Swimming Through Space: Utilizing the Body’s Intrinsic Intelligence

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. Please call 919-797-2871 with questions. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Movement is the essence of life and our bodies are built for it. This workshop seeks to investigate and practice a way of moving that is in harmony with the body’s natural design. Through multi-directional exercises, improvisations and anatomical theory, this class will refine your understanding of the human body in motion. Focusing on energy conservation, injury prevention, and reducing myo-fascial pain, the class will address individual dancer concerns in regards to movement challenges on the one hand and tools for improving virtuosity and athleticism on the other. It is common to have a mixed level group, so the individual abilities and needs of the participants will be taken into account. Class will begin slowly and culminate in a multi-directional phrase with floorwork, inversions, and jumps that can be executed at a slower or faster pace.
Price: $20
Minimum of 10 students needed by 9:00am on 3/3/17 for this workshop to move forward, so please register in advance to avoid disappointment!
karola_portraitMerging American experiences with her European roots, Karola Lüttringhaus creates interdisciplinary works in dance theatre, installation, scenic-, sound- and costume design. Her dance theatre work is marked by a unique visceral and kinetic voice that traces the changeable electricity of thought and sensation that underlies human interaction and interpersonal relationships. Her process is characterized by a simultaneously analytical and intuitive approach; manifesting itself as complex nestings of parallel ‘stories’ that all interrelate to one another and merge into multi-sensory experiences, often with shifting perspectives for the viewer.

Lüttringhaus was born and grew up in Berlin, Germany, where she lived until the age of 23 before moving to the US to attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She received a BFA in Choreography and Modern Dance in 1998 from UNCSA and an MA/MFA in Scenic Design and Scenography from the Teschnische Universität Berlin in 2013. She is a recipient of the ‘North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in Choreography’ (’06) and a ‘Verein Deutscher Ingenieure award for outstanding achievements in Scene Design’ (’14).

Lüttringhaus currently leads a semi nomadic life, splitting her time between the US and Berlin, Germany, while working wherever opportunities take her.  She is a freelance designer, choreographer and educator at theatres and universities across Europe and the US. Since 1999 she has been the artistic and executive director of ALBAN ELVED DANCE COMPANY and founded a number of organizations and regular events including the SARUS Festival for Site-specific & Experimental Art (www.sarusfestival.org) the MoRe (Movement Research) Summer School and Festival (www.movement-research.org), Dynamic Body Massage Therapy and Movement Center (www.dynamic-body.org), and the Dynamic Body Educational Series.

She currently teaches ‘BII-the Body’s Intrinsic Intelligence’ and ‘DYNAMIC BODYWORK’ in the Movement Science major of the Dance Department at Salem College, and also offers those approaches as continuing education workshops for massage therapists and as regular workshops for movement enthusiasts of all backgrounds.

Lüttringhaus’ research in somatics and dance focuses on studying the human body in motion, primarily with the Axis Syllabus based on biomechanical, anatomical, and physical principles, and through her work as a massage therapist.

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

March 5, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm