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Countertechnique with Charles Slender


Countertechnique with Charles Slender

Countertechnique is a contemporary dance technique developed by Dutch choreographer Anouk van Dijk. There are currently 32 Countertechnique teachers worldwide. By continuously and sequentially directing and counter directing parts of the body through space, Countertechnique allows the moving dancer to work with an ever-changing dynamic balance. This reduces pressure on the overall body structure, and increases one’s availability to use less energy, reduce their fear of taking risks, and gain speed in changing direction. Over the course of this workshop, participants will explore and deepen their experience with Countertechnique's tools and fundamental principles.

Tues, Wed, Thurs | March 12-14 | 1-3pm
$60/series, $25/drop-in
Attending for a single day is welcome!

Charles Slender-White is the Founding and Artistic Director of FACT/SF, a San Francisco-based contemporary dance company. He began his career in 2006 when he joined Tatiana Baganova’s Provincial Dances Theatre in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He has performed, choreographed, and taught across North America, Europe, Russia, and in Hong Kong. Charles' work has been commissioned by the US Department of State, ODC Theater, CounterPulse, Acid Rain (Chelyabinsk), Dialogue Dance (Kostroma), and others. He has been a Countertechnique practitioner for 14 years, and began teaching Countertechnique in 2012. Charles graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with degrees in English Literature and Dance & Performance Studies.

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