Repertory Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus Int/Adv with Elena Fokina

Plats Stockholm

Welcome to BA Summer 2024! Enjoy a summer in the city with dance classes at Balettakademien Stockholm.

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About Ultima Vez/Wim Vankekeybus:

Wim Vandekeybus founded his dance company Ultima Vez in the mid-eighties. He made a remarkable artistic debut with his first performance What the body does not remember (1987). The performance won a Bessie, an award granted for groundbreaking work. His second performance Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles (1989) was also honoured with this award. In his unique style, Vandekeybus has created milestones in the development of modern dance with his performances over the last few decades, at home and abroad.

Vandekeybus has created a language of movement wherein he juxtaposes intuition, impulse and instinct with energy, risk and danger, which exemplifies a dramatic Weltanschauung, full of dynamics and conflict, through the medium of dance. A central focus in his work is the irreconcilable conflict between body and mind, feeling and intellect, man and woman, nature and culture, man and animal, group and individual, illusion and reality. Vandekeybus’ work is characterised by almost obsessive reiterations of one single concern: how man responds to extreme situations. In this context, he attaches special importance to what he refers to as ‘the moment of catastrophe’ - which ironically does not preclude his inclusion of humour, playfulness and even a certain jocular lightheartedness in his work.

Elena Fokina was a member of Ultima Vez for many years and toured over 12 productions of Wim Vandekeybus all over the world.
In this workshop you will learn excerpts from different creations by Wim Vandekeybus.

About Elena Fokina:

Elena Fokina, born on May 3 of 1977 in Moscow, Russia, is a multi-talented artist, excelling as a dancer, actress, choreographer, theatre/film director, and contemporary dance teacher. Her extensive training at Moscow's University of Culture and the Russian Academy for Theatrical Arts has shaped her versatile skills. Notably, she has collaborated with distinguished theatre directors such as: Wim Vandekeybus, Sasha Waltz, Mats Ek and other. She received the Robert Altman Award at the FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS, for her role in Luca Guadagnino's «Suspiria». You can as well see her in «The Wheel of Time» S2 Ep6, directed by Maya Vrvilo.

Presently, Elena freelances globally in Dance, Theatre, and Cinema.”

Observe that the class in taught in english.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced - for intermediate/advanced participants, vocational students and professional dancers over 13 years of age.
Booking: To book the course, please press "BOKA NU". You will then be redirected to a booking form. The form is also available in English.
OPEN: Drop in/single class is available

If you want to try out several different classes and techniques - BA Summer Dansa-kort is perfect for you! Read more here: BA Summer Dansa-kortPlease note that our regular Dansa Kort and klippkort are not valid during BA Summer (week 22-33).



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Kontakta Folkuniversitetet i Stockholm

15 jul 2024 - 19 jul 2024
Måndag, Tisdag, Onsdag, Torsdag, Fredag
Antal tillfällen
Första tillfället
mån 15 jul 2024 kl 14:15-15:45
  • tis 16 jul 2024 kl 14:15 - 15:45
  • ons 17 jul 2024 kl 14:15 - 15:45
  • tor 18 jul 2024 kl 14:15 - 15:45
  • fre 19 jul 2024 kl 14:15 - 15:45
Birger Jarlsgatan 70, 11420 STOCKHOLM
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1400 kr