Training for Dancers
Andrea Hackl is based in Austria and the Netherlands and works as choreographer, dancer and teacher as well as video artist. Her work cherishes the power and poetry of dance & its physicality & is, most of all, a celebration of life. She has danced with companies/choreographers like Jasper van Luijk, Cascade Dance Theater, Emanuel Gat Dance, United C, Suzy Blok & Fabian Chyle and toured major venues and festivals world- wide. In her work she’s inspired by cross-pollination & interdisciplinary work, by seeing how different fields can nourish and enrich one another. Her understanding of dance & movement got formed, enriched and deepened by conventional techniques as well as somatic and sensorial work. Andrea cherishes improvisation in collaboration with musicians and has produced work in collaboration with scientists, mostly addressing the subject of human-nature relationships. Over the last years, she has produced various films, presented in Europe, US and Asia and has been exploring the medium of installation and hybrid installation performances.
“My class is very physical and offers a playground to challenge and hopefully surprise ourselves. Movement, be it floor work or standing material, is approached as directing and streaming an energetic flow, respecting a natural trajectory and alignment. This allows us to be energetic and, as well, to gain speed, if so wished, in the most enjoyable, efficient, organic as well as healthy way – be it in minimal or expanded movements flying through and eating the space. As much as I love the clarity of lines, my work is never about creating “shapes”. It focuses on weight and the stream of breath as generators of movement; on how to utilize these in an ongoing interplay between release, recovery and a conscious act of directing. In this work, I wish to offer a set framework to explore ways to activate and fully reconnect to our agile and powerful body.”wwwww.andreahackl.com