Haptic Hide - Aerobics! – A ballet in 3 Acts by Paula Rosolen

Profitraining Leonardo Rodrigues

Mon 08.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 09.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 10.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 11.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 12.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 15.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 16.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 17.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 18.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 19.01.2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3

Waldschmidtstraße 4
60316 Frankfurt am Main

Leonardo's professional training will be subbed by Laura Hicks on the following dates: 11.01 & 12.01

Contemporary Technique - Set Material (Aerobics)
Fluidity is often understood as being synonymous with soft movement. But couldn't fluidity also lead to the use of tone and power? Starting from release and softness in the body, the class is designed to work on strength and coordination, exercising both a retention and liberation of energy in the body. The training invites dancers to make use of spatial composition and improvisational techniques while also applying their personal movement qualities and dynamics to the work. This class offers the professional dancer a standard structure of warm-up, strength and muscle training, and coordination finishing with jumps and leaps. Surrender to the beats of pop music and bovine your style with tools from composition, Let's Dance!

  1. Does this class include the learning of phrases or combinations or is it a class focused on improvisation techniques?
    This class includes learning phrases based on accumulative movements. But it also leaves space for a creative individual approach.
  2. Could you say something about what influences you're working with? It is a contemporary dance classthat takes inspiration from freestyle aerobics in alliance with release dance techniques. The class uses gravity and metaphors to find the body's alignment and enhance proprioception.

Leonardo Rodrigues (Brazil) is a dance artist in constant movement, using dance as a tool to interact in society. He aims to work with intersectional groups and empower those people via support and open dialogue. In research activities, Leonardo investigates how ritualistic practices influence dance classes and can influence movement awareness. In addition to an MA in Contemporary Dance Education from HfMDK in Frankfurt, Leonardo acted as rehearsal director for the Dance Theatre Heidelberg and is currently coordinating the courses and workshops at EinTanzHaus in Mannheim. Moreover, Leonardo is an ongoing team member of Inter-Actions and CocoonDance, contributing behind or on the stage to distinct projects focused on movement research.