2020-27 Countertechnique

In this workshop you will 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 to 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.

Countertechnique encourages each dancer to take control of their own intellectual and physical development so they can eventually become their own teacher. In the workshop you get more time to process the information in different ways than 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

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, ALBA theaterhuis, Korzo theatre among the others. In 2012 Jenia became a certified Countertechnique teacher and since then she is teaching at different places and companies in Europe and outside of Europe, such as Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Norrdans (Sweden), Cullberg (Sweden),
Balettakademien Stockholm (Sweden), Danscentrum Stockholm (Sweden), Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark), Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School (Denmark), Dancehallerne Copenhagen (Denmark), Codarts Rotterdam University of the Arts (Netherlands), AHK Amsterdam University of Arts (Netherlands), HJS Amsterdam (Netherlands), De Stilte (Netherlands), TSEKH International Centre for Dance and Performance (Russia), BaletMoskva (Russia), Open Look St. Petersburg International festival (Russia), Tanzquartier Wien (Austria), Ballet Landestheater Linz (Austria), Staatstheater Kassel
(Germany), Tanztheater Braunschweig (Germany), Dance Theatre Heidelberg (Germany) among the others.
For the past few years Jenia is working in collaboration with the Holland
Opera (Netherlands) as a choreographer. Currently Jenia is working as a rehearsal director at Norrdans (Sweden). 


  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • 20 July
  • 21 July
  • 22 July
  • 23 July
  • 24 July
  • 15:00-18:00
  • 15:00-18:00
  • 15:00-18:00
  • 15:00-18:00
  • 15:00-18:00

Price € 170,-

Before you fill out the registration form, please make sure you will be able to upload the following to complete your registration:

  • Dance video, preferably a Youtube or Vimeo link. If you send a file it should not exceed 5MB
  • Curriculum Vitae / BIO
  • Recent Headshot, max. file size 1.0 MB

Incomplete registrations will not be accepted, if this is the case you will be notified by email.
Within 5 working days we will get in touch with you if you are accepted.
Some workshops will fill up quickly. We have a max. amount of participants. In order to avoid disappointments please pay as soon as possible by the payment link we will send you. Note that only AFTER we received your payment your place is secured.


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