Happy Feet

The body is a beautiful and incredibly complex instrument. As a dancers, we need to move everyday if we wanna stay in shape and step on stage prepared. Of course, our mind will tell us immediately “you are ready” but everyone who has a stage experience knows, that it’s not like that. The body needs to listen to us at will, right now, right here.

My technical class Happy Feet is focused on dancing. We approach dancing from many different perspectives: rhythm, melody, lengthening, speed, exercising the stamina, a coordination of different body parts and relation between them, body tension which directly influences our expression, spins and jumps. My aim is to create the accessible, articulated, virtuosic and rhythmical body. When I say virtuosic, it means, you have to do the maximum that your body and mind is capable of in a given moment. Keep in mind, that every person has different limits. When doing the class the right way, the feeling is clear: you are prepared and able to do anything at anytime without physically harming your body and you don’t wanna stop dancing…The feeling is clear: pure joy! Let’s dance!

Picture by Charlie Brittain

Milan has been an invited guest teacher of dance in the disciplines of contemporary, improvisation, composition, and choreography at:

SCHOOL  / ACADEMY:

  • ADU, Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb
  • AGRFT, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, Ljubljana
  • AMEA, Alma Mater Europaea Dance Academy, Ljubljana
  • DASPA, The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Copenhagen
  • DOCH, Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm
  • FONTYS, School of Fine and Performing Arts, Tilburg
  • HfMDK, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt
  • IUI, Belgrade Dance Institute, Belgrade
  • LMTA, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius
  • MTD, Academy of Theatre and Dance, Amsterdam University of the Arts
  • SEAD, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Salzburg
  • STKLH, Private Dance Conservatory, Liptovský Hrádok
  • THE PLACE, London Contemporary Dance School, London
  • VŠMU, The Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava

OPEN CLASS, WORKSHOP, FESTIVAL:

  • Akropoditi dance festival, Syros
  • B12, Berlin
  • Dance Council of India
  • Dance Dance Chania, Crete
  • Deltebre dansa, Deltebre
  • El Graner, Barcelona
  • JET, Brussels
  • Kaserne, Basel
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • La Central del Circ, Barcelona
  • La Raffinerie, Brussels
  • Novy priestor, Bratislava
  • Out of the Toolbox, Ghent
  • PARTS summer school, Brussels
  • PTL, Ljubljana
  • Tanz im August, Berlin
  • Tanzwerkstatt Europa, München
  • The New, Beijing, China
  • Umea, Sweden
  • VIBRA, Ljubljana
  • Yucatan dansa, Merida, Mexico
  • Rosario, Argentina
  • Kazan, Russia
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • NaGib, Maribor
  • CoDa21, San Juan, Puerto Rico

DANCE COMPANY:

  • Akram Khan Company, London
  • Divadlo Štúdio Tanca, Banská Bystrica
  • En-Knap Dance Company, Ljubljana
  • The Icelandic Dance Company, Reykjavik
  • Theater Bielefeld
  • Ultima Vez, Brussels
  • Zagreb Dance Company