Heidi Vierthaler

Workshop i samarbete med Dansalliansen. 20-24 Januari.  Måndag till fredag 11.30-16.00. Heidi Vierthaler håller även i den dagliga träningen hela veckan 9.30-11.00.

Ansök om workshopen direkt till: https://ansok.dansalliansen.se/workshop/stream-flow-method

Deadline 16/1.

Heidi Vierthaler började sin karriär hos Pacific NW Ballet i Seattle. I mitten av 90-talet började hon undervisa och påbörjade sin europeiska danskarriär, med bland annat arbete med Ballet Frankfurt, The Forsythe Company och Göteborgs Danskompani. Hon skapar även egna koreografier och har undervisat på kompanier och festivaler runt om i Europa.

STREAM-FLOW MOVEMENT METHOD

A unique and constantly evolving tool for dancers using visual imagery and tactile exercises to help release the body and heighten awareness on many levels.

From simple ball imagery exploring inner and outer body, to delicate touch guidance, causing an array of dynamics, from extremely fragile to surprisingly powerful. Ideal for braking habitual movement patterns.

Heidi’s Stream-Flow method has been recognized as an effective somatic movement method that focuses on developing the individual. It has been featured in a recent publication for dans practices amongst dance institutions throughout Europe. Practicing Dance, A Somatic orientation: http://www.logos-verlag.de/cgi-bin/engbuchmid?isbn=4213&lng=deu&id=

How the pursuit of Accessing the individual led me to Stream-Flow

Her inspiration for Stream Flow came from very different angles. It is the starting point for all of her teaching and choreographic work, and is integrated into both Contemporary and Ballet classes for professional dance companies and dance institutions.

Heidi’s interest lies in discovering a deeper knowledge of the body’s possibilities for the benefit of others and to continue developing her own distinctive movement language. Stream-Flow is an effective and creative approach to bridging different dance forms. The focus of the classes will be on integrating heightened inner and outer awareness as the foundation of endless initiations and physical organisations. We will work on separating the body into small sections from joint to joint and space to space. We’ll also work on movement phrases that will allow for surprising initiations, and a richer result with less effort and a rich pallet of dynamics.

During the morning training we will wake up the body section by section, bringing in a playful approach with diverse tasks and dynamics from Stream-Flow method.
The remainder of the class will be spent connecting the warmup to a movement phrase. Stream-Flow movement method, developed by Heidi Vierthaler,  is a constantly evolving method using visual imagery and tactile exercises to help soften the body and heighten
awareness on many different levels. Stream-Flow begins with an awakening of the senses and a scanning of the body.
It then continues to explore ones inner and outer body section by section in relationship to the space as well as other bodies in space.
Next step leads to delicate touch exercises. This causes an array of dynamics, from extremely fragile to surprisingly powerful.
Ideal for braking habitual movement patterns and opening up new movement pathways.
The interest in this movement method lies in discovering a deeper knowledge of the body’s possibilities and the continuous development of a distinctive movement language.
Stream-Flow is an effective and creative approach to bridging different dance forms which can stimulate new ideas for your own personal movement research.

Rehearsal photo while creating for the Netherlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive. Photo credit: Sacha Grootjans

Heidi
Vierthaler on Vimeo

 

 

Photographer: Kim Doeleman