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Alina Sokulska is coming to Leipzig

Aktualisiert: 11. Sept. 2022

Kyiv born, Barcelona based, Alina Sokulska is an international dance artist, choreographer, performer, instructor and researcher.

Through the inspiration, deep research and more than 12 years of practice of jazz, social & urban dances, in a mix with contemporary dance techniques and movement research concepts, Alina's style crystallized as one with strong presence of footwork, body isolations, sophisticated musicality & abstract storytelling. Her improvisation approach to dance has formed out from her experience of collaborating with jazz musicians and performing with improvisational music live, with her dance language getting influenced and shaped by its structures & principles.

Currently Alina is collaborating with the top dance and music events, music bands, working on experimental performance scenic pieces, as well as sharing her methodology with her group Giant Steps for professional and amateur dancers. As a choreographer, she is refining her craft studying at Conservatori Superior de Dansa (Institut del Teatre) in Barcelona.

Alina is a founder and curator of Evolution Solo Weekend, a festival and a platform for education in social dances, and is currently finishing her doctoral research on performance art at University of Barcelona's Comparative Literature department.

For Alina, dance is a tool, not a purpose. An ephemeral embodiment of the cycles of life, where the body as a dynamic subject, captures a moment that is constantly changing.

visit Alina's web for more info about her and her work:

1. Dancing to contemporary jazz

Saturday 01.10 2022 18:00 - 19:30

On this workshop we are going to open up to the musicality of contemporary jazz and revive the vocabulary os swing, authentic jazz, UK jazz dance, bebop in a contemporary perspective of improvisation & movement research. the music inspiration for this workshop is modern and contemporary jazz.

Alina has been researching such non popular social dances as bebop & UK jazz since 2014, and managed to elaborate on her own dance language and ways of approaching jazz music from modern to contemporary, generating unusual dance improvisation models, spontaneous moving & composition. she has been sharing her approach worldwide with her company Giant Steps dance group, and now she is excited to share it with Leipzig dance community <3

++ watch Alina dancing to contemporary jazz:

More videos of her performances & practice sessions:

2. Body movement & blues | 19:40 - 21:10

These 1,5 hours we will dedicate to a slow refining of our instrument - body. we will work on the awareness & body isolations, how to deconstruct & construct your movement flow, & make it groovy. we will get some inspiration from original blues dance footage as well.

++ watch Alina moving in this style:

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Fullticket 3 Stunden | 60,00 €

Für Swingin' Le Memberships | 50,00€

Preis pro Workshop 1,5h | 35,00€

für Swingin' Le Memberships | 30,00€

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