6 / The Role of Play – Dance for Kids and Adults

Adalisa Menghini

In the frame of Winter Tanz 2014/15

This workshop explores dancing and learning through play. Triggering our intution we will play with action and reaction, give and take weight and dance in and out of contact. We will gather responses from our eyes, ears and skin and transform them into beautiful dances. A small presentation completes each day, just for ourselves. A deep somatic approach to movement and an interest in neuro physiological sciences is at the core of this work.
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.
Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin This workshop is open for people from the age of 9-99, for children with and without adults and for adults with and without children. Price for children: 50/40 € Prices 100 € ( 80 € * )
* Early Bird Price: Applies on arrival of the full workshop fee on our account by 11.12.2014
Foto: Sean Doherty