(c) Maciej Rusinek

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(c) Maciej Rusinek

(c) Maciej Rusinek

ProfitrainingRaffaele Irace

Mon 07.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 08.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 09.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 10.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 11.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 14.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 15.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 16.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 17.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 18.11.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3

Waldschmidtstraße 4
60316 Frankfurt am Main

First week - ballet for contemporary dancers
The first week is focused on ballet technique for contemporary dancer. Main focus of the training is to keep up with the dancer ballet technique, warming up the body and get ready for the rehearsals or just to keeping in shape. The ballett class consider your contemporary dance background as well, and use it as an extension tool to experience the body posture and ballet dance dinamics in a more contemporary way.

Second week – contemporay dance
The training is a modern / contemporary training based on a series of exercises. The main focus of the class is to warm up the dancers to be ready for their rehearsals during the week. Every part of the body is going to be gently challenged in order to then reach the level of performance they may require for their work later during the day. Besides that, I give special attention to the upper part of the body that sometime it is left behind to give space to the lower part. Hips position, turn out, foot work is in nevertheless definitely a subject we work on. We will not do much floor work , but at the same time we will spend quite a lot concentration in finding ways to stabilize and get in contact not only with the floor, but also with the „under the floor “ by using visualizations as well. I will dedicate some moments during class on how to connect and dance with another body without necessarily touching each other.


Raffaele Irace ist Programmdirektor für Tanz und Performance am Gallus Theater in Frankfurt am Main und Gründer des Tanzfestivals „Solocoreografico“. Sein besonderes Interesse gilt der Erforschung von Tanz in seinen verschiedenen Aspekten und Ausdrucksformen und der Entwicklung von künstlerischen Formaten zur internationalen Vernetzung von Tanzschaffenden. Irace hat Choreografien für die Bereiche Tanz, Oper und Theater entwickelt und ist in mehreren weltweiten Kompanien als Ballettmeister aktiv (u.a. Skånes Dansteater, Introdans, Staatsballet Ankara). Weiter war er selbst als Tänzer in verschiedenen Kompanien aktiv. Zuletzt war er Assistent von Jacopo Godani und Koordinator der Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.