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Martin Schläpfer

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034386
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813046280 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0015
Martin Schläpfer

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This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Martin Schläpfer. Schläpfer was Artistic Director of ballet-mainz and, as of 2009, Artistic Director of the ballet at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg. He defines technique as control over body, mind, and emotion—the blending of the three. It means sensing and knowing how to make the interrelation of the aforementioned three units happen at a desired moment.

Keywords: ballet-mainz; Artistic Director; Düsseldorf-Duisburg; ballet dancers; ballet teachers; dancing; teaching technique

Chapter.  8102 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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