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Workshop and teaching 

Annette's classes offer a curious and mindful physical experience, blending rhythm, dynamics, and physical challenge. Emphasizing movement of the spine, weight shifts, and exploration of symmetric and asymmetric movements, her choreography promotes fluidity and free flow. Drawing from her background in Laban studies, acrobatics, and Capoeira, Annette's teaching style prioritizes precision and flow. Classes encourage continuous movement with minimal interruption, fostering awareness between dancers and the space around them.

 

Annette did her teacher training qualification at Laban Centre London (97-00) and Practical pedagogy studies at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (PPU- 2010/1) with additional studies in Mentoring practice at The Norwegian Academy of Music (2021/22). She has also participated at teacher training courses with Candoco Dance CompanySiobhan Davis CompanyStep into danceJump start move focusing on inclusive dance practice. 

In Annette's work, vocabulary and communication play a central role, emphasizing external attentional focus and a comprehensive understanding of movement both physically and verbally. She has participated in numerous research projects exploring these themes, contributing to a deeper understanding of movement comprehension and communication through the body and language.

What to expect: My classes in Constant movement 

Professional level: Entering the work by building up attention to body architecture. Developing a dynamic class, paying attention to the weight of the body shifting in space, encouraging change of level and space, exploring floor work being grounded with hands and feet while being playful and curious. We work in a circle, across the floor, using the space and moving together as a group. The work may include some partner work relevant to the technical skills. Exiting the class with flow, letting go of the energy! 

Intermediate: Entering with body architecture warmup and playfulness. Explorations across the floor, some partner work to explore weight, build up communication and create great relations to peer dancers. Playful combination or improvisation tasks and exiting with celebration.  

Beginners (all ages): Entering with playful and curious warmup with focus on building a great group dynamic. Shifting across the space in relation to others, introducing simple technical tasks, exploring rhythmical experiences, working in pairs experiencing movement. Exiting with a ritual for the group  

For who 

The work is suitable for professionals, young dancers and amateurs. Annette has extensive experience working with dance across ability and skills. As well as teaching highly technical classes on professional level she is able to adapt her style and interest to meet movers of all levels; elders, dance and disabilities, movement for babies and toddlers, creative dance for kids and youth, creative dance for youth offenders and kids with difficult behaviour/ background

Where

Annette teaches workshops and classes by project and is busy visiting different institutions, schools, universities sharing her work. She has presented her work at the NOFOD conference in Copenhagen (2022) and at OsloMet during the international Art in Education conference (2019). 

 

Currently she is engaged in work with The Cultural Rucksack (DKS) in Norway, with focus on delivering work including Visual art in Gallery spaces. Other collaborations includes  SANS (https://dansepraksis.no/laeringsressurser/) and PRODA. She has also worked at  The National Arts Academy  in Oslo, Den norske ballett skole, Greenwich Dance Agency, English National Ballet, Royal Academy of Dance 

She teaches Masterclasses abroad and has previously visited Italy, Russia, Mexico and Switzerland
 

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