Balance in Challenge – 10th-15th Nov 2014, Berlin

Alexander Technique for Movers and Shakerswith Peter Sweet and Jeanine Ebnother Trott

Balance in Challenge is an intensive program designed to expand your awareness, deepen your understanding of your own movement and provide you with tools for staying present under pressure.

In three one-on-one Alexander Technique lessons, we will work with you on improving your basic coordination by quieting extra tension and energising your system towards a dynamic state of poise. In 18 hours of group classes we will explore exercises from physical theatre, clowning, martial arts, dance and juggling. Within this playground, we will observe how each of our ways of moving affects everything that we do. We will challenge you to keep breathing, stay grounded and respond with ease in many situations.

This is NOT a workshop about learning tricks, dance moves or clowning. BUT it will present you with powerful tools to develop HOW you move, dance, juggle, perform and live in the world. Come prepared to play at your own ‘edges’, the places just on the borders of your comfort zones. Ideal for actors, dancers, circus performers and anyone who is interested in the relationship between movement, health and expression. No experience required.

“It is no exaggeration to say that the insights I gained will stay with me forever, enriching my personal and professional development.” Liam Wilson, Juggler/Artist

“I had the feeling the workshop brought back what I once knew and now have forgotten.” Henning Fischer MD

When: 10th – 15th November 2014
Where: Berlin-Kreuzberg
What: 6 times 3hrs group classes (afternoon); 3 private Alexander Technique lessons
Level: all levels; no experience required.

Price: early-bird price: 275€ (sign-up until Oct 10th); regular: 325€
Places strongly limited (max. 12 participants)

Contact and sign up: Jeanine Ebnöther Trott – contact@jeanine.ch or 0041 76 441 59 81


The Teachers

Peter Sweet - Balance in ChallengePeter Sweet (www.petersweet.com)

With an insatiable drive for expanding knowledge of movement and performance, Peter Sweet has completed more than 10 years of full time training in the arts. He teaches workshops, directs shows, and performs all over the world. His solo circus-show “Meet Pete Sweet”, on tour since 2000, has played in festivals, circuses and theaters in more than 20 countries. Both his success and his delight in performing have been fuelled by his willingness to pour his heart out in every show (He also trains a heck of a lot).

Sweet studied physical theater at the Helikos International School of Theater Creation in Florence, Italy; Contemporary and Classical dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Salzburg, Austria; circus at Ecole du Cirque Zofy in Sion, Switzerland; is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and has been practicing Tai Chi since 1998.

In his free time he drinks fine Chinese tea, plays the Glockenspiel, and watches Muppett show re-runs.

Jeanine Ebnother TrottJeanine Ebnother Trott (www.jeanine.ch)

Jeanine grew up in Switzerland, climbing trees, playing Judo and teaching herself to ride a unicycle. Her love for circus brought her to the ESAC National Circus school in Brussels, Belgium where she trained for 4 years. After graduating Jeanine toured across Europe, India and Australia performing several acts including her Solo act ‘Balledanse.’

In 2010, she founded the ‘Aromatic Company’ with saxophonist Caleb Trott. Together they create pieces that combine music, dance, physical theatre, and circus.

Always exited about discovering new things and expanding the ‘playground’, Jeanine has been taking dance and juggling workshops with many teachers (Roberto Olivan, Ivan Wolfe, Julyan Hamilton, Stefan Sing, Ryan Mellors, Remi Laroussinie, Jean-Daniel Fricker, Viktor Kee etc.)  and co-organized the three International Ministry of Manipulation workshops.

She taught contact juggling and movement exploration at circus festivals and has previously been invited as a guest teacher at Fontys Academy of Circus and Performing Arts in Tilburg and at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) in Melbourne.

In 2013, Jeanine completed the 3 year training to become a certified teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique and uses this new tool to improve movement quality, accelerate learning and increase health.