Countertechnique with M. Eugenia Demeglio

demeglio_countertechnique_july_2016Originally from Italy, M. Euge­nia Demeglio is currently based in the United Kingdom. She has studied Countertechnique since 2007 and had an internship as Anouk van Dijk’s assistant in 2008. She was selected to attend the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2014 and has been teaching Countertechnique since then.

After grad­u­at­ing in Italy from the Art and Dance High­ School, M. Eugenia Demeglio obtained a BA in Chore­og­ra­phy at Codarts Rot­ter­dam (the Netherlands) in 2008 and an MA in Cura­to­r­ial Prac­tice in 2010 at Fal­mouth Uni­ver­sity (UK). She has since then been working as an independent artist and teacher.

Her artist prac­tice includes move­ment and impro­vi­sa­tion per­for­mances, instal­la­tions, participatory events, videos and com­mu­nity projects. Her works have been pre­sented in var­i­ous insti­tu­tions in The Nether­lands, Italy, France, Greece and Austria. Next to her career as an artist, M. Eugenia Demeglio is also an Associate Lec­turer in Dance Train­ing at Fal­mouth Uni­ver­sity, a resident teacher of Improvisation and Composition for beginners at the Laboratorio Internazioneale della Comunicazione, and on a freelance basis also thoroughly enjoys teaching impro-work­shops to actors and non-dancers.


CTechCountertechnique® 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.