"ImproTime - Tatort Tanz" with  Stina Bartels

We embark on a search for new sources, act out emotions, respond to bodily stimuli and impulses that impel us into movement. This search combines principles of dance technique with movement contexts that expand our range of motion. This experiment will generate unique and personal movement, sequences and dance styles. Dynamics, energy and strength offer space for movement and dance. A variety of different musical styles and materials will provide support for improvisation. This will be a dance of inner and outer presence.

Dates in 2015 (Saturdays): 30.05. / 27.06. / 22.08. / 26.09. / 31.10. / 28.11. / 19.12.
Time: 18.00 - 20.30 h

Price: 20 EUR
Please note, you need to register in advance!


Dance Workshop: "Nothing to everything" mit Samuel Ibanda

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 June 2015, 17:00 - 19:00 h

In this workshop we are taking a journey which brings us back to the natural source of body movements. Through visiting traditional dances, which mark the beginning of calling movements "dance movements", we are going to trace the origin of dance and its culture heritage. With the level of ethnicity in Uganda, there comes a number of different Ugandan traditional dances. We will go through a variety of different dance figures and stories that will teach and enhance your sense of isolation and roundedness in dance: technically and emotionally. This will help us to sensitize our bodies for the naturalness of movements. In the second part of the workshop, we are going to use this feeling and knowledge to blend it with modern dance influences. Concentrating one one's personal source of movements will help the dancer to fuse it into their personal "style" of dancing.

Samuel Ibanda, born and raised in Uganda is a dancer, choreographer, dance instructor singer and actor. He has been working with different dance companies (Keiga Dance Company, Obsessions, Lynch Company) and has toured in Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark.
Since 2006 he is running his own dance company called "Latin Flavor Uganda". The company is performing at the National Theatre in Uganda every last Wednesday of the month, since 8 years. Besides this, he has been acting in several movies ("Last King of Scotland", "The John Akiibua Story") and he has published two music albums ("How I feel" and "So much"). He shares his talents through teaching and coaching people. He is an experienced and passionate dance instructor, teaching on a daily basis in different studios in Kampala.

Registration: (mobile 0176/ 729 490 87)
Workshop fee: 20€ per day / 35€ for both days


"Going deeper" with Stella Zannou

Dates: 22 - 26 June 2015 12.00 h – 16.00 h
Informal showing on June 26th at 15:00 h
Part I: 12.00 - 13.30 Modern Training for dancers with Stella Zannou
Part II: 14.00 - 16.00 Going deeper
Part I of the workshop is a prerequisite for Part II, since the 2 parts will be connected.

Price: 100€ - includes the participation of the open class.
Preregistration for the whole workshop until 15.06.2015 under:
Maximum amount of participants between 20 and 25

The workshop will be divided in 2 parts:

Part 1: 12:00 - 13:30 Profi training (open class)
Contemporary technique class:
The class demands a lot of energy and physicality. Influences are found from different dance techniques as well as from martial arts. Many acrobatics and hand stands will be found but without being the main goal of the class. The floor work is of great importance but we will also fearlessly move into space "off floor", exploring new or at least unfamiliar movement patterns. The basic aim of my class is to make dancers reach their limits, express themselves and dance without fear and hesitation, using their physicality and full energy.

Part 2: 14:00 - 16:00 Going deeper
Through discovering ways of creating and/or modifying movement material, the aim of this workshop is to find tools that would help a dancer to interpret movement in a personal way and discover new movement qualities and ideas.
Part 1 of the workshop is a prerequisite for Part 2, since the 2 parts will be connected.

Stella Zannou has studied dance and choreography in London College of Dance, London Studio Centre, the American college of Greece (BA) and at the Greek state school of Dance. In 2006 she founded Smack Dance Company, in Athens which has been invited in festivals such as the 5th and 6th Athens International Dance Festival, "Tanzwelten 2009" in Braunschweig, etc. Stella has collaborated with Clint Lutes, Howard Katz, Richard Siegal, Nana Vahla, M.Klien, Yannis Antoniou and Kunststoff, Editta Braun, Thomas Mettler, Apostolia Papadamaki, Xaris Mandafounis, K. Mixos, etc. She has taught contemporary dance for the State School of Dance, the International Dance Festival of Kalamata, the opening ceremony of Paraolympic games, Artiria, Dock11 - Berlin, Dance Cultural Centre, etc. She is currently living and working in Berlin.