Meet the Team
Aneta Zwierzynska is a professional dancer, choreographer, performer and capoeira teacher. She obtained a double MA degree from Anton Bruckner University in Austria in Movement Research and Dance Pedagogy. She has trained and worked in Poland, Austria, Brazil and the U.K. Her movement research was sponsored by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland and was carried out in Brazil based on the possibility to exchange the knowledge and experience from contemporary dance and capoeira practice. Her second master degree was based her thesis on exploring the topics of body politics and embodied ethics. Zwierzyńska trained capoeira under Mestre Xuxo (Austria), Mestre Ze Antonio (Brazil) and Mestre Poncianinho (UK). She obtained her capoeira instructor qualification in Guaratingueta, Brazil.
She has been teaching dance and capoeira , choreographing and performing all around Europe and Brazil. Her students range from professional dancers to amateurs, children, teenagers, special needs education and various groups at risk of social exclusion. she has been choreographing stage plays and films working with professional actors, dancers and circus artists. An example of one of her most recognised choreographies is the opening of the European Capital of Culture in Wroclaw, 2016
In her pedagogical and movement practice Aneta is using her knowledge and experience from different movement cultures such as: contemporary dance, dynamic release technique, yoga, gyro-kinesis, chi gong, capoeira, flying low, floor work, passing through, Bartenieff fundamentals, spiral dynamic and contact improvisation among other techniques.
She has collaborated with ALter Dance Company Liz King, D.ID / Dance Identity in Oberwart, Tanztheater Springschuh Springschuh Dschungel Wien, Tanzquartier, and Schauaacker Feat Cia in Linz, MAIZ in Linz, Fazenda Esperanca in Brazil, the Fire Dancers’ Theatre AVATAR ( Poland), the break-dance group Bessali, the Association for Artistic Initiatives, the Legnica Culture Centre, foundation "Got Power From You”, Cia de Dança Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Bale folclórico da Bahia, Cia Dance Brazil in Salvador da Bahia, and Escola de Dança da Funceb in Salvador, Bahia.
Currently she works in London as an independent dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and capoeira instructor. Since 2014 she has collaborated with Guarini Dance Company and Andrea Queens, Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theater (Roehampton University), E 33 Dance Company, Royal Dance Academy, The Place ,Trinity Laban, Trip Space, and Sean Graham Dance Company. She has performed at Saddler Wells Theatre, Rambert Theater, Royal Festival Hall.
She is doing regular 1 to 1 trainings for dancers and movers. She is continuously adding to her movement research into a possible exchange of experiences between contemporary dance and capoeira as well as teaching her regular classes in Pineapple Dance Studios.
To contact Aneta about her individual work, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Farid is among the first generation of Parkour practicioners in the U.K dating back to early 2002. He has since expanded his movement research through extensive practice in Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Capoeira and Bouldering. He is recognized for having completed his Parkour UK 1st4 Sport level 2 certificate in Parkour / Freerunning (QCF) with 100% competency and marks in the Physical and Technical assessments.
He has been invited to teach internationally at events including the Hong Kong West Kowloon Freespace Festival, Wildfitness Retreats in Barcelona and Crete, the Parkour and Movement Festival in Hanover as well as the Freesport Festival in Italy. He has also collaborated with popular natural movement coach Ben Medder on their workshop: Move with the seasons Winter Edition.
As well as teaching, Farid has also performed with ParkourDance Company in the piece 'Danger Risk Of Falling', and played one of the lead characters in the first ever full length Freerunning show at London's Southbank for E4 Underbelly, alongside Team 3Run. Some of his other performance and commercial work include the premiere of the Twilight Saga films: Eclipse at Leicester Square. And a recent appearance in Men's Health Magazine for an article on movement, photographed by the renowned David Ellis.
Farid is also currently taking students on for 1 to 1 training in London.
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