Partnering Workshop
Marion Sparber and Alan Fuentes Guerra

07.09. + 08.09.2024, 15:00–18:45

marameo members: 96€
non-members: 120€

Level Dancers / Movers / Performers


About the Workshop

Shared Levitation Partnering focuses on an organic way of partnering, based on action/reaction principles inspired by Contact Improvisation, fighting styles, acrobatic dance, acro-yoga as well as social dances such as Salsa and Tango. We like to access the movement from a perspective of a deeper connection and try to avoid the superficial habit of copying shapes. Instead, we motivate every couple to find a unique way of communicating with the partner and look for individual solutions and variations of the material. Another important aspect of the class is the constant change of the level of activity for both roles. We learn how much resistance, power and direction is needed to reach our maximum together by investigating with the given tools. We spent the first part of the workshop with this technical aspects as well as games and finally in the second part of the workshop we will be learning fixed partnering material. This workshop is thought to help experienced dancers in their process as movers as well as in the creation of partnering-choreography. It aims to inspire to use dancing with a partner as a tool for communication in class and on stage.

This workshop is for open to:
– dance and movement artists
– artists from performative fields
– movers with backgrounds like acrobatics, martial arts, acroyoga,
– hand to hand and contact-improvisation!
– students in the final year of their education from these practices.

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About Marion

Choreographer, teacher and dancer – Originally from South Tyrol, Marion received her dance training at the Varium in Barcelona and the Iwanson School in Munich. She moved to Berlin in 2010, where she has lived and worked as a freelance artist ever since. Since 2015, Marion has been supported as a freelance choreographer from the cultural ministry of South Tyrol, produced by IDEA – Tanz Theater Performance. As a result, several pieces were created which have been performed at numerous international theatres and festivals in Europe, South and North America, as well as in Asia. “Stilles Ich”, choreographed for the Volkstheater Rostock dance company, is her first work with a state theatre in Germany. Many of Marion’s choreographies are a playful combination of highly physical dance, dance theatre, live music, video and photo projections and play with acrobatic circus elements. As a dancer, Marion has performed in pieces by Francisco Córdova – Physical Momentum, Stella Zannou – Smackdance, Sonia Rodriguez Company and ADN-Dialect. Together with Alan Fuentes Guerra, she is the co-founder of the platform Shared Levitation Partnering, which choreographs internationally, teaches workshops and presents stage pieces. As a teacher, Marion is active internationally, enjoys the exchange with the participants and is always inspired anew. She has taught a. o. at Deltebre dansa, B12, Circuit-est, Atlas Festival, PERA, Tanzcompagnie Volkstheater Rostock, Unusual Symptoms, Tanz Gießen, Of curious nature, Stadttheater Bielefeld, Staatstheater Braunschweig, CndC Angers, Vim Vigor, Diavolo Company LA, Kinissis Festival, Tanzhaus Zürich, Profitraining Basel and Lucerne.

About Alan

The mexican choreographer, dancer and teacher received his dance training at the Academy Sead Salzburg, Austria, in the postgraduate programme Bodhi Project and at the EPDM in Mazatlán, Mexico, with a Bachelor in Contemporary Dance. Since 2017, Alan has been living in Berlin and researching improvisation and theatre, with a strong connection between physical dance and movement. After graduating, he gained performance experience with various choreographers and companies, such as Karolin Stächele, Marion Sparber, Ralf Jarochinsky, Christine Gouzelis, Sita Ostheimer, Etienne Gilloteau, Stephanie Felber, Cecilia Lugo, Francisco Córdova and Miguel Mancillas. As a choreographer, Alan has created several pieces alone and in collaboration with Marion Sparber, with performances at various festivals and venues in Europe, Asia and America. He was awarded the Distanzen-Solo grant in 2020 for his research on the piece “The far out people”. Alan has taught his contemporary class espaciocontinuo and together with Marion Shared Levitation Partnering in various companies, schools and festivals around the world including B12 festival, Deltebre dansa, Marameo, Cyrkulacje Festival, Rozbark en Motion, Iwanson, Camp In, EPDM, La Cantera, Diavolo Company LA, Performact, Sozo, Tanzfaktur Köln, Profitraining in following cities: Basel and Freiburg, Goa Contact Festival, Play Practice Artist Residency, Sfera Ruchu, Nómada Festival, Descalzinha danza, Encuentros Mutantes and Tanzcompagnie Rostock and Stadttheater Bielefeld.