Dominika

Mgr. art. Dominika Beňaková is a certified instructor of the Martha Graham technique.
She graduated from the Department of Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts with a specialization in Modern Dance Pedagogy.
Following an intensive summer course at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, she received a scholarship to study there full-time. After her successful completion of the two-year program, she achieved the highest technique level and was awarded an international instructor’s certificate. There are only a few such graduates in Europe.
Currently, she is a graduate student at the Department of Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts, where she teaches the technique and repertoire of Martha Graham which she performed herself during her studies in New York.

CLASS: MODERN DANCE - MARTHA GRAHAM TECHNIQUE 

Martha Graham was an American choreographer and one of the founders of modern dance. In addition to creating 181 choreographies, she founded the only school for this technique in the world, headquartered in New York. This method is literally a cult in the U. S. and is taught at several tertiary level institutions in Europe. The poetics and dramatic tension of her unique style is often compared to that of Shakespeare. Her choreographies, which are inspired by themes from ancient mythology and various historical events, emphasize the emotional experience of the performers.


Dominika’s approach to this technique is creative. She offers professional dancers as well as complete beginners the best of Graham – an intense physical experience combined with free interpretation full of feeling.
Currently, she is a full-time graduate student at the Department of Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts, where she teaches the technique and repertoire of Martha Graham which she performed herself during her studies in New York.