The initiative Munich DancePAT provides continuous affordable professional contemporary dance training in Munich. We pride ourselves in bringing exciting internationally reputable artists to teach in Munich. The series of classes takes place once a month, from Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 11am, in the rooms of Tanztendenz Munich e.V.
Each of these week-long training blocks is taught by a different international guest teacher and takes place at a high, professional level. The continuation of affordable professional training in Munich enriches and strengthens network structures and artistic exchanges both within Munich and with foreign international dancers and choreographers.
The continuity of professional training facilitates the Munich contemporary dance scene to stay vibrant and current. Strengthening both the physical and psychological condition of dancers and choreographers by providing a regular meeting place. Munich DancePAT promotes a lively, collaborative community. Behind Munich DancePAT are choreographers Katrin Schafitel and Jasmine Ellis.
DancePAT with Jenia Kasatkina – 28.05. – 01.06.2018
Jenia Kasatkina studied modern and contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts. During her education and after her graduation in 2009 she has worked with several companies and choreographers such as: Anouk von Dijk, Jack Gallagher, Arno Schuitemaker, Leine&Roebana, Norrdans, De Stilte, United-C. In 2012 Jenia became a certified Countertechnique teacher and is teaching at different places and companies such as Skanes Dansteater (SE), Norrdans (SE), Danish Dance Theatre (DK), Codarts Rotterdam University (NL), AHK Amsterdam School of Arts (NL), HJS (NL), De STilte (NL), TSEKH International Centre for Dance and Performance (RUS), BaletMoskva (RUS), Ballet Landestheater Linz (A), Tanzquartier Wien (A), Staatstheater Kassel + Braunschweig (D), Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (BE). For the past few years Jenia is working in collaboration with the Holland Opera as a choreographer and as part time reheasal director at Norrdans.
THE CLASS: The Countertechnique class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body. The dancer sweat, build stamina and will really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique principles in details. The second half of the class consists of changing components, working towards luscious movement combinations and jumping at the end. The Countertechnique class results in dancers using less energy, losing their fear of taking risks and gaining speed in changing direction. For more information check: www.countertechnique.com