Daglig träning Balettakademien och Danscentrum Stockholm

Ellen Söderhult

Ellen Söderhult studied dance and circus at DOCH/SKH. In her work she has explored things such as wrestling choir singing, surrounding the audience with sounds of mud and sub bass, and the collective as a protagonist in a sporty punk ballet. Recent pieces include DUNKA DUNKA (2020), Shane et al (2018), Rudy (2016) and How to do things with Romance (2016). Ellen has worked with and for among others Sanda Medina & Anna Efraimsson, Sindri Runudde, Tove Sahlin, Rasmus Ölme and Iki Gonzalez Magnusson.

Ellen Söderhult har en kandidatexamen i samtida dans och en i cirkus från DOCH/SKH. I verk som DUNKA DUNKA (2020), Shane et al (2018), Rudy (2016) och How to do things with Romance (2016) har hon bland annat utforskat brottning kombinerat med körsång, att omsluta publiken med ljud av lera och sub bas, samt kollektivet som protagonist i en sportig punkbalett. Ellen har arbetat med koreografer som Sandra Medina & Anna Efraimsson, Sindri Runudde, Tove Sahlin, Rasmus Ölme och Iki Gonzalez Magnusson.

Bild cred: Delighthouse and the Darkroom av Sindri Runudde, foto av Graham Adey

About class

During the week I will share my favourite warm up and technique excercises.
It will begin quite slow and soft and then move through different excercices and themes to touch on balance, articulation and expression. There will be different themes each day. Either repertoar from a piece and the warm up that was built for the piece, or methods from pieces i have done. Like this:

Monday: excercise day and working with “your inner Dance library”: watching and performing small dances, recycling. (Principles from the piece RUDY)
Tuesday: sporty punk ballet day 1: ballet bar and phrases with big jumps (warm up and repertory from How to do things with Romance)
Wednesday: dancing from the face and emotional imagination, dancing through imagiation and states (methods from DUNKA DUNKA)
Thursday: sporty punk ballet day 2: ballet bar and phrases and moving through space like a pack of ballet dancers to punk music