Teaching profile Andrea Boll
spirales circles serpentines (Contemporary Dance class)
The class focuses on the dancers relationship with the floor; practices centrifugal and spiraling movements in order to move economical; involves breathing dynamic and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help to improve physical perception, technical skills and alertness. Movement sequences build up during the entire class, which challenge and train virtuosity, performance skills and body and mind.
together strong (partnering classes / workshops
Intensive practice of taking and giving weight, lifts and falls based on three principals: leaning against each other and leaning away from each other (equal balance of weight), pushing & following (unequal weight), taking off the weight to arrive to lifts or falls. We improve physical communication with and alertness to a partner and challenge our physical and mental stamina.
outside in - inside out (improvisation & composition workshop)
During this workshop we explore different principals to create dance material departing from movement qualities, imagination, emotions, space perspectives, music or thematic contexts. We create sequences and scenes, play and experiment with deconstruction, enlargement & reduction, approach language as a dance tool and work on solos, duets, trios and group scores.
Choreo-Lab provides space for communication, development of methods and dance material as well as rehearsal and performance situations in different local contexts. The aim of Choreo-Lab is to train, challenge and develop further choreographic skills, and evaluate them. It allows to try out new working methods, different styles and aesthetics and to receive a direct feedback and reflection during the process. Choreo-Lab is a liberating and challenging playground. For the dancers it is a great opportunity to look into and taste choreographic procedure, get to know different choreographers and try out various styles and methodologies.
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urban & nature
Outdoor dance training in exchange with the environment. Overcome obstacles and deal with different undergrounds, practice different variations of site-specific movements. Working with perceptions and senses, using natural elements, surfaces and architecture as inspiration for movement (mapping space with the body).
Essentials for a class
(defined during LEAP-teacher residency together with fellow IDODCDE-teachers Anne Garrigues, Juliette Durrleman, Kerstin Kussmaul, Simon Wehrli, Sabina Holzer)
Create a friendly environment for cooperation and space for learning experiences
To wake up body awareness
Connecting inside - outside
Relation between breath and movement
Evoke a physical or mental tiredness to get beyond / to get to know more about oneself / to wake up creativity
Care for the body and alignment, giving tools for not hurting oneself and increase dance-technical skills
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Andrea got her dance teacher education at the Rotterdamse Dansacadmie (now Codarts) in Modern Dance (Graham, Limon, Cunningham), Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Classical Ballet.
Throughout her career Andrea practices, studies and researches intensively and continuously Contemporary Dance, partnering, improvisation, contact improvisation, Yoga as well as speaking and singing on stage. She also did study and includes some elements or technical skills of those techniques in her teaching: Aikido, Dance Trapeze and aerial techniques, Breakdance, tap dance, different styles of folks dance, Thai Chi, bally dance and Tango.
She is continuously developing her dancing and teaching skills through her research and practice and by collaborating with inspiring teachers, dancers and choreographers. Some of the teachers and colleagues who inspire and influence Andreaĺs approach of teaching are: Inaki Azapailla (Contemporary Dance, partnering), David Zambrano (flying low, passing through), Gert van Leeuwen (Yoga Critical Alignment and meditation), Hanneke Koks (voice classes), Wiebe Gotink (singing classes), Frey Faust (Axis Syllabus), Andrew Morrish (solo improvisation, sound and language improvisation), Melissa Ellberger (ongoing research: Breakdance & Dance Trapeze and New Circus meets Contemporary Dance, site specific practices), Peter Kadar (bollwerk: co-teaching giving and taking weight, partnering, improvisation skills & games).
Together with her former colleagues from the Hans Hof Ensemble Andrea invented a specific approach of working with sets, props, costumes and dance partners, which she developed further and recesses ongoing through her choreographical work with bollwerk. To bring those techniques and methodologies back to class situations, she translates them into physical exercises, movement quality researches and improvisation ľ tasks, performance skill- practices as well as outdoor and site specific dance practices.
