Datum: 14. - 15. Sept 2023
Uhrzeit: 09:00 - 11:00 Uhr
Laura Aris Foto by Thibault Gregoire
This contemporary dance class overviews some fundamental aspects of contemporary dance, such as weight transfer, use of space, breathing, speed, qualities and textures. Furthermore, we will look at the intentions behind the movement.
A technical part will explore the physical mechanisms that allow us to take risks and protect the body at the same time. Emphasis will be placed on the structure of the skeleton and muscle chains to find greater freedom, offering tools to enhance fluidity in one's own dance to recycle and save energy. I often use metaphors and images to create new kinaesthetic experiences and improve awareness; in a constant search for dancers’ mental, physical and emotional balance. Combining the specificities of the language of dance with the human emotions that trigger the narratives and intentions behind the movements.
Laura is a performer, choreographer and recognised international dance teacher. Since 2009, she has worked as a freelance artist, developing her creative practices and collaborating with many other artists.
Former dancer at Lanònima Imperial dance company, and a member of the General Elèctrica artistic collective in several creations of Tomás Aragay (1996-99). Laura received the Lladró Award for the outstanding dancer at Festival de Valencia in 1997.
Former dancer of the Belgium company Ultima Vez, directed by Wim Vandekeybus (1999-2008). Over the past few years, she has assisted Wim Vandekeybus for several revivals and has Benn the choreographer's assistant and movement coach of several performances directed by the theatre director Ivo Van Hove.
Laura has always combined her artistic practice with a recognised pedagogical work in the international contemporary dance field.