Gravity flow

Magdalena Reiter

Poland / Slovenia

 © Borut Peterlin 

 

 

The workshop explores complex body initiations that happen outside the strict vertical. We will develop dance material using physical forces such as gravity, centrifugal and centripetal forces, in order to maximize the efficiency and add to the physicality of movement. 
The workshop facilitates dynamic changes, moves through the vertical and floor work, explores the possibilities of off-balance, multidimensional movement in reference to movement (initiations, momentum, dynamics, rhythm) and space (levels, physical forces, transport). Each session contains of set exercises, dynamic phrases, and improvisation tasks that will help us focus on the qualities, coordination, and responsiveness. The tasks are made so as to challenge our movement habits, enabling us to use both new and old information. The aim is to bring the body out of the comfort zone and explore its playful physicality by using the tools that allow us to stay in a place of control and awareness.
 
 
Magdalena Reiter, Polish choreographer, dancer and pedagogue based in Slovenia. She graduated from the National Ballet School in Gdańsk and P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios). She created more than 15 choreographic pieces in frame of independent production houses and as commissioned works (for Polish Dance Theatre – Poznan Ballet, Bodhi Project – a company in residency at SEAD, Anton Podbevšek Teater, Plesna Izba Maribor).  She was awarded the Best performance award of the international jury at the 2nd Slovene Dance Festival, Best performance award at 8th Teaterfest in Sarajevo. Her works were presented in multiple European countries.
She works as choreographer for theatre productions (with Mateja Koležnik, De Tijd, Janez Burger, Matjaž Berger, ect.), opera productions (for the opera of Joachim Brackx at the Flemish Opera, for Flying Dutchman at Cankarjev Dom) and works as a movement advisor in films (Silent sonata and IVAN by Janez Burger).
Magdalena performs in her own choreographic pieces as well as worked as performer with other choreographers and theatre directors (Dada von Bzdülöw, Johanne Saunier, Mateja Bučar, Matjaž Farič, Matjaž Berger ect.).
She leads workshops, classes and works as a mentor. As a pedagogue she’s been working in Slovenia, Austria (SEAD), Croatia (Zagreb Dance Academy, Zagreb Dance Center), France, Poland, Belgium, ect.


Intermediate / advance level