Shape-shifting - The class includes gradual awakening of the body and exercises that weave breath with movement. We are encouraged to listen to our own rhythm and from there to the rhythm of the group. Improvisation inspired from images and work in pairs is developed with the aim to sharpen our senses and connect to our instincts and inner strength. Physicality will be explored through a floor work with a lot of travelling across the space, instigating the state of being constantly available and adaptable to the ever-changing situations. We will work on phrases embraced by gravity to empower and propel us in the space. Eventually, participants will be invited to delve into a shape-shifting journey from a lizard to a wild cat and from there to a warrior!
Alexandra Rogovska was born in Ukraine and grew up in Greece since she was 11 years old. She was introduced to dance at the age of 8 in Ukraine and studied professionally at the National School of Dance in Athens from 2009-2012. In the National School, Alexandra was fortunate to study with Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek (Rootlessroot Dance Company). She performed in the National School’s Open Studio, choreographies by Martha Graham, Christine Gouzelis and Paul Blackman (Jukstapoz Dance Company). Growing up in Kalamata (Greece), Alexandra had the privilege to attend the performances and workshops organized by Kalamata International Dance Festival. In 2010, she participated in the Festival with a piece by Zouzou Nikoloudi. The same year, she met the choreographer Bruno Caverna, who since then has been a source of inspiration and has influenced her dance perception and development. For the last 4 years, Alexandra has been collaborating with Bruno with latest projects, a piece for MDTIst Company (Istanbul) and a residency in Stavanger Dance University, Norway. Alexandra is also assisting Bruno in numerous festivals in Europe including Impulstanz and others. Alexandra is currently a member of a new artistic space called Lake Studios Berlin where she is teaching contemporary dance and creative dance for children. From 2013-2014 Alexandra collaborated with Sasha Waltz and performed in Installations Objects Performances in ZKM, Karlsruhe. While working with Sasha Waltz, Alexandra also performed her solo Metamorphosis in ZKM. At the moment, Alexandra is working with two companies in France, Rachid Ouramdane / L'A and Ko Murobushi & Edge Co.
Photo credit: Manuel Rodriguez