals the Association seeks international collaboration with cultural institutions, dance organizations and artists.