Tanztheater Intensive 2024 at Centre 151

May 27 – 31
11.00 – 16.00 (14.00 – 18.00 on Wednesday)
£200/£160 (Early Bird until Sunday 20 May)
Reserve your spot under info@lookatmovement.co.uk

Centre 151 – Van Huynh invites Adrian Look to deliver another week Dance Intensive. Adrian will cover all three elements that shape the art form of Tanztheater:
Technique | Improvisation | Choreography

Photo by Fatima Sastre

1) Technique: Learn the technique developed by Kurt Jooss and Sigurd Leeder, which laid the foundation for the technical approach of Pina Bausch’s work.

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.

Open Level
As both the improvisation and the choreography element of our intensive week are based on tasks and individual expression we advertise this week as open level. 
For professional dancers the technique class every morning will serve as a great warm and will still be challenging enough due to the specifics of the technique. 
For non professional dancers or participants with movement experience other than dance the morning class might be slightly challenging but please feel encouraged to join and learn as the technique gives you a chance to appreciate the movement vocabulary we use throughout the week.

(Early Bird offer (£160) applies until Sunday 20 May)

We encourage you to come the whole week as that is the idea of an intensive but we understand that sometimes that is not possible. The minimum amount of days we recommend though is three days.
If you cannot come every day please drop us a line via the email provided below and we find a solution.
Same goes for those of you who would like to come but cannot afford the full price. The workshop is very reasonably priced and you can take advantage of the early bird offer but again, sometimes life is just a little more complicated. We do not want money to stand in the way of you experiencing the beautiful art form of Tanztheater but of course we also try to make it a beneficial experience for everyone. So please drop us an email as well and we will discuss the situation.

Please use this email address to reserve your spot and to arrange the payment:   info@lookatmovement.co.uk


11.00 – 12.30 – Class

  • 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 – Improvisation

  • 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. This technique is a soul searching journey and will generate unique and meaningful material. This part of the workshop will also include some theory so you can take away useful tools for your own practise.

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 15.00.The choreography will be devised by your individual material using the the improvisation approach described 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


Adrian Look is a freelance dance artist and lecturer for Tanztheater based in London. He is also the artistic director and choreographer of T a n z t h e a t er Adrian Look (TAL), founded in 2014. TAL has since performed at Sadler’s Wells, Stratford Circus and The Place.

Adrian studied Dance Theatre (Tanztheater) at the Fokwang University in Germany, whose alumni include Pina Bausch, Reinhild Hoffmann and Susanne Linke. After graduation, he was a soloist in the dance theatre company Tanztheater Bielefeld for three years, followed by two years of freelance projects in Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

Adrian has worked with several dancers from the Pina Bausch-Tanztheater Wuppertal – Company including Dominique Mercy, Malou Airaudo, Rainer Behr and Stephan Brinkman, and danced in works by Gregor Zöllig, Urs Dietrich, Guilherme Bothelho (Alias Company), Simone Sandroni (Deja donné), Giovanni Netzer (Origen Festival) and Rainer Behr (Pina Bausch).

Adrian has taught workshops in contemporary dance, ballet, and improvisation for over ten years and has led classes for various professional companies, including Alvin Ailey II, Tanztheater Bielefeld and the Origen Festival in Switzerland.

In April 2014, Adrian moved to London and has since taught regular classes and workshops at The Place, Trinity Laban, Chisenhale Dance, Siobhan Davies and Greenwich Dance. Adrian is a lecturer at Morley College and a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire.