Summer Program – Evening

27.06.–07.08.2020
Registration via e-mail to summer@marameo.de or online
Fee for 5 days workshop: 55 €
Drop-In: 13 €
20 % discount for marameo members when booking the whole workshop

 


29.06.–03.07.20, 18:00–19:30

CONTEMPORARY DANCE WITH ALESSANDRO MARZOTTO LEVI
Level: Beginners with Experience / Intermediate

This class is based upon the introduction and consolidation of the contemporary dance technique passing through the freedom and research given by improvisation techniques and release sequences. Dancing is developed through the increased awareness of our bodies in all their limits and qualities, perfections and imperfections. Harmonizing coordination is one of the best descriptions I’ve heard about what dancing is. That is what we will try to do – adding fun and sweat to it all.

Alessandro graduated from the Rambert School in London and is now a freelancer developing interdisciplinary projects across Europe. He has been co-director of Impermanence Dance Theatre in Bristol (UK) for the past nine years, while also working on solo work presented at different festivals and cabaret stages internationally. He has started his career joining ITdansa in Barcelona and then moved to Holland to develop his choreographic skills. Here he took part in Random Collision and eventually found himself going back to the UK to establish his own company in Bristol. He has danced works ranging from Jiri Kylian to Ohad Naharin.

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06.07.–10.07.20, 18:00–20:00

GYROKINESIS MEETS BALLET WITH LIBBY FARR
Level: Intermediate / Advanced

In this workshop we begin with Gyrokinesis® Essentials to journey through the spine and find spaces in the body which are not awake. We will continue into a Ballet Class to explore the new found spaces in the body and challenge the participant to rediscover their body when confronted with the ballet vocabulary.

Libby Farr arrived in Berlin in 1982 to dance in the Deutsche Oper after dancing with many companies in the US and in Europe. After leaving Deutsche Oper she continued doing projects and teaching in many schools in Berlin and thereafter joined TanzTheatre Weimar as trainings director, dancer, teacher. She then became the ballet mistress for Ballet Pretty Ugly Freiburg and Köln. She is a regular teacher in PARTS in Brussels and regular guest teacher in SEAD in Austria and Companies in Europe. She is a licensed teacher in Gyrokinesis.

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06.07.–10.07.20, 20:15–21:15

GAGA/ PEOPLE WITH ALVIN COLLANTES
Open Level

The language of gaga originated from the belief in the ‘healing, dynamic, and ever-changing power of movement’. Gaga offers a creative framework to listen deeply to our bodies. We work with our physical sensations, in search of freedom and pleasure and to connect conscious and unconscious movement. Participants are guided through a series of multi-layered tasks with a sensitivity to who is in the room. Gaga encourages exploration between our weakness and strengths, awakens numb areas, and addresses physical habits. The classes offer a workout to investigate our form, speed, and effort while enhancing our flexibility, agility, and coordination. At the same time navigating through an array of physical qualities such as texture, delicacy, and exaggeration, culminating in a multisensory and physically challenging experience. With no mirrors or spectators, comfortable clothes, accompanied by music there is an air of non-judgmental exploration.

Alvin Collantes is a certified Gaga teacher, photographer and dance artist based in Toronto, Canada and Berlin, Germany. He completed the Gaga Teacher’s Training Course in 2018 under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan. During the course, he participated in Gaga Intensives and took company classes at Batsheva Dance Company under the artistic mentorship of Ohad Naharin. His work has been featured in numerous shows including International Dance Day, Toronto’s Original Choreographer’s Ball, Toronto Fringe Festival, Nuit Blanche Toronto. He is a guest faculty member of Western University, Centennial College, H.B Beal Secondary School and Toes for Dance.

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13.07.–17.07.20, 18:00–19:30

CONTEMPORARY WITH HEIDI WEISS
Level: Intermediate/ Advanced

Heidi Weiss teaches a dynamic contemporary technique class with strong roots in modern dance. The class starts with basic yoga poses which focus on breath and clarity, and continues with a series of moving sequences that create length and volume in the body. The dancers are encouraged to take risks by testing physical and spacial boundaries, through a fusion of fluidity and groundedness. Everything culminates into a longer, dynamic choreography with an emphasis on musicality.

Heidi Weiss is a dancer, choreogra­pher and teacher living and working in Germany since 1996. She has taught throughout the EU and also in the USA and Asia. She works together with Jennifer Mann. They have created numerous works since 1997 (weiss-mann productions). Heidi holds a BFA from University of Arts in Philadelphia (USA).

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13.07.–17.07.20, 20:00–21:00

GAGA/ PEOPLE WITH TANJA SABAN
Open Level

The language of gaga originated from the belief in the ‘healing, dynamic, and ever-changing power of movement’. Gaga offers a creative framework to listen deeply to our bodies. We work with our physical sensations, in search of freedom and pleasure and to connect conscious and unconscious movement. Participants are guided through a series of multi-layered tasks with a sensitivity to who is in the room. Gaga encourages exploration between our weakness and strengths, awakens numb areas, and addresses physical habits. The classes offer a workout to investigate our form, speed, and effort while enhancing our flexibility, agility, and coordination. At the same time navigating through an array of physical qualities such as texture, delicacy, and exaggeration, culminating in a multisensory and physically challenging experience. With no mirrors or spectators, comfortable clothes, accompanied by music there is an air of non-judgmental exploration.

Tanja Saban is a freelance dancer, creator  and Gaga teacher based in Berlin and Zurich. Her practice keeps evolving around the movement language and research of Gaga, Somatics and her passion for dance as a way of building connectivity. She understands both teaching and performance as an offering of an experience where our instinctual intelligence of feeling comes alive.

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20.07.–24.07.20, 18:00–19:30

BALLET WITH SANDRINE CASSINI
Level: Beginners with experience / Intermediate

We will start working at the barre to focus on placement and understanding ballet technique throughout pure physicality. The class will also approach dynamics and musicality, two main keys to improve technique. In the center we will work on moving through space by keeping all the tools we build at the barre. I want to approach ballet as a deep physical science that brings so much joy.

Born in Nice, France, Sandrine starts her professional career at the age of sixteen by joining the Paris Opera Ballet after being awarded the Professional Prize at the Prix de Lausanne. She danced in the following with the Monte-Carlo Ballet, Zurich Ballett, National Theater Mannheim, Ballet British Columbia and Bejart Ballet as a principal artist. Since retiring from stage, Sandrine has taught the Scottish Ballet, Basel Ballet, Bern Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet and San Francisco Ballet and was ballet mistress with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ballet British Columbia and Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company. Sandrine is delighted to return to Marameo this summer.

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20.07.–24.07.20, 20:00–21:30

PRESENT BODY WITH SUELEM DE OLIVEIRA DA SILVA
Open Level

Through my practice with voguing I could experience, self-awareness and strengthen my physicality, resistance and agility, while illuminating the senses through the body.
Present Body, aims at a better understanding of the fundamental also physical principles, of how contemporary dance and vogue meet and complement each other. How it relates to space and how we can unify or isolate different parts of the body, using images and imagination to expand the knowledge of each participant and his technique. These fundamentals will be expanded through choreographic phrases, sequences and improvisation. Participants will be challenged to visit unknown places, intrigue different ways of moving and to experience the enrichment of their quality of movement with a wide variety of textures.

Born in Brazil, Suelem started her dance education at the Deborah Colker Movement Center and then got accepted to P.A.R.T.S in Belgium. She has been working with different choreographs such as Deborah Hay and Jefta Van Dinther and also has been an active dance teacher for more than five years. She started at Cullberg in 2017 where she is currently working.

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27.07.–31.07.20, 20:00–21:30

ENSEMBLE THINKING WITH ANDREW WASS
Level: Dancers / Actors / Musicians / Performers

Ensemble Thinking (ET) is a method for operating in the complex environment of improvised performance. ET develops improvisational and perceptual choreographic skills that guide dance artists in ways that help to cultivate group awareness and to co-operatively compose in-the-moment through developing, recognizing, and responding to choreographic forms as they dynamically emerge in performance. In this workshop, we will start with examining the possibilities within the solo body, using precise scores to challenge our movement habits. These concepts will tune our awareness of our solo bodies, freeing our perceptions of how the solo operates in relation to the group. The principles of ET help the dancer focus on different elements of the moment: facing, level, movement, number, stillness, timing, space, focus, line, shape, etc. Heightened awareness of the relationship between the solo and the ensemble allows for greater facility and nuance in these elements as tools of creation and lenses of perception. This workshop is for dancers, actors, musicians, and CI dancers who are interested in increasing their kinetic awareness of the ensemble and solo in performance.

Andrew Wass has been creating and performing improvised performances 20 years. Performance and teaching opportunities have taken him to festivals, studios, and universities in Europe, Asia, and the United States. His performance work has been shown in San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Marfa, Tijuana, Berlin, Seattle, Tokyo, and New York. A graduate of the MA SODA program at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum für Tanz Berlin, he is currently pursuing his PhD in Dance at Texas Woman’s University. A member of the Lower Left performance collective, his area of research is the confluence of philosophy, cognitive science, and improvised dance-making.

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03.08.–07.08.20, 18:00–19:30

ZEITGENÖSSISCHER TANZ MIT GARNET HENNIG
Level: Intermediate

Ein umfangreiches Warm-Up mit Yoga Elementen erwärmt den gesamten Körper. Es folgt ein Bodenexercise, das im Laufe der Woche erweitert wird. Es folgen Technikübungen, wie Gewichtsverlagerungen, Balance, Release, die in die Bewegungsfolgen einfließen. Durch Wiederholungen werden die Abläufe intensiviert und verinnerlicht. Es folgen Bewegungen im Raum, die den gesamten Körper mit einbeziehen. Im Laufe der Woche werden mehrere kleine Choreografien erarbeitet, wobei die individuelle Wahrnehmung des Körpers mit der Musik und die Umsetzung im Mittelpunkt stehen.

Garnet Hennig ist Choreographin und ausgebildete Sport- und Tanzpädagogin, sowie Pilates Trainerin. Sie ist freischaffende Künstlerin in Berlin und bundesweit tätig. Sie unterrichtet regelmäßig in Hochschulen, Schulen und Zeitgenössischen Tanz im marameo Berlin. In Firmen gibt sie Pilates für das Stress Management.

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03.08.–07.08.20, 19:45–21:45

PROTEAN PROGRESSIONS WITH SHERWOOD CHEN
Open Level

A protean progression of movements across the floor will develop kinesthetic, motor and sensorial awareness, scale and rhythm studies. These layered torrents will work individually and collectively to unfamiliarize our bodies and recognize them as dynamic, transformative environments, each body observed and welcomed as a total phenomenon in delicious corruption. Building out from Body Weather MB training with Sherwood’s specific attention to rhythm, dis/coordination, un-mastery and rapport with the floor, this training asks that we bring our curiosity, our inquisitive body, and prepare to sweat.

Sherwood Chen has worked as a performer with artists including Grisha Coleman, Yuko Kaseki, Amara Tabor-Smith, Anna Halprin, Min Tanaka, Xavier Le Roy, inkBoat / Ko Murobushi, Christine Bonansea and Sara Shelton Mann. He leads workshops for performers in studio and in natural and urban landscapes worldwide. He has trained performers in places including the Centre National de la Danse Pantin, Independent Dance / Siobahn Davies Studios, La Ménagerie de Verre, Oficina Cultural Oswalde de Andrade, Arlequi, Chez Bushwick, Sala Crisantempo, Centro Nacional de las Artes (DF), Caja Escénica del Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes and the Maré Center for the Arts. For over twenty years, he has contributed to Body Weather research initiated by Tanaka and his associates, both as a member of Tanaka’s company Mai Juku and Body Weather Farm in Japan, and subsequently working with members of founding generations in the US and Europe including Oguri and Christine Quoiraud.

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