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ProfitrainingZoe Lenzi

Mon 10.06.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 11.06.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 12.06.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 13.06.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 14.06.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3

Our professional training is aimed at professional dancers or current students of MACoDE, MACuP, and BATanz. You can find our offers for everyone here. Cash only.

Ballet for Contemporary Dancers
In this ballet class, we delve into the principles of ‘less effort for more efficiency.’ We’ll explore and learn different ways of moving that help us avoid wasting unnecessary energy or muscle tension, while at the same time bringing more dynamism and depth to our movement. Find out what mechanics truly work for your body. What makes you look and feel your best. Technique is crucial, but as a professional, you are the one responsible for knowing how your body works and how to make it move in the way you want. In the end, it's about finding out what works best for you, understanding the nuances that enhance your individuality and physical qualities. The class offers an opportunity to blend technique with personal exploration. It provides a platform for you to work on refining your skills while also encouraging you to experiment with freedom within structure.

This class is intended for people with experience with ballet. A knowledge of ballet vocabulary is required.

1. Could you tell us a bit about the different ways of moving that we will explore?
Being this a ballet class, we will rely on the traditional classical technique, while looking to move using the body’s natural mechanics. We will pay attention to the ways in which our body naturally moves, and understand how we can use that to our advantage.

2. Does this class follow the traditional structure of a ballet class, or will it modify the traditional structure to achieve something else?
We will explore movement through the traditional structure of a ballet class, but with a focus on the individual experience of the embodied mechanics.

Born in Nairobi (Kenya) Zoe studied at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Zoe was a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company from 2016 to 2023, working under the direction of Jacopo Godani. She also had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Rafael Bonachela, W. Forsythe, Marco Goecke, Saar Magal, Gustavo Gomes and Julian Nicosia. As a member of DFDC, she had the opportunity to dance on internationally renowned stages such as Teatro Real in Madrid, Stanislavky Theater in Moscow, Grec Festival in Barcelona, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Sava Center in Belgrade and many others.
During her time working for Jacopo Godani, she had many opportunities to develop overall production, pedagogical and artistic assistance skills; ranging from choreographic assistance, costume creation, production management, workshop leader and technical assistance. Since 2024, she has been working as a Freelance Dancer; most recently working for Director and Choreographer Pál Frenák in Budapest, Hungary.