International Guest Teacher: Cristina Planas Leitão (Contemporary)

from Mon 9 Mar 2015 - Fri 13 Mar 2015
10:00 - 11:30
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members
Open to professional level dancers and advanced level students
Cristina Planas Leitão

Dance Ireland is delighted to welcome our second International Guest Teacher and International Associate Artist for 2015, Cristina Planas Leitão. In her class Cristina incorporates and shares her knowledge of David Zambrano’s Flying-Low Dance Technique. Adapted to her own artistic visions her classes are often described as having a soft and spatially complex approach to Flying-Low. This technique focuses on the dancers’ relationship with the floor by utilising simple movement sequences and by practicing speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the centre.
In Cristina’s practice, the dynamics of the class increase progressively using imagery. Several states of consistency of the body and density of the space are explored. The material challenges each participant to discover the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion, and therefore many basic exercises are deconstructed into a more explorative work. Participants often work in pairs for a better understanding of the physical properties, as well as the movement quality itself. Each movement challenges the participant to gather and send their energies with the whole body and focusing on the execution of pathways rather than established formulas or shapes. During the class we constantly practice the principles rather than the exercises and participants are challenged into disconnecting from the usual right & left or front & back idea.

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About Daily Morning Class

The backbone of our artistic programme is daily morning classes. All classes are aimed at an advanced level appropriate for professional dancers and advanced level dance students. Dance Ireland employs highly experienced and innovative teachers from Ireland and abroad, and liaises with companies, venues and festivals around the country to encourage visiting artists to teach class when possible.

Discount class cards available to all DI members at DanceHouse reception:

·         €30 5-class card

·         €50 10-class card

·         €20 student weekly card

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