My class starts with a balletbarre added with warm-up elements of pilates/Fletcher pilates/yoga ending with some ballet exercises in the middle before starting contemporary moves based on or inspired by Netherlands Dance Theatre repertoire and physical theatre techniques. My classes are focussed on warming up the core-strength, technique and coordination not by using force but by a ‘yin’-approach through visualisation, lightness and breath. The second half on experimenting with physical theatre in dance.
Ester Natzijl is an all-round dancer, performer, theatre-maker and teacher. She trained academically in theatre and dance at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She danced for several years with renowned companies like Introdans (1998-1999) and the Netherlands Dans Theater (1999-2003) and joined many dance-theatre projects as a freelance dancer (including one with the Frankfurter Ballet in 2004). She received additional training in theatre and mime, got her MA in theatre-science and simultaneously created many acts, performances and a few short dance-theatre performances.
Dates: 12, 19, 26 November and 3 December
Date(s) - Tuesday 3 December, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church