Contemporary Beginners
(beginners)

Instructor: April Veselko
Age: children, teenagers
Time: Monday, 15.00 - 16.30, Hall 2

Contemporary Beginners is a workshop through which children learn basic dance steps, coordination and working in a group. By repeating a dance combination through a game, they also improve their memory and develop motor skills. The aim of this workshop is to encourage the children's desire to express themselves through movement.


Contemporary Intermediate
(intermediate)

Instructor: Marko Urbanek
Age: teenagers
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 15.00 - 16.30, Hall 4

The workshop is suitable for dancers who already know some basic principles of contemporary and modern dance. The aims of this workshop are to evoke interest for dance expression, acknowledging one's body as a means of dance expression, and introducing dance elements such as space, time, energy and gravity. With the help of the instructor and through group work, dancers develop motoric, musical and visual memory, along with developing coordination through movement and preparing for a stage performance.


Contemporary Advanced
(advanced)

Instructor: April Veselko
Age: teenagers, adults
Time: Monday, 16.40 - 18.10 and Thursday, 18.20 - 19.50, Hall 2

At the Contemporary Advanced workshop, participants will learn the functionality of their body, its individualities, and its performance in detail. The workshop consists of two parts. In part one, participants will learn their adaptability and precision through learning already set materials. In part two, they will learn basic dancing tools and with their help develop their own dance sequences. This workshop is aimed at dancers with some prior knowledge.


Tovarishia Junior
(advanced)

Instructor: Maja Arzenšek
Age: 11 - 13 y/o
Time: Wednesday, 15.00 - 16.30, Hall 2

Dancers for this workshop are chosen at an audition. The aims of this workshop are to evoke interest for dance expression, acknowledging one's body as a means of dance expression, and introducing basic dance elements (space, time, energy, gravity), developing motoric, musical and visual memory, along with developing coordination through movement and creating dance projects for young dancers.


Tovarishia Dance Company
(professional)

Instructor: Marko Urbanek and visiting instructors
Age: teenagers, adults
Time: Monday and Thursday, 20.00 - 21.30 and
Wednesday, 18.20 - 19.50, Hall 4

Dancers for this workshop are chosen at an audition. The workshop is aimed at those who excel at principles of contemporary dance. It is a synthesis of varied dancing techniques, to which Marko adds his own motoric characteristics - interlacement of muscle work with the use of one's own gravity and leaps between different dynamics.
The aims of this workshop are to evoke interest for dance expression, acknowledging one's body as a means of dance expression, and introducing basic dance elements (space, time, energy, gravity), developing motoric, musical and visual memory, along with developing coordination through movement.



Contemporary Ballet Beginners / Intermediate
(beginners / intermediate)

Instructor: Ana Germ
Age: teenagers, adults
Time: Saturday, 10.00 - 11.30, Hall 4

The contemporary ballet workshop is based on the basics of ballet, freely mixed with elements of contemporary and modern dance. It is intended primarily for high school and college students with basic knowledge of ballet, who wish to use, develop and spread their knowledge to other areas of contemporary creative art of dance.
Training consists of heating up on the ground (a combination of Pilates, yoga, floor barre techniques and stretching), exercises in the center (the basics of ballet, modern and contemporary dance techniques) and finishing with a choreography, which connects and complements what the learned material in a creative dance terminology, whose style approaches the emotive style of Kjara Starič Wurst, as well as the minimalism of Edward Clug.
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