Uferstudios 2
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Image: Melanie Maar

Sense Appeal – Being, Doing, Saying

Workshop with Melanie Maar
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2022

How does our sense of presence, coherence, dissonance or synchronicity show up in our daily life?

In our visual and language dominated surround, ‘doing and knowing' seems most valued. In return his workshop offers you a space to slow down and to feel yourself. To melt your brain into your dark body, into the light and back into the scull. What words would we utter through this journey? Can talking through the ‘ass’ yield a welcome truth? Performative awareness and psycho-sensual experience support us in that process. We orient ourselves through guided meditative movements, touch, sense reflection and conjuring ‘timelessness’. Doing less, even doing nothing as a way to open subtle perception and entries into new visions and activity. Together and as we each are in this context, we can play with the constant dying and activating of movements, relations, feelings, thoughts, forms and scenes. 

This workshop offers a space to the self-guided dance traveler, whoever you might be, for a slow cruising of ‘not knowing’ and ‘not doing’ as the ground for our actions and exchange. We will literally get close to each other by skin and word. Yet curiosity is all it takes here for exploring the senseable artlife together.

Melanie Maar

Melanie Maar works with performance experience as a guide in creating projects and in teaching groups and individuals. She lives in New York City and Vienna. Her project Line Death Dance was recently shared in a book, a performance and a film in collaboration with The Chocolate Factory Theater, Queens, Judson Memorial Church, ENTKUNSTUNG and The Austrian Cultural Forum NY. In 2016 she received the Artists Award from the NY Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Collaborative projects with artists from sound, light and dance, as with Christian Schröder, Kenta Nagai, Lindsay Packer, Masters of Ceremony, Laurel Atwell and Anaïs Maviel formed her work. Melanie began studying Ballet at her mother’s dance studio in Vienna, later in NY at the Trisha Brown School and at Night Clubs before deepening her studies in improvisation, Qi Gong, Sexology at the Body Electric School, Somatica and touch practices based on Somatics.The last decades of condensing and teaching at Movement Research NY, Senior Citizen Center Bronx, The New School, Pieter LA, ImpulsTanz etc. informed / process as guide / a study program for performance artists she created in 2017. Melanie learned from and performed for: luciana achugar, Janet Panetta, Anthony Braxton, Daria Faïn, Walter Dundevill, RoseAnne Spradlin and Luis Lara Malvacias. www.melaniemaar.com
In English 
Price: 170/145* 
*Early bird until 07.07.2022