Looking at the body like an infinite map, I like to use movement as a guide to discover the many pathways of our body's inner landscape. The discoveries and hazards we come along in the process of learning, the physical and mental limits are all part of the journey. Inspired by the technique of Flying Low by David Zambrano, this class will start by focusing on our relationship between the floor and the body in space. The tangible sensation we experience by moving in and out of the floor will raise questions of how we deal with the anatomical structure of the body in relation to our surrounding and how we approach it with our personal limitations. Different movement phrases that build upon each other will act as a tool for you to find the pleasure and ease, in speed and coordination whilst moving in between levels. Though physically challenging, the dynamics of the class will not only improve your coordination and stamina but also create a greater sensitivity towards the external and internal energy you create as individual and as a group.
Miriam Rose Gronwald (DE/USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist working in between dance, video art, textiles and the fine arts. Trained as a professional dancer, she completed her dance training at the Academy of Dance, Mannheim and the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. During her studies she received the EHF 2010 scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. In 2012 she joined the 'Gauthier Dance Company' at Theaterhaus Stuttgart where she danced in pieces by Ohad Naharin, Jirí Kylián, Mauro Bigonzetti, Stephan Thoss and Nanine Linning among others. Later on, she continued dancing in France with the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine while working closely with choreographers such as Marie Chouinard, Jan Martens, Deborah Hay and Rashid Ouramdane. In April 2018 she moved to Berlin working as a freelance dancer and choreographer as well as expanding her work in the fields of video installations and textile art. Her most recent video installation ‘The Occupation of Time’ showed during the Berlin Gallery Weekend 2019. www.miriamrosegronwald.com