Uferstudios 4
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Amely Sommer

Expansive Radiant Body (Waiting list)

Live Workshop with Kianí del Valle
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2021

In this workshop we will focus on awareness of the psyche and how it informs our physicality. With eyes closed, we begin with improvisation as a form of guided, physical meditation. This warm up offers possibilities to sync with our individual groove, allowing exploration of movement repercussions that start at the body's core and reach out externally. We connect emotions with movement, and travel to proper phrasing exercises through Dynamic Release Technique, animal-like floorwork, spirals and turns. Tension is used as staccato and relaxation as legato. Through musical anatomical efficiency, we finally arrive at the "Available Body," where we connect quality, detail and transitional phrasing with the external space surrounding our bodies. All elements weave together in a choreography that covers internal, conceptual, physical and environmental expansion.

Please note: The workshop will be held live in the studio under the measures in place at that time. If this is not possible there will be an online version in any case. Therefore, the number of participants is limited. More information about the measures will be continuously updated on the website and communicated by mail shortly before the workshop starts.

Kianí del Valle

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Kianí del Valle has danced and trained in schools such as Ballet Teatro de Nana Hudo, Ballet de San Juan, Andanza, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Rastro Dance Company, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Matanicola and Costa Compagnie. Del Valle’s own KDV Dance Ensemble, as well as her solo work, have premiered in theatres and museums world-wide. Her body of work discusses displacement, the colonized & decolonized body, androgyny, and character development work through movement and performance. Her transmedial practice includes making performance and dance works for video, theatre, visual art, cinema, and 3D art. She has become the main movement coach for many of Berlin's singers and actors, and collaborates in live performances and music videos with artists and musicians internationally.
Level:  Movement experience
In English
Price: 170/145€*
*Early bird until 01.07.2021
Time zone: CET