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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Joy Alpuerto Ritter

former dancer with the Akram Khan Company


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joy's workshop is a training made up of different movement techniques. her versatile background in traditional, classical, urban and contemporary dance caused her to develop an interesting mix of movement qualities. in joy’s workshop we will practice grounded, dynamic physicality and grooves, which strengthen the presence and virtuosity in space, as well as the details in articulating and isolating body parts in connection with musicality and rhythmical patterns. the participants will do exercises and also learn choreographic material with these elements, but they will also have the possibility to engage in their own creativity and individual qualities with improvisational tasks, in order to go deeper into different body states and expressions, within the given context by Joy.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2024. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Joy Alpuerto Ritter was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Freiburg, in Breisgau, Germany. In her youth, she was trained in ballet, jazz, philippine, and polynesian folk dance, and graduated at the Palucca School in Dresden, Germany, with a dance diploma. She started working as a freelance contemporary dancer in and around Berlin, with choreographers like Christoph Winkler, Constanza Macras, Heike Hennig, Yui Kawaguchi and Wangramirez. During this time she expanded her repertory in dance styles like hip hop, breaking, voguing, and was active in the urban dance scene in europe. In 2011 she joined Cirque du Soleil as a dancer and aerial artist for the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour. Since 2013 she has been touring as a dancer and rehearsal director of the Akram Khan Company, and has been nominated as outstanding female dancer (modern), for the Performance Until the Lions, by the National Dance Awards UK. With her own solo work Babae (2016), she found international response as a choreographer and is one of the Aerowaves artists of 2020. As a choreographer, Joy has been creating her own work that has been performed all over Europe, switzerland, in Los Angeles USA, in London UK, in Daegu korea, and in Moscow Russia. She has also been collaborating with academic institutions as a teacher and creator in Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), Dance Arts Faculty Rome (DAF), Beijing dance academy, VERVE leeds, Dart berlin, and Kalamata Dance Festival.



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