SELECTION OF WORKS
“Project Warrior” 2019/2020
“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.“Project Warrior” premiered the 2nd of November 2019 at Theater Felina-Areal in Mannheim, Germany. It is returning to the (online) stage July 16-19, 2020.(See homepage). It is made possible by Private USA Donors, Theater Felina-Areal, Kulturamt Stadt Mannheim, LBBW Bank, Bundesland Baden-Württemberg and Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V. aus Mitteln des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg.
Duration: 1 hour
Dancers: Veronika Kornová – Cardizzaro, Delphina Parenti, Miriam Markl, Jillian Rose, Aynur Memioglu, Cecilia Pontemprimo and Julie Pécard
Choreographic Assistance: Kirill Berezovski
Dramaturgy & Production Assistance: Angela Wendt
Trauma Release Coach: Corinna Natalie Bornhorst – http://soulcouch.net/Vorteile/
Costume Design: Manuela Brandl
Light technician: Georg Gropp
Photography & Graphic Design: Lena Drews
Music: The Chromatics, Nils Frahm, Cliff Martinez, Lisa Morgenstern, IDHAZ
Poem: Maya Angelou’s “On the Pulse of Morning” used by permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC
view trailer: https://vimeo.com/392166583
Viewing of the FULL STAGE PRODUCTION AS WELL AS THE Project Warrior Outdoor Digital Collage ARE available upon request!
Created together with Kirill Berezovski and Mike Planz, “Winterschlaf” is an evening-length piece made by 3 choreographers for 3 dancers. It takes a thorough look into our personal and societal relationships to time and life-cycles. “Winterschlaf” was made possible by Kulturamt Stadt Mannheim, LBBW Bank and Theater Felina-Areal in Mannheim, Germany. It premiered the 11th of October, 2018.
Dancers: Rebecca Häusler, Pascal Sangl & Ayesha Katz
Music: Alex Somers, Thom Yorke, Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi, Symmetry, Tobias Lilja
Photo & Video: Falk Kastell
view trailer: https://vimeo.com/289926138
“Chapters of a Memory” 2017
“Chapters of a Memory” is a research on letting go which began in 2014 in San Francisco, California. It has been performed in multiple festivals in Germany as a short solo work.
Choreographed & Danced by: Amelia Eisen
Photo: Hans Traut
view piece: https://vimeo.com/247037655
“Four Ears” 2017
‘As soon as two people notice each other, they interact with each other. They send and receive signals which can be linguistic or physical. The decoding of the signals begins immediately. What does the other person mean? What is he/she trying to tell me?’ – Friedemann Schulz von Thun.-
“Four Ears” is an exploration of human interaction and communication. Friedemann Schulz von Thun’s ‘Four sides-model’ is used as a primary structure for the piece; this model also known as the ‘communication square,’ breaks down our nature of sending and receiving messages into four layers: Factual, Self-Revealing, Relationship and Appeal. By diving into these layers, “Four Ears” is meant to help us understand each other better. It premiered on the 20th of October, 2017 at ‘Feste im Freien’ in Theater Felina-Areal, Mannheim.
Dancers: Shareen DeRyan and Brian McNeal
Music: Floating Points
Photo: Günter Krämmer
View piece: https://vimeo.com/239230250
‘Unsung don’t say it, touch it, or replay it, it only happens once, So long to last lines, every time’s the first time, I’m off to have some fun. A cauldron of potions, drops of the oceans, couldn’t solve this one. As luck would have it, I’m on the planet, and so it seems are you.’ Tom Rosenthal
“Lit” combines dance, painting and music. It is a research of how the movement of color affects moving bodies and how moving bodies affect choices made by a painter. It additionally explores depths of human emotion and how to keep a light in dark times. “Lit” premiered as a trio in ‘Freier Tanz im Delta’ at Theater Felina-Areal, Mannheim on 2nd of June, 2017. It was later performed as a duet at ‘Studio Nordbecken’ Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany 13th of July, 2017.
Dancers: Aline Serrano, Daniella Eriksson, Kirill Berezovski, Amelia Eisen
Painter: Jeff Cope
Music: Alex Somers, Bon Iver, Tom Rosenthal
Photo: Günter Krämmer
view piece(duet version): https://vimeo.com/241153443
‘A research experiment of inner and outer environments through the collaboration of dance, beat box and audience participation.’ This piece had it’s first presentation in February, 2017 at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts in San Francisco, California USA.
Choreographed & Danced by: Amelia Eisen
Beat Box: Daniel Lenders
“Within our Skin” 2016
‘It is our task to never forget what has happened to us, to never shake what our every cell has felt, always finding moments to be still, bathing in what we have made so far, understanding what we are made of and activating the memories residing in our skin.’
“Within Our Skin” premiered in July 2016 at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts in San Francisco, California USA. It was a guest performance for Slick Babble Dance Company in Berkeley, California and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Alumni Showcase in San Francisco.
Dancers: Khala Brannigan, Neta Singer, Shareen DeRyan, Kirill Berezovski
Music: Ayub Ogada, Efterklang
view piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SZ5ixsKBB4
“Residence in the Heart” 2015
Where do you find home?
“Residence in the Heart” was created and premiered in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel December, 2015. It celebrates what we call home and our relationship to it.
Dancers: Daniella Eriksson and Kirill Berezovski
Music: Lord Huron
Photo: Uri Nevo
view piece: https://vimeo.com/177171934
“Out of Bounds” 2014
‘Grateful fascination for every rush of your own swelling lungs and lush flooding blood all glistening, glimmering, flooding, falling, falling..- “The Staircase”, by Hilary Brown’
‘”Out of Bounds” is a collaboration between live music and dance. It is an adventure through our potential and how to move beyond our limits. It premiered at San Francisco’s West Wave Dance Festival in September, 2014.
Dancers: Amelia Eisen and Alexandra Kamerling
Music: ‘Holler Tree’ Band from Nevada City, California
view piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh1z3bq8BmE