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Eugenia Demeglio

When? w/c 28 January, Monday - Thursday, 9.30am - 11am

Where? Monday: Yorkshire Dance, Tuesday - Thursday: RJC Dance

Countertechnique© is a movement system devised by choreographer Anouk Van Dijk. Its premise is to help the dancer to think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a highly physical and clear series of exercises, the Countertechnique© class thoroughly trains dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique© principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping at the end.

Originally from Italy, M. Eugenia Demeglio is currently based in the UK. After graduating in Italy from the Art and Dance High School of Turin, she obtained a BA in Choreography at Codarts Rotterdam (NL) in 2008 and an MA in Curatorial Practice in 2010 at Falmouth University (UK). Her artist practice includes movement and improvisation performances, installations, participatory events, videos and community projects. Her works have been presented in various institutions around Eurpoe. Next to her career as an artist, M. Eugenia Demeglio is also an Associate Lecturer in Dance at Falmouth University, and on a freelance basis also thoroughly enjoys teaching impro and composition to actors and non-dancers.