Floor Barre - (Barre à Terre) with Laurence Chaperon
Dates: every Thursday 8.30 a.m. – 09.30 a.m., small studio
Only by appointment!
Laurence Chaperon is a former ballet dancer in Paris and at the Staatsoper Bonn.
The "Floor Barre", also known as "Barre à Terre" is the ideal way of training the entire body and improving the body posture. All exercises are done in a sitting position and thereby convey a better feeling and understanding for a correct and healthy body posture.
The Group Motion Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 25th and July 1st 2017, from 20:00 - 22:00h
Collective Dance Making in the Moment
A Creative Practice
The Group Motion Workshop is a two hour long, non stop guided process of dance/movement improvisation with live music. Based on structures and scores created and developed by Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck as an outgrowth of their work with the Group Motion Dance Company, this Workshop has been created and evolved since 1972. It is being conducted regularly every Friday night in Philadelphia for over forty years and has toured to festivals, dance centers, colleges and schools in the US and other countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Germany, France, Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus, Bermuda and Barbados. This tradition is now being implemented and carried on by a Berlin based Group Motion WS Collective, whose members include performing artist and leading Group Motion Workshop facilitator and teacher (since 2010) Laina Fischbeck from Rennes, France, Berlin based teachers Jennifer Mann and Heidi Weiss, as well as musician/composer Geoffrey Armes, who will be leading an ensemble of musicians. No experience is required!!!
The Group Motion Workshop can be utilized as a creative practice on all levels of dance experience and all ages. It serves as a resource for creative and authentic expression through dance, music and movement and sound, transformation and healing. It offers a space for interactivity and communication which is spontaneous, deep and direct, allowing for new channels of creative potential to open. The Group Motion Workshop celebrates the language of movement as a language that anyone can speak and understand. In its most known format, the famous 'Friday Night Workshop', the overlap of dancers and non-dancers and of different ages ads a powerful dimension of mutual learning and exchange of movement information and body/mind/spirit integration. As one observing and participating dancer/choreographer remarked:"You realize how much movement dancers have trained out of their bodies ". The Workshop combines highly refined structures of improvisation, movement meditations, and contact dance with explorations of breath flow, sound, and movement qualities in an interactive exchange with live improvised acoustic and electronic music. These structures are practiced in ways of playing, discovering and experiencing individually and collectively the languages of movement and dance, sound and music. These structures reflect universal patterns of communication found in nature and the human psyche. They have the potential of tapping into archetypal images and visualizations from the collective subconscious rendering forms of spontaneously compositional and choreographic creation. The practice of these dances in the space of creative interaction with music in the moment creates a ritual space of building community.
Dance acrobatics with Jule Förster
29.4.: 16.00 - 18.30h
30.4.: 15.00 - 18.30h
Price: 50 Euro
The class consists out of a playful intro, partner exercises, some technical, acrobatic work and of course a combination of all this in some dance sequences.
Let’s train the mobility of our body!
Bio: Jule Förster (*1988) studied theater, media and dance in Hildesheim and Berlin. Her background as artistic gymnast brought her to the interface of acrobatics and performance. Since more than 10 years she acts in different contexts on but also behind the stage. She teaches dance and acrobatics in the circus, dance school and other sociocultural projects. 2012 she founded the performance collective Ponyhof Production in Berlin.