Countertechnique w/ Rosanna Tavarez
1400 Boulevard of the Arts suite 300, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
Before seeing her work, Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts, performed as part of our In Studio Series, join Rosanna for a special master class in Countertechnique! Rosanna received her MFA in Choreography from Ohio State University and has a diverse background as a performer/entertainer. She began studying Countertechnique with Master Teacher Nina Wollny in 2011 and was selected to attend the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2016. She is now 1 of 6 certified American Countertechnique Teachers, on faculty at Relativity School and CalState LA, and creates her own dance-theatre work under the moniker LA DANSA DANSA.
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 which reduces the pressure on the overall body structure. The consistent use of the counter direction in all movements is key to the technique; both the awareness and application of this principle is trained throughout the Countertechnique® class.