Breath and Expanded Choreography
Lisa Densem, Jana Unmüßig
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2020 - Meeting in the Virtual!
In times of political peace and when we are in good health, we tend not to be aware of our breath. Breathing well or freely is a privilege that we only notice in its absence. In the online version of this workshop, we will begin each day as we had planned, working with some of the basic principles of the breathwork practice ‘BreathExperience’. For the second part of the day, we will shift the perspective of choreography towards an expanded understanding, where video work and writing exercises are embraced as choreographic practice.
Number of workshop participants is limited to 10 people.
Lisa Densem is a dancer/performer from New Zealand who has been working in Berlin since 1999. She was part of the company Sasha Waltz & Guests for many years, and worked on numerous projects, including the trilogy series, “Körper“, “S“, and “Nobody“, as well as a.o. with choreographers like Hanna Hegenscheidt, Laurent Chetouane, Jana Unmüssig, Roni Katz and Sergiu Matis. She also works as a teacher, mentor and choreographer and has just finished a breath therapy education, BreathExperience, based on the work of Ilse Middendorf.
Jana Unmüßig is trained in contemporary dance, choreography and artistic research. Her choreographic work has been presented e.g. at Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Impulstanz Vienna. In 2018, Jana received a D.A. from Uniarts Helsinki. Currently, she holds a post-doc position at the Center for Artistic Research of Uniarts Helsinki. She lives with her family in Helsinki. More info: www. jana-unmussig.com