17:30 - 18:45
Kreuzberg 3
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin

Vibrant Body

Kurs with Soroa Lear

This practice is about uncovering and expanding the infinite universe living within each unique and individual body. By breaking down the body into its layers of skin, flesh and bone, we can create more space within the container of our body and radiate beyond its borders and limits.The isolation of different body structures allows for increased physical awareness and a growing sense of possibilities within our physicality. The practice builds up to a place where the body can operate as a whole by connecting all the layers within itself while still allowing for space to exist between them.Throughout the practice we surrender to the groove and vibrations we receive from music and allow ourselves to be taken by and merge with it. This practice draws inspiration from Sidra Bell’s methodology, Gaga, Dose of Pleasure by Alvin Collantes and personal choreographic work among others.

Soroa Lear

Soroa is a dancer, performer, and writer based in Berlin. She completed her studies in contemporary dance and comparative literature at Reed College, sparking an interest in the intersections between critical theory and movement. Specifically, her practice researches the ways in which movement can allow for a reframing of our subjectivity, allowing relationality, pleasure, and bodily affect to guide how we understand ourselves. Her practice is deeply influenced by Gaga, contact improvisation, as well as Berlin's nightclub culture— something which, thanks to a research grant she received in 2019, she was able to spend 4 months practicing and studying. Among others, she has worked and performed with Carla Mann, Mehdi Farajpour, Miguel Pereira, and Oriantheater. Soroa has also choreographed her own works, such as "Serpientes" (2019) and "The Body That Talks" (2018), and worked as a teacher in Portland, OR, where she taught improvisation.