These two-hour drop-ins are designed to expose dancers who can’t attend the full Countertechnique workshop to the basics of the technique. Developed by Anouk van Dijk, Countertechnique is a contemporary dance technique that integrates intellectual intention with physical activity, strengthens and stretches the body, and enables dancers to move bigger, more fluidly, and more spatially.
In addition to daily Countertechnique classes, the workshop will include discussions about and physical investigations of the Countertechnique Toolbox, Horizontal Falling, Basic Anatomy, Countertechnique in Choreography, Countertechnique in Improvisation, and The Cube (derived from the 9-point technique as developed by Anouk van Dijk, Amanda Miller, and William Forsythe). Each of these sessions will help dancers deepen their Countertechnique practice while facilitating the application of Countertechnique to other dance forms and modalities.
Charles Slender-White / Founders / Dec 16 12:00pm - Dec 16 2:00pm
Charles Slender-White / Founders / Dec 17 12:00pm - Dec 17 2:00pm
Charles Slender-White / Founders / Dec 18 12:00pm - Dec 18 2:00pm
Charles Slender-White / Founders / Dec 19 12:00pm - Dec 19 2:00pm
Charles Slender-White / Founders / Dec 20 12:00pm - Dec 20 2:00pm
CHARLES SLENDER-WHITE is the 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, and founded FACT/SF in 2008. Slender-White has performed, made choreography, and taught across North America, Europe, Russia, and in Hong Kong and Australia. His 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 is one of 32 Certified Countertechnique Teachers worldwide. Charles spent 2012 in mentorship with Elizabeth Streb as part of CHIME Across Borders, and graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with degrees in English Literature and Dance & Performance Studies.