Nina Wollny works as dancer, teacher and rehearsal director in Europe and around the world. Since 2004 Nina is a passionate teacher of the Countertechnique, teaching professional dancers and performers with various backgrounds like break dancers, physical theater performers, circus artists and actors. As one of the main teachers of Countertechnique, Nina contributes to the continuous development of the technique.
Countertechnique is a movement system developed 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 enables dancers to move big and fluidly, while becoming strong and flexible. Dancers are encouraged to be proactive in discovering connections and solutions, to be less concerned with judging themselves and to work in a healthy way with regard to the whole self.
The class starts with a recurring set of tasks and exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique tools in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards a movement combination, that travels through all levels of space playing with flow and range in motion. The build up is geared towards working on coordination, strengthening and flexibility as well as finding a heightened sense of awareness and presence by exploring new tools every class.