Alma Edelstein

Contemporary for Dancers

30.04., 02.05., 14:00–15:30
04.05, 05.05.19, 13:00–14:30

Training for Dancers


Alma graduated from the Anton Bruckner University (IDA) in Linz, Austria. Previously, in her hometown Buenos Aires, she studied at the National Ballet School and at the Contemporary Dance School of the National Theater San Martin.
Joining Norrdans in 2006 as an understudy, she continued her professional career at the Choreographic Centre Linz, Landestheater Linz, Landestheater Coburg, Stadttheater Hildesheim, Landestheater Flensburg and Theater Hagen. Some choreographers Alma worked with are Carlos Matos, Gerda Köning, Ramon Oller, Alfonso Palencia, Teresa Ranieri, Milli Bitterly, Rose Breuss, Katja Erdmann-Rajski and Adriana Barenstein, among others. Alma also worked with DIN-A13 Dance Company and presently she is performing with TanzSpeicher in Würzburg.
Choreographic residencies at the C.C.Borges (ARG) guest teacher at the National University of the Arts of Buenos Aires and guest speaker at the University of Oslo (Young Creators Symposium). Awarded with several grants for creations and studies by the Cultural Affairs Office of Bs As, Air France and Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation of Switzerland. Several int. Ballet competitions awards winning on her earlier years.
Alma is the Artistic director of ST VITO – a multimedia project that fuses interactive technology and dance. ST VITO is collaborating with talented artists and performing across Europe since 2015. Between 2017 and 2018 Alma has taught workshops in Australia, Canary Islands, Argentina and Peru.
Since August 2017 Alma is a Master of Arts student of the work-study program in dance pedagogy at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, specializing in professional dance education.

Class Description

Overview: This class is designed to improve dancers’ kinesthetic fine tuning, space awareness, and stamina. Conscious breathing lays the groundwork for a clearer understanding of three dimensional and voluminous physicality. Based on floor work and dynamic standing sequences, we will aim to create a receptive and available body, capable of truly perceiving itself as it moves. Exercises promote versatility, offering the possibility to work on diverse qualities. Awareness is brought to specific motoric initiations, working with different forces, rhythmicality and space engagement.
Format: The class begins with exercises focused on preparing the body and mind for physical work. Warming up consists of diverse tasks to promote blood circulation, global mobilization and the strengthening of core muscles. Physically engaging somatic practices and conditioning are prioritized in this section.
As the class develops, we will dive into more complex floor and standing phrases. Both forms are connected, and focus on strategic corporal organization, injury prevention, choreographic versatility and clear execution.