Amelia Eisen was born and raised in Nevada City, California. She is a Freelance Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher and Holistic Health Coach based in Mannheim since May, 2017. Amelia trained with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in San Francisco, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City.
She has danced for choreographers and companies in California and Germany including Michael Bronczkowski, Pascal Sangl, 5elefants tanzkollektiv, Crystal Schüttler, Green Flamingo Project, Richard Oberscheven, Taulant Shehu, Catherine Guerin, Eric Trottier, Luis Sayago, ZiRu Dance Company, Kinetech Arts and Project Agora.
Amelia has presented her own work in San Francisco, Israel and Germany. In the Fall of 2018, she was involved in the choreographic cooperation together with Kirill Berezovski and Mike Planz for “Winterschlaf,” which premiered in Theater Felina-Areal, Mannheim. In the same year she was one of three choreographers in the GUMMITWIST mentoring program for young choreographers, mentored by Edan Gorlicki. In December 2018, she curated “Mingle Me Home” International Dance Festival in Nevada City. Her first full-evening length production, “Project Warrior” celebrated its premiere in November 2019 at Theater Felina-Areal and had a digital Reprise in July, 2020. Her further choreographic productions include, “Air Castle”(2021), “Elevation”(2021), “These words before all else”(2021 & 2022), and her new evening-length outdoor production, “Listening in Wild Places” will take place in Spring 2022 at Altes Klärwerk, Mannheim.
Her work is supported by Kulturamt Stadt Mannheim, LaFT Baden-Württemberg, the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, LBBW Bank, NPN-Stepping Out- from Joint Adventures. She has also been supported by the Distanzen Solo Program- from Dachverband Tanz Deutschland for which she spent 8 months in 2021 interviewing dancers of various backgrounds about their overall health needs amidst the Pandemic in order to develop new customized Holistic Health offerings specifically for professional dancers, dance students and passionate movers.
Amelia teaches Contemporary and Modern Dance, as well as Holistic Health classes and workshops for various dance schools and dance studios such as Aki Kato TanzForum and Dance Professional Mannheim, as well as Profi-Training in and around the Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan Region for example in Eintanz Haus, Mannheim and for Tanzplattform Rhein-Main in Frankfurt.
She is also a founding member of the newly formed, Flux e.V.- ‘Initiative Freie Tanzszene Rhein-Neckar’ and a member of the Zeit Tanz Land Verein.
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“My mission is to create and participate in honest, intimate work which exposes the lens through which I view the nature of our world. I am interested in capturing the personalities and unique qualities of the people I work with while creating environments together in which viewers experience empathy and are encouraged to engage in a topic at a deeper level. In my creative process I use a variety of imagery, text, music or visual art to generate movement. I like to explore physical extremes and storytelling through movement by combining set choreography with improvisation. I am particularly interested right now in weaving together my work in the dance world with my background in Holistic Health. Holistic Health emphasizes the connection of mind, body and spirit. It is an approach to life that takes into account a whole person and how they interact with their environment.
I stand for increasing the powerful influence of the dance world through supporting the complete health of dance artists and passionate movers alike. I am certain that our power multiplies as we prioritize our wellness and create sustainable practices of self care…and when we give value to our health in a greater way, that we as artists will deepen our sense of self trust and create environments where our work can flourish – carving out better futures for those who follow us.”
Featured Image: ‘These words before all else’- Created & Performed By: Amelia Eisen, Photo: Günter Krämmer
COMING UP NEXT!
Detailed production info here: Listening in Wild Places
Tue, 18. October | morning performances for schools- at Unimog – Museum Gaggenau
Final performances of a participatory dance project with four schools of Schulzentrum Nachgrub in Gaggenau as a parcours through the local museum. GAME ON! is a new creation by Pascal Sangl in collaboration with BLOMST! gUG/Nina Kurzeja. It is a dance piece about the famous video game characters of SuperMario & co. It is part of a bigger mediation program with the school of Schulzentrum Dachgrub in Gaggenau and is funded by NPN-Stepping Out.
Performers & Co- creators: Amelia Eisen, Martina Gunkel, Mike Planz & Kevin Albancando Tuntaquimba
Music: Davidson Jaconello
Costumes: Baika Bettag
Arnold Schönberg: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten – The film
Release date coming soon!
Music: Toni Ming Geiger & Marie Seidler
Choreograhpic Director: Pascal Sangl
Choreography & Performance: Amelia Eisen & Mike Planz
Camera: Jonas Bomba
Next performance dates coming soon!
Konzept/Choreografie — Sarah Herr
Choreografische Assistenz — Meret Rufener
Tanz — Amelia Eisen, Crystal Schüttler, Sarah Herr
Musik — Peter Bösselmann
Bühnenbild — Moritz Stotzka
Lichtdesign — Georg Gropp
Outside Eye — Julie Pécard
Video — Bill Raab
Foto: Peter Gutsche
ONGOING WEEKLY OPEN CLASSES w/AMELIA
Open Level Modern/Contemporary
TUESDAYS 18:00-19:30 & THURSDAYS 19:45-21:15
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