Studio – marameo

Studio Philosophy

Marameo is a lively and inspiring place for anyone who wants to pursue their individual approaches to dance.

We host courses and classes that teach precise dance techniques as well as the art of improvisation for participants of all ages and alle levels of experience.

Dancing is an art of interaction, of relationships.

That’s why we make sure that our courses have a friendly atmosphere where recognition and appreciation combine with challenges and constructive feedback, to create training experiences in which social interaction feeds artistic thinking and outstanding professional quality.

We are an international centre for exchange, communication and shared passion, but we also have a local outlook and encourage people from our neighbourhood to participate in our programms.

About marameo

marameo was founded in 1992 and, since that time, has established itself as an institution of vital importance to the Berlin dance scene. The original concept – to offer affordable, daily training for professional dancers – has remained constant over the years. Situated in the centre of Berlin, the studio sees itself as a place of exchange for more then 100 people, who daily attend classes and who demand the highest quality from our courses.

Mornings at Marameo belong to professional dancers who can rely on continuity, as well as innovative approaches, in both the classical and modern classes which are taught by experienced teachers and international guests. ‘ShowTime’, which has become a very sought-after platform, provides professional dancers training at Marameo with the opportunity to present their work.

In the afternoons, approximately 100 children between the ages of 4 and 16 take dance courses at Marameo. As well as helping children discover a joy in movement, the classes develop their emotional and physical strength. The preparation for the annual performances gives our young dancers the opportunity to take an active part in the creative process and to develop a feeling for dance as a performing art.

Courses on our diverse evening programme are chiefly influenced by each teacher’s unique artistic perspective. There are just as inspiring courses for beginners as there are for advanced dance fanatics. Performance projects, which bring exciting dance pieces to the stage, take place on a regular basis.

Marameo Berlin e.V is a registered non-profit organisation which aims to promote contemporary dance forms to people of all ages. Children, teenagers, adults, amateurs and professional dancers can all connect with and experience the fascination of physical movement.

Technical Information

Large Studio

This former gym is approximately 23 metres long by 11 metres wide with a 16 metre long mirrored wall. There is a sprung floor, a barre and a piano as well as a stereo system (with 2 CD players, iPod connector) and four speakers.

Small Studio

The small studio has a laminate floor and is approximately 5 metres wide by 7.80 metres long. There are 10 Yoga/ Pilates mats, 7 stools for Gyrokinesis, a stereo system with CD Player, tape deck, iPod connector and two speakers.

Team

An Boekman
Head of Board

Dancer, choreographer, and dance educator.
Began teaching and training in Marameo in 1992, Marameo’s founding year, and has been a member of the organisational team since 1997.
Organises the contemporary dancer training, develops projects, plans, communicates, manages conflicts and all of Marameo’s math.

Contact: anboekman@marameo.de

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Ronja Grabow
Office- and Projectmanagement, Communication

Interdisciplinary performer. Master degree in theater and film studies.
Office manager since 2017, and is the contact person for everyone and everything!
Responsible for Marameo’s public relations, communication, managing webpage, social
media, and marketing. Supports all projects, plans and organises all of Marameo’s training and course program in collaboration with the board.

Contact: ronja@marameo.de, post@marameo.de

Britta Heitkamp
Office assistant/ reception

Dancer. Architect. Since 2017 part of the marameo team.

Contact: britta@marameo.de