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Master Classes / Technical Courses, Workshops & Conferences

Since 1994, Nadine Thouin has been invited to give master classes, workshops and conferences — as an instructor in residence or within the frame of international festivals — and to teach members of established companies alongside masters like Eugenio Barba, Carolyn Carlson, Thomas Leabhart, Sotigui Kouyate (Peter Brook), La Fura Del Baus, Glodwik Flaszen (cofounder of Théâtre Laboratoire de Grotowsky), Joan Font (director of the Comediants company). Teaching at:

EnglandInternational Workshop Festival of London, AustriaInternational Tanzwochen Wien-Pro Series, BelgiumAcadémie internationale d'été de Wallonie, China Experimental Theatre Festival of Guangzhou, Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Guangdong Modern Dance Company-GMDC, Guangdong Modern Dance Diploma Program, Beijing Modern Dance Company-BMDC/LDTX, Beijing Dance Academy-BDA, Beijing Contemporary Dance Theater-BCDT, 9 Theater, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Shanghai Dance School, Shanghai Dance & Song Ensemble, Shanghai Opera House, Hong Kong — City Contemporary Dance Company-CCDC, Korea — Chunchon International Mime Festival, SpainVI Cursos Internacionales de Teatro de Madrid, Centro de Creacion de Avila, 8a Mostra Internacional de Mim, Teatro Visitants, Asociacion Andaluza de Danza de Sevilla, Festival Internacional de Valladolid, FranceMénagerie de verre of Paris AFDAS, Centre de Trielle, FinlandTheatre Academy of Helsinki, Holland — International and Intercultural Theatre Activities of Utrecht, HungaryIDMC of Budapest, IndiaTibetan Institute of Performing Arts (Patron, Daila Lama), MalaysiaDua Space Dance Theatre Academy, Light of Buddha Association, MongoliaMongolian University of Arts & Culture, Mongolian Academic Theatre of Classical Arts, National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia, PolandV Miedzynarodowa Tanca Wspotczesnego, CanadaFoundation Jean Pierre Perrault, Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD), Kokoro Dance Co Vancouver, Switzerland — On-Off Werkstatt, Thailand International Performing Arts Festival, UAE­Zen Yoga (Dubai) UAE-ColombiaBallet National ElFerulete-BNF, USAQueens College CUNY...

Approach:

Nadine Thouin's teaching approach is based on the development of personality and creativity of each participant. The course aims to bring each member to discover their own personal body language by developing a deeper awareness of physical, mental and creative/intuitive capacities. The individual teaching style pertains to a theatrical type of command over the body, which Nadine defines as “control by non-control” - mastering a perfect balance during each practice.

With more than 30 years of experience teaching her work, she has developed a unique, personal technique drawing on the essentials she has retained from her training with renouned international masters. Aiming towards participants becoming polyvalent, complete, and free from limits, she incorporates complementary techniques from disciplines such as dance, theatre, voice, gymnastic, Yoga, martial arts, Pilates, Min Tanaka as well as mechanics and body/mind therapies.


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