Teaching This Week: Eugenia Demeglio

Where? Mon-Tues, Thur-Fri: RJC Dance, The Mandela Centre. Wed: Phoenix Dance Theatre

When? All classes run 9-15-10.45am

Eugenia Demeglio is teaching Countertechnique:

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.

The Countertechnique© class results in dancers using less energy, losing their fear of taking risks and gaining speed in direction changes. Its intrinsic balance between the preparation of body and mind makes it an invaluable daily training for a performer, a companion for a healthy and happy career.