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Workshop description In this workshop you get the chance to learn more about the theoretical background of Countertechnique. You will get an introduction to the ‘Countertechnique toolbox’, which offers tools for body and mind to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Every day we will start with the physical experience through a technique class and after will go more into the theoretical introduction of the toolbox. In this part of the workshop you will get to work with some of the tools more in depths by collecting more information and practical experience through games, exercises and improvisation. In the last part of the workshop you get to apply the new knowledge and experience to parts of the class and start working independently with the tools. Countertechnique encourages each dancer to take control of their own intellectual and physical development so they can eventually become their own teacher. This workshop will give you a deeper understanding of the technique. It goes further than what the format of an open class can offer, because you get more time to process the information in different ways then just repeating the steps. At the same time the experience you gain from this workshop will help you to work more efficiently with the given information and the steps next time you take a Countertechnique class.
Jenia Kasatkina studied modern and contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts. During her education and after her graduation in 2009 she has worked with several companies and choreographers such as: Anouk van Dijk, Jack Gallagher, Arno Schuitemaker, Leine&Roebana, Norrdans, De Stilte, United-C, among the others. In 2012 Jenia became a certified Countertechnique teacher and at the moment she is teaching at different places and companies in the Netherlands and abroad, such as Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Norrdans (Sweden), Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark), Balettakademien Stockholm (Sweden), Codarts Rotterdam University of the Arts (the Netherlands), HJS (Netherlands), De Stilte (Netherlands), TSEKH International Centre for Dance and Performance (Russia), BaletMoskva (Russia), Tanzquartier Wien (Austria), Ballet Landestheater Linz (Austria), Staatstheater Kassel (Germany), Staatstheater Braunschweig (Germany), Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Belgium) among the others. For the past few years Jenia is working in collaboration with the Holland Opera (Netherlands) as a choreographer, as well as a rehearsal director at Norrdans (Sweden). Currently Jenia is working on her new creation at De Stilte company in Breda (the Netherlands).
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