Contemporary Dance for beginners
Tuesdays and / or Thursdays from 9:30 to 11h
with Ursa Sekirnik and Olga Tragant
Trimester 2 days 190€ / 1 day: 110€
Pack 10 sessions (within the present trimester): 110€ / pack 5 sessions: 60€
AREA: movement technique
TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS: basic
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: medium
EXPERIENCE: It includes people who want to start learning the bases of contemporary dance and people who are at the beginning of dance learning and want to consolidate their foundations.
About the course
This course aims to introduce the basic elements of contemporary dance and movement fundamentals while encouraging the pleasure of moving and dancing.
We will work on join mobility, muscle tone, flexibility, general coordination, the use of space, rhythm, time, weight/gravity. We will introduce the basic vocabulary of contemporary dance: travelling through space, weight changes, turns, jumps, spirals, swings, slides, rolls, falls, etc. All that will be worked through exercises, movement sequences and simple explorations. We will combine the dynamic and energetic work with the work of listening and body awareness of calm rhythm. As a whole we will learn the dance basis, increasing our movement possibilities, sensitivity and agility.
Ursa Sekirnik (Eslovenia / Barcelona)
Graduated from SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) in 2011. She is currently working as a performer, multimedia artist and dancer and uses her artistic practices to face current problems. She is co-founder of KUD NUM (2010), a multidisciplinary artistic collective where the production base is located in Skofja, Loka, Slovènia. She currently lives in Barcelona where she has worked as a dancer and creator. She has worked with Jerome Bel on The Show Must Go On and has been collaborating with Joana Serra (Spain), Collectif PoPs (Spai), Phoebe Osborne (USA), Carolina Alejos (Spain), Silvia Elgarrista (Spain), and recently with Big Bouncers (Barcelona) among others.
Choreographer, dancer, dance and movement teacher. She was trained in dance in the United States in University of Illinois and in New York in Movement Research, Susan Klein School, Trisha Brown School (New York, 1993 – 1995). She also studied one year in the School for New Dance Development (Amsterdam, 1997). Olga is also graduated in Science Degree in Physical Activity, UB, INEF, and she has a Master in Psychology of Physical Activity (University of Illinois). Parallel to the dance, she has trained in Anatomy for the Movement with Blandine Calais-Germain and is currently studying the Feldenkrais Method training. As a choreographer she has developed a series of shows and creative projects that have been shown in Catalonia and in various European countries and also in the United States, Japan, Mexico and Morocco.
She started teaching 25 years ago and since then she has taught contemporary dance, anatomy-consciousness and improvisation-creation. She currently runs and is a teacher in the Formation [inside Movement] in tragantDansa. Since 2002, she has been leading tragantDansa [education and creation in movement], and recently she has expanded her activity in tragantCamp, a rehabilitated space in the rural environment.