Double Impact

Workshop with Blenard Azizaj / Cooperation with Sasha Waltz & Guests

Gäste aus Kambodscha und Studierende aus Berlin

Inspired by the participation  of 5 young acrobats from the Cambodian circus school »Phare Ponleu Selpak« (, who have been guests of the ufaFabrik in june '19, Blenard Azizaj focussed on a strong physicality, aiming for the maximum of the dancers' potential.

Blenard’s teaching deals with the transformation of movement and the building of deep dance
vocabularies that derive from a conscious stepping out of our comfort zones. The
parameters dynamics, sharpness and speed are therefore our main concern. In this way,
the work aims to unveil and bring forward those unique features of our dancing
personalities, which often remain deeply hidden.

About Blenard Azizaj

Blenard Azizaj was born in Albania. He studied at the State School of Dance in Greece,
from which he graduated as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. He has worked
with various dance companies in Europe such as the Akram Khan Company in London,
Cie Linga in Lausanne, the Hellenic Dance Company and the Greek National Opera in
Athens. In 2015 he started to dance with Sasha Waltz & Guests in »Roméo et Juliette« and
is since then in many creations of the company.

Blenard Azizaj works as a teacher for dance companies, for dance and theatre academies
and studios worldwide.

A project by Sasha Waltz & Guests I Education & Community in cooperation with International Culture Centre in the frame of the celebration 40 years ufa fabrik.

Sasha Waltz & Guests is financially supported by the Senatsverwaltung Berlin für Kultur und
Europa und dem Hauptstadtkulturfonds.