Contact Improvisation Teacher
Born in Germany, 1977
I started dancing by the time I was 19 with all kinds of Latin American Dances (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Samba). After years of professional practice with one partner and many nights out dancing in Cuban clubs all over the world, I got more sensitive about slower rhythms. I discovered Tango Argentino in Buenos Aires and it became my new addiction for about 3 years. But to the same time I was moving into more experimental and acrobatic dances like Capoheira and Improvisation. All of the above named dances are still inspiring me and are my scource for purifiying and energizing my system.
A trip to India in 2012 seemed to change the whole idea of moving my body. I found the Contact Improvisation scene and knew immediately that this art of moving will keep me forever. I was studying for about 10 weeks with world class teachers and dancers in several festivals and workshops. After that I continued a regular training in Germany with Heike Pourian and of course I kept on visiting many more Workshops and Festivals before I started teaching in THE EGG.
Contact Improvisatioin became my passion, my life and my best guide till now. I finally found all dances combined in one because of it´s informality. Moving freely but guided from your feelings inside and your partner/s. Listening and giving impulses, reaching and playing with your boundaries and being aware of them in daily life, jumping high and falling low, sensing, surprising, vivid, ugly, true, pleasant, painful, acrobatically. Every dance is unique and can never be repeated or copied. It´s like a poetry written inside the dance floor.
It´s always new, but always you.