Teachers

Detlev completed his Teacher Training at OM Yoga Yenter with Cyndi Lee in New York City. With Sarah Powers he completed a Yin-Yoga Teacher Training. Detlev practices meditation in the Shambhala-Lineage and is a Shambhala Guide. He is leading Yoga Teacher Trainings, Yoga Retreats and Workshops. Before teaching Yoga, he was a dancer, choreographer and ballet teacher.
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Dorothee Altgeld is a stage dancer who enjoys dancing for several companies for years. She is teaching ballet and dance for kids, as well Contemporary Dance, Ballet and CI for beginners as a dance pedagogue in different dance schools and other facilities.

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Blenard Azizaj was born in Albania. He studied dance and dance pedagogy at the National State School of Greece. After his graduation he worked and collaborated with Montreal Danse Collaboration (Montreal, Canada), Linga dance company (Lausanne, Switzerland), Steptext dance project (Bremen, Germany) and Hellenic dance company (Athens, Greece). Until May 2015 Blenard danced for Akram Khan Company (Itmoi) and is currently part of Sasha Waltz & Guests (Romeo & Juliet). In his own artistic creations he is involved with bridging contemporary dance and balkan folk dancing. As a teacher he works for the State school of Dance (Greece/Athens), Sasha Waltz & Guests (Germany/Berlin), Toula Limnaios Dance Company (Germany /Berlin), Roberto Zapalla School (Italy /Catania) among others. He tours and performs in big international dance festivals in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Brazil, Mexico, Quebec, Luxembourg, Norway, Italy, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Ireland, Senegal, Poland, France, Spain and Greece.

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Blenard Azizaj

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Fernando Balsera was born in Madrid where started his dance training and got graduated from Environmental Engineering at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He finished his dance eduaction at The Place, London. After graduated he has worked for MotionHouse Dance Theater in the UK and Gabriella Maiorino, Lilach Livne and Simone Sandroni in Amsterdam and Munich. Since 2011 Fernando lives in Berlin and has worked for Toula Limnaios and Shangchi Sun as a dancer and as assistant director for Constanza Macrass Dorky Park. From 2012 until 2015 Fernando was part of the ansamble Wee Dance Company- Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz where he has worked as dancer, choreographer and teacher. Currently he works as a freelance for Hagit Yakira Dance (London, Uk) and Shangchi Sun.
After graduating with an MBA in 2016 he works as assistant Director for Jorge Crecis and for OWL Training (www.owltraining.co.uk).

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Fernando Balsera

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Eva Blaschke, dancer, dance pedagogue, trained in Laban/Bartenieff movement studies, Modern Dance/New Dance, Aerialdance, Gyrokinesis; teaches Laban/Bartenieff movement studies, dynamic dance techniques, improvisation and performance. Performances with the group "Dynamic Improvisation" and Performancebühne Berlin.

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Eva Blaschke

David Bloom is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, musician, father, bodyworker, tea collector and filmmaker from Heidelberg and New York City, based in Berlin. He trained mainly at the HfMdK in Frankfurt and holds an M.A. in Choreography from HZT Berlin. He was a danceWEB scholar in 2012 and returned to the ImPulsTanz Festival to teach in 2015 & 2016. As a dancer, he has collaborated with Felix Ruckert, Ingo Reulecke, Friederike Plafki, Canan Erek, Marco Santi, Nir de Volff, & Tino Sehgal. Now focusing mainly on his own work around desire, emergence, flow, and magick. https://davidbloom.info  davidbloom.info

 

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Johanne Castillo Bro – studied teaching in Denmark following her dance education at the Iwanson Schule für zeitgenössischen Tanz. Since then she has danced in several dance productions and companies in Paris, Munich and Berlin, amongst others MHK, Moebius, ACC/encorps, InSenso and Choreographers such as Katja Wachter, Willy Dorner, Jess Curtis, Gill Clarke, Rosalind Crisp, Eric Lecomte, Olga Cobos and Peter Mika. She has worked several years as a dramatic adviser and choreographer for the theater company C.O.C and with the director Yann Gonzales in Paris. Since 2009 she lives and works as an independent dance teacher, dancer and choreographer in Berlin, working amongst others for the Staats Oper Berlin, AbenteuerKultur dm-drogeriemarkt and for the artist collective possible.movement.

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Johanne Castillo Bro

Jan Burkhardt ist a freelance dancer/choreographer, Laban-Bartenieff Movement Analyst, musician and physiotherapist. The focus of his artistic and pedagogic work is the resonance between somatic exploration and its communication into space. Jan cooperates internationally with a variety of institutions and artists, is currently guest lecturer at the dance universities of Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Cologne. His most recent artistic research involved a.o. projects with Laurent Chetouane, Sebastian Matthias, Martin Nachbar and Cecilia Roos.

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Jan Burkhardt

Matthieu Burner, French, born in 1977. Played cello for 10 years and studied dance at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers (FR). Danced and made music for Phillipe Saire (CH), dancer for Dominique Dupuy (FR), danced for Felix Ruckert (DE) since 2000, dance forEun Me Ahn Cie (KR). Tino Segalh (DE), and Arthur Kuggeleyn (CH). Choreograph/performer/sound creator in the Amaraoui Burner Project (FR-DE). He collaborates since 2008 with Laurent Chetouane (FR-DE) and Boris Charmatz(fr). Since 2004, he teaches and work regulary with : CDC de Grenoble, la Maison de la Culture d'Amiens, le CND in Lyon, l'Echangeur de Fère-en-Tardenois, K3 Hamburg.
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Matthieu Burner

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Joris Camelin studied Musicology in Nice University, where he started to Dance. He began his career as a professional dancer in Hannover with Frederic Flamand and since has worked with such choreographers as: Daelik Hackenbrook, Mark Tompkins, Constanza Macras, Jeremy Wade, Iztok Kovaz, Ingo Reulecke, An Kaler. Since 2008 Joris Camelin has worked amongst others with Meg Stuart ("Mauser","Do Animals Cry") and Laurent Chetouane (Faust I, "tanzstück #4: leben wollen (zusammen)”, "Hommage an das Zaudern",”Sacré Sacre”). Between performing and body/movement research, he also participates in various improvisation performances in non-conventional locations such as public spaces or Museums (Kunst und Ausstellungshalle-Bonn, Louvres-Paris, Festival ArtDanthe-Vanves.) Workshops: K3/Hamburg, International acting Festival/Oslo, Metodi Festival/Italy, Toneelacademie/Maastricht, National Theater/Oslo, CND/Lyon.
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Joris Camelin

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Alexander Carrillo is a Colombian artist, based in Berlin. Dancer, choreographer and creator, his research interest is focus on a reflection of the 'ugly' and grotesque in humans, as a mirror of reality; and questioning ideas of 'beauty' and the role of the audience in the performing arts. He's currently investigating the influence of indigenous traditions and customs in western societies. His work is developed through historical research with a contemporary point of view, looking into the personal, social and political through an interdisciplinary approach. From the essence of pure rituals until todays fashion mix pop emblematic cultures. Recently presented his last piece ‘WhARTever Should Happen – Eine Welt auf dem Kopf’ in Berlin, got a call back from the 27th to 30th of October 2016 at DOCK11, Berlin. Carrillo studied Dance at the University of Art ASAB - Colombia, in Folkwang Pina Baush - Germany and ‘ArtEZ’, Holland. Carrillo has worked with Stella Zannou, Jerome Bell, Marina Abramovic, Allora&Calzadilla, Malou Airaudo, Rodolpho Leoni, Charles Vodoz, Tino Fernandez, Carlos Maria, Mark Sieczkerek, Henrieta Horn, Reinhard Schiele and Cie. Fors Works of Denmark, Cie. Toula Limnaios, Theater Der Klänge, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Art Collective Estereotips.

