俄羅斯《雅崗諾娃》芭蕾舞教學法

俄羅斯《雅崗諾娃》古典芭蕾舞課程,提供最專業的俄羅斯芭蕾舞訓練,與其相關的專業芭蕾舞學校遍佈世界各地。事實證明,無論是職業舞蹈員或以興趣為主的學員,都能通過《雅崗諾娃》訓練法獲得最優秀的成績及表現。原因在於它能訓練學員將舞蹈融入意識,從而透過個人肢體律動表現芭蕾舞的優雅氣質、獨特風格及感染力。

著名芭蕾舞導師Gabriela Darvish 對俄羅斯訓練法的評論是︰「天賦固然重要但要出色舞者將其天賦於舞台上發揮得淋漓盡致當中需要的就是方法……」

我們的課程遵循國際知名的俄羅斯訓練課程,其課程科學制定培訓計劃,從而培養出世界上最優秀的舞者,包括帕夫洛娃、瑪卡洛娃、米哈伊爾‧巴雷什科夫、傳奇編舞家巴蘭欽,以及其他遍佈世界各地的專業舞者。

俄羅斯《雅崗諾娃》舞蹈歷史可追溯至100多年前,這種訓練方法由阿格里皮娜‧雅崗諾娃創立,融合了法國芭蕾舞的浪漫風格和義大利精湛美學律動特點。其訓練不僅在俄羅斯,在全球各地的專業芭蕾舞學校亦被廣泛採用。當中包括莫斯科大劇院芭蕾舞學校、加拿大國家芭蕾舞學校、德國漢堡芭蕾舞學院、美國華盛頓雅加諾華芭蕾舞學院、古巴國家芭蕾舞學校等等。

俄羅斯芭蕾舞的其中一個重點是循序漸進地引入不同技巧,讓學員穩定地逐步打好堅實的基礎,鼓勵學員了解基本原則和擁有穩固的基本功,才向下個更高階段邁進。透過這方法定時加入新技巧,鍛鍊初學者意識和肢體上的靈活性,這點對每名舞者非常重要。

早期訓練的重點在於epaulement,指以獨特的風格轉動肩膀和身體,灌輸舞者一種潛意識使身體各部分以至手和眼配合,達到令人驚嘆的表現。俄羅斯方法強調同步發展熟練技巧層次之餘,培養個人的藝術風格以及一連串由扎實古典舞蹈基礎組成的完的舞蹈動作。

俄羅斯芭蕾舞旨在從最初階段起培養學員成為專業的古典芭蕾舞蹈員。一般而言,孩子們由9歲起每周持續上課6天,到17歲可考獲俄羅斯課程的第8級別。其後,學員可以職業舞蹈員的訓練繼續學習,並加入芭蕾舞團體展開演藝生涯。

對於學習芭蕾舞課程的學員,須知道俄羅斯芭蕾舞相比其他課程,即使數字上同一級別,其要求更為嚴謹難度更高,因此俄羅斯訓練很難與其他課程作比較。當然,較大齡的兒童和起步較遲者從初階開始學起亦無妨。每個孩子都需要從最適宜的級別開始學習,有的學員在比自己年齡小的級別,也有的學員花超過一年在同一級別,以達到學習要求。

Russian Vaganova method

The Russian Vaganova Classical Ballet Syllabus is the training method used in most professional ballet companies, and their associated schools, all over the world. It is proven to produce excellent results with both vocational and recreational students because it teaches each dancer to move her/ his body intuitively with grace, style and strength.

"Natural talents are great, but they don't appear often enough to fill our theatres with good dancers. There has to be a method...
- Gabriela Darvish on the Russian Method.

Our classes follow the internationally renowned Russian Training Syllabus, a scientifically devised training program that has produced the best dancers in the world, including Anna Pavlova, Natalia Makarova, Mikhail Baryshnikov, the legendary choreographer George Balanchine, and professional dancers in almost every company in the world.

Originally developed by Mme. Agrippina Vaganova over 100 years ago, this method fused the romantic style of the French ballet with the athletic virtuosity that characterizes the Italian school.

The Russian Training Syllabus is used in professional ballet schools worldwide, not only in Russia. To mention just a few: Bolshoi Ballet Academy, National Ballet School of Canada, Hamburg Ballet Academy, Vaganova Academy of Washington D.C., Cuban National Ballet School...

One important feature of the Russian method is the progressive manner in which material is introduced. This allows for the slow and steady development of the dancer, encouraging a true understanding of basic principles and a solid basis for advanced work. In this method, new work is introduced regularly so that young dancers exercise their minds as well as their bodies, developing the skills of adaptability and memory, essential for every dancer.

Early training focuses on epaulement, or the stylized turning of the shoulders and body, which instills in the dancer an intuitive anticipation of how best to use every part of his or her body to evoke breathtaking results, right down to the hands and eyes. The Russian Method's codified technical approach thus emphasises the simultaneous development of both technical proficiency and individual artistry, and a complete range of movemental expression that comes out of proper placement and a strong classical dance foundation.

The Russian Ballet Syllabus was designed to train dancers to a professional standard in classical ballet and the training was considered to be vocational from Level 1. Traditionally, children attend lessons 6 days per week from the age of 9 years, progressing through the 8 levels of the Russian syllabus by age 17. Thereafter, a vocationally-oriented dancer usually graduates from school and commences a performance career with a ballet company.

For those who have studied other syllabi: it should be noted that the demands of the Russian levels are often considerably greater than the demands of the same numerical level in other syllabi and that it is difficult to make comparisons. Certainly, there is no harm in older children or late starters taking a lower level. Each child needs to work at the best level for them, and some will be considerably older than the listed age, or spend more than one year in the same level.