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Sep 6, 2016 7:00 PM


Monika Diatta-Rebcová offers her energizing movement class to all ages.

No dance experience required. Please bring a yoga mat.
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 7-9PM in the Ballroom


These are healthy exercises created by Monica Rebcová based on some elements of the health-movement techniques, stretching and relaxation techniques combined in a 60 minute lesson.  She has developed her own methodology based on years of experience in teaching movement.

This Healing Method teaches you good posture and strengthens muscles overall. This lesson also allows you to increase the range of motion of the spine and joints of the hands and feet and improves your balance, adds elegance and inspiration and will bring new mobility options.

In this lesson you relax and learn to move naturally. You will also while experience an influx of new energy.  After the lesson you will not be tired, but full of power and in a good mood.

Dance improvisation and contact improvisation is a technique of modern dance, that everyone can try and experience, even untrained dancers. She does not use excessive motion or rational preparation; rather she "lets the motion move us” working with gravity and floor exercises. In the next part of the lesson we learn to create our own improvised movement into a short choreography - not only solo but also as a duet together with our partner. In this lesson you will discover in each other unsuspected possibilities of the new movement. The movement allows you to get to know yourself better and you will acquire a lot of confidence. With the accompaniment of relaxing "New Age" music during this lesson you will physically and mentally release and relax from everyday worries.

Exercise Healing Method is appropriate for humans of all ages and levels of physical options. Its aim is to help a person gain and improve physical and mental health and achieve harmony.

In September 2016 Monika will conduct a survey of teaching at the dance department at N.Y.U. and will be hosting this workshop at Czech Center New York. The workshop is designed for professional and amateur dancers and all those interested in dance and healthy movement. Age of participants is unlimited. Number of participants is 20 people.


Monika Diatta- Rebcová Biography

Monika Rebcová  is a dance teacher and choreographer  who graduated at the dance department Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where she teaches and accompanies playing drums lessons of modern dance.

Between 1990 - 2006 she completed internships in Modern and African dance as well as learning to play the djembe (African drum) eg. In Dresden, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris, Isle Jourdain, London, USA North Carolina several times in Senegal and Gambia. Her teachers were African: Germaine Acogny, Patrick Acogny, Mohamed Bangoura, Tonton Silla and Mohamed Camara (Guinea), Pap N'Diaye -Kaolack, Malang diedie and Lamine Diatta (Senegal), Tchekpo Akbedu and Dan (Benin), Daudet and Grazay Michael Kouakou (Ivory Coast), a teacher of modern dance: Jiří Rebec, Ivanka Kubicová, Jan Hartmann, Helen Ackermann, Liz Lermann and Tonia Shimin (USA), Bruno Genty (Fr), Robert Wechsler (N), Russel Maliphant (DV8 GB) . She collaborated with choreographers and dancers Samuel Wuersten (US and NL), Dominica Borovansky (USA - Czech Republic), Jan Komarek (USA-Czech Republic) How Kodet and Barbara Greiner (CR-N), Kawabata Mami (JAP).

She attended dance, choreography, acting, video film and light design courses in London, Dresden, Munich, Berlin, Paris, Isle Jourdain, Amsterdam, Avignon, and North Carolina.

She teaches contemporary dance in the Czech Republic at AMU, professional dancers, mimes and actors, and public dancing in evening she teaches dance classes in Prague and dance workshops throughout the country.

In 1997 has taught dancers in the Dominican Republic National Theater Santo Domingo and independent modern dance troupe.

With her company MONIKA REBCOVA DANCE she has performed her own choreographies since y1991 in France, England, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Belgium and the U S A. In 1993 she received the top prize for choreography in the choreographic competition "Prix Volinine" in France and the public prize in the festival Czech Dance platform 2013.

In 2000, she founded a group dedicated to African dance and music called BATOCU, performing all over the Czech Republic.

She organizes workshops of African and modern dance and Healing Movement lessons in the Czech Republic, Italy, Croatia and Gambia and annually produces performances in Prague theaters and is engaged in lighting design for stage dance.

The feature project of modern dance "Africa -smíření" from Monika Rebcová Dance won the main audience award at the festival "Czech Dance Platform" 2012.

Her production of "Sun and Moon" with her ensemble BATOCU performed in Theatre Ponec in Prague.

2013 saw the BATOCU premiere of "African Village" - African theater, dance, singing and drums at the Festival Dance Life Expo in Brno.

From  2014 -2015 BATOCU’s African fairy tale performances have toured within Prague Dance schools in Ponec.


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Sep 6, 2016 7:00 PM


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