Tanztheater Intensive

Special Intensive Course in May 2018

Dam Van Huynh Company invited us to Centre 151 in Haggerston for a full week of Tanztheater Technique, Improvisation and Choreography from May 28 – June 1 .

Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June 2018
Time: 11am-4pm (2-6pm on Wednesday)

£180 Early Bird until 19 May
£200 regular ticket (£180 concession)

Limited capacity.
To reserve a space, email: info@damvanhuynh.com

In this intensive workshop we will cover all three elements that shape the art form of Tanztheater:

1) Technique:
Learn the technique developed by Kurt Jooss and Sigurd Leeder, which laid the foundation for the technical approach of Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal
2) Improvisation:
Dive into the improvisation technique of questioning and answering to create meaningful and expressive material.
3) Choreography:
We will devise a short choreography culminating in a sharing on the last day of the workshop.


The workshop will run all week from May 28- June 1.
We will work from 11.00 – 16.00 every day
(Wednesday will be from 14.00 – 18.00)

11.00 – 12.30
Adrian teaches a contemporary dance theatre class, inspired by the aesthetic of Pina Bausch and the beautiful strength and artistic expression of Tanztheater. The exercises and sequences in this class are very precise in dynamic, shape and intention. The main goal, however, is to use the technique in order to express an emotional state. The class aims to let go of any unnecessary extras and consequently strives to use conscious and meaningful movements. This class is expressive, strong and artistic and will allow you to visualize your emotional state, let yourself go and experience your art on a deep level best described as “losing yourself in dance”.

12.45 – 14.00
Alongside general improvisation techniques on dynamics, quality and range of movement we will most intensively dive into the intention of movements. The why plays a huge role in the Tanztheater approach. We will work with the approach of questioning and answering in which you will be given tasks in the shape of questions or sentences to which you find individual answers based on your person.

14.30 – 16.00
Choreography and Repertoire
In addition to the improvisation element of this workshop we will create our very own choreography which will be shared at the end of our week on Friday at 15.30.
The choreography will be devised by your individual material using the Tanztheater improvisation approach alongside material given by Adrian himself.
The questions and tasks will be carefully selected to allow enough freedom for you to create freely but also to lead us all to a result we are proud to share at the end of the week.

On Wednesday May 30th the schedule will be as such:
14.00 – 15.15
Slightly shorter class
15.30 – 16.30
16.45 – 18.00
Choreography and Repertoire

Early bird until May 19th: £180
Regular: £200/ £180 concession

To reserve a space, email: info@damvanhuynh.com