www.alexander-carrillo.com
www.vimeo.com/alexandercarrillo

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Alexander Carrillo

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Maya Matilda Carroll is an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher, based in Berlin since 2004. In the past thirteen years Maya has created over 30 works from solo to extended group pieces. She has collaborated with artists and performers from diverse backgrounds; classical/contemporary dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, actors, opera singers and amateurs, within different continents and cultural impacts. Maya has been making dance independently as well as being commissioned to create pieces for state theaters, independent companies and dance academies. She leads classes and workshops in Europe and abroad, extensively developing her teaching methods alongside her artistic work. In 2011 Maya formed "The Instrument" with her partner, composer/musician Roy Carroll. Her work is anchored in the meeting point between the palpable and imagined; drawn from and towards the body's memory, social roots and myth, pluralities and singularities in humans and environment.
Dance background: between 1997-2000 Maya danced in Muza dance company, Tel-Aviv, Israel. She collaborated with choreographer Lara Barsacq over five years (Tel-Aviv - Paris). Between 2000-2003 Maya danced in Batsheva Ensemble company, directed by Ohad Naharin. She also danced works choreographed by Anat Danieli, Sharon Eyal and Arkadi Zaides to name a few. In 2005 Maya joined Research Project with Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin. Since 2013 she collaborates with choreographer and director Julyen Hamilton. She joined his company Allen`s Line in their last two pieces Goat Ocean and Mud Like Gold. theinstrument.org

 

 

 

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Maya M. Carroll

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Alessio Castellacci is a teacher, performer and sound composer based in Berlin. Following his graduation in experimental choreography at the DanceMaker/ArteZ (NL), Alessio has developed a pedagogical approach to voice & movement exploration throughout the last ten years, where his previous studies in developmental psychology converge with the ongoing practices of sound composition, movement improvisation and breath work. Next to this, he cultivates his interest for sound working as a composer in different choreographic projects (Dani Brown, Hyoung Min Kim, Peter Pleyer, Sasha Waltz Kindertanz Co, Maria Francesca Scaroni a.o.) He is part of the Fingersix collective, and the artistic director of SMASH Berlin, a program for intensive training in experimental physical performance.

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Alessio Castellacci

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In 2003 Bruno Catalano graduated from the dance academy-EDDC in Arnhem/NL. As a dancer he worked for Marcus Grolle, Katja Wolf, Morgan Nardi, Ornella D`Agostino, Tino Sehgal, Tiziana Arnaboldi, among others. Since 2007 Bruno is, together with Simone Blaser, the co-director of the company PiccoliProduction (www.piccoliproduction.com), for which they choreographed several pieces in co-production with the Tanzhaus Zürich and Theater Gessnerallee Since many years he’s teaching in several academies in Europe such as Sead (Salzburg), TIP (Freiburg), Lem (Buenos Aires), Ials (Rom), etc. and works with teenagers at Rudolf Steiner schools in Switzerland as well as cooperating with Christian Seiler, director of AGtheater in Zürich.
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Bruno Catalano

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Hayat Cetinkaya has a muscial education, danced in the M.M. Dance Company and worked as a model for danced fashion-shows, video clips and several events. She danced for Bruce Springsteen, Vanessa Amorosi, Sarah Connor, Jeanette, Melanie Thornton, Shakatak, Lutricia Mc Neal, ATC, Aymen, Kyn Mazelle and others. At first, Hayat wants to convey joy of movement. Her style combines quick and shaped movement as well as slow and flowing movement. Her extensive experience as a dancer brought her to develop a unique personal style that brings together Jazz, Streetdance, Latindance and HipHop.
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Marie is a freelance dance artist whose practice questions the place of the audience in the performance setting. The idea of belonging to a place or to a group is the core of her current artistic research. Marie trained in the UK (LCDS and NSCD), as well as France (CND) and India. As a performer she has worked with Kate Flatt, Fin Walker, Katie Green, Retina dance Company. She founded in 2013 the compagnie Bodysong. In collaboration with PAUSA In Movimiento, Bodysong has performed in France, Croatia, Mexico and Burkina Faso. She obtained in 2014 the French National teaching diploma (DE) and has been teaching internationally for professionals and amateurs (The Place, CCN de Grenoble, World Dance Alliance, Idocde symposium….).  www.ciebodysong.com

 

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Marie Chabert

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Shannon Cooney, Canadian dancer, choreographer, dance educator. She toured internationally with her own choreography and Toronto‘s Dancemakers and has worked with Bennathan, Benoît Lachambre, Kim Itoh, Marie-Joseé Chartier, a.o. and performed in installation works by visual artists. Her teaching method is a unique melding of craniaosacral therapy and contemporary dance and has an international reception. Teaching for Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Sasha Waltz and Guests, Cie. Toula Limnaios, P.A.R.T.S. Brussels, Tanzfabrik Berlin.
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Shannon Cooney

Francisco Cuervo was born in 1964 in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied in New York at the Martha Graham School modern dance. Back in Colombia he worked with the Cie. Danza Concierto, directed by Peter Palacio. Since 1997 lives and works in Germany. He danced until 2002 with the Tanztheater Christine Brunel and the Folkwang Dance Studio, under the direction of Henrietta Horn, Essen. During this time he has performed several times for the Tanztheater Wuppertal, headed by Pina Bausch in "Sacre du Printemps". 2003 Francisco moved to Berlin, where he has performed in several dance productions for WILHEM GROENER a.o.. 2006 Francisco was member of TanzZeit - an artists pools under the artistic direction of Livia Patrizi, where he taught dance in Berlin schools. Since 2007 he is intensively engaged in Tai Chi and Klein Technique (stretching and alignment), his teachers are Hanna Hegenscheidt, Barbara Mahler and Susan Klein. With young people of Siegen (NRW) Francisco choreographed in collaboration with the choreographer and theologian Ulrike Flämig, the video artist Felipe Frozza and the word artist Rik Zutphen the pieces "Kickstart" (2010) and "H2O to believe it in Siegen" (2011) for the Apollo Theater, Siegen. 2012 Francisco showed his coreographic miniature "the ball" at the festival "Plataforma Berlin" (Uferstudios). Francisco taught annually "Movimiento y Consciente alineación" workshops in la Casona de la Danza in Bogotá, and since 2013 he gives training in the radial system for the Cie. Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin.
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Francisco Cuervo

Tomer Dahan, born 1983 in Israel. He studied at the Academy of Music and Dance, and studied for BA in dance at the High Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem. After graduating, he danced in several companies such as Kolben Dance, Jerusalem Ballet Company directed by Nina Timofeya, Panov Ballet Theater, Jerusalem Dance Theater, Atlantic City Ballet, USA and danced in theater and opera productions of The Israeli Opera, The Cameri Theater and Habima Theater, Tel Aviv. Tomer worked with various choreographers, including Arthur Pite, Javier De Fautos, Sally-Anne Friedland and Joseph Tmim. Tomer choreographed "The Promised Land" for the Suzanne Dellal center, worked with the ensemble Itim, directed by Noam Benazar, as an artistic and movement consultant, and consulted for theater productions and artists. In recent years, Tomer choreographed site specific performances, and explored the idea of ceremonies as performances in "Kdusha" (Tel Aviv) and " Intifada " (Showroom berlini Berlin ).

