Join the BODY TONGUE LIGHT | two week intensive with Billie Hanne for a transformative process in composition involving dance, speech & space.

Where: Dock 11, Berlin, Germany

When: 06 – 17 January 2020

The Body Tonge Light intensive workshop is for dance professionals who are ready to expand their craftsmanship and seek to go deeper & further into what their bodies can imagine. The course investigates the nature of speech in relation to the dancing body. New concepts are introduced and through clear instruction the dancer is able to align a word or a series of words with the intention of the movement. Here all dimensions of the imagination are united in the action so poetry occurs. Through combining a precise understanding of anatomic design with imagination each student is given the space to enrich his or her emotional, physical and artistic grasp of these two components: dance and speech. This is basic compositional work.

Light mediates how the body in space is perceived. By revealing form, proportion and colour it articulates the interior meaning of what is being expressed. Simply put a meeting of matter and energy takes place. To convey this moment with perspicacity one needs at times to be serious, at times to be playful. In doing so the dancer creates not only further frames of perception but he or she also builds strength to surrender to more mystical qualities in the work.

BILLIE HANNE is a Belgian dancer & choreographer. Through radical handling of dance and speech she creates instant choreographies, visceral works at the nexus of composition, visual arts, dance and a new form of poetry. She has made a significant number of solos, directs pieces for her company, creates commissioned works and gratefully engages in collaborative setups. Her knowledge and understanding of the body are fed by her artistic journey as well as her instructing classes and workshops in dance centres all over Europe. She is a passionate performer highly skilled at transmitting her wide experience in her teachings.

To apply, please send a motivation letter + cv to

Costs for participants:
Early bird offer: 495€ if you sign up before November 1st

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