Date: 2012-8-25, Saturday, 8pm
Address: Xi Ba Road No.101 Loft TCG Nordica
Ticket in Advance: 40RMB
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OllerupDans is a dance group composed of former students from the Gymnastics School in Ollerup, Denmark. This elite team of dancers makes shows for various events throughout Denmark. Their first trip to China is a step in the right direction to make cultural exchange, and to show internationally what the dance line at Ollerup is capable.
The 2011-2012 season consists of 16 dancers and is under the choreographic and artistic direction of Troels Graakjær and Sophie Christiansen.
The performance is entitled CITY LIFE. It is a choreography filled with short stories – the city girl who is going to the store and after an encounter wishes she could start her day over again – a quarreling couple – a girl who is hooked on drugs, and keeps aiming for the next high – the man that decides to take off his identity, others that follow and reach more freedom.
The choreography is 16 minutes long and is performed by 16 dancers.
Date: 2012-8-28 Tuesday 7-9pm
2012-8-29 Wednesday 7-9pm
Registration needed, please call Aria: 15969515419 or Xiao Lin:13987695514.
About Workshop Leader
SOFIE CHRISTIANSEN – Choreographer/Art Director
Sofie is one of the most recognized Danish modern dance choreographers and was originally trained as a dancer in New York. She has danced in significant Danish dance companies from 1992 till 2002. In 2003, she decided to concentrate on choreography and teaching. In 2000, Sofie created the dance company Lix. Sofie has choreographed for The Royal Theatre, Bellevue Theater, DR1, and TV2. She was headhunted in 2007, to create the dance department in the International Academy of Physical Education, Ollerup. In 2012, she resigned at the school, but continues to choreograph for OllerupDans while she works artistically full-time. She is now at the beginning of a new decade in her career in dance.
TROELS GRAAKJAER – House & Hip Hop Choreographer/Teacher
Troels Graakjær comes from a dancing family and has a broad dance background. Within the last 6 years, he has focused on styles such as popping, break dancing, house and hip-hop.
Troels has been teaching the last 7 years in many different genres. He has given numerous workshops in Denmark and north Europe and has participated in hip-hop shows and competitions in Holland, Belgium, Russia, and Spain as a dancer and choreographer.
Troels is also a physiotherapist and has thus a deep knowledge of training doctrine and injury prevention.
Sofie works with basic, simple exercises around the skeleton and muscles. This class is inspired by genres like – release technique and Gaga. Her classes have a lot of floor work, working with gravity and natural flow, and focusing on dancing with the whole body. The choreographic material ranges from up-tempo to lyrical. Empathy, power, and musicality are some key words in her class.
CHOREOGRAPHY AND COMPOSITION
A class built on improvisation, to open up and get better at finding your own physical language as you create material. This workshop combines improvisation, choreography and composition to help students gain more tools to create new movement material. You will be assigned some tasks and then go and work with the material that each person has created. Students will be encouraged to verbalize what we see and talk about the possibilities with the movements. What happens in the space, when you change focus or position in a space?
CONTACT IMPROVISATION – PARTNERING
In this class Sofie mostly works on contact to the floor and another body. Contact improvisation is a dance technique that is often practiced in duets and trios, but can also be practiced in large groups or in a solo using physical objects (floor, wall, chair, etc.) Contact Improvisation is often seen as a concert or used in socially dance forum, which we call “Jam”. It is a technique that can make partnering more natural, with a flow and dynamic.
Hip Hop culture consists of four main elements: graffiti art, break dancing, DJing and emceeing. The 2 main categories of Hip Hop dance are Old School and New Style Hip hop. Old School consists of locking, popping, breaking and wave. New Style Hip Hop is unique on its own and usually goes hand in hand with slower pace songs. Hip Hop is all about rhythm, groove and a whole lot of flavor!
Danced to the music genre of the same name, it is a freestyle dance where music controls your body above everything else. Based on footwork, with jacking as the core; House draws influences from dances like Capoeira and Tap to create a fun and energetic dance that anyone will enjoy.