Discovering the energetic and fluid body, Wien

Termin: Sa, 30.4.2022 von 10:00 -16:00 

Ort: Tanzwerkstatt Wien, Goldeggasse 29, Hofeingang, Loft 1, 1040 Wien

Leitung: Christina Medina

Kosten: Mitglieder BV Tanzpädagogik oder Rhythmik € 65., Gäste: € 95.-

Anmeldung: oder +43 676 8796 10008

Anmelde- und Einzahlungsschluss: 26.4. 2022, Kontoverbindung: Österreichische BV für Tanzpädagogik, Erstebank, IBAN: AT30 2011 1842 7259 1600, erst durch die Einzahlung ist der Kursplatz fix gebucht.

In this workshop, we will touch on several methods while maintaining our pedagogical eye for
movement analysis.
The application of different types of energy heightens our awareness. The class structure includes
sequences that integrates travelling and floor work with emphasis on fast changes of both direction
and dynamics. We will blend elements of contemporary dance with aspects of Philippine folk
dance. Using a phrase as the base, we will play with flowing from concrete phrases into
improvisation delving deeper into what is a fluid body.
Some physical theatrical tasks with voice integration and movement will offer the opportunity to
explore our playful side and access more freedom.
The engaged dancer is the committed dancer. The students are often empowered when their
voices are included as part of the choreographic process, therefore I often integrate tasks for
movement creation as one of the first steps in a creative process. I will share with you some scores
and tasks.

10:00 – 12:00 Contemporary Technique and Discussion/Dialogue

12:15 – 13:15 Movement and Voice Improvisational Tasks

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Improvisation and compositional scores for movement creation

15:30 – 16:00 Discussion/Dialogue

Filipino-Canadian Christina Medina’s interest encompasses a wide spectrum of activities from
contemporary dance, vertical dance to rock climbing. Formerly, Artistic Director of @tendance/
C.Medina (Graz) from 2006 to 2016, Medina is now on faculty at die Musik und Kunst Universität
der Stadt Wien – Zeitgenössischer und Klassischer Tanz (MUK). Her engagement with dance
encompasses experiences as a performer, pedagogue, choreographer and director.
Originally from Winnipeg, Medina worked with Dance Collective/Ruth Cansfield, Trip Dance,
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and choreographers including Serge Bennathan, Peter
Bingham, Rachel Browne, Rosemary Butcher, Catherine Guerin, Brent Lott, Davida Monk, Roger
Sinha, Tom Stroud and Tedd Senmon Robinson. Her choreographic works have been shown in
Canada, Europe and Brazil.
Medina’s paedagogical experiences includes Master classes at The Canada Dance Festival
(representing Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers), Trip Dance, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers
and the Scottish Dance Theatre. As a guest faculty member of School of Contemporary Dancers
Professional Program (affiliated with University of Winnipeg), Medina continues her association as
a teacher and choreographer. Other endeavors included guest teacher at Anton Bruckner
Universität Linz, Liz King’s D.ID, University of Calgary Dance Program, Royal Winnipeg Ballet –
Professional Division, the Int. Bühnenwerkstatt (Graz), Österreich Tanzt Festival in St. Pölten and
Share Festival in Bratislava.

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