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Accompanying the performance WILD HORSE RUN @ Toihaus Salzburg [10/11 February] Andrea Hackl will hold a 2 day dance intensive.

INTERPLAY DANCE INTENSIVE is a lab for professional dancers and offers a playground to experiment, to challenge and, hopefully, surprise ourselves. Though always connected to and embedded in the space around us, our work will travel from a more internal, somatic towards a more outer and compositional focus.

Both days of the workshop will consist of two parts..


(see more info below)

In this work we will activate & fine tune our body and perception.

We will go for an energetic warm up and focus on technical work as well as physical & movement principles.
Utilizing contemporary technique (working on the floor and/or standing) and methods of body work as e.g.: Yoga, we will put an emphasize on the use of weight and momentum.

PART # 2

– using principles from the morning to work to create material and go for a co-creative dialogue with the other dancers and the space and music around us.

– working with material, the theme and choreographic tasks relating to the performance WILD HORSE RUN.


“My class is very physical and offers a playground to challenge and hopefully surprise ourselves. Movement, be it floor work or standing material, is approached as directing and streaming an energetic flow, respecting a natural trajectory and alignment. This allows us to be energetic and, as well, to gain speed, if so wished, in the most enjoyable, efficient, organic as well as healthy way – be it in minimal or expanded movements flying through and eating the space.

As much as I love the clarity of lines, my work is never about creating “shapes”. It focuses on weight and the stream of breath as generators of movement; on how to utilize these in an ongoing interplay between release, recovery and a conscious act of directing. In this work, I wish to offer a set framework to explore ways to activate and fully reconnect to our agile and powerful body.”

Andrea Hackl is based in Austria and the Netherlands. She works as choreographer, dancer and teacher as well as video artist. Her work cherishes the power and poetry of dance & its physicality & is, most of all, a celebration of life.

Hackl has danced with companies & choreographers like Emanuel Gat Dance, United- C, Cascade Dance Theater, Suzy Blok & Fabian Chyle and toured major venues and festivals world-wide. Currently she’s involved in a production with Jasper van Luijk @ KORZO The Hague and performing her own work WILD HORSE RUN.

She has tought at various festivals and studios across Europe, US and Asia.

She’s inspired by cross-pollination & interdisciplinary work, by
seeing how different fields can nourish and enrich one another.
Her understanding of dance & movement got formed, enriched and deepened by conventional techniques as much as somatic and sensorial work. Andrea cherishes improvisation with musicians and has produced work in collaboration with scientists, mostly addressing the subject of human-nature relationships.

Over the last years she has produced various films, presented in Europe, US and Asia and has been exploring the medium of installation and hybrid installation performances.

Where: TOIHAUS Salzburg (AUT)

When: 11 & 12 February 2017, 11h – 15h

How to apply:
For information and to reserve a place contact: [email protected]

To secure your place, you can pay the entire course fee or min. a (non-refundable) fee of 20,- EUR.

You’ll receive the payment info via email and a confirmation of receipt once the payment is done.

Costs for participants:
(15% discount for and subscribers.  Check your email account for your code or subscribe to get it.)
1 day = 45,- EUR
both days = 85,- EUR

Participants get a free ticket to the performance WILD HORSE RUN.

Contact details:
[email protected]

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