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About me

 

Dance

For almost 20 years I have committed my life to the performing arts in various facets.

For a long time the art of playing with fire was my passion. But then, about 10 years ago, dance entered my life. It all started with soft encounters with contact improvisation. Over the years the need to dive deeper into the world of dance grew larger and larger.

In 2009/2010 I took part in the New Dance education with Anna Garms from the Dance Vision Institute. This was followed by numerous different workshops on movement, dance (contact improvisation, tango, lindyhop), voice (Roy Hart), clown, acrobatics and so on....

 

Then my need to dive deeper into contact improvisation became stronger and stronger. So I started attending courses, festivals and workshops with teachers like Nancy Stark Smith, Nita Little, Andrew Harwood, Elske Seidel, among others.

 

After some years I realized that I wanted to widen my horizon in other directions. So I attended the „Dance Intensive“ at Tanzfabrik, Berlin. During this year I connected to the various aspects of contemporary dance.

 

Through this I was finally able to enter the many layers and concepts of contact improvisation. My intense work with Nancy Stark Smith gave me the base to teach contact improvisation and to integrate it into my other dance projects.

I now teach, organize festivals and collaborate with Nancy Stark Smith.

What happened before

Everything started with the need to have some movement in my life alongside my studies as an Engineer. I started to practice partner acrobatics and juggling (mainly Diabolo) . After I finished my studies I left my desk and went into the world of movement.

 

My journey started with street theater. Through a circus pedagogy education at „Jojo, Zentrum für Artistik und Theater“ in Lahr in 2002 and the Mime Academy in Mainz in 2003 I gathered important tools.

 

Then by founding of the artist group „Mosaique Feuerkunst und Artistik“ I made fire shows and stilt-walking my main occupations. This was the starting point on a path which went from „some bookings“ to a full time job. I had a profession which gave me a lot of joy and satisfaction. I performed for a variety of events, such as theater festivals, corporate events, city festivals and weddings. Through these jobs I came in contact with a lot of different people.

 

The shows developed over the years from mere choreographed skills into poetic stories. They included not just fire and stilt-walking, but also aerial arts. Acting also became a part of my path. Between 2004 and 2013 I worked with the OstEndTheater, later called Theatre Skurril. Productions included "Der schwarze Pirat", amongst others (directed by Dietmar Blume).

In 2017 fire-spinning and acting united at the Freilichtspiele Zermatt in the production „Romeo and Juliet at the Gornergrad“ (Directed by Livia Anne Richard).