Teaching profile Andrea Boll
the mobile camera
Choreographer Andrea Boll, in collaboration with steadicam operator / editor Peter Kadar and steadicam expert Chris Fawcett, made the dance film downhill, shot entierly on smartphone. The handset with Steadicam Volt Smartphone Stabilizer gave them production strength and proved to be the perfect equipment for shooting on difficult terrain like a steep high Alp.
In collaboration with the Cinedans – Dance On Screen 2018 and the Henny Jurriëns Foundation inAmsterdam, a two-day workshop was first time offered for dance makers with film ambitions. Andrea Boll and her team introduce you to the choreography of the camera: where does the camera take over from the dancer and how do you create dynamics? A hands on workshop for both experienced and interested makers.
bollwerk offers this workshop in co-teaching by min. two crew-members of downhill.
Impressions of the workshop The Mobile Camera here
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Andrea: I got my dance teacher education and diploma at the Rotterdamse Dansacadmie (now Codarts) in modern dance (Graham, Limon, Cunningham) / contemporary dance, improvisation and ballet. Throughout my career I practice(d), studied and researched intensively and continuously contemporary dance, partnering, improvisation, contact improvisation, yoga as well as speaking and singing on stage.
I like to learn from other disciplines and throughout the years I included elements and skills of the following techniques in my teaching as well: yoga, aikido, dance trapeze and aerial techniques, breakdance and kung-fu. I’m seeking for continuouse development of my dancing and teaching skills through research and practice and by collaborating with inspiring dancers, choreographers and teachers. Some of the teachers and colleagues who inspire and influence my 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), 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, camera work). 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 choreographic work with bollwerk. To bring those techniques and methodologies back to class situations, she translates them into physical exercises, movement quality researches and improvisation 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. check it out: www.idocde.net