The Open Class with laborgras – Renate 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, experiencing and sensing while doing;

Renate Graziadei was born in Austria and completed her dance training in Switzerland. She then moved to New York City where she studied, worked and lived for three years, dancing amongst others with the Nina Wiener Dance Company. After returning to Europe, she worked with Rui Horta at S.O.A.P Dance Theatre Frankfurt and later with the Hamburg-based dance group COAX. In autumn 1994, Renate Graziadei and Arthur Stäldi founded the laborgras collective. In addition to creating numerous original projects of their own, Renate and Arthur also contribute to the creation processes of other artists. Their longest and closest collaboration has been since 1999 with choreographer David Hernandez. Renate has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guests as assistant rehearsal director since 2004 and as a dancer since 2008. In 2010 she was the critic’s choice for Dancer of the Year, awarded by ballet-tanz magazine. In March 2015, laborgras received the Kunstpreis Berlin art prize from the Akademie der Künste in the Performing Arts category. In September of the same year, Renate Graziadei was nominated for the DER FAUST German Theatre Prize for her dancing in the production Transition.

Open Classes

Montag, 30. März – Freitag, 3. April
10:00 – 12:00, mit laborgras – Renate


Gebühr Open Classes:

Einfach: EUR 8,00
10er-Karte: EUR 70,00
Die 10er-Karte ist für zwei Monate gültig.