19:30 - 21:00
Kreuzberg 4
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Photo: Valentina Seidel


Kurs with Ixchel Mendoza Hernández, Cristiana Casadio

We start the class with softly connecting with each other and with the space. We continue with slow exercises on the floor, opening the body joints, making the body accessible. The class builds up easily, slowly getting into real motion. Through out different movement sequences, we will soften the body to then take the space sliding, rolling and finding diverse ways to get up and then back down into the floor. It´s perfect for people looking for an energetic and refreshing evening. In this class you will strengthen your body, and at the same time move with fluidity and speed.

Ixchel Mendoza Hernández

Ixchel Mendoza Hernández is a Mexican choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She completed her choreography and dance studies at Artez Arnheim in 2007. From 2012 until 2015 she had been engaged in the MA Solo, Dance, Authorship (SoDA) at Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (HZT) in Berlin. During that period she made explorations to provoke the audience to experience a certain kind of 'images' which are not present in vision, nevertheless still present – a phenomena she called 'Visual Ghost'. Her last two works "THE TWOFOLD PARADOX" and "The Reversed Alchemist: Figure 1-3" had premiered in the frame of Open Spaces. As performer she worked together with Kat Válastur, s-h-i-f-t-s, Susanne Kennedy, Clement Layes, Laurie Young, Elpida Orfanidou, among others.

Cristiana Casadio

After a professional rhythmic gymnastics career, Cristiana joined as a trainee the Aterballetto Company, directed by Mauro Bigonzetti and received several scholarships (eg. at “Merce Cunninghum Studio” ,”Peridance Center”, in New York, ..). She joined Botega Dance Company (IT), J.K.Tyl Theater Pilsen (CZ) and Balletto dell’Esperia (Turin,IT), dancing pieces by Enzo Celli, Michele Pogliani, Bronislav Rosnos, Alena Peskova, Libor Vaculìk, Inmacolada Rubio, Hervè Costa, Eugenio Scigliano, Laura Corradi, Paolo Mohovich, and others. Since 2010 Cristiana works as freelancer, taking part in different productions and projects, as a dancer and a choreographer (e.g. Berliner Ensemble). Her works have been presented in international theaters and festivals - her piece “Tangram” has been nominated for the “Total Theatre Award” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.