Contemporary Dance Classes
My contemporary dance classes are informed by Franklin-Method®and support dancer’s wellbeing in rehearsal and performance. I am specialised in teaching within dance company context.
Classes inform the dancers about, and refine awareness of, their body’s anatomy, and apply this knowledge and experience to dance training.
A rigorous build-up encompasses structured as well as explorative elements.
Classes are designed to prepare dancers optimal physical and mental for rehearsal and performance, and are flexible to match daily changing requirements.
I strive to create a positive learning environment that nurtures growth and facilitates transformational experiences.
I am aiming to foster each dancer’s individual development and to support health, and wellbeing within their demanding practice.
The opportunity to reflect on my practice-based knowledge within an interdisciplinary scientific perspective during my MSc study effectively inspired and informed my classes.
I am member of the international Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADAMS) and tamed, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e.V. Their congresses and papers are a very valuable resource informing about medical, scientific and educational aspects of dance training.
I believe in the importance of reflection on teaching practices and the significance of autonomy and ownership within learning processes nourishing mutual growth.
Several artists, dance teachers, and somatic practitioners have been and still are influential to the development of my practice:
Feldenkrais with Bob Chapra, my first encounter with somatic practice, awareness through- and mental simulation of movement.
My fellow student in Rotterdam, Anouk van Dijk, whose classes I enjoyed during the very beginning of her development of the Counter Technique.
Influences Inspiration and Reflection
Louise Frank, with her energetic approach to the Limón Technique, the dance technique that initially formed the foundation of my own classes.
Julyen Hamilton, with his upright, playful and precise work, supporting dancer’s autonomy and nurturing creative processes.
Michael Jahoda, who taught and embodied the Muller Technique and with his humour fostered a productive and welcoming atmosphere in his classes.
Kira Kirsch and Antoine Ragot inspire me by their way of transforming movement research into rigorous and playful movement practice based on Axis Syllabus.
Tom Koch who introduced me to the Alexander Technique and the impact of its application to dance training.
Sônia Mota, with her intuitive approach to dance technique, centering body and mind.
Michael Schumacher’s workshop of Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies, that facilitated the experience of being able to alter habitual movement patterns.
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Dear All, I hope you are healthy and coping. I just wanted to announce that we will start working in real-live-environment, that is, at Starnberger See from the 27th of September to the 2nd of October this year. It will be different, though! We will have to adapt. You can find further information on what this entails on the website of LIW. Let's keep moving and stay healthy!