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WISPERpro | Graham technique today: a contemporary approach

Start Sun 5 May '24
10:00 - 17:00

1 session


Standard price: € 48
All prices

Location OPEK
Vaartkom 4
3000 Leuven

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Language & teacher(s) English

Do you work on actively creating and experiencing dance and movement with a group? Or do you use movement to stimulate creativity? Welcome to this day among colleagues, full of eye-openers, working methods, exchange, insight and inspiration.

Within the transition between ballet and contemporary dance, Martha Graham is seen as one of the modern dance pioneers because of her use of new movement qualities, energy, shape, musicality and daring choreographic choices. All those elements were collected and codified in the homonymous Graham technique.

For this workshop we draw from Graham technique’s principles using a contemporary approach, with the aim to expand on our personal dance vocabulary and movement understanding.

We start with some hands-on experience of the main principles: contraction, release, shift of weight, opposition and spiral. Next, we broaden our awareness and dance vocabulary applying those principles to our personal movement exploration. Finally, we gain more insight into the possibilities, choices and guidelines to lead bodies in motion.

This workshop provides you with fresh tools that will not only enrich your range of expression during dance sessions, but also provide you with a solid foundation from which you can devise new improvisational assignments for your group.

Expect a playful and explorative day that makes your approach as a dance teacher or facilitator richer, more layered and more grounded.


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: subscribe early and your coworker comes along for free:

  • subscribe yourself before 1st of December 2023 for a WISPERpro course of your choice. Pick the price that applies to you (better world/standard/reduced).
  • next, click "add another participant for this course", fill in the fields for your colleague and choose the "Free PRO participant" price
  • In the comment box, put EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT + the name of your school/employer


Wear clothes in which you can easily move. Bring a bottle of water, a light lunch and pen & paper.

Level of experience

For all dance teachers looking for movement input, tools and inspiration. Your level of experience is does not matter!


  • Sun 5 May '24
    10:00 - 17:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival


  • OPEK Vaartkom 4
    3000 Leuven Show on map

    Check www.opek.be for more information about how to get here. At the first session, you will be welcomed by someone from WISPER who will tell you exactly where in/around the building your course takes place.

    Good to know if you take a full-day course here: for the lunch break, you can bring your own lunch, eat in at Café Entrepot or buy something at the Lidl supermarket around the corner.


  • Better world price
    € 53 Pay a little extra, help make WISPER affordable for everyone
  • Standard price
    € 48 Covers the costs of your course
  • Reduced price
    € 38 If you have trouble making ends meet
  • Holders of Cultuurkaart KU Leuven
    € 36 For students at KU Leuven, UC Leuven-Limburg and LUCA Campus Lemmens
  • Social discount UiTPAS Leuven
    € 10 (max 6 / year) only for Leuven citizens


Francesca Orlando

Francesca is responsible for our dance program in Leuven. She studied at the National Dance Academy…
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