Frédéric Gies
Technical training: from anatomy to form and vice versa

In this class, we will apply embodied anatomical knowledge to forms and patterns of movement stemming from ballet, modern and postmodern dance. We will look into approaching these forms not through a process of mere reproduction, but through physically and organically understanding the bodily mechanisms and relationships that underlie them. You will also work with using these known forms and patterns of movement for the sake of a somatic exploration.

In this class, my intention is also to share with you the extensive body of knowledge I had the chance to get in touch with in the field of somatic practices as wells as through various dance techniques, including specific heritages from the French field of contemporary dance from the 90s. We will also incorporate specific aspects from Technosomatics, the dance practice I have created, which brings together an exploration of the endocrine system and the chakras by means of club dancing to techno with eyes closed.     

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The classes are held at KU.BE, Dirch Passers Allé 4, 2000 Frederiksberg in studio: Zen 1.

How to get there?
Zen 1 is located on third floor, please use the backstairs to access the studio.
Go in via the main entrance on first floor, keep going straight ahead towards the changing rooms next to the climbing area on the first floor, open the door in the far end and go up the stairs until you arrive on the third floor. Zen 1 is through the door on your right side.

Accessibility requires a little extra preparation. The studios are equipped for wheelchair users. It is possible to use the lift for access up to the 3rd floor. If you wish to use this, please let us know in advance, as the studio you have to go through via the lift is sometimes booked.
We kindly ask you to meet up 15 minutes prior to class, so there is time for “self check in” with your QR code on the ticket.

Only as a member, you can take part in Dansehallerne’s training activities – a year-round program with approximately 5 days of training per week. This is for all professional members no matter background in dance training, and it is possible to drop in✨ International guests can also join training for free for up to 1 month.

Artist

Frédéric Gies

Title

Technical training: from anatomy to form and vice versa

Type

Training

Date

1.22–26.2024, 10:00

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Venue

Dirch Passers Allé 4, 2000 Frederiksberg