Studio laborgras Open Class

Studio laborgras Open Classes


Monday Dec. 5th -
Open Class with MariaGiulia Serantoni
Tuesday Dec. 6th - Friday Dec. 9th
Open Class with laborgras - Arthur




Fee Open Classes:

Open Class costs 8€ you can also buy a ten class card for 70€.

The Open Class with MariaGiulia Serantoni will be based on:

Alignment of the bones, release of the muscular tensions, use of the support of the floor to develop the functionality of the entire body. A functional body increases the various possibilities of expression that the body has. Considering the movement as sequence of actions, we will use all body parts to create dynamic in space. The dynamic will be produced by starting from the idea that the weight of the body is falling and picked up, creating momentum and suspensions in relation with space and time. To catch, to drop, to fall, to length, to push and to pull will be the principal actions in class. Giving a particular focus on which part of the body is initiating the movement, the work will open the perception to movement as something that “happens”. Allowing the body and the mind to listen to the movement, will give the possibity to discover a different way to perceive it.

MariaGiulia Serantoni was born in 1987 in Busto Arsizio, Italy. She started dancing at the age of 9 at Chorea Studios in Bologna where she first approached Graham and Limòn Techniques. In 2009 she received a Dance-Theatre Postgraduate Diploma in Paolo Grassi School of Drama, Milan, Italy. In the same year she founded the Fattoria Vittadini Dance Company, sprouted from the Paolo Grassi artistic environment. The Company was born with the idea of hosting different artists to work with the established group. Interesting collaborations came out of this concept as My true self, project created in 2010 directed by Maya Weinberg and performed in different international Festivals. In 2012 the company counts another appealing collaboration with Matanicola Company which gave birth to intervention #1, 2, 3 performed in Milano and Les Grand Traversèe Festival in Bordeaux. In 2010 she attended the Modem Atelier Course, a six month professional training at Roberto Zappalà Dance Company in Catania. In the year after she produced a solo called Whatami performed in various Festivals and worked as freelancer for different companies as Samotracia Dance-Theatre and Shuko Company. Keeping her Italian artistic activities, she is currently living in Berlin and involved in the Project (“The Renaissance of…”) with laborgras under the direction of Renate Graziadei and Arthur Stäldi.

The Open Class with laborgras - Arthur will focus on the following interests:

At first we will take time to release tension in muscles and joints to achieve a muscle efficiency which allows the body to become open, receptive and prepared for moving.

From there we will work on different movement concepts to develop a personal understanding on:
using the support of the floor while moving;
coordinating the weight of the different body parts working in collaboration with each other;
the body falling into space creating momentum and to redirect that momentum into the individual body parts to create a specific movement event or sequence;
The aim is to explore the function of the body and the logic with in each movement to start moving from an internal knowing and experiencing and sensing while doing
Arthur Stäldi born in Luzern, Switzerland he began his dance training in Luzern (Switzerland) and Rotterdam (Holland). Following his education, he worked for several state theatres in Switzerland and Germany and founded the dance group COAX in 1989 with dancer Rica Blunck in Hamburg. In the summer of 1994, he left COAX to become a co-founder of the collective LaborGras and has since been involved in numerous international projects with other artists and choreographers. His longest collaboration has been with the choreographer David Hernandez. Since 1999 he has been involved in many of his productions and projects.Since 1996 he has taught contemporary dance technique regularly in various institutions in Germany and internationally. Since 2008 he works mainly as Improviser, Choreographer, Dramaturg, Teacher and at the Studio of LaborGras as the Technical Director.