August 1st - 6th
10:00 – 11:30 am
combinable with other workshops
one day 28€
one workshop 120*/150€
two workshops 240*/275€
At next booking page choose
10 am for Georg or 12 pm for Susanne.
*reduced price for studio members
Photo by Michael Maurissens
"I offer teaching through classes (ballet/contemporary) and intensive workshops that are focused on movement, dynamics, “Epaulement”, decision-making, performance and the pure joy of dancing.
Born in Austria, Georg Reischl began his dance training with Rosa Hartlieb in Salzburg and attended the Vienna Opera Ballet School under the direction of Michael Birkmeyer. In 1993, he joined the ensemble of Liz King in Heidelberg. Thereafter, Reischl danced 4 years with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.
In 1999, Georg Reischl joined Ballet Frankfurt, where he experienced the repertoire and the collaborative creative process with William Forsythe. After the closing of Ballet Frankfurt, Reischl continued with the newly formed “The Forsythe Company”.
Asked to become the resident choreographer for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Reischl left the company in 2006. As resident choreographer of Scapino Ballet, from 2006-2010, Reischl has created numerous pieces for the company, as well as formed important relationships on an international level.
As a choreographer, Georg is known for his abstract and highly energetic work that appeals to the fantasy and the concentration of the viewer. The clarity of structure and detailed physicality result in pieces that evoke emotions and create an unpredictable and intense edge, without telling a linear story. In his work, he is not afraid of the experimental but also understands, how to embed the idea of tradition and repertoire. His choreography involves the dancer entirely, and preparing their sensibility to the “moment of performance”not to fall into patterns of reproduction. Not a symbolic delivery, but a pure physical outcome create the atmosphere and the content of each piece.
“Body Awareness Training”
As a choreographer and as a teacher, Reischl has educational experience. He teaches ballet for professional companies and academies and has developed a workshop method, which is called “Body Awareness Training”. In a series of lectures to students in schools, universities and other events he uses his experience and knowledge in the art form to create a dialogue about dance.
“Of the dance styles conveyed to me by different choreographers, it was improvisation, in particular, that awakened my interest. Working with William Forsythe has enabled me to see my body as an instrument and employ it as such consciously, no matter what style I am working in. My workshop deals with the body in space and time and includes exercises designed to foster participants’ awareness of their own bodies, coordination, and personal interpretations. In addition to highly concrete concentration exercises, training can include scene sequences and group exercises. In this workshop I am searching to create an atmosphere to explore the understanding of movement principles.”
Ballet class has been always something very important to me. In companies that I have worked for as dancer, I expected a great warm-up in the morning and a class that allows me to improve my skills and to get coordination, dynamics and mind ready for the day. An uplifting, joyful approach to something very complex and technical. In my class, I am trying to do exactly that. I offer a class that is focused on movement, dynamics and “Epaulement” but also on decision-making, performance and pure joy of dancing.