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Tomer Dahan

    Maayan Danoch, born in Tel Aviv, studied contemporary dance and choreography at SEAD and received her MA from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Since 2008, Maayan has been creating dance, site specific and transdisciplinary works and presented at venues/festivals such as Tel Aviv Museum of Art, tanz.tausch festival, Kibla Multimedia Center, Gödör Klub Budapest, Dance Theater Ljubljana, Diver Festival, Barbour Gallery Jerusalem, to name a few. As a dancer she worked, among others, with Jana Unmüßig (DE), Mårten Spångberg (SE), Maya Weinberg (IL/DE), Oleg Soulimenko (RUS/AT) and Dragana Alfirevic (SLO). Maayan received Fundacija Sonda scholarship for contemporary dance artist in 2010, the SK Kultur Stiftung research grant and the danceWEB Scholarship in 2014. She taught dance, improvisation and writing related workshops in numerous institutions, such as the HfMT Köln, SEAD, Ljubljana Dance Academy, Marameo, ZAIK and Campus Arison - School of Arts Tel Aviv.

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    Maayan Danoch

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    Noam Eidelman Shatil was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in 2009, and immediately joined the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2. In 2010 she was nominated by the Israeli army as an 'excellent dancer', and served the army while dancing in the company. In 2011 she joined the Batsheva Ensemble, performing in the Suzan Dallal Hall, and touring nationally and internationally: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, and Germany. In the Ensemble, she trained the GAGA movement language of Ohad Naharin (the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company), and during her 2nd year in the Ensemble she started teaching Gaga. Noam Eidelman has taught in Israel and abroad.
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    Noam Shatil Eidelman

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    Iyar El-Ezra was born in Tel Aviv on 1987 and studied in the Academy of Dance and Music in Jerusalem. Joined Batsheva Ensemble in 2005 and worked at the Batsheva dance company from 2008 until 2016. During her work period in Batsheva, aside of working regularly with Ohad Naharin, has also worked with Yasmeen Godder, Sharon Eyal and Roy Assaf. Iyar is a recipient of the 2002-2004 Israel-America cultural foundation education scholarship. She choreographed and participated in "curtain up 2015" - a centerpiece of Israel's contemporary dance calendar for young choreographers. Has won the "Yair Shapira award" in 2016.

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    Iyar El-Ezra

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    Shai Faran is an Israeli dancer, teacher and choreographer, based in Europe. After studying in Israel and dancing for the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company II, the Sigma Ensemble, the Dafi Altabab Dance Group, she moved to Europe, where she has worked with different choreographers such as Matej Kejzer, Maya M.Caroll, Zoe Knights, Yuval Pick, Shumpei Nemoto, Maura Morales Alessandro Sciarroni, David Hernandez andmore. In the last few years she has been teaching contemporary dance and improvisation classes and workshops around Europe while developing her own work and working as a free lance dancer, teacher and choreographer.

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    Shai Faran

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    Christa Flaig-Isaacs, dancer, pedagogue, project manager. Studied african dance in Europe , west-african african,  countries mainly west and south, South Africa and Martinique. Focus of her (artistic) work is the research on source and quality of movement in african dance and the possible meaning, adaptation and transformation for non-african dancers. For over 25 years organisation and management of festivals for dance and cross-cultural exchange in Europe and Africa. Actually she is board member and curator of the workshop festivals of Tanzfabrik Berlin.

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    Christa Flaig-Isaacs

    Chaim Gebber, Brazilian choreographer, dancer and dance teacher, has been working with various companies of the brazilian dance scene. His work “Pressagios da loucura” (1993) was named the best choreography of the year from UNESCO and CIDC (Conseil International de la danse, Paris). In Germany he held engagements as a teacher and solo dancer at several theatres and private companies. 2005 he decided to work on his own dance projects in Berlin. 2007 - 2011 Chaim Gebber has also been living and working in Shanghai, China. His choreographies have been shown in Europe, Brazil and Asia. Chaim Gebber is teaching professional dancers in dance companies around the globe: Cia. de Danca do Palácio das Artes (BR), National Theatre Darmstadt (GER), National Theatre Kassel (GER), Jin Xing Dance Theatre (CH), Beijing Contemporary Dance Theatre (CH), Architanz (JP) a.o.
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    Chaim Gebber

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    Katrin Geller has worked as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in Berlin scine 1994. She went through an early classical ballet training at the Schleswig-Holstein-Ballet-Boarding-school (scholarship), in the USA and at the Ballet-Academie Hans Vogl in Berlin. 1993 she completed her final stage examination at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Since 1994, she has become more interested in dance theater and performance. She has worked with various international artists, including Robert Poole, Sommer Ulrikson, Christine De Smedt, Ami Garmon, Marco Berrettini, Yuko Kaseki and the Achim Freyer ensemble. In recent years, she has worked more intensely on improvisation and has taken part and organized various improvisation evenings. Together with Britta Pudelko she founded the dance company Pathfinders in 1997, which showed dance productions at the Tanztage in Berlin and on several dance festivals. Katrin Geller´s approach is based on classical ballet, modern and improvisational techniques, as well as experiences in partnering and release technique. With the Fool, Daniela Schlemm, she researches and develops the combination of “dance, sound and word“ (in the sense of Laban-Today). She completed training as a CLMA (Certified Laban Movement Analyst in Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies) and has been teaching dance in Berlin dance schools for years. The deliberate inclusion of LBBS into the respective style of dance – she teaches ballet, childrens dance, contemporary and body works – gives her teaching a deeper foundation.
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    Katrin Geller

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    Born in Houston, Texas(USA). Studied at the Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy, The Alvin Ailey School,  the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX and later attended SUNY Purchase College. Before starting professional career, he was a winner of the Youth American Grand Prix competition in New York City and was elected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts in 2003, where he performed for the President at Kennedy Center. He has worked and danced with Sidra Bell Dance NY, the Kevin Wynn Collection, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Basel Ballet/ Theater Basel, and a guest with the Goteborg Operan DansKompani. A guest member of The Forsythe Company of February 2014 and later George became a full member in April 2014. Now, George is a freelance artist and choreographer since the summer of 2015.  He has currently worked with Jerome Bel, and Tino Seghal.

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    Roderick George

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    Eva was born in Greece. In 2013 she graduated from the National School of Dance in Athens while studying Law at the same time. Later on, she took part in the long term session of the DanceWorkshop Gaaton in Israel where she was trained in Gaga technique. Within this session she has worked for projects of Noa Zuk, Shlomi Bitton and Rami Beer. Afterwards she completed the five months understudy program of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company as being an Apprentice for the company based in Israel. As a performer she has, also, collaborated with Oktana Dance Theatre and Hellenic Dance Company for creations of Anton Lachky, Pascal Rioult among others. Lately she collaborated with cia Sonia Rodriguez, Inside The Body performing arts, JSR dance company and Edivaldo Ernesto. She is a member of Frantics Dance Company based in Berlin and she is currently working as a performer of Aerites Dance Company / Patricia Apergi. Her own creations have been performing since 2015 in Greece & Germany. She is currently based between Berlin and Athens.

