Studio laborgras Open Class

Studio laborgras Open Classes

Monday July 17th - Friday 21st
10:00 - 12:00 with laborgras - Renate
Monday July 24th - Friday 28th 
The Studio will be closed for a short summer break




Fee Open Classes:

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

The Open Class with laborgras - Renate or 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
Renate Graziadei, born in Austria, began her dance education in Switzerland. Afterwards, she studied and worked in New York for three years at the Nina Wiener Dance Company, among others. Upon returning to Europe, she worked with Rui Horta at the S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt and then joined the Hamburg dance group COAX. In addition to realizing her own projects as laborgras, (Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi) she also was and still is involved in productions by other artists. Her longest and closest cooperation exists since 1999 with the choreographer David Hernandez. Renate  has been also working as a co-repetitor and dancer for Sasha Waltz & Guests since 2004. In 2010, she was honored as the best female dancer of the year 2010 in the ballett-tanz critics’ survey and in march 2015 laborgras has received the Kunstpreis Berlin. 2015 Renate was also nominated for the German Theater Prize DER FAUST for her achievement in dance in the production “Transition” (world premiere 2014 at DOCK 11, Berlin). Currently she is working on new production with laborgras and dancing as a guest for Susanne Linke Company for the production Hommage A Dore Hoyer.
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.