Kreuzberg 4
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Photo: Leandro Morales

The Body – The Player – The Journey

Workshop with Rafaela Sahyoun
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2022

Rafaela Sahyoun creates in her workshop a playful, physical & sensitive space to experience dance. In current times it feels fundamental to dance what pulses in & in between us — meeting states of vitality as a form of resistance and affection. Exploring modes of interaction, negotiation, and trust, inquiring how we operate, and cross narratives that update the relationships present in the space. The work also focuses on the body's mobility, recognizing and organizing its structure as an integrated living network, playing around the field of (1) gravity, (2) body axis, (3) supportive structures, (4) the folds of the body, (5) the fabulous universe of spirals, (6) multidimensionality, (7) asymmetry. Through games & improvisation practices, the intention is to orchestrate the body in relation to various stimuli, refining perception & crafting attention around simultaneous layers. This workshop is an invitation to dance life in real-time, to meet and dance a change.

Rafaela Sahyoun

Rafaela Sahyoun is a dance artist based in São Paulo, Brazil. Her work shifts between performing, teaching & making. Since 2019 Rafaela has been a guest teacher and collaborator at Pera School of Performing Arts – GAU teaching the Bachelor's Degree in Dance as well as leading the auditions. Besides teaching, she has made two dance productions at the university: VAWM (20/21); Wheel of Radical Affection (2021). Since 2020 she teaches at the Post-Graduate Program Corpo: Dança, Teatro e Performance at Célia Helena Centro de Artes e Educação in São Paulo. Rafaela is a faculty member in the dance curriculum at ECO Teatral, a theater formation program in São Paulo. Since 2020 she has been a company member of Cia. Perversos Polimorfos (BR). She is featured in productions by Sara Shelton Mann (USA), Judith Sánches Ruíz (CU/DE), Renan Martins (DE/BR), Alessandro Sciarroni (IT), Morena Nascimento(BR),  Clarice Lima (BR),  Marco Torrice (IT/BE), Clair Lefevrè (FR/AT), Nigel Charnoch (GB), Willi Dorner (AT), and other people she admires. From 2015 till 2018 she was a company member of Jorge Garcia Dance Company in São Paulo. Rafaela graduated from SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (Austria) in 2013 and graduated with the program Dance Studies at Trinity Laban (London) in 2010. www.rafasahyoun.com
In English 
Price: 200/170*
*Early bird until 07.07.2022