Contemporary dance workshop with Jarek Cemerek (Czech Republic)

23-27 August 2010,
Arts Printing House, III studio (Šiltadaržio skg. 6, Vilnius)



August 23-27, Monday-Friday


10:00-11:30 Contemporary dance B level

11:45-13:15 Contemporary dance A level

13:30-15:00 Contact Improvisation AB level



A level - professional and advanced dancers.

B level - intermediate dancers, having contemporary dance experience of two or more years.


Jarek Cemerek is a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer from Czech Republic. He studied dance at the Conservatory in Ostrava, choreography and dance pedagogy at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, short term study of choreography at The Theatre Academy in Helsinki. Artistic career began as a dancer at The National Theatre in Ostrava, after he moved to Prague and danced with Laterna Magica and the State Opera.
Then he danced in The Bratislava Dance Theatre in La Terra Nuova (Italy), Tanztheaterwien (Vienna), Thor (Brusel), Willy Dorner (Vienna), Edita Braun (Salcburk), in The Dance Theatre of Ireland, Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland) and at The Royal Opera House (London). In 2009 he co-founded Albamora contemporary dance company in Denmark. As a teacher he worked in many dance companies and dance festivals, at the Palucca Schule Dresden (Germany), The Theatre Academy in Helsinki (Finland), Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), Jayne Persch School (USA), at The Royal Ballet School in Holstebro (Denmark), cie. Willy Dorner (Austria), Iwanson School in Munich (Germany).



Contemporary Dance Class: This class aims to encourage a sense of body awareness and efficiency as well as physical articulation. It will start with simple exercises on the floor to build strength and to form a good foundation in order to get the body ready for the day. Special emphasis will be made on  healthy body mechanics, efficient use of weight, falls to the floor,  jumps etc.

Contact improvisation class uses the idea of collaboration in a duet form but can also be danced in groups or as a solo using physicalobjects (floor, walls, chair, etc.) as the point of contact. Every class is different, depends on the level of the dancers. My priority is to connect with each dancer, each personality and exchange the knowledge and the quality of moving. I direct the dancers to understand the technique of weight transfer, weight sharing, counter balance, rolling, falling, suspension, and lifting.


Contemporary dance (5 classes) - 100 Lt

Contact improvisation (5 classes) - 100 Lt

Contemporary dance and CI (10 classes) - 180 Lt

1 class - 30 Lt (only if places are available!)


Number of participants is limited so please register in advance by e-mail Šis el.pašto adresas yra apsaugotas nuo Spam'o, jums reikia įjungti Javaskriptą, kad matytumėte tai Please indicate which classes and at what level you wish to attend and attach a short description of your dance experience. Organizers reserve a right to offer another level if the experience is not sufficient.

More information by phone +370 600 63654.