Countertechnique with Ema Yuasa

15:30–17:30 on 08.03.23
RCS Wallace Studios, 210 Garscube Rd, Glasgow G4 9RR

Wednesday 8 March | 3.30pm - 5.30pm

RCS Wallace Studios


While Ema Yuasa is in Scotland, teaching at Scottish Dance Theatre, they coming to Glasgow to teach a 2 hour countertechnique class, at RCS Wallace Studios.


Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the deman­ding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible.




Born in Japan, Ema studied classical ballet in Hiroshima (Japan) and Monte-Carlo (Monaco) at the Princesse Grace Dance Academy. After her graduation in 2002, she danced with the Dresden Ballet in Germany and L’Opera de Nice in France before joining Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) from 2004-2015. A freelancer since 2016, she has worked amongst others with Mats Ek and Sasha Waltz at the Royal Swedish Ballet and with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at his company Eastman, Recently she participated Damian Jalet x Kohei Nawa’s “Planet[wanderer]” and Toshiki Okada’s “I am a battlefield of Narratives” and will be touring in Europe. She's also a choreographer in her own right, creating dance pieces as well as installation works, and has also appeared as an actor in various theatre works.



This workshop can be booked on a sliding scale based on individual circumstances.

£0 | £5 | £7

We would suggest: 

— If you have had limited opportunity to earn recently or are currently in receipt of benefits, you can attend this workshop for free

— If you have had some regular income recently, and/ or g you currently have some work coming up, please consider paying £5

— If your income is stable, perhaps through some salaried work and you know you have regular work coming up please consider paying £7



This event is taking place in Wallace Studios and you can read its access information here. Our aim is for workshops to be accessible for all physicalities.  If you’d like more detail about this access information or, if there’s anything else you’d like to talk about that would make attending easier and more enjoyable for you, please email We will endeavour to support you to fully participate or provide you with further information to help you decide if this event is suitable for you. 



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