Since 2013 Andrea is project team member of IDOCDE (International Documentation Of Contemporary Dance Education and LEAP (Learn-Exchange-Apply-Practice), a EU-project designed to develop and document best practices of contemporary dance education, to improve networking among contemporary dance educators and to increase visibility of this vibrant art form.Andrea Boll
Profitraining Tanzb├╝ro Basel:
26 & 27 (10:45-12:15) & 30 of June (11:00-12:30) 2017
Ecole des Sables Toubab Dialaw ÔÇô S├ęn├ęgal: 17. - 29. April 2017
Profitraining Tanzhaus Z├╝rich:
9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 16. / 17. / 18. / 19. Jan 2017
(MO & Mi 10:00, Di & DO 11:00)
Tanzb├╝ro Basel: 25. / 26. / 29. April 2016
International Summer Edition 2015 Tanzwerk 101, Zurich: 3 - 7 of Aug.
2015:13:30-15:00 M/F and 17:00-18:30 A/M
ImPulsTanz Vienna 27 - 31 of July 2015
bollwerk outdoor training for dancers:
SUN 7 of June at 10:00 - 11.15
MO 8 of June at 9.30 - 10.45
WED 10 of June 9.30 - 10.45
THU 11 of June 9.30 - 10.45
SUN 14 of June 10:00 - 11.15
MO 15 of June 9.30 - 10.45
WED 17 of June 9.30 - 10.45
THU 18 of June 9.30 - 10.45
MO 22 of June 9.30 - 10.45
WED 24 of June 9.30 - 10.45
THU 25 of June 9.30 - 10.45
starting from halle.li in Schlieren and goes along the Limmat till Werdh├Âlzli or Werdinsel Z├╝rich. For more info, send a mail to email@example.com
Profitraining Winterthur 26 of May - 7 of July 2105 jeweils Dienstags
Profitraining Tanzb├╝ro Basel 11 & 12 of May 2015
HF F├╝r Zeitgen├Âssischen & Urbanen B├╝hnentanz: 26 - 30 January 2015
CDC Le Pacifique Grenoble: LEAP - teacher residency 1 - 5 of December 2014
K3 Hamburg: 27 - 30 of October 2014
CDC Le Pacifique Grenoble: 15 - 19 of September 2014
Profitraining Tanzb├╝ro Basel: 1., 5., 8., 9., 12. Sept. 2014 local meeting LEAP (Info und praktischer Austausch betreffend IDOCDE and LEAP): 5. Sept. 2014 Tanzb├╝ro Basel
2nd IDOCDE symposium 1 -3 of Aug. 2014 during ImPulsTanz
Company Training Theater Konzert Bern: 12, 14, 19, 21 of Aug. 2014
from 27 of Aug. on at Tanzhaus YOUng! Z├╝rich, children age 5-7, We 16:00-17:00
Profitraining Tanzb├╝ro Basel: 1, 5, 8, 9, 12 of Sept. 2014 local meeting LEAP (Info and practical exchange: IDOCDE and LEAP): 5. Sept. 2014 Tanzb├╝ro Basel
CDC Le Pacifique Grenoble: 15 - 19 of Sept. 2014
K3 Hamburg: 27 - 30 of Oct. 2014
CDC Le Pacifique Grenoble: LEAP - teacher residency 1 - 5 of Dec. 2014
Andrea has been / is teaching Contemporary Dance, improvisation & composition, partnering and chorographical workshops at HJS Amsterdam, Tanzhaus Z├╝rich, Norrdans Sweden, hjs Amsterdam, bollwerk open classes Studio Dok Amsterdam, Dansetage The Hague, Dansateliers Rotterdam, MuTerminal Budapest, Contemporary Art Centre Yekaterinburg, Stadttheater St. Gallen, Balleteatro Forma├ž├úo Porto, RED sudamericana de danza Montevideo, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Codarts Rotterdam, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam, Fontys Dance Academy Tilburg, ArtEZ Dance Academy Arnhem, Cie Nadine Ganase Brussles, Hans Hof Ensemble and bollwerk company training and taught diverse workshops in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Uruguay, Hungary, Czech Republic and Portugal. She also teaches for children and youngsters, sets up dance mediation projects and coaches dancers and choreographers.
In 2013 Andrea Boll became member of the project team of LEAP (learn-exchange-apply-practice) / IDOCDE, a dance teacher and dance education network and project, supported by the EU, in the function of symposium manager of the 2nd and 3ed IDOCDE symposium on dance education in 2014 and 2015 at ImPulsTanz in Vienna, as well as the Swiss facilitator of LEAP.
LEAP project team, symposium manager
LEAP facilitator CH
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