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    Eva Georgitsopoulou

    Marcela holds a BFA/Diplom in dance and choreography from the Rotterdamse Dansacademie and Ohio State University. She has danced professionally for Bianca Van Dillen and Beppie Blankert in the Netherlands, with Neuer Tanz / VA Wölfl, Thomas Ostermeier/Mikel Aristegui, and Veronika Riz in Germany, and with the Italian company Deja Donne (Simone Sandroni/Lenka Flory). She has taught and presented her own work in the USA, Canada, Brazil, and across Europe. Marcela has also been Artist-in-Residence at numerous universities, including Alfred University, Ohio State University, Middlebury College, and guest lecturer at the HZT Berlin. She has created works in residence at Danswerkplaats Amsterdam, Dansateliers Rotterdam, OMI International Artist Collective – NYC, Mayday Dance festival – Antwerp, DOCK 11 Berlin, and at Schloss Broellin, Germany. Marcela also founded and currently runs the artist residency venue Lake Studios in Berlin. For more information: www.marcelagiesche.com and www.lakestudiosberlin.com

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    Marcela Giesche

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    Lisanne Goodhue is a Canadian dancer based in Berlin since 2011. Graduated in contemporary and classical dance, as well as in visual art in Montreal, Canada (2010), she has been working in various cities around Europe and Canada as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She is active in the Berlin improvisation scene, being a guest artist in various events and festivals. Her choreographic work investigates the influence of visual art on the experience of the viewer and has been presented in Europe and Québec, Canada. Lisanne is a close collaborator of German choreographer Sebastian Matthias since 2009. Their work toured around America, Europe, and Asia. She has been collaborating/is collaborating with artists such as Sebastian Matthias, Ingo Reulecke, Louise Wagner, Julian Webber, Jenny Haack, Joanna Roggan, Antoine Effroy and Anne Rudelbach, BundesJugendBallet Hamburg - John Neumeier (dance-choreography), Ulrike Sowodniok, Biliana Voutchkova, Alexander Frangenheim, Zafraan Ensemble Berlin, Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg, (music-composition), Louise Viger, Eva Berendes, Sebastian Kite (visual art).  
    «Tanz ist hier unverstellt, ohne Theatralik oder demonstrative Virtuosität zu erfahren: in einer ungeschminkten Klarheit und unverstellten Schönheit, die den Betrachter zunehmend in den Bann zieht. Lisanne Goodhue fasziniert durch ihre pure, losgelöst in der Bewegung aufgehende Körperlichkeit.» - Leon Hard from Die Sehnsucht des Nacktmenschen nach dem verlorenen Fell, Hamburger Abenblatt 2012​​​
    «Dance become a sensory machine that guides dancer such as Lisanne Goodhue to a subtle and sophisticated presence in his [Sebastian Matthias] choreographies.» - Irmela Kästner   Tanzplatform Deutschland 2014

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    Lisanne Goodhue

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    After her university degree in sports from University Tübingen, Eva Günther started her dance education in Modern Dance in Cologne (Graham Technique) and in Berlin (Cunningham, Limon). She danced in several companies, e.g. Janine Schneider (Berlin). In between 1993 and 2007 she ran the Dance- & Movementstudio „Mobile“ in Berlin-Wedding and choreographed the amateur dance-theatre „Mobile“. Regardless of who you are: a kid, male, headragged, pregnant, suffering from rheumatism or youths: since 25 years Eva is bringing dance into all sorts of different lifes. Since 2005 she is also working as a Yoga teacher and actress.

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    Jörg Hassmann, Berlin, over 20 years of research work in dance, improvisation and performance, have brought CI into the centre of his profession and movement practice. Anatomically based studies, contemporary dance, Body Mind Centering (BMC), Capoeira, a deep sense of play and the joy of discovery became his main influences. For the past eight years he has been offering CI training programmes together with Daniel Werner at Tanzfabrik Berlin, where they developed their systematic approach to CI-specific technique. Since 2009 he is artistic director of the Contact Festival ‚contact meets contemporary’ in Göttingen. Jörg teaches at festivals and dance organisations across Germany and Europe.  www.contact-meets-contemporary.de   www.dancecontact.de

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    Jörg Hassmann

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    Frauke Havemann is a director and choreographer and the artistic director for the performance and film group ON AIR. She has been teaching at numerous schools, is a mentor at HZT and since 1995 she is teaching at Tanzfabrik Berlin. Frauke studied classical ballet in Cologne. After a working contract at the State-theater in Bonn she moved to New York and continued her studies with Merce Cunningham, the Nikolais/Louis Lab, Movement Research Studio and was a guest student at the Film Department of New York University. Returning to Germany in the she worked as a performer in dance and theater projects and taught workshops, professional classes, and training programs in dance. In the late ‘90s Frauke began creating her own performance projects and video installations. Her productions examine the filmic process and the atmosphere and aesthetic of diverse film genres, translating film editing techniques into the live performance situation. Together with director and author Mark Johnson, in 1992 she co-founded DETEKTOR an inter media performance group which combined dance, theater and video. In 2002 she joined forces with video artist Eric Schefter and created ON AIR. ON AIR’s productions straddle the border between radio plays and installations, performance and theater, theater and film. Frauke has received numerous grants and scholarships, and her work has been shown in festivals and events throughout Germany and abroad. In 2017 she has finished her first feature film which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival USA.

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    Frauke Havemann

    Ayara Hernández Holz is a performer and choreographer based in Berlin and Montevideo. She studied dance, theatre and literature in Montevideo, at European Dance Development Centre (E.D.D.C) in Arnhem and finish her MA in Contemporary Arts Practice & Dissemination/ MACAPD in L’animal a l’esquena in Spain. (in collaboration with the University of Girona, Dargtinton College of Arts and MASKA institute). Since many years she is creating her own work in collaboration with Felix Marchand and invited colleagues as LUPITA PULPO. www.lupitapulpo.org

     

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    Ayara Hernandez Holz

    • Performance-Projekt

    Choreographer, dancer, performer, dance curator. Studied Dance in her homecountry Colombia and finished her Dancetheatre and SoloDance Postgraduate studies at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen, under the guidance of Pina Bausch. As a dancer she worked for the Wuppertal Dance Theatre, the Münster State Theatre, the Schauspielhaus Bochum, the Aachen Theatre and performed in several independent productions. As choreographer she worked at Stadttheater Basel, Switzerland and her own creations has been invited to Festivals in France, Croatia, Italy, Holland, Ecuador, Brasil and México. Martha got the Tanzstipendium and the Einstiegsförderung of the Berliner Senate. "Transparente" her first full-length film celebrated premiere at the American Dance Festival / International Screendance Festival in U.S.A. and toured in Europe and South America. She worked lately with artists like Alexandra Pirici, Jochen Sandig, the Rundfunkchor, Teodor Currentzis and the CEPRODAC at México City. For her new creation she has the support of the Spanish institution Iberescena and the Goethe Institut. She is since 2014 curator for the Bienal de Danza de Cali, Colombia, since 2015 mentee of the Performing Arts Program Berlin, and since 2011 artistic director of Plataforma/SurReal Berlin: Ibero-American Festival for Dance, Performance, Installation and Screendance. www.facebook.com/MarthaHincapieCharry

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    Martha Hincapié Charry

    Chandana teaches classical ballet with a contemporary slant. Her experiences as a modern dancer and yoga teacher have influenced her teaching and she puts a focus on working with the breath, mental flexibility and body awareness. Chandana Hörmann was born in Munich. She studied dance and dance education at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Heidelberg/ Mannheim. As a dancer she has successfully gained experience both on a domestic and an international level. Since 1992, she has taught classical ballet for adults, preparatory classes for those seeking to train as dancers, personal trainer/mentor for admission exams and intensiv training workshops. Since 1999 she has been living and working in Berlin as a freelance dancer, performer, certified Gyrotonic®trainer, dance educator and vinyasa yoga teacher (OM Yoga). 
She has been a member of the Freyer Ensemble since 2001.

