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ZAIK Profitraining | Yana Novotorova

22. February 2018 @ 10:00 - 11:30


Zeitgenössischen Tanz

In these classes I would like to share basic ideas and movement principles from the Axis Syllabus research community, which I am currently studying with. We will explore some aspects of the way our body is build with an intention to discover movement possibilities that are already, inherently, implied by it's anatomy. What is there before we put a layer of a certain style or aesthetics on top? And, at the same time, what kind of aesthetics arise from not wanting to adhere to existing styles? We will also consider physical forces that are an integrate part of the environment in which we move and play with them! Let's get curious and start from slow, simple and explorative to proceed to dynamic, complex and expressive!

Yana Novotorova is a dancer, performer, improviser and aspiring choreographer. She has attained her BA degree in Dance and Dance Dissemination at the Center for Contemporary Dance in Cologne. Her focus is on improvisation, contact improvisation, somatic, as well as performative and site-specific practices. She took classes and workshops with many great teachers, among which the most influential were Frey Faust, Baris Mihci, Nancy Stark Smith, Martin Sonderkamp, Jan Burkhardt and Nina Patricia Hänel. Prior to studying dance, Yana has studied psychology, English and German in Kiev.
As dancer/performer and co-creator, Yana has participated in projects like “werden/sein/werden” by Jan Burkhardt and Sigal Zouk, “Alternative” by Bianca Mendonca, “Shangri-Las” by Susanne Grau (MD Kollektiv), “As we begin so shall we go” by Lili M Rampre, “Separation of context and content” by Esta Matkovich, “Bodies in the Urban Spaces” with Ian Dolan and many others. Since 2014 Yana is part of a collective Inability Crew, founded by Ivan Mijacevich.
In her own research Yana derives inspiration from the fields of dance, performance, psychology and science to create artistic work. Her recent works are her final BA project “Through Other Eyes”, site-specific performance “For Sale”, installation-performance “But Subjectivity is Objective!”.
Yana teaches contemporary dance, improvisation and contact improvisation. She is also studying to certify as an Axis Syllabus teacher.

Mo.- Fr. 10.00 - 11.30 Uhr

Einzelkarte 6€
10er Karte 50€

Siegburger Straße 233w
50679 Köln

Organized by ZAIK in cooperation with TanzFaktur.
Funded by Rheinenergie Stiftung - Kultur


22. February 2018
10:00 - 11:30




Siegburger Straße 233w
Cologne, 50679 Germany
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