(con)FUSION 2nd edition – Contemporary and Urban Fusion dance workshop with Nelody Ahlroth (DE)
Nelody, the head of Danceteam Germany arrives to Helsinki to offer us a 2nd edition of her ConFUSION workshop. And this time we have reserved a whole weekend for it! The workshop is open to everyone interested in movement and dance and we warmly welcome newcomers too. You can either choose to just enjoy the dance and movement, or aim to become part of “Moments” performing team for May 2018. The selected dancers will get to be part of the creation of a short piece choreographed by Nelody which they perform on 25th May in Danceteam International’s Event “Moments” in Helsinki.
Nelodys contemporary dance workshop starts with a gentle but energising warm up-mishmash; it is a little mix for the body and mind, based on release technique, improvisation, yoga, body awareness techniques and isolations. Physical condition will be built up through contemporary floor work exercises and different grooves and flows adapted from urban dance. The essential elements of certain techniques, such as release technique, floor work (both contemporary or break dance- influenced) or elements from urban dance, like waving, will be introduced and then used through-out little dance combinations, in order to maintain the flow, dancing, while learning a new technique. Improvisation and freestyle with focus on certain tasks is an important part of each class as well: in order to explore new abilities – and just for the sake of “dancing it out”, too.
When it gets to choreography and performance, Nelody plays a lot with themes such as musicality, storytelling and dynamics. She wants to offer the dancers some freedom to explore the movement and the connection to body and discover new layers in dance, music and the choreography. Her personal interest and emphasis lay on musicality and performance; in the end, we have to remember why we dance – for love for the music and movement, and the moments we create with it.
Saturday 7.4. at 14.00-17.00 and Sunday 8.4. 12.00-14.00
Saturday at Danceteam Home of Dance Studio (Stahlberginkuja 1, Helsinki, Kulosaari Secondari School)
Sunday at Cultural Center Sähinä (Heikkiläntie 10, Helsinki)
35€ with pre-registration until 6.4., 40€ cash on spot
(for danceteamers 30€ with pre-registration, 35€ cash on spot)
Payment on spot or through our webshop: here