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    Chandana M. Hörmann

    Sabine Kinschewski lives in Berlin and works as an employed physiotherapist in a private practice. Her interest to work with dancers is the result of a long period of dancing herself. Starting at the age of 7 she regularly trained and performed on stage. After an enshortened time of study at the Leipzig Ballet School she returned to school to graduate on secondary school. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1996 and started working. In the same year she decided to follow dancing and joined a free dance company. An injury made her think about the further way in life: physiotherapy or dance? She continued working as a therapist  but never gave up dancing. Regular training (ballet, contemporary) and workshops take place in her sparetime. She focusses her interest on the question, how to diminish and avoid injuries in dance.
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    Sabine Kinschewski

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    Zoë Knights is an Australian choreographer, dancer, and vocalist, based in Berlin. She completed studies in performing arts, contemporary dance and choreography, in Australia and Austria. Zoë's recent work has dealt with the choreographic abstraction of non-dance movement. Currently she is exploring voice and language in relation to the body. Her choreographic work has been supported and shown internationally. She has received prizes for her choreographic and vocal work. As a performer she has worked with Brice Leroux, Mia Lawrence, Martin Nachbar, Cabula6, LawineTorrèn and Jana Unmüssig. Zoë regularly teaches classes in contemporary dance, choreography and composition, and mentors/advises BA and MA level students, in Berlin and abroad. Zoë is an accredited yoga teacher (BWY) with over 14 years of teaching experience.

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    Zoë Knights

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    CV is only available in German.

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    Michael Löhr studied contemporary dance at the Cologne University of Music and Dance and subsequently received a scholarship to visit the annual summer academy in Kyoto, Japan. As a performer he has been involved in various projects including collaborations with Ahn Eun-Me Company, Emanuel Gat Dance, Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg, Tanztheater Bielefeld, Unterwegstheater Heidelberg and has performed at numerous dance festivals around the world. In addition, he works as choreographic assistant of Emanuel Gat and is regularly invited to teach contemporary classes or workshops for institutions such as Ballet National de Marseille, Candoco Dance Company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Polish National Ballet, Potsdamer Tanztage, PVC Freiburg, Tanz im August, Tanzhaus NRW and Unterwegstheater Heidelberg. www.mlcontemporary.com
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    Michael Löhr

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    Amelie Mallmann studied dramaturgy in Munich. From 2002 until 2005 she was a dramaturge at the Landestheater Linz (Austria), in 2005 she moved to Berlin to work as a dramaturge and theatre pedagogue at the THEATER AN DER PARKAUE. Since 2011 she is a freelance dramaturge, theatre and dance pedagogue and teacher, she works for example at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, at the Kunstfest Weimar and at the University in Braunschweig. Since 2006 she is a board member of the dramaturgic society.

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    Amelie Mallmann

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    Felix Marchand studied at the Erika Klütz school (School for dance pedagogic) in Hamburg/Germany and at the European Dance Development Centre (EDDC) in the Netherlands. In 2009 he finished his MA in Solo Dance Authorship (SoDA) at HZT Berlin. Since 2002 he is creating her own work in collaboration with Ayara Hernández Holz and colleagues. Beside his own work, he worked in collaboration with Thomas Lehmen, Martin Nachbar, Jochen Roller, Sommer Ulrickson, Silke Z., WILHELM GROENER, Liisa Pentti, Ji-Hyun Youn, Diego Gil, Martin Clausen/ TWO FISH, Tommi Zeuggin & Hyoung-Min Kim, Irina Müller, Andreas Müller & Bo Wiget/ Beide Messies, Begüm Erciyas and Clement Layes, among others. He played the main role in the movie “Los enemigos del dolor” (Enemies of pain) directed by Arauco Hernández Holz premiered in 2014 in Locarno film festival. He has been teaching in different centers and Institutes mainly in Berlin and Montevideo such as PONDEROSA Tanzland Festival, Workshop Smash-Intensive, UDELAR / University of Uruguay, CCE (Spanish cultural centre), among others. www.lupitapulpo.org

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    Felix Marchand

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    Irineu Marcovecchio, dancer, teacher, choreographer, born in Brazil, with Europen/Italian background, calls himself cosmopolitan and his carrier underlines this. Education in dance in Brazil and at Mudra School in Brussels (Maurice Béjart). Besides classical ballet further education in different modern styles. 10 years engagement in Balé da Cidade de Sao Paulo. Dancing in pieces i.e. by Oscar Araiz, Rodrigo Pederneiras, Johann Kresnik in Bremen and Berlin (1993-1999), in the Ismael Ivo Company (1999), in Choreographik Theater by Pavel Mikulastik, Bonn (1999-2003). Freelancer since 2004 as choreographer and dancer, 2008 assignment in Theater of Dance Braunschweig. Furthermore he took classes to gather more capabilities in methodics in Waganowa ballet and in Yoga by Elise Ralston.
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    Irineu Marcovecchio

    Naomi has been in the world of dance and movement research from a young age. In 2013 she participated in the dance intensive program held in Tanzfabrik Berlin and before hand in several dance schools in Israel where she was born and raised. Along with dancing, Naomi entered the world of Yoga in 2005. At that time she worked for Physicians for Human Rights and was involved in a range of political struggles, mainly with prisoners and refugees' rights in Israel. “At that time, working under very stressful conditions, I discovered the practice of Yoga and the practice of cultivating a sense of well-being and health toward my body, towards myself. In different levels, I feel like yoga saved me. After moving to Berlin I have decided to try and give to others what I have gotten and am still getting from the yoga practice.” After ten years of practice Naomi had completed her yoga teacher's training. Today Naomi is teaching in several yoga studios in Berlin among them Yellow Yoga, FreiStil Yoga and Prostage.

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    Naomi Mark

    Sabrina Marwa is a freelance teacher and performer, based in Berlin. After her graduation from ArtEZ, School of the Arts in The Netherlands she worked as a teacher and performer for dance company Introdans Interaction, dance for youth company De Stilte and visual dance theatre Komma 4.
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    Sabrina Marwa

    Yuko Matsuyama aka Yuhki Kaoru is a freelance performance artist (vocal,dance, act) with over 20 years of experience performing in Musical, Revue, Dance show, Tanztheater, and Music project. She received her Pilates Mat Certification from Dolly Kelepecz (DK Body Balancing Method) in Tokyo. Teaching Experience: 2008 – 2010 Tokio Disney Resort (company training, Pilates, Ballet, Modern Dance), theater projects in Tokio (daily training for actors, choreography assistant). Since 2010 teaching at Dance Studios in Berlin (Pilates). www.yuhki.de

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    Yuko Matsuyama

    Ixchel Mendoza Hernández is a Mexican freelance choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. She completed her Choreography and dance studies at Artez Arnheim (formel EDDC) in 2007. In summer 2007, she received a scholarship of DanceWebEurope,in the frame of ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna. In 2009 she took part at the Artistic Residency Program exchange for Iberoamerica and Haiti in Mexico city. Since 2011 she extended her practice in to video making in collaboration with the artist Anna Weißenfels. Her piece "Visual Ghost" was co-produced by the Tanztage Berlin 2012 and premiered at Sophiensaele. From 2013 till 2015 she had being engaged at the MA SoDA, HZT in Berlin investigating the phenomena "Visual Ghost". In 2016 she got chosen for the Einstiegsförderung for the research of her project: "Two Identical Mirrored". As a dancer she worked for Kat Válastur, shifts, Daniel Wittkopp, Elpida Orfanidou, Amit Jacobi and Laurie Young

