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C O L O N Y
winter dance summit | 2022:

we are coming back. live.
Nida, February 14-20, 2022.
we are back to re-search, re-imagine, re-think, re-treat, re-unite with:

  • GAGA dancers / IMPROVISATION with Natalia Iwaniec (PL)
  • FLOORWORK / BREAKORGANIC with Carlos Aller (ESP)
  • JAZZ FUSION / JAZZ NOT JAZZ / HOUSE / with Marina Pravkina (RU/ESP)
  • CONTEMPORARY with Ema Senkuviene (LT)
  • HIP-HOP with Marius Edrigevicius aka Arni (LT)
  • LOW AIR REPERTOIRE with Airida Gudaite and Laurynas Zakevicius (LT)
  • CREATIVE SELF-MANAGEMENT with Laurynas Zakevicius (LT)
  • NUTRITION with Dovydas Zenkevicius (LT)

☞ Full detailed program and schedule will be announced very soon.
☞ Scroll down for more information about TEACHERS / FOOD / ACCOMODATION.

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T E A C H E R S

Get to know your teachers for a little bit more:

CARLOS ALLER / FLOORWORK / BREAKORGANIC

Carlos’s classes start with an inner meditation to improve body awareness and deepen the dancer’s movements. The classes are progressive, beginning with a warm-up and improvisation, and developing into higher complexity moves. In these classes, you will experience the junction between contemporary and urban dance. Carlos generally teaches floorwork, acrobatics, and repertoire from Frantics Dance Company. The classes embody a mixture of the tension of breakdance – hip-hop movements and the softness of contemporary dance. They strive to teach the dancer to listen and adapt to the flow of the music while infusing the dance with their own creative mark.

MARINA PRAVKINA / JAZZ FUSION / JAZZ NOT JAZZ / HOUSE

Marina develops an artistic path and improvisational dance language through the conception ‘Jazz not Jazz’. For the past years, she constantly worked on experimentation and research around textures of the sound and movement, the relation between musical instruments and the dancing body. Marina teaches UK jazz fusion and house dance styles, experimenting with footworks as an instrument for improvisation and “sound-texture” tools for the development of dance improvisation & practicing.

NATALIA IWANIEC / GAGA DANCERS / IMPROVISATION

From deep listening to the body to physical sensations. It’s a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. Natalia’s classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration. Natalia is guiding dancers through awakening numb areas, increasing awareness of habits, and improving the efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and dancers are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort.

MARIUS EIDRIGEVIČIUS / HIP-HOP

Marius is a virtuoso in hip-hop and house dance styles and has discovered the path of educator since 2011. Studying street styles in Sweden at Åsa Folkhögskola he gained a deep understanding of street dance elements. In 2021 under the curation of Low Air Marius has begun his way to the professional dance theatre stage starting to create the solo piece “Transforman”. Marius is ready to help you to colonize your body with a number of different hip-hop patterns and mix them with your individual rhythms no matter which dance background you are. He is ready to share his understanding of dance dynamics, dancing in different levels, energy, and flow.

LAURYNAS ZAKEVICIUS / CREATIVE SELF-MANAGEMENT / LOW AIR REPERTOIRE

How to build a sustainable life and navigate my career as an independent dance artist? This session provides some insights, tips, and tools for managing your everyday life and artistic career. Whilst dancing, creating, and being on tours with Low Air Laurynas he developed cultural management, networking, and production skills building new possibilities for Low Air company. Filling out a great number of open calls, applying for funding, managing productions, and touring from Greenland to Korea, from New York to French Riviera it seems to be the right time to share the “Do’s and Don’ts“. Possibilities are everywhere it is important for a dancer to understand and interpret them right.

LOW AIR repertoire with dancer, choreographer, teacher, creative guide. Having delved into different dance styles and shared them in different ways on different platforms – on the underground dance floor, on television, on the theatre stage, Laurynas is often equated with the title of one of the best b-boys in Lithuania. He is one of the founders of Low Air dance theatre and has been awarded important awards in the field of dance and culture. Creative exercises and tasks help to develop our own personal movement, practice complex breaking transitions and the conceptual way of thinking that leads us to the new forms of dance. Dive into the creative mind of the choreographer while learning some bits of choreography which was enjoyed by spectators from Greenland to Korea.

AIRIDA GUDAITE / LOW AIR REPERTOIRE

LOW AIR repertoire with dancer, choreographer, teacher, creative guide. 
Having delved into different dance styles and shared them in different ways on different platforms – in the underground on the street dance floor, on television, on the theatre stage, Airida is often equated with a live dance encyclopedia. She is one of the founders of Low Air dance theatre, and has been awarded important awards in the field of dance and culture, she boldly expresses the dynamics of movement and music in her lessons. Dive into the creative mind of the choreographer while learning some bits of choreography which was enjoyed by spectators from Greenland to Korea.

EMA SENKUVIENE / CONTEMPORARY

Capability in this class is born out of awareness of your body and its particular relationship with spatial trajectories. By using such concepts as embodiment of continuity and circulation, dancers will seek to build a quality of agile movement letting us move vertically horizontally, and anywhere we’d like to redirect ourselves inside detailed dance phrases.

DOVYDAS ZENKEVIČIUS / NUTRITION

Dovydas is a professional chef. Dovydas will not only prepare food but will also present everything that is important for a healthy, moving body diet. There is more than one interesting piece of advice waiting for participants: how to maintain a healthy and vibrant body during rehearsals and tours, how to take care of nutrient balancing, and, of course, learn to cook. 
If it’s not about dancing, it’s definitely about delicious food.

F O O D / N U T R I T I O N

Your diet will be taken care of by a professional chef Dovydas Zenkevicius. A fully balanced diet is provided in the price. The participant of the program will have a chance to learn healthy dieting whilst helping the chef.
Dovydas will also give a lecture on how to balance a dancer’s diet, prepare snacks for a heavy training period, and much more.

R O O M I N G

We will dance, eat and live in the Nida Art Colony
Participants will be accommodated in comfortable rooms for 3-5 personas with individual or shared bathrooms. During the duration of the intensive, we will isolate ourselves in multifunctional inspiring rehearsal spaces of 350 sq. meters and more.

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