Studio laborgras Open Class

Open Class / 10:00-12:00

Monday December 1st - Friday 5th
with laborgras - Arthur
Monday December 8th - Friday 12th
with laborgras - Arthur
Monday December 15th - Friday 19th
with laborgras - Arthur



From January 2015 the rent for the studio is extremely increasing, so we unfortunately for the first time after more then 10 years have to also increase the fee for the Open Classes.
From January 2015 on the fee for the Open Class will be 8€ for singel class and 70€ for a ten class card.


Studio LaborGras Open Class with 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 emphasis lays on directing and re-directing energy consciously through the body in each individual movement to then be able to connect the movement into the space;
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.