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    Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez

    Adalisa Menghini (IT/DE), teacher, choreographer, performer, studied at S.N.D.O. Amsterdam, Embryology with B.B.Cohen and holds a MA in Neurophysiologic Psychology. She is attending the Feldenkrais teacher program. Adalisa is performing improvisation, creating pieces and was collaborating with different artist including Dieter Heitkamp, Nita Little, Keith Hennessy, Kirstie Simson, LaborGras, Sasha Waltz. She choreographed for professional and non professional dancers including children and elderly people and is collaborating with Teatro Instabile Berlin. Twice she was awarded best director and choreographer of “Giocabriga”, a popular theatre genre in Italy. In collaboration with K. Wickenhäuser she created performances with schoolchildren in Museums i.e. Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlinische Galerie, Museum für Kommunikation. They received twice the price “Kinder zum Olimp”. Adalisa is teaching contact improvisation and composition and since 2012 movement and choreography at the Master Program-Theater Pädagogik at the University of Art (UDK) Berlin.
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    Adalisa Menghini

    Samuel Minguillon started his education in Tenerife, his native island where he graduated in Performing Arts. He moved to Madrid and Barcelona to continue his studies and soon he started to work as an actor, dancer and teacher, assistant choreographer and creating his own work as well. He has been dancing with Tenerife Danza Lab (Tenerife), Cia Sonia Rodriguez (Barcelona), Plan B Company (Barcelona), Toula Limnaios (Berlin) and assisting Royston Maldoon and Tamara Mac Lord in the production Grandes Pasos. The last years he has been dancing in Spain, France, Turkey, Germany, Brasil, Russia, Belgium and The Netherlands with choreographers like Alfredo Bravo, Aranxta Sagardoy, Helena Berthelius, Toula Limnaios, Mateo Grazziano, Gabriela Suarez, Randi de Vlieghe a.o.

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    Samuel Minguillon

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    Jiska Morgenthal works as an independent dancer, choreographer and Shiatsu Seitai therapist since 1998. She studied dance at EDDC Arnhem and choreography at the Laban Centre London (MA Choreography) and concluded her training in Shiatsu-Seitai do in Anma Therapy at the A.P.S.S.T in Lisbon in 2003. Her choreographies were commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Capital of Culture 2001 and Expo’98. She danced in projects a.o. Rui Horta, Nigel Charnock and Minako Seki and participated in numerous labs for contemporary dance, improvisation and real time composition. Since 2008 she also works as assistant of production and direction for image shows and events and gives courses in movement training for managers. Since July 2015 she works as assistant for the Dance Intensive program at Tanzfabrik Berlin.

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    Jiska Morgenthal

    Gisela Müller studied dance in Paris, Amsterdam (SNDO) and New York. She was a member of several dance companies before founding, in 1992, The Move Company for which she choreographed numerous pieces. She was granted scholarships for artistic work both in Germany and abroad. Since 1988 she is teaching regularly in various institutions and studios. Since 2004 she is member of the board of Tanzfabrik Berlin and responsible for the artistic and educational programme of Berlin’s Tanzfabrik School and the director of the Dance Intensive programme. From 2006 until 2010, Gisela Müller was visiting professor at the Inter-University Dance Department / HZT in Berlin (Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz) where she invented and co-directed the BA course in Contemporary Dance, Context, Choreography. Beside she is a member of the decision making board of the east European network for performing art Nomad Dance Academy since 2012.

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    Gisela Müller

    • Dance Intensive

    Katja Münker, dancer, choreographer, Feldenkrais practitioner. After her training and practice as physiotherapist she studied Feldenkrais Method (1996-200), contemporary dance and instant composition. She was mentored through her choreographic processes by Ingo Reulecke und Martin Nachbar. Solo projects and artistic cooperations with Alex Arteaga, Bergrecherche, Amos Hetz, Ingo Reulecke et al. Artistic research and formats with AREAL_Artistic Research Lab Berlin et al. National and international teaching (Feldenkrais, Contemporary Dance, improvisation/instant composition and creative processes), publications and contributions for conferences. www.movement-muenker.de, www.kunst-im-gehen.de 

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    Katja Münker

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    Uta Müntefering

    Katja Mustonen (FIN/GER) is a Finnish dancer, teacher and dance maker, who currently lives in Berlin. She graduated from the Vocational Dance School in Outukumpu, Finland 2004 as dancer, and holds a MA degree in "Contemporary Dance Pedagogy" from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2008, she’s been teaching Contemporary Dance Technique, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation internationally. She is curious about the states of presence and the body’s ability to transform, embody, and transmit images, knowledge, emotions and atmosphere’s. Recently she’s been interested in jointing photography, video and text among other interdisciplinary approaches into her work.

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    Katja Mustonen

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    • Profitraining

    Natascha Noack investigates the intersections of movement, music, language and film. She studied dance and movement in Berlin, Bielefeld (dansart) and Paris before deepening her knowledge of the traditional art forms in Guinee, Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso. She found particular inspiration in the work of Koffi Koko, Désiré Somé and Elsa Wolliaston for whom she worked as an assistant at the ‘Theatertreffen Berlin’ and in an educational project in France. She teaches Contemporary African Dance throughout Europe, collaborates in the creation of stage performances with artists of different backgrounds, translates dance and film theory and is a member of the selection commission of Generation, a section of the International Film Festival Berlin.

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    Natascha Noack

    Maria Novella Tattanelli, trained at Opus Ballet in Firenze and attended workshops abroad like The place London as well as reciving a Scholarship with Tipperary Dance Platform, Ireland and Nod workshops, Torino. Further more she continued with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. In addition being exposed to gaga tecnique, it has influenced her a great deal as result learning, creating, discovering and exploring herself further as a dancer and as an artist. In Israel she closely worked with Sharon Vaisvaseer and Eyal Dadon and getting close to companies such as Batsheva ensamble, L‐E‐V by Sharon Eyal, Imbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollok. Actually she is dancing at Cie Sonia Rodriguez Hernandez in Berlin.

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    Maria Novella Tattanelli

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    Anna Nowicka is a dance maker, pedagogue and psychologist, a graduate of the Warsaw University, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, and Ernst-Busch / HZT in Berlin. In recent years, based on her long term interest in the work on dreams, imagination and physical actions, she started developing a methodology to be applied to an artistic creation. Her focus lies on questions of attention, imagination and creativity, and a body as a field of infinite potential, in the state of constant becoming. Anna aims at weaving intuitive ways of creating with conscious choreographing decisions. Her works do not follow a certain esthetics, but rather share an interest to challenge the gaze, and lead it towards the unseen and unknown. Since 2010 her choreographic practice is connected with the Art Stations Foundations by Grażyna Kulczyk. Anna was rewarded a DAAD Preis, followed by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, and Tanzstipendium from the city of Berlin. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Polish Film School in Łódź, a dreaming practitioner at „The School of Images”, intensively developing image work with Bonnie Buckner, and joyfully researching body’s possibilities with Rosalind Crisp. She shares her life between Berlin and Warsaw.

