Tina Valentan (SI): Own-nique dance technique

research of one's own movement that emerges while observing anatomical reality of the body

Tina Valentan (predstava Kalipso) foto/photo by: Nada Žgank


The base of the class is about own movement research that develops from observing specific anatomical features of the body. Through visualisation of muscular-skeletal connections in the body we analyze the emergence of movement that forms and reacts based on the nature of the body system that we focus on. Forefront there is a movement principle through which anybody can (re)play own movement habits and potentials or try different ways of executing known, learned technical dance patterns. Anybody can develop own dance phrase from proposed field of research. And that can become an exercise for training dance embodiment, that focuses on anatomy. So that body can become more aware and fluid. So that your dance becomes more full and integrated.


Tina Valentan has graduated from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. She has been active in the field of contemporary dance for many years. Over the last years she has been focusing on performing for other choreographers. She is currently touring European dance festivals with Milan Tomášik & Co with performances Hunting Season (2014) and Silver Blue (2015). She is also working closely with Snježana Premuš, a Body Mind Centering practitioner and choreographer, with whom she is expanding her knowledge of the body and co-creating performances, lastly Physical Manifestations (2015). She is also appearing in the children’s performance Doodledee, It’s Me!. She presented her choreographical debut at the first edition of Platforma Festival in 2007. The work has been later on developed in an acclaimed solo When the Moon Is Increasing (2008). Tina's latest solo project, produced by City of Women is putting centre stage a woman in possession of her full powers (Kalipso).

Previous events

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