Amelia Eisen was born and raised in Nevada City, California. She is a Freelance  Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher and Holistic Health Coach based in Mannheim, Germany since May, 2017.  Amelia trained with 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 companies in California and Germany including Michael Bronczkowski, 5elefants tanzkollektiv, Green Flamingo Project, Richard Oberscheven, Taulant Shehu, Catherine Guerin, Eric Trottier, Luis Sayago, ZiRu Dance Company, Kinetech Arts and Kara Davis’ Project Agora. She 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 & 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 production, “Project Warrior” celebrated its premiere in November 2019 at Theater Felina-Areal. Her new solo work-in-progress, “These words before all else” will premiere in early 2022 and is supported by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg. She is also currently supported by the Distanzen-Solo program where she is developing new Health Coaching services to support professional dancers and dance students. Amelia teaches Contemporary Dance and Holistic Health in various dance schools and dance studios, as well as Profi-Training in and around the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. 



“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, literary work, music or visual art to generate movement. I like to explore physical extremes and storytelling through movement by mixing 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: Körper an Körper- Created By: Amelia Eisen & Richard Oberscheven, Photo: Maciej Rusinek


“These words before all else”

Created and danced by: Amelia Eisen

Creative Assistant: Aynur Memioglu

Original Music Composition: Güldeste Mamaç

‘These words before all else,’ is the opening line to a Native American prayer called the Thanksgiving Address. It was created over 1,000 years ago and eloquently recognises the many gifts in our human lives. It notes that being human is an honour requiring mindful gratitude. Reciting this prayer is a practice that allows us to find our way back to the natural world by greeting various elements of the environment. It reminds us that we humans are not in charge of the world, but are subject to the same forces as the rest of life. 

This is a new work-in-progress where the Thanksgiving Address is being translated into a movement prayer. Stay tuned for further details! 

This project is supported by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg.

“Rotational Distance”

A new dance production by Richard Oberscheven


ROTATIONAL DISTANCE ist eine Tanzperformance mit drei Tänzerinnen, geleitet und choreografiert von Richard Oberscheven. Zusammen mit Julie Carrère, Amelia Eisen und Selina Shida Hack erarbeitet er neue raumzeitliche Gefüge der zwischenkörperlichen Distanz. Grundlage seiner choreografischen Arbeit in dem Stück, sind die in Anlehnung an Edward T. Halls Konzept „öffentlichen Distanzzonen“ welche dazu verhelfen abstrakte Raumstrukturen zur Orientierung zu entwerfen, die Nähe schaffen und gleichzeitig der Frage nachgehen sollen, was diese bei den Tänzerinnen auslösen. Oberscheven ist es ein Anliegen, seine Beobachtungen in der pandemisch geprägten Zeit des physical- / social distancing aus der tänzerischen Perspektive zu begreifen, anzusprechen und zu thematisieren. Ihm geht es darum, den Zustand zu nutzen, um neue Ideen daraus zu entwickeln, mit den Einschränkungen und Auflagen umzugehen, ein neues ästhetisches Konzept zu finden, dass die Abstandsregeln als Teil der Choreografie verstehen, um ein neues Stück zu entwickeln. Dem Publikum will er durch seine neue Tanzproduktion ROTATIONAL DISTANCE, Raum, Zeit, Körper, Präsenz und Vergänglichkeit erfahrbar machen.

Performances in Gallus Theater, Frankfurt: January 13th, 14th & 15th, 2022 http://www.gallustheater.de/2022/01/rotatdi.php

Performances in Theater Felina-Areal, Mannheim: January 19th, 21st & 22nd, 2022  http://www.theater-felina.de

Künstlerische Leitung, Konzept, Sound Design, Choreografie: Richard Oberscheven 
Choreografische Assistentin, Produktionsmanagement: Verena Kutschera 
Tänzerinnen: Julie Carrère, Amelia Eisen, Selina Shida Hack
Dramaturgie: Anja Kolmanics

Fotos: Amelia Eisen (links: © Zaneta Falinska), Selina Shida Hack (mitte: © Chris Macke), Julie Carrère (rechts: © Anait Sagoyan)

Foto Probe Staatstheater Darmstadt: Maciej Rusinek

Eine Koproduktion zwischen den Städten Frankfurt und Mannheim durch die freien Tanzschaffenden, Richard Oberscheven und Amelia Eisen. Gefördert durch das Kulturamt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, dem Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V., unterstützt durch das Künstlerhaus Mousonturm und das Hessische Staatsballett im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein Main, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Tanzraum Wedding, das Gallus Theater und das Theater Felina-Areal.

“Project Warrior”- excerpt for Flux Festival


Thursday January 27th, 2022 in Zwinger 1 at Theater Heidelberg

A shared evening with Julie Pécard and Renan Martins

“Project Warrior” delves into the multifaceted experiences of different women. It shows how women are fighters, shows 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.“

Concept: Amelia Eisen
Dancers of excerpt:  Miriam Markl, Veronika Kornová-Cardizzaro, Julie Pécard, Cecilia Ponteprimo
Music:  Cliff Martinez, Lisa Morgenstern
Fotos: Lena Drews

“Looping Loop”

NEXT PERFORMANCE: Sunday January 30th, 2022 as part of Flux Festival in Theater Heidelberg Zwinger 1



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





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