In this workshop, the following topics are central:
- Working on strength and body awareness
- Searching for articulation in the body
- Challenging your own interpretation within repertoire material
This workshop is designed for dance students, professional dancers and advanced amateurs.
For this workshop you need some simple attributes:
– a water bottle or tennis ball
– a chair
– a scarf or belt
This workshop is given by Blazej Jasinski and Noëmi Wagner, dancers with whom choreographer Jelena Kostić has been working closely for many years.
Noëmi Wagner, born in Basel, Switzerland, is a freelance dancer and dance teacher. She graduated from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKA) in Amsterdam in Modern Dance Theater (B.A.). She performed for Dance Works Rotterdam/André Gingras, Nanine Linning, SETanztheater, Sasker Polman, Cie.Woest, De Dansers and Arno Schuitemaker. Since 2016 she has been working with Jelena Kostic. As a teacher she is active at various dance academies, including Fontys, Artez and Codarts.
Blazej Jasinski studied at the theatre school in Poland and continued his studies at the dance academy in Linz (Austria). Over ten years ago, he moved to Rotterdam, where he started working with André Gringas and specialised in the Free Running technique. Parallel to this, he often works with Jelena Kostic as a performer, dancer and creative collaborator in many of her works. His career as a teacher has brought him to several Dutch dance and circus academies (Fontys, ArteZ & Codarts).