caldera dance contemporary heitzinger iris
(c) Elisenda Fontarnau

Iris has been teaching for more than ten years, her teaching method and content being very tightly linked to her creative and performing work. Her language originally has strong influences of release based work but has been enriched over the years by the collaborations and own research that Iris has generated. Also her work is influenced by the teachers who have crossed her path like Thomas Hauert, Les Slovaks, Jennifer Monson, Maria Muñoz & Pep Ramis/Mal Pelo, Iñaki Azpilaga, Ted Stoffer, Charlotte Vincent, Johannes Randolf, etc.

Iris teaches contemporary technique, improvisation and composition classes and workshops. She has been teaching in festivals, organizations and for companies such as:

Festival ReAction Tokyo/Japan, Choreographic Centre Circuit- Est/Montreal, Institut del teatre/Barcelona (B.A. Program), University of Murcia (M.A. Program), Choreographic Centre La Caldera Barcelona, Summer Stage/La Caldera, Dance Days Chania/Greece, SommerTanzWochen Ulm/Germany, International Dance Workshops Kalisz/Poland, Cie. Vincent Dance Theatre/U.K., Cie. Lanònima Imperial/ES, Cie. x.IDA/AT, Professional education program/dance studios Tragant Dansa, Area and Varium in Barcelona,… 

Apart from practical classes Iris is interested in sharing her experiences and thought processes in other contexts. Since 2012 she is a regular guest speaker at ESADE (Private University/Business and Law) collaborating in the course In Search of Principles for a Life Philosophy: Lessons from Art, History and Economics to share her work method/experiences concerning creative group work, idea processing and fostering creativity. In 2015 she is invited to speak at the cycle “body of knowledge” at  Mandarina de Newton – co-creating cultures to reflect on bodily knowledge as a source of learning in all contexts.

Info material on teaching
Short description of workshops offered by Iris Heitzinger
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