Yasmin Schönmann

Contemporary Dance

Tuesdays, 21:00–22:15 @ Large Studio
18–22 years

Contemporary Training for Dancers

12.11.19, 14:00–15:30

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Bio

Yasmin Schönmann is a dancer and teaching artist from Germany, with a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance & Technology from New York University, NYC. Her training includes Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance, HipHop, Urban Dance, Ballet, Partnering, Improvisation, Floor Work and Movement Research. Since 2014 she has worked professionally as a dancer, teaching artist and freelance choreographer in New York, Munich and Sweden. Yasmin has worked for dance companies like Y+Y Dance (NYC), InTW (NYC), J CHEN Project ( NYC),  and collaborated with choreographers such as Laura Scozzi, Aaron Samuel Davis, Jasmine Domfort, Valeria Gonzalez, Hagar Ophir, Juliette Rahon and Meghann Padget. Yasmin Schönmann is a dancer and teaching artist from Germany, with a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance & Technology from New York University, NYC. Her training includes Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance, HipHop, Urban Dance, Ballet, Partnering, Improvisation, Floor Work and Movement Research. Since 2014 she has worked professionally as a dancer, teaching artist and freelance choreographer in New York, Munich and Sweden. Yasmin has worked for dance companies like Y+Y Dance (NYC), InTW (NYC), J CHEN Project ( NYC),  and collaborated with choreographers such as Laura Scozzi, Aaron Samuel Davis, Jasmine Domfort, Valeria Gonzalez, Hagar Ophir, Juliette Rahon and Meghann Padget. Yasmin has received several scholarships, including Shubert Foundation Scholarship (2018), Danspace Residency NYC (2017), Open Studios from Tanztendenz e.V. in Munich (2014), Iwanson-Sixt Foundation Scholarship (2013) and to be a Guest Choreographer at Tanztendenz/Munich (2015). Further she received scholarships to train with Pina Bausch´s Tanztheater Wuppertal and J CHEN PROJECT in NYC.

Yasmin is an artist who is interested in the human experience. The work she creates evolves around our emotional world, human connection and political and social issues. Her artistic research is based on physical but human gestures and movement, as well as a clear story line. Leaving an impact and being understood by her audience is important; that´s why she is focused on the human nature and essence in dance. Yasmin believes that dance is a universal language which anyone can understand because it roots in gestures and body language.

Class Description Contemporary Training for Dancers

Throughout her dance career Yasmin has been influenced by Hiphop, Contemporary Dance, Floor Work, Gaga, Partnering and Improvisation. In her classes she uses elements of these different dance styles to blur the lines between them and to challenge her students with new approaches of using their bodies. As a teacher, Yasmin takes an accumulative approach where new tools or topics will be introduced and practiced throughout the class. Keeping the acquired tools in mind students will build a foundation of skills that can be translated to other dance styles.
Yasmin likes to work with improvisational tasks to make the dancers aware of their individual bodies, strengths and weaknesses. Through the repetition of effortful and effortless dancing, she emphasises a healthy, but physical approach to using our bodies in class and on stage. The primary focus of class includes giving students a new tool set to work across varied dance practices, promoting the crossover of dance styles like improvisation, contemporary dance, partnering, floor work and hiphop, and facilitating the discovery of your individual physicality.

Class Description (Zeitgenössischer Tanz (18–22 J.))

Dienstag 21:00–22:15, Zeitgenössischer Tanz 18–22 Jahr
Dieser Kurs vereint Elemente des zeitgenössischen Tanzes, Improvisation und Part- nering miteinander. Das Ziel ist es die Kreativität und Individualität jedes Einzelnen zu berücksichtigen und zu fördern. Durch das freie Aufwärmen im Raum besinnen wir uns auf unseren Körper und lassen durch Bewegungen, die durch den Körper wandern, der Kreativität freien Lauf. Dabei steht die Verbindung vom Körper und seiner Umgebung, sowie dem Köper im Ganzen und in seinen Einzelteilen im Mit- telpunkt. Nachdem Körper und Geist zueinander gefunden haben, suchen wir die Nähe unserer Mittänzer, um diese zu manipulieren und von ihnen manipuliert zu werden. Dies ermöglicht es jedem Einzelnen in zwei verschiedene Rollen zu schlüpfen und sich sowohl aktiv als auch passiv zu bewegen. Schließlich endet jede Stunde mit einer Combo, die einerseits an schon gelernte Elemente anknüpft und gleichzeitig auch neue Bewegungen vorstellt.