Elena Fokina graduated from the University for Culture and Russian Academy for Theatrical Arts in Moscow in 1998 as a choreographer and with a teacher’s degree.
From 1997 to 2001 she danced with the Russian Chamber Ballet Moscow. In 2001 she joined Ultima Vez, directed by Wim Vandekeybus, for the creations and tour of the following productions: “Blush” (2002), “What the Body Does Not Remember” (2002), “Sonic Boom” (2003), “Puur” (2005), “Spiegel” (2006), “Menske” (2007), “Oedipus / Bet Noir” ( 2011), “Booty Looting” (2012), “Talk to the Demon” (2013). Since 2009 she has been collaboration with German Jauregui and performing his works “Sunset on Mars” (2009) and “Confession” (2013). From 2015 she has been working as a dancer and teacher for the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm. Participating in the following productions: “Swan Lake”, Mats Ek (2015), “Juliet & Romeo”, Mats Ek (2016), “Korper”, Sasha Waltz (2016), “Bill”, Sharon Eyal (2016), “Bestiarium”, Olivier Dubois unfinished. During her career she has also created her own works: “Pristan” (2009) Mexico, “Bielovodie” (2010) and “Movendum” (2010) in Moscow. She recently collaborated with the choreographer Damien Jalet, participating as an actress for the film production “Suspiria”, directed by Luca Guadagnino, produced by Frenesy Film Company(I) together with Amazon Studios (USA). She is currently touring with Charlotta Öfverholms production Prosthesis.
The class will focus mainly on the connection with one’s own body, with the understanding of its limits, in order to acknowledge how far one is willing or able to go. Awareness of the skeletal structure, its capability of mobility, its mechanics and directional awareness will help us to explore the space across the floor and through the air. Calmness always being the starting point. Learning to search for resting points during the use of force, power and strength. Reaching freedom when being locked. The natural state of expressions will allow us to find our own unique language, which will lead us towards movement material composed into phrases emphasizing the full range of spatial possibilities coming from the floor to reaching the air above.
Level: Advanced: for advanced participants, vocational students and professional dancers.
To book the course, please press "BOKA KURSEN NU". You will then be redirected to a booking form. The form is also available in English.
There is also a discount card for vocational students and professional dancers, 2000 SEK for 10 classes. The card is personal.
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