12. October 2020 - 16. October 2020
# Contemporary Dance
The focus is directed towards the natural and instinctive movement repertory of the individual dancer´s body. We research on the capabilities of the body and the mind to move in a non-regimented space. We are getting rid of physical and psychological automatisms and judgements. African Dance elements have a high influence on the technic. The body is being structured within it´s weight into the space and connected to the environment. The build up of strength is working from the base, the feet on the floor, to the top, the head in the clouds. With awareness we loosen up the spine and the neck and strengthen the deep muscles.
After we´ve found the permeability of the whole body, the exercises get very physical and energetic, still following the energetic build up. The technic contains a mix of western contemporary dance, dance acrobatics, floorwork, popping-, and african dance elements and the individual dancer´s body.
Nadine Freisleben, born 1989 in Berlin, has been dancing on a professional level since 2008. In Lagos and elsewhere Nigeria she danced in, and choreographed for various Nigerian contemporary dance companies from 2008 to 2010. She choreographed for festivals of Goethe Institute and Alliance Francaise. During these exciting times she got acquainted with West African contemporary dance, which has had a significant influence her dance and choreographic style.
From 2012 till 2015 she studied at the school for performance arts ‘die Etage Berlin’.
Since then she worked with choreographers like Chaim Gebber, Jennifer Mann, Sarah Bleasdale and Saskia Assohoto / Dancevertise. In 2013 she founded her own dance- theatre ensemble „GAU Company“. Her works were then shown in France, Portugal, Nigeria and Germany. Living in Berlin, Nadine constantly works on GAU Company, organises performance evenings and teaches dance for professionals or to-be´s.