I am a dance artist, movement activist and a teacher of the Axis Syllabus based in Berlin, Germany.
I dedicated my past 14 years (after the graduation in contemporary dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, SEAD, 2008) for intensive studies of the Axis Syllabus, based on anatomy/biomechanics, and created a strong teaching practice. I've been performatively active again for 6 years. The decisive factor was the work of Alisa Tretau in her “Sweet Peep Salon,” a body-and sex-positive immersive performance space. Both “LABOUR_LAB” and “perspEGGtives” emerged from this performance.
I studied dance/improvisation and composition with Susan Rethorst, Sara Shelton Mann, Keith Hennessy, Nita Little, Katie Duck and Stephanie Maher (among others). Teaching and lingering at Ponderosa Stolzenhagen with its thick his_her_theirstory in performance art has shaped my own creative language.
On this page I am sharing performance projects with you. Both as a dancer/performer in works by others, as well as my own collaborations and solos.
Find more about my embodied research and teachings in body politics, yoga, axis syllabus, contact improvisation and performance on my blog movementactivism
The Urge to...
a series organized together with Florence Freitag at Altes Finanzamt Nkölln
“If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.” —Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant
“The Urge to…” wants to be a space
“The Urge to…” wants to be a feeling
“The Urge to…” wants to be community and common notion
With this ongoing series at Altes Finanzamt, Neukölln, we hope to create a space where failing is not only accepted but highly welcomed. A space, that turns the negative understanding of failure, mostly influenced by capitalist means of production, into the freedom of being able to try again. We wish to create a space that allows different parameters: WE decide if and how we like to share our work, and we can support one another in holding this space for each other in a “shared thinking-feeling-doing that supports joyful transformation.” And finally “The Urge to…” also wants to be a space to be and build communal support, a process that is never stable, but always moving and that unfolds with us trying things out and being in troubled, turbid times together.
Altes Finanzamt is a dirty & sparkling basement, self-organized from and with a diverse group of artists. Altes for us is a means for giving and taking space together, finding community in dispersed times.