Floor Barre - (Barre à Terre) with Laurence Chaperon

Dates: every Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m., small studio

Laurence Chaperon is a former ballet dancer in Paris and at the Staatsoper Bonn.
The "Floor Barre", also known as "Barre Terre" is the ideal way of training the entire body and improving the body posture. All exercises are done in a sitting position and thereby convey a better feeling and understanding for a correct and healthy body posture.


A series of Improvisation Classes by Judith Sánchez Ruíz

04.04. – 08.04.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
18.04. – 22.04.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
27.06. – 01.07.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
04.07. – 08.07.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
22.08. – 26.08.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
29.08. – 02.09.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
12.09. – 16.09.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
19.09. – 23.09.2016, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Prices: single class 10 Euro/ week 40 Euro

Description: I initiated a regular improvisation class in Berlin, looking to create a hot group of performers to improvise and perform together in Berlin. I believe in creative optimism, physicality and meaningful movement. Each session is structured like a standalone master class, where we will look into a subject and develop it over the course of a two hour practice. We will learn how to redirect tools and knowledge to investigate and discover new modes of moving and performing which are both exciting and challenging. We will research in how to spontaneously and creatively respond to these tools as an individual, but also in a partnering or group setting.
If you can't come one day, don't worry! Single sessions can be attended.
A special guest will join us in April for our session on Wednesdays: Jazz pianist Sebastian Schunke.

Bio: Judith Sanchez Ruíz
The Berlin–based director, choreographer, improviser and teacher Judith Sánchez Ruíz (Havana, Cuba) began her dance studies at the age of 11 at the National School of Arts. In 2010 she founds JSR Company in New York City, focus in multidisciplinary and sites specific performances. Sanchez had created works at differents companies and dances intitutions, taught workshops and master classes throughout the world. She has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guest, (2011-2014); Edivaldo Ernesto, (2012-2014); Deborah Hay, (2012); Trisha Brown Dance Company, (2006-2009); DD Dorvillier, (2002); David Zambrano (1997) , Mal Pelo Company, Spain (1997-1999); and DanzAbierta Company, Cuba, (1991-1996). For several years, she has emphasized a strong commitment to improvisation as a performance form involving live music. From 1996-2009, Ms. Sanchez and composer/drummer Dafnis Prieto pursued an ongoing investigation of the dynamic interplay of dance and music. Sánchez also developed various collaborative projects with the innovative composers Henry Threadgill, (2002, 2008) US; and Steve Coleman, (1997) US; as well as with the visual artists Jonathan Cramer, (2002) US; Daniel Arsham, (2009-2010) US; Stephen Talasnik, (2010) US; Sun K. Kwak, (2010) Korean; Kentaro Ishihara, (2010-2011) Korean; Burt Barr, (2008) US; Ian Trask, (2011) US; and the media artist and choreographer Jonah Bokaer, (2009-2010) US. She had been commissioned choreography works at Danspace Project St. Marks Church, (NY), Whitney Museum, (NY), Storm King ArtCenter, (NY), and Work & Progress at Guggenheim Museum, (NY). Sánchez 's works has been presented in numerous International Festivals and have received numerous grants and commissions support through her career. Recently Restaging the master piece of Trisha Brown "Set and Reset", at Paris Conservatoire (2015). And at the moment touring work with German Pianist Sebastian Schunke, and working in presenting Repertory work with JSR Company.
Class at the Amsterdam School of Arts (2015)
Class at the University of Music and Dance Cologne (2015)


The Group Motion Workshop
Collective Dance Making in the Moment
A Creative Practice

Date: Saturday June 25th, from 20:00 - 22:00

The Group Motion Workshop is a two hour long, non stop guided process of dance/movement improvisation with live music.

Based on structures and scores created and developed by Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck as an outgrowth of their work with the Group Motion Dance Company, this Workshop has been created and evolved since 1972. It is being conducted regularly every friday night in Philadelphia for over forty years and has toured to festivals, dance centers, colleges and schools in the US and other countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Germany, France, Poland , Lithuania, Cyprus, Bermuda and Barbados. The session in Marameo will be led by Manfred Fischbeck and his daughter Laina Fischbeck, performer, teacher and choreographer currently residing in Rennes, France. No experience is required!!!

The Group Motion Workshop can be utilized as a creative practice on all levels of dance experience and all ages. It serves as a resource for creative and authentic expression through dance, music and movement and sound. It offers a space for interactivity and communication which is spontaneous, deep and direct, allowing for new channels of creative potential to open. The Group Motion Workshop celebrates the language of movement as a language that anyone can speak and understand. In its most basic format, the so called Friday Night Workshop, the overlap of dancers and non-dancers and of different ages ads a powerful dimension of mutual learning and exchange of movement information and body/mind/spirit integration. As one observing and participating dancer/choreographer remarked:" You realize how much movement dancers have trained out of their bodies". The Workshop combines highly refined structures of improvisation, movement meditations, and contact dance with explorations of breath flow, sound, and movement qualities in an interactive exchange with live improvised acoustic and electronic music. These structures are practiced in ways of playing, discovering and experiencing individually and collectively the languages of movement and dance, sound and music. These structures reflect universal patterns of communication found in nature and the human psyche. They have the potential of tapping into archetypal and visualizations from the collective subconscious and forms of spontaneous compositional and choreographic creation. The practice of these dances in the space of creative interaction with music in the moment creates a ritual space of building community.

Price: 20€