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Floor Trips/ Breakdance – Petr Ochvat

Floor Dance/Breakdance Dance

Leitung: Petr Ochvat


The class will start with very easy – verbally guided movement sequences to make us relaxed, sensitive and ready to pay attention to the smallest details of our actions. Then we move on to long and slow exploration trips related to the contact with the floor. Our “trip themes” will be lower back, upper back, knee level, head and shoulders and other topics of which some are inspired by breakdance. The aim of the class is to use floor as a partner for a dialog and for performance of diverse movement options both formal and dynamical. The word “trip” stands for an open, goalless and preferably joyful laboratory that stimulates learning process alongside.

course language: english


Petr Ochvat is a performer and dance teacher living in Vienna. Since the year 2006 he has been performing in Austria and abroad with companies such as D.ID dance-identity, Cie. Cimrfraj, M.A.P Vienna, 2nd Nature, Wienerwerk, Two in One, and his own collaboration based team Maggie Palms. Petr studied Breakdance with Bboy Storm (Battle Squad), Bboy Kiddy (Body Beat Crew), United Mindz Crew and others. The Choreography Breakdance Dance he co-created with Anna Prokopová was presented in Tanzquartier Wien, Zeitraumexit Mannheim and at the Festival Dance Ostrava in Czech Republic. In 2014 he has begun to participate in breakdance battles. In 2014 he has begun his collaboration with Gina Battistisch on the pedagogical project: “From Feldenkrais into Breakdancing” which for the first time took place in Tanzquartier Wien in Autumn 2014. Project now continues under the name “Floor trips/Breakdance dance”.

10.10.2015 // 16.30-18.00 Uhr

at RedSapata Tanzfabrik

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