Gastworkshops mit Caroline Mathias, 19.-23. Juli 2022

Caroline Mathias in Vienna July 2022

Inspired from the workshop series we created a video series about the same topics:

Caroline Mathias (Buenos Aires/UK) will be in Vienna again for Musicality Workshops and Private Classes from 19-23 July.

All workshops will be held by Caroline & Helmut and last for 2h, including a short break in the middle. They are followed by 30 min practice time to digest and explore further the topics of the class. In the first part of the class we work on how to incorporate the music in our body, we will listen, do exercises alone and with partners; there is a key technical base which helps us be expressive and creative! In the 2nd part we will apply the topic in 1-2 concrete sequences and integrate it into the dance as a couple. We recommend to register with a partner but also single registration is possible.

Workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday take place at Atelier Sol, Maria-Lassnig-Straße 33, 1.02. On Friday we are at Galeria Ideal, Geibelgasse 14-16.

Detailled program:
Tuesday, 19 July, 19:00-21:00, Dancing the Atmosphere – 50 Shades of Walking & Embracing
How to take and express music as a whole. What colours, flavours, tastes do I identify, relate to when I’m listening or dancing? Which ones does my partner relate to? How can we embody these abstracts in the dance? What is there to be discovered? How can we listen and express together?

Wednesday, 20 July, 19:00-21:00, Rhythmic Base & What the f*ck is Anacrusis
What are the 2 principle layers of music? How do they relate and affect my dance? How can I predict what will happen? How can I fill the gaps, deal with breaks, and be comfortable and clear?

Thursday, 21 July, 19:00-21:00, Canto, Contracanto – Dealing with Drama & Intensity
What can I dance if there’s “no rhythm”? Can I express and/or appreciate drama if I’m not a drama person? How to deal with intensity without becoming tense? How to express abstract music in concrete moves?

Friday, 22 July, 19:00-21:00, Switching between Layers – Polyamorous Inspiration
How to communicate what you want to express? How to enrich the dance creatively regardless of the role? How to listen to and take inspiration from your partner and the music, in the moment of the dance?

Caroline about her:
I am a dancer and teacher from Herefordshire, a rural, beautiful county in the UK. With training in contemporary dance, theatre, biomechanics and choreology, I worked in Europe before moving to Buenos Aires and was part of the world-famous DNI Tango School and Company from 2015 to its closure in 2020.

Alongside this unique immersion in technique, pedagogy and performance I studied the social history and folklore of tango for three years at CETBA. These classes, with historians, collectors and DJs who are passionate about sharing the true history and culture of Argentina, were the perfect complement to DNI and to the experience of social dance in Buenos Aires!

I am thrilled to be returning to Vienna and especially to be diving deep into the music of tango, to explore all the elements which can make your dancing more expressive and personal – and of course, the technical tools to make this possible in social dance. These workshops will be truly unique!

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