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May 23, 2014 19:00-21:00
May 24, 2014 14:00-17:00
May 25, 2014 12:00-15:00

Countertechnique® by Anouk van Dijk provides tools for body and mind to deal with the demanding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action.

Within a clear structure of exercises the Countertechnique® class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible.

Dancers are encouraged to be pro-active in discovering connections and solutions, to be less concerned with judging themselves and to work in a healthy way with regard to body and mind.

Countertechnique® makes daily training a valuable investment in the dancer’s own development, as well as interesting personal research.

The Countertechnique® class is a contemporary dance technique class. It stretches, coordinates and strengthens the body, making the dancer sweat, build stamina and really move. The class starts with a recurring set of exercises, allowing dancers to investigate the Countertechnique® principles in detail. The second half of the class consists of changing components working towards luscious movement combinations.



ninaNina Wollny studied modern and contemporary dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, now Codarts.

After her graduation in 2002 she joined the company anoukvandijk dc and has been working with the company for the past 10 years. Currently she is one of the performers in Trust, Protect me and Rausch, the three latest collaborations of Anouk van Dijk and director and playwright Falk Richter.

Recently Nina also worked with choreographer and performer Jenny Beyer at Kampnagel Hamburg on the work All and Duett. Nina has been involved in the company anoukvandijk dc as rehearsal director and artistic assistant of Anouk van Dijk for several years.

Since 2004 she is a passionate teacher of the Countertechnique and has taught at international festivals, schools and companies around the world. As one of the main teachers Nina Wollny also contributed to the continuous development of Countertechnique and has now reached the level Master Teacher within the Countertechnique Teachers Training program (CTTT).