W o r k s h o p s  /  C l a s s e s

The following workshops have been created and taught by Ella in numerous universities and professional dance schools around the world. Contact us for consultation/booking.

The lived body / performative skills

This class/ workshop provides tools, based on Ella's MFA-thesis research of Infant Reflexes,  to excavate different performance qualities that can be used as an integral part of the creative process, new means of 'cleaning' choreography, as well as a dramaturgic lens that provide a precise meaning to the performance.

* This class/is offered both to students on a performance track as well as a choreography track (Age 18+)

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Contact Improvisation / Partnering

This class uses Contact Improvisation as a tool for exploring and understanding partnering work.

 

* This class is offered both to students on a performance track as well as a choreography track (Age 15+)

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Choreography & Composition

This material offered in this class is threefold:
• Understanding space (body space, external environment) and time
• Unfolding a theme of choice and translating it into movement-generating process
• Making informed compositional decisions

Within these three subcategories, the students will be introduced to concepts of space & time, use of props, musical choices, communication with performers and designers, tools to investigate themes, critical analysis of other's choreographies.

* This class is offered both to students on a performance track as well as a choreography track, and most               
   recommended as a closed group for a set period of time (Age 18+)

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AnatoMe / Contemporary Dance Classes – based in anatomical exploration

Learning the SPINE, redefining and building awareness of its possibilities has a tremendous impact on one’s being. The SPINE has a magnificent physical structure that allows for it’s functioning; Weight bearing, mobility, and protection of the spinal cord. It supports the Head – the intellect; the Heart – emotion; and it rests in the Pelvis – the physical/sexual ground. It channels information to and from the brain via our central nervous system. Although not visible from the outside, it is what gives us our overall physical appearance. Like an Axis Mundi of the body, all biological and behavioral human characteristics are embedded and embodied in the SPINE.

We warm up using technical exercises by investigating the possibilities of the spine to build strength and awareness. Using the individual’s newfound qualities and awareness, we build movement phrases that culminate in challenging and exuberant dancing.

 

* This class is offered both to students on a performance track as well as a choreography track, and can be tailored f

   or non-dancers as well (Age 15+)

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Anatomy of Movement

This class opens the door to the world of anatomy. Studying the diverse systems of the human body through books, visuals and experiential methodologies. The knowledge contributes for a higher understanding of the dancer's most precious tool – the body.

 

* This class is offered to dancers and non-dancers alike (Age 15+)

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Body Conditioning

This is an ongoing class, based on biomechanics and the principles of Joseph Pilates that helps the dancer/performer maintain balance between strength and flexibility. This class offers the participant tools to negotiate healthful functioning during different periods of training and performance. Each student will learn to identify his body's postural alignment, and provide it with a necessary treatment for high-functioning, maintenance, reset, and healing approaches. It is recommended to combine this class with Anatomy of movement.

 

* This class is offered both to students on a performance track as well as a choreography track (Age 15+)

Pilates; Choreography; Research; Consultation; Education

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