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    Anna Nowicka

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    Enrico Paglialunga is a freelance dancer,teacher and choreographer, born in Rome and he is currently attending a Bachelor in DanceMovement Therapy at Arte.do/University of Salento. After his dance education in Rome and New York, he worked and collaborate with Enzo Celli (IT), Marko Weigert & Dan Pelleg (DE), Brice Mousset (USA), Eun Hwa Nary Shin (USA), Sonia Rodriguez (DE), Sommer Ulrikson (DE). In 2014 he moved to Germany where he worked for “Wee Dance Company” at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater in Görlitz. Enrico is currently based in Berlin dancing for Theater Strahl in collaboration with DeDanser (NL). He teaches Contemporary and Lindy Hop in Germany and Italy.

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    Enrico Paglialunga

    Born in Singapore, Ming Poon is movement performer/artist, who currently lives in Berlin. He has worked in both Europe and Singapore since 1993, and began teaching and making his own works since 2005. Besides being an Associate Artist at The Substation (Singapore), he also holds a degree in sociology and psychology. His current research interest lies in linking movements and dance to social practice, with the aim of facilitating connection between people. The guiding principle is that to move is to relate. His idea of dance is one in which there are no ‘dancers’, only bodies in a constant process of relating as they reach out, converge, meet and separate.
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    Ming Poon

    • Performance-Projekt
    • Dance Intensive
    Britta Pudelko went throughout her dance career from a classical and technical movement base to a much more open and contemporary way of moving. She is strongly influenced by the work of Stephen Petronio, Jeremy Nelson, Luis Lara Malvacias, Susan Klein und Barbara Mahler. She has danced with Bernard Baumgarten, Robert Poole, Christoph Winkler, Michael Clark and others. In 1997  Britta founded together with Katrin Geller the company Pathfinders, for which she choreographed four pieces until 2000. Since 2001 Britta is a member of the theatre and opera company under the directorship of Achim Freyer and worked with him amongst others at Staatsoper, Berlin, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw and Los Angeles Opera. From 2004 to 2006 Britta worked with the choreographer Akram Khan as rehearsal director, choreographic assistant and dancer for his world touring production of "MA”. Britta is also a regular guest teacher for Sasha Waltz & Guests, Bolzano Danza and teaches at Tanzfabrik, Berlin.
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    Britta Pudelko

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    • Dance Intensive

    He is particularly interested in Rhythmics as a technique for performance research, connecting movement, movement and speech. In his performative work he likes to play with elements from different styles and cultures. Alexander graduated from Music and Movement Education / Rhythmics at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. He currently is a student in the masters programme in Cultural Diversity at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, Argentina. Over the last years until this summer, he has been living in Buenos Aires, and is a teacher and co-founder of the group RITMICA VIENA. He is the stage director and rhythmical-musical trainer of the Uruguayan body music group Bande Cuerpo – Música Corporal, member of the world wide performing improve group artig and actor of the duo Müller & Schöller - children's theatre. Alexander offers Rhythmics seminars for actors, students and teachers. Over the past years, he has taught various courses and workshops in several countries throughout Europe as well as in America, Iran, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Russia. www.facebook.com/bandecuerpo  www.ritmicaviena.com.ar

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    Alexander Riedmüller

    Sonia Rodríguez, born in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias began her professional career as an interpreter/dancer for the Cia. Provisional Dance (Madrid 1992-1996), Cia. Charleroi Danses (Belgium 1996-1998), Cia En-Knap (Slovenia 1999-1998), Cia Gissela Rocha (Zurich 1999), Cia Rui Horta (Germany 1999-2002 where besides dancing she also had been assistant), Cia H2dance (London 2002-2003). After she worked as the assistant of choreography and interpreter of other well-known companies such as Lanonima Imperial (Barcelona, Spain 2003-2005), and as a dancer for Cia Lior Lev (Stuttgart, Germany 2005), Cia Cobosmika (Barcelona, Spain 2005-2006), Cia La Baraka (Lyon, France 2006-2008), Cie Yann Lheureux (Montpellier, 2008-2013), Cie Dysoundbo (Luzern 2013), and Hausgemacht Company (Munich 2013). In 2002 she founded her own Company, Cía. Sonia Rodríguez. Besides she has been invited as a guest teacher to different dance schools, festival and companies such as Iwanson School, Scotthish Dance Theater Rep Dundee, Skaner Dansteater, Beijing Dance Festival, Danseus Festival, Norrdans,Sasha Waltz&Guest, It Dansa, Marameo Tanzprobebuhne, Profitraining Basel, Institut del Teatre, Nothern School of Contemporary Dance.
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    Sonia Rodriguez

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    Judith Sánchez Ruíz (USA/Cuba) is a Cuban born choreographer, improviser and teacher based in New York since 1999, and relocated to Berlin in 2011. She began her dance studies at the age of 11 at the National School of Arts Ciudad de la Habana. She has worked with Trisha Brown Dance Company; Sasha Waltz & Dancers ensemble; David Zambrano; DD Dorvillier; Jeremy Nelson, Deborah Hay and Edivaldo Ernesto among others. Judith Sanchez Ruiz’s has received numerous grants and commissions to support her career and has been commissioned choreographic works in the US and Europe. She teachs regularly in Europe and US.
    www.judithsanchezruiz.com

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    Judith Sanchez Ruiz

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    Carolin Schmidt is a dancer, choreographer and teacher of dance and dance history. She trained as a movement teacher and studied biology and geography, contemporary dance in Freiburg (bewegungs-art), Amsterdam (SNDO) as well as in numerous workshops, including Erna Omarsdottir, Meg Stuart, Jonathan Burrows and Julyen Hamilton. Carolin worked as a dancer for Hideto Heshiki and the choreographer collective K2 in Freiburg. She choreographed and directed several dance pieces and solo performances at Stadttheater Hildesheim, at HAU Berlin and E-werk Freiburg. She worked as a choreographic assistant and dancer in the opera "Civil Wars" by Philip Glass and "Carmina Burana" at the Theater Basel. She received her theoretical knowledge by working closely with Dr. Maren Witte at Tanzscout Berlin and through cooperations with Jan Deck and cultural scientists from the University of Hildesheim.
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    Carolin Schmidt

    Geraldo Si began his dance career in 1981 with Pantanaliadança, Brazil, after having been taking dance classes for three years. In São Paulo, he worked as dancer and actor with Antonio Abujamra, Geraldo Thomas, Penha de Souza, theTeatro Brasileiro de Dança, Marzipan Dance Cia amongst others as well as participated in a number of T.V. Series. In 1990 Geraldo came to Germany to join the Wuppertaler Tanztheater led by Pina Bausch, where he danced as a soloist for four years. Subsequently he collaborated with Raimund Hoghe (“Geraldos solo” in 1996 and “Tanzgeschichten” in 2003), Stephanie Thiersch, Healing Theatre Köln, Rodolpho Leoni Dance, Vera Sander Art Connect and Cocoondance. In 1996 Geraldo founded x.x.y. theater in Wuppertal for which he directed several productions. From 2003 till 2010 he had been the artistic director of Sommertanz Junge Talente, a dance theatre project for the youth, that was a pilotscheme from the Kunststiftung NRW. Inspired by the collaboration with Suprapto Suryodarmo, for the past twelve years Geraldo Si has focused most of his work on improvisation and the concept of “growing through movement”. In 2002 he initiated an ongoing series of events „SichtLaut“. On these performance evening dancers, actors and musicians experiment within the borders of improvisation.

