©Andrea Macchia

©Andrea Macchia

ProfitrainingAlessandra Corti

Mon 22.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 23.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 24.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 25.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 26.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 29.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 30.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 31.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 01.02.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 02.02.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3

Waldschmidtstraße 4
60316 Frankfurt am Main

Contemporary Technique - Phrases

The class is based on contemporary technique with a focus on floor work as a tool to improve body awareness, sensitivity, and body condition. Shorter and longer phrases will explore coordination and weight shifting as an implement to move in space. Simple partnering exercises will be used to improve trust and communication. Short, guided improvisation will be also integrated into the training. The class aims to offer the possibility to each participant to be engaged in the group dynamic of the class while developing a personal perspective on the training supporting the fulfillment of individual needs.

  1. Could you say something about the influences or methods that are informing your class, that would allow us to visualize the kind of movement we will work on?
    The influences that are informing my class are the combination of, improvisation based on emotional states and physical training for actors coming from my collaboration with choreographers of the Belgian Wave like Koen Augustjinen, Rosalba Torres and Ann van de Broek. And the movement fluidity coming from Gaga. My methodology is also a combination of set material and improvisation.


  1. What kinds of skills are we training / practicing that are useful to dance professionals regardless of training background?
    During the training participants will have the chance to practice a movement quality based on density and resistance, this will be trained in relation to the floor or to an other body (in couple exercises). Another skill that will be trained during the week will be the ability to work with “visualization”as a tool to support the research on specific movement quality, and as a base to increase the awareness of the connection between mind and body.

During her more than 20-year career, Alessandra has worked mainly as a dancer and choreographer in various German state theatres such as the Bremer Theater, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, and Staatstheater Mainz with tanzmainz. She collaborated with internationally renowned choreographers a. o. Guy Weizmann and Roni Haver, Ina Christel Johannessen, Omar Rajeh, Ann Van den Broek, Koen Augustjinen and Rosalba Torres, Alexandra Waierstall, Sharon Eyal, Wen Hui. As a choreographer, she created pieces for companies, such as tanzmainz and BallettCompagnie Oldenburg, young audience and solo works. Alessandra teaches training for professionals and facilitates workshops for amateurs within the outreach program of several festivals in Germany. Alessandra holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Dance Education, from the University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) in Frankfurt am Main, where she also collaborates as a guest teacher for contemporary dance.