10am - 11:30am
This 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 Czech choreographer, teacher and dancer. In 2012 choreographed 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.
Jarek 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 the Bratislava Dance Theatre, Tanztheaterwien (Vienna), Compagnie Thor (Brussels), Willi Dorner (Vienna), 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 has worked with many dance companies and dance festivals, including The Juilliard School, Conservatoire National Supérieur De Musique et De Danse De Paris, Huntington Beach High School in California, Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, the Palucca Schule in Dresden (Germany), Peridance studio, Dance New Amsterdam, Steps on Broadway (New York), The Hartt University USA, Marameo in Berlin, Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), the Royal Ballet School in Holstebro (Denmark), Willi Dorner (Austria), Proda in Norway, and NorrDans company in (Sweden), Iwanson school in Munich, National Theater of Prague.