Contemporary Dance for Women and Men 60+
Dance knows no age: contemporary dance in particular with its different approaches and expressions provides ideal conditions to build on the movement skills of the participants.
Starting with a workout to warm up our muscles and mobilize the joints, thus improving our body awareness and experience of our own movement possibilities. We then develop our own body language through improvisational tasks. We work individually, in partner work or in a group. It is important that movement is not imitated but experienced. It is attached to the respective movement capabilities of the participants. In terms of content, we will deal with topics that we, who are 60 or more years old, are concerned with and interested in.
No previous knowledge about dancing is required. Please bring comfortable training clothes and socks!
Petra Lehr received her education in Germany and the USA (including Leonard Pitt School of Mime and Masktheater, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center). From the very beginning, she concerned herself with the equal interaction of dance, theater and music. She continued her education in Physical Theater with Matt Mittler (New York). She has been influenced by her many years of musical collaboration with the singer and interpreter of New Music Christina Ascher (New York). After several solo works and works with musicians and visual artists, she founded the Co.Lab.TanzTheater in Frankfurt in 1993, with which she has already worked on 18 productions. She teaches contemporary dance and dance theater, lectures at various universities, leads projects in schools and is active in teacher training. She has also been a Pilate coach since 2006 and in 2012 received the dance medicine certificate.