This variety of projects is a result of my collaboration with different people and the strive to learn and experience ideas and attitudes, as well as develop sustainable tools.
What does “Dance CharActers” stand for?
The name “Dance CharActers” represents the individual and unique quality of movement and embodies the very being of each and every one of its members. It is both a gift and an incredible enrichment for the entire ensemble that every dancer can bring in their own personality, style and character without any limitations, in their genuine form.
What is the goal of “Dance CharActers”?
The goal is to touch and capture the audience with the acquired dancer and artistic skills, always presented in the form of group-specific dance shows with various topics and a focus on Latin-American movement patterns.
„No Dance without Character“
What makes “Dance CharActers” unique?
Our common path encompasses a kind of interdisciplinary dance and artistic education on the basis of Latin-American rhythms combined with different dance styles, arranged in an innovative way and introduced to the audience in an artistic manner through the complete form of a dance show. Thus, traditional couple and formation dancing becomes more lively, approachable, and close to the observer.
How professional is the concept “Dance CharActers”?
The concept prioritizes the acquisition of a certain degree of social competence and, indirectly, personality development, as well as the appropriation of multi-layered dancer and artistic qualities, to be “invested” in the individual and professional expression of each member and their presentation. In addition, it brings health benefits to its members in the form of a relevant physical condition level necessary to achieve quality and aesthetics of movement.
How does “Dance CharActers” relate to competition dancing and entertainment?
The team maintains an image independent of competitive dancing. The individual possibility to express oneself through unregulated group choreographies defines a performance exclusively “ruled” by external confirmation or a title acquired thereby. “Dance CharActers” measures its success and enjoyment through the satisfaction of the client / event organizer, as well as the enthusiastic applause of its audience.
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Dancesport School – the „other“ way of learning DanceSport
Dancesport School is an independent project, founded in 2010. This is a special method of training and learning DanceSport (both, Standard and Latin). DSS offers an extensive range of sport activities through workshops with various profiles (e.g. DSS, DSS Seniors, DSS Ladies only etc.).
The goal of the DSS team, Julia Burghardt, Michael Schmalzbauer, and the founder Danilo Campisi, is to offer the “students” a contemporary, qualitative, and scientifically-oriented training in areas, which directly or indirectly influence their performance in DanceSport. Therefore, the professional exchange within the trainer team, as well as an ongoing orientation towards world-famous dancers, experts, and trends, are an indispensable part of the DSS project.
The DSS motto the “other” way stands for the individual development of each dancer. This is achieved through focus on the required sport-specific profile. A measurable progress of the performance level is demonstrated, by using scientific methods. With the help of an “academic” structure, the “students” are mentally and physically well-prepared for their upcoming competitions and, as a result, improve their performances and ranking.
The newly-acquired knowledge is reaffirmed through the so-called “expert talks” held at the end of each DSS season. Within this framework, a theoretical and practical knowledge review of the contents is held, in which the “students” demonstrate the information and skills, they learned throughout the season. If the presentation is successful, the “student” receives a diploma, as well as the opportunity to benefit from various bonuses (e.g. free private lessons, free DSS participation in the following year etc.) according to a specially-developed system.
The annual curriculum is based on the official evaluation system “Judging System 3.0 of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)” with its 4 judging components”: Technical Quality, Movement to Music, Partnering Skills, Choreography & Presentation.
The contents concept combines theoretical lectures and practical units (discipline-specific group lessons), as well as supplementary units in the field of sports psychology, training science, biomechanics, competition strategy, and the comparison of different DanceSport techniques (e.g. Walter Laird Technique and WDSF Technique Books).
Furthermore, lectures by the founder of the “Institute of Healthy Life” (IGL) and member of the Medical Commission of the WDSF – Dr. Thomas Quinton cover medical contents, such as anatomy, physiology, and methods of regeneration, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.
The cooperation with outside DanceSport trainers and specialists with other competencies is presented in the module “The Expert Speaks”, as well as with successful athletes in the module “The Champion Speaks”. These special modules enable the “students” to gain insight into other kinds of sports and the lives of famous athletes.
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Mobius Kinetics is a multidimensional movement analysis system, which strives to adapt and describe the changes of time and location for the corresponding expression in dancing, on the basis of the naturally-aesthetic movement of man, with the help of scientific, anthropometric, philosophical, somatic, and energetic laws.
The Möbiusband, as a mathematical and energetic structure, allows an abstract logical description of the human movement quality, and combines my personal ideas and vision with regard to an efficient execution. My passionate research of historical, specialized, and biographical books on the subject of dance and movement, as well as the access to literature on complementary topics like natural sciences and humanities, philosophy and pedagogics, characterize both – my professional aspiration to a steady continuing education, and my hobby to build up my personal dance library.
Motto: Scientific and philosophical curiosity combined with imagination and creativity.
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All 3-dimensional human movement principles, as they are used in the individual dance techniques, are described clearly and pragmatically by the concept of Spiraldynamik®. It combines the aspects, functional aesthetics, design and expression, as well as preventative healthcare benefits, in a biomechanically reproducible way.
Based on the therapy and movement concept, the principle of the helix is at the center of its evolutionary and scientific mechanical approach. The wave principle embodies the temporal aspect – rhythm, frequency, and amplitude of the oscillating 8th-movements which emanate from impulse centers. Leading concepts are the bipolarity, the uprightness, the vault and the spiral principles. The movement pattern produces as a result, leads not only to structural health and muscular tension balance, but ultimately is the key to expression and aesthetics.
Intelligent movement is a consequence of the intelligence of the anatomical body construction
Just like in the tuning of an instrument, a specific biomechanical change is required. An increasingly subtle structural change – the anatomy determines the technique, not the other way round – makes it possible to understand how different body parts behave and move in relation to one another. All elements can be combined in one dynamic unit. Angle poses, lever arms, acceleration forces and transfer of the center of gravity are scientifically optimized during a movement.
A work of art is aesthetic, as a perfect unity of contents and shape.
It is my goal to integrate these concepts in couple dancing (DanceSport), as a part of my Spiraldynamik® training.
- Clear presentation and description of mechanical movement principles
- Training of reproducible systematic movement sequences
- From the “natural” through the efficient movement to design and expression
- Development of movement standards
- Influence of Spiraldynamik® principles in other aspects of couple dancing
During and after the dance career:
- Implement preventive healthcare
- Prevent structural wear-off
- Avoid incorrect alignment through bad weight distribution
- Oppose movement inefficiency
- Reduce the risk of injury
- Shorten regeneration times
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