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    Geraldo Si

    Mélanie Sorin was born in Lisbon and is both Portuguese and French. Passionate about movement, she is a freelance dancer and teacher based in Berlin. She studied contemporary dance in Lisbon and London, received her BA and post-graduate diploma and has been working with choreographers with distinct movement approaches and improvisation. Mélanie was introduced to the Gaga movement language in 2010. She travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel, where she trained and became a qualified teacher of Gaga in 2012.

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    Melanie Sorin

    With a background in ballet and environmental sciences, Jolika Sudermann (Berlin) studied dance theatre in Hamburg and MIME in Amsterdam (AHK). In her work she explores the least common denominators of human life, diving into phenomenons like pulse, baby movement or spoken language. Her prizewinning duet „A Talk“ (2011, with A.Söderberg) has excessively traveled Europe and was shown in NYC in 2014. Like her most recent piece, „Infanten“ (Stuttgarter Tanz- und Theaterpreis 2015, to be seen at Sophiensaele in March 2016), „Pulse“ is based on an improvisation score and on close, transparent contact between performer and spectator. jolika.theaterblogs.de

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    Jolika Sudermann

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    Harumi Terayama was born in Osaka, Japan. Currently, she lives in Berlin as a freelance artist. A passion for dance guided her childhood and brought her to the US in 2000. After graduating from Walnut Hill School and The Juilliard School, she danced with many choreographers as a freelance artist and as a member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City. In 2012, she joined GöteborgsOperans Danskompani in Sweden. She moved her base to Berlin, Germany in 2014. Parallel to her dance career, video editing became another creative outlet. Her first dance film “Replaced Vision” (Premiered in 2013, Sweden) was selected for various international film festivals. She has collaborated with choreographers and dancers to create videos for visual installations, promotional videos, and documentation. She is also a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis trainer.

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    Harumi Terayama

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    Diana Thielen usually works in diverse functions within the sphere of movement. Her projects moving in and around dance/yoga/pedagogy, artistic exchange and collaborations, as well as organizing and administrating meetings. As a student of education and gender studies, Diana is particularly excited about the political aspect of her academic work and is sharing the intersectional inquiry of body politics, axis syllabus and yoga at her blog: http://www.movementactivism.com

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    After his Ballet School (Royal Academy of Dance, Oxford; London Contemporary Dance School; scholarship for the English National Ballet School) Matthew followed the English National Ballet - Company, until he worked for Dance Berlin, David Nixon, Susan Quin and Deutschen Oper. Finally he joined the Scapino Ballet.

    Matthew has got the authority to teach looseness and musicality beside his taut and concentrated training.. He´s using a combination of classical and modern music for teaching classical technique. He teaches solid technique for all levels.

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    Matthew Thomas

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    Monica Toimil

    Antonios Vais was born in Athens, Greece and graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in 2009. During his studies he danced for the Hellenic Dance Company and the choreographer Valasia Simeon. By graduation, he was awarded the Koula Pratsika Foundation scholarship and started performing for several choreographers and companies such as: Dimitris Papaioannou, Oktana Dance Theater, Jukstapoz. In the end of 2010 he moves to the Netherlands where he is working for Dorit Weintal - Dansmakers Amsterdam to continue later in Berlin, as a member of the cie. Toula Limnaios for the year 2011. In 2012 he started working with Sasha Waltz & Guests, dancing and creating for projects such as: ''MusicTANZ- Carmen'' of the Berliner Philharmoniker ''Sacre'', ''Tannhäuser'' and ''Roméo et Juliette''.
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    Antonios Vais

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    By experimenting with aleatoric, improvisational, and indeterminate processes, Andrew Wass formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious processes of composition that are the generative source of much of his works. Influenced heavily by his undergraduate studies of Biochemistry at U.C. San Diego, Andrew works by creating a defined, almost crystalline palette in order to generate a myriad of possibilities. His initial exposure to improvisation was through the Lower Left Performance Collective’s summer workshops in San Diego in 1998. Since then he has performed and taught at festivals, theaters, and studios throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. A graduate of the MA SoDA program of the HZT, he is currently pursuing an MPhil/PhD through the University of Chichester.  lowerleft.org   wasswasswass.com

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    Andrew Wass

    Nina Wehnert works a dancer and movement teacher. She graduated from SEAD (Salzburg), bewegungs-art (Freiburg) and studied Yoga at OM Yoga Center NY. She teaches BMC®, Contact Improvisation, Embodied Anatomy and Yoga in daily classes, workshops, retreats and festivals around Europe aswell as at HZT Berlin and SEAD. She has great joy to immerse deeply into the exploration of movement, sensing and perceiving, the development of the body and the quest for being human which led her to study intensly BMC® with moveus and Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen. She is certified as a Somatic Movement Educator (BMC®), Practitioner (BMC®), and in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga.

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    Nina Wehnert

    Idan Yoav was trained at Patricia Needleman Dance Studio in Jerusalem, Graduated from the Academy High School for Music and Dance is Jerusalem and studied Multidisciplinary Arts at the Tel-Aviv University. Reworded as an Outstanding Dancer by the Israeli Ministry of Culture, amongst 2nd prize at the Mia Arbatova Ballet Competition, Scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for excellence in dance and was a member of DanceWeb program at the Impulstanz Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria. Danced at the Batsheva Ensamble, Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Polak Dance Company, Norrdans, Gallim Dance, Zuhkov Dance Theatre, De De Dance. A guest teacher at Tanzfabrik Berlin, Chung-Ang University Seoul and Korea National University of Arts Seoul. Since 2009 has been choreographing and presented in several festivals. Currently works as a freelance dancer with Sasha Waltz & Guests and choreographer Sebastian Mattias.

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    Idan Yoav

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    Stella Zannou has studied dance and choreography in London College of Dance, London Studio Centre, the American college of Greece (BA) and at the Greek State School of Dance. In 2006 she founded “Smack Dance Company”, in Athens, with which she has presented her own choreographic works in theatres and festivals such as the “5th and 6th Athens International Dance Festival”, “Tanzwelten 2009” - Germany, “No Ballet Festival” – 2010, Germany “Solo and duo dance festival” in Budapest (choreographed for Prosxima co), etc.
    Stella has collaborated as a dancer with Clint Lutes, Walter Bickmann, Maya Lipsker, Richard Siegal , Nana Vahla, M.Klien, Nickolas Mortimore, Yannis Antoniou and Kunst – stoff, Editta Braun, Thomas Mettler, Apostolia Papadamaki, Haris Mandafounis, K.Mixos, Prosxima dance co, Landscape dance co, etc
    She has been teaching contemporary dance in Germany, Greece, Italy, etc and is currently living and working in Berlin.
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    Stella Zannou

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    Sigal Zouk born in Israel. She studied dance in Emek Yizreeldance school. and was a member of the ‘Batsheva` ensemble (Artistic directors: Ohad Naharin, Naomi Perlov). 1997 she moved to Berlin and worked with Helge Musial, Joseph Timm, Luc Dunbery. 1999-2004 Sigal joined ‘Sasha Walts & guests‘. 2005-2008 she worked with Meg Stuart in ‘replacement‘, ‘maybe forever‘ (choreogaphic asistent), ‘all together now‘. Since 2007 she is working with theater director Laurent Chetouane and currently rehearsing in their sixth collaboration ‘publikumsbeschimpfung’.

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    Sigal Zouk