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Amelia Eisen was born and raised in Nevada City, California USA. She is a Freelance Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher and Digestive Health Coach based in Mannheim, Germany since May, 2017. Amelia trained at Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in San Francisco, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Northern Israel and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She has worked with choreographers and dance companies in California and Germany including Elisabeth Kaul’s Green Flamingo Project, Eric Trottier, Taulant Shehu, Catherine Guerin, Luis Sayago, ZiRu Dance Company, Kinetech Arts and Project Agora. Since 2013 she has presented 10 of her own works in San Francisco, Israel and Germany. In the Fall of 2018, she was involved in the choreographic cooperation 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, accompanied by Edan Gorlicki. In December 2018, she curated the first “Mingle Me Home” International Dance Festival in Nevada City. Her most recent production, “Project Warrior” celebrated its premiere in November 2019 at Theater Felina-Areal. Amelia teaches a variety of classes including Modern, Contemporary and Storytelling Through Movement.

“My mission is to create and participate in honest, intimate work which exposes my true character and 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 the public experiences empathy and is encouraged to engage in a topic at a deeper level. I integrate my work as a holistic health practitioner into my dance work and vice versa. In my own creative process I use imagery, memory and other forms like poetry, music and visual art to generate movement. I explore physical extremes by combining technique with diverse ways of telling stories through and with the body. I use a mixture of set choreography and improvisation as a vehicle which contributes individuality and depth to the expressive power of dance.”


 

‘Project Warrior’ is coming back!!!

 (online due to the obstacles brought on by Covid-19)

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“Project Warrior” delves into the multifaceted experiences of different women. It shows how women are fighters, portrays their resilience, shows where they fight to gain a place in society and how their vulnerability becomes their greatest strength. 7 female dancers address individual and collective traumas by connecting to nature and sharing their stories through the combination of movement, language, music and the poetry of the American artist and civil rights activist Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Her life and work were a great inspiration for this work as she gives an essence of trust, strength and healing, which we aim to transfer to this production.“Project Warrior” premiered the 2nd of November 2019 at Theater Felina-Areal in Mannheim, Germany. 
 
Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim, the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg from funds of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art, the Foundation of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and a private donor in the USA.
 
Due to the current situation, we have creatively reworked the reprise of Project Warrior into a new format. These 4 events all take place on the online platform Zoom. Every evening is donation based and the collected money will go to the artists in these uncertain and difficult times. Each evening is limited to 100 participants and will be held in English with the possibility of a German translation. You must register in advance to reserve your place. Please send an e-mail indicating which event(s) you would like to attend to:
Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom info to enter the events and the information needed to make a donation to the production. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds, although every donation is greatly appreciated.
 
All times displayed in CET
 
16th July, 19:00-20:30
Open rehearsal and movement workshop with Amelia Eisen and the team from Project Warrior.
A chance to look behind the scenes, see how the piece was created and dance with the team. Open for all ages and levels, no dance experience necessary! 
17th July, 20:00-21:30
Showing of Project Warrior as a dance film. Includes a special introduction and a question and answer session at the end.
18th July, 19:00-20:30
Presentation of the life and work of American civil rights activist and artist Maya Angelou. In this event you will learn about her role in Project Warrior and her impact on the world. This will be led by the team.In honor of her life and in solidarity with the fight against racial injustice, the donations received for this evening will be given to the Black Lives Matter Global Network https://blacklivesmatter.com
19th July, 18:00-19:30
Showing of Project Warrior as a dance film. Includes a special introduction and a question and answer session at the end.

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Dancers: Veronika Kornová – Cardizzaro, Delphina Parenti, Miriam Markl, Jillian Rose, Aynur Memioglu, Cecilia Pontemprimo and Julie Pécard

Film and Editing: Falk Kastell- https://line-light.com

Choreographic Assistance: Kirill Berezovski

Dramaturgy & Production Assistance: Angela Wendt

Trauma Release Coach: Corinna Natalie Bornhorst – http://soulcouch.net/Vorteile/

Costume Design (for stage version): Manuela Brandl

Light technician (for stage version): Georg Gropp

Photography & Graphic Design: Lena Drews

Music (for online version): Lisa Morgenstern – http://www.lisa-morgenstern.com and IDHAZ – https://idhaz.bandcamp.com/music

Poem: Maya Angelou’s “On the Pulse of Morning” used by permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC

Cooperation Partners: Amalie- Beratungsstelle für Frauen in der Prostitution https://www.amalie-mannheim.de, Mädchennotruf https://www.maedchennotruf.de


 

 

ONGOING WEEKLY OPEN CLASSES w/AMELIA


‘Storytelling through Movement’

*Mondays at Eintanz Haus*

19:30-21:00 open level, further info HERE

Modern/Contemporary

*Tuesdays and Thursdays at Aki Kato Tanzforum*

TUES   18:00-19:30 intermediate

THURS   19:45-21:15 beginning

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