10am - 12amThis class aims to encourage a sense of body awareness and efficiency as well as physical articulation. It will start with simple exercises 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.
— Jarek Cemerek
He is an established choreographer, teacher and dancer. In 2014 he choreographed e.g. for Norrdans company in Sweden, in 2012 for the seniors at the Juilliard School in New York. In 2011, London Sadler’s Wells Theatre presented the premiere of his piece, Void, choreographed for the male dance company, BalletBoyz. Mr. Cemerek was selected from 160 choreographers participating in the audition. In 2011, he was awarded Czech Dance Platform’s Dance Piece of the Year and Dancer of the Year. He studied classical dance at the Conservatory in Ostrava (CZ), choreography and dance pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and studied choreography at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki. He began his artistic career as a classical dancer at the National Theatre in Ostrava after moving to Prague and danced with Laterna Magica and the State Opera. He also danced in Tanztheater Wien (Vienna), Compagnie Thor (Brussels), Willi Dorner (Vienna), Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), at the Royal Opera House (London) and many other. As a teacher and choreographer, he has worked with many dance companies, schools and dance festivals, including DV8, Carte Blanche, The Juilliard School, Conservatoire National Supérieur De Musique et De Danse De Paris, The Place in London, Steps on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam, Peridance in New York, Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, the Palucca Schule in Dresden (Germany), Dance School of Shangai Theatre Academy, Korea National University of Arts, The Hartt University USA, Marameo in Berlin, Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), the Royal Ballet School in Holstebro (Denmark), Willi Dorner (Austria), University of Stavanger Norway, Iceland Dance company, Proda in Norway, NorrDans company in (Sweden), National Theater in Prague and many other.