Luke Jessop

KATHARINA
CHRISTL

Body Action

Class:

The effortless flow to get in and out of the floor will be the main focus of the work at the beginning of the class. The importance of the spine and rib cage as a crossroad of the internal communication within the body, will help the process and further on in the dynamics of the movement. You will develop floorwork skills, discover a diversity of movement qualities and enjoy the simple beauty to dance in the final phrase. Let’s liberate our energy and have your imagination be part of the technical approach.

Bio:

Katharina Christl, born in Dresden, studied dance at the Palucca University. She was engaged as a soloist with Charleroi Danse-Plan K, Ballet National de Marseille, and the Bayerisches Staatsballett, and has worked with, among others, Richard Siegal, Emanuel Gat, Michèle Noirêt, Frédéric Flamand, Stephen Petronio, and Lucinda Childs. As the longtime choreographical assistant to Frédéric Flamand, she was part of many interdisciplinary creations together with Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Thom Mayne, Diller+Scofidio and Ai Wei Wei. She has choreographed works for the Ballet National de Marseille and Compagnie Grenade, and also created works for various International Festivals and Contemporary Art Museums. In parallel, she developed her own pedagogical formats and received the pedagogical diploma for contemporary dance by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of France. Since September 2015 she is Professor of Choreography and Head of the Choreography Programme at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden.

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