After receiving her BA in Anthropology (Smith College, USA), she returned to dance in 2013.
She studied and worked in New York, Spain and Germany, and graduated from TIP -School for Dance, Improvisation and Performance (2017 Freiburg). She is co-founder of Quizzical Körper – a dance theater collective focused on improvisation, performing in Germany and abroad.
Her choreographic work (new website – www.rebecca-mary.com) is characterized by her interest in the expressive potential of the body in relation to space and sound, as well as how to create a sensory resonance with the audience.
In her classes, she imparts a deep, anatomical understanding combined with precise movement patterns. She blends the boundaries between technique and improvisation/exploration to open a space where dancers experience different movement principles to learn to move with grace, ease, and expressivity.
Karolin Stächele trained at TIP - the Freiburg Center for Dance, Improvisation and Performance. Since 2012 she has been working as a freelance choreographer, dancer, performer and dance teacher. As a choreographer and artistic director, Karolin has been creating full-length productions under the label DAGADA dance (www.dagada.dance) since 2014. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in Freiburg, Offenburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Cologne, Basel/Switzerland, Brest/France, Haarlem/Netherlands and Prague/Czech Republic, among others. In 2018, she received the Innovation Award for Socioculture and the BKM Prize for Cultural Education for a project she artistically directed with refugees. Karolin Stächele was co-founder of tanznetzIfreiburg (2018-2022). Since September 2021, she is co-director of TIP - Training and Further Education for Dance, Improvisation and Performance by bewegungs-art freiburg e.V.. Image-trailer: https://vimeo.com/709528306
Dagny Borsdorf works as a freelance dancer, performer and choreographer in Germany and abroad, she is co-founder of Tanznetz Freiburg and since 2016 on the board of bewegungs-art freiburg e.V..
She feels particularly connected to the poetry of the moment and strongly believes in synergies that arise from the interaction of people.
As a choreographer she has presented UPCYCLING (2021), KIN (2018) and LOOPING (2016) and accompanies dance and theater productions as a choreographer & choreographic assistant. As a performer, she currently dances as an instant composer in the improvisation group FINDINGS led by Lilo Stahl and performed in the format once before onCe and in the onCe-Festival Freiburg (May 2023). Most recently she danced with Cie LaPerformance (2019) and in FORM.ALIE & SEEING WHITE FIGURES ON A WHITE CARPET (2019/ Zina Vaessen) and previously as a guest at Theater Freiburg (2016) and Theater Marienbad (2012-2016). She was an ensemble member of the company UrbanReflects (2010-2015) and toured with the action theater PAN.OTPIKUM (2009-2016) and COMPANY BLUE (2007). She received her training at the Zentrum für Center for New Dance bewegungs-art freiburg e.V. (2005-2007), among others.
Sophia Barr is from America, a graduate from Chapman University in California with BA in Dance and BA in Strategic and Corporate Communication, along with a minor in Peace Studies. Sophia has been engaged in dance training in America since 2008 and moved to Freiburg in 2021, where she began her journey as a freelancing artist and instructor. She is currently creating and performing contemporary dance and jazz works, as well as teaching ballet, contemporary and jazz. She has performed in film and live for various emerging choreographers at national festivals in Germany and in the States. She is also a certified Pilates Mat instructor and Mindfulness practitioner. Sophia works in both able and mixed-abled environments as a collaborator and movement researcher, influenced by modern and contemporary techniques, Gaga, ballet, and other movement languages.
Andrea Kreisel completed her basic training in dance, improvisation and performance at bewegungs-art freiburg e.V. in 2021. Since then she has been connected to the association (not only) through her work as project coordinator. As a dancer, improvisation artist, performer and lecturer for dance and improvisation, she has been active in various projects since her studies in cultural reflection at the University of Witten/Herdecke. She creates her own small performance formats with improvisation, dance, music and language, which she shows in Freiburg and at national festivals. Since 2022 she is part of the improvisation group Findings under the direction of Lilo Stahl. In addition to dance, Andrea Kreisel also pursues her skills in writing, which she acquired at a Frankfurt magazine after graduation. Andrea Kreisel feels at home in the diversity of life and likes to contribute creatively and artistically wherever she can.
Irene Carreño Monsalve grew up with dance in a family of artists in Colombia. After her training at bewegungs-art freiburg, she now works as a freelance performer and choreographer. Her dance pieces inhabit surreal moving images and have been performed in Germany and internationally - often together with the dance collective Quizzical Körper. Her most recent production "transformater" premiered at the end of March 2023. Her artistic development is deeply influenced by her regular practice and performance of Instant Composition. In recent years, she has specialized in accompanying and choreographically supporting students and professional dancers in the creation of their pieces. Her teaching work focuses on the anatomy of the human body as well as the refinement of sensory perception and its stimulation. In addition, her classes are influenced by floor technique, body mind centering and dance improvisation. She co-curates the format tanzwuchs in Freiburg and the onCe Festival. Since September 2021 she is the co-director of the VOCATIONAL TRAINING and CONTINUING EDUCATION bewegungs-art freiburg.
Zina Vaessen is a freelance choreographer, dancer and lecturer for contemporary dance and improvisation, living and working between Basel and Freiburg. In 2013 she completed her training as a professional dancer at the TIP in Freiburg. From 2013-2018 she was a permanent member of the company OFFSPACE in Kassel. Since 2018 she has been developing her own choreographic works in different ensembles. Her artistic practice is strongly influenced by practices from visual art and experimental film but also by contemporary philosophy, astonishment, the enjoyment of the unknown and not-knowing. A member of bewegungs-art since 2016, she was actively involved in building structures from which the current Tanznetz emerged. With projects such as the Triangle Meeting, she is committed to increasing networking among dance professionals in the tri-border region. She feels at home in wordless and empty spaces, with other bodies and with ants - and crickets.
Oliver Lange is a dance & theater creator, teacher of dance, educator of movement analysis according to Cary Rick and theater pedagogue (BuT®). He originally studied psychology, however after attending a dance improvisation course he has since dedicated himself to the performing arts. He studied New Dance, Performance and Improvisation in Konstanz and Freiburg. For a long time he was a member of the instant composition ensemble "Arte Schoki" and is co-founder of k²-koreografenkollektiv freiburg. After bringing several dance pieces to the stage, he expanded his repertoire to include acting and creating theater pieces. All that he has learned about the art of the stage, he passes on as a teacher.
He is a part of the direction team of TIP - Schule für Tanz, Improvisation und Performance von bewegungs-art and co-director of the training course Theaterpädagogik of the TPZ Baden-Württemberg in Freiburg. He is on the board of directors for bewegungs-art freiburg e.V. and SpielRaum Freiburg e.V..
Sabine Noll (Dipl. Päd.) is a freelance choreographer, performer in dance and drama, dance dramaturge and lecturer for creative dance. As a dancer/performer has appeared as a guest performer in the region and at international festivals worldwide since 1995. Since 2000 she has also been active as a choreographer (among others la fura dels baus, koreografenkollektiv Freiburg, Aktionstheater Panoptikum, Theater Freiburg, Bregenzer Festspiele (AT)). Currently she is also a dance dramaturg in independent groups and since 2018 a permanent team member in conception, dance dramaturgy and performance at DAGADA dance. An important focus is also her many productions for non-dancers, amateur groups, citizen projects for all ages, among others in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Estonia. Since 2010 she has been working at bewegungs-art e.V. on conceptual implementations for contemporary dance in schools and cultural education institutions. Currently, she is in charge of coordinating the association's dance education programs and projects.
We are currently a team of nine dance professionals.
Each of us is responsible for one or more of the association's fields of activity.
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