Johan Greben

Desription of lesson / ballet:

Johan teaches a grounded classical training for both ballet and contemporary dancers with a strong focus on clarity and freedom of movement that stimulate movement qualities and musicality. Through the entire class Johan will encourage and challenge dancers to work beyond their limits with, especially in the centre an extreme use of space.

Johan Greben started his dancing career with the Dutch National Ballet in 1985 and performed pieces by George Balanchine, Carolyn Carlson, Nils Christe, Rudi van Datzig, William Forsythe, Martha Graham, Edouard Lock, Hans van Manen, Krzysztof Pastor, Tour van Schayk and many others. In 1989 Johan created his first choreography 'Straks' (Later) for the Dutch National Ballet which awarded him both the Encouragements Prize for Choreography from the Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts as well as the Wim Barry Perspective Award. He subsequently created a number of pieces for various companies, festivals and schools. Since 1995 Johan works as a independant choreographer, winning third prize with his duet '610' during the Choreographers Competition in Gelsen Kirchen, Germany in 1996. Johan combines his creative work with teaching technique as well as coaching and guiding young dancers and choreographers.

Ivgi&Greben / modern repertory
Uri and Johan met in 2002 and became fascinated with each other's work. Coming together with their different perspectives they team up and created new works for It dansa, Spain; National Theatre Ballet, Czech Republic; Provincial Dances Theatre, Russia; Scottish Dance Theatre, United Kingdom; Skânes Dansteater and Norrdans, Sweden; Szeged Contemporary Ballet, Hungary; Scapino Ballet, The Netherlands and Tanzkompanie Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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