Come to an intense Contemporary dance weekend with Marion Sparber and Alan Fuentes Guerra hosted by TANZpunkt Hannover!

Where: Kunsthalle Faust, zur Bettfedernfabrik 3, Hannover, Germany

When: 21.+22.11.2020 from 10:30 – 16:30

Deadline for applications: 20.11.2020

Level: professionals and advanced students

schedule for both days:
10:30-13:00 From Inside to Outside with Marion Sparber
13:00-14:00 Break
14:00-16:30 espaciocontinuo with Alan Fuentes Guerra

we will be following local laws concerning the Covid-19 regulations. space is limited to 25 participants.

About the workshops:
From Inside to Outside – Contemporary class with Marion Sparber
I teach Contemporary dance training with emphasis on spirals and floor work. We start the class by opening our channels of awarness and feel the inside and the outside, everyone and everything that surrounds us.
The warm-up is focused on passing through the whole body and expanding our flexibility and strength – never abandoning a flow of natural and organic movement and feeling our feet as our base and connection to the ground.
We use the playfullness to get inspired, let go and surprise ourselves. With the help of exercises and games in different constellations – in a group, with a partner and by ourselves – we listen to the weight of our body and direct it through the space, putting awareness into proximity and distance as well as our orientation and relationship to the room and the others. We play with the off-balance and shift of the axis. An other important aspect of the training is the attention to the momentum in movement, the grounding of our center, the natural flow of breath and the expansion of our extremities. By integrating changes of dynamic and musicality into our movement phrases we constantly recycle our energy and avoid muscle-fatigue. We move as a continuous spiral into the floor and out of the floor, using the attack and release as our guidelines and try to work from the bones and the spiral connections in our body, letting go of unnecessary tensions and holding of the muscles. The skeleton as a motor for movement and the center as the inside of a flower that grows into all directions. The clearer and stronger our connection to the ground, more freely we can move. We learn which parts of the body are pushing and receiving the floor and which can relax and react to the impulses. I like to dance with a strong and physical movement quality using the eyes scanning the space constantly.
As techniques of inspiration for my class I use a lot dynamics of a wave or the wind, as well as the image of an octopus expanding from the centre. I am very inspired by the Flying Low technique by David Zambrano and the Release technique mixed with my personal investigation. I like to establish a collective mind and body inside the class to enhance the group power giving an energetic push to the individual source of creativity.

espaciocontinuo – Contemporaty class with Alan Fuentes Guerra
espaciocontinuo makes a reference to the idea that we live in a world of constant change. Therefore we, as dancers, should be aware of this fact and allow our perception to be open and ready. Our attention needs to be sharp and we must be prepared to accept the change and go with it. I like teaching Contemporary dance technique with an emphasis on floor work; with the purpose of applying the sensations harvested from the floor into a vertical standing position. Activeness and strong physicality are important to me, so I keep an alert-open-sensitive state during the entire class. We start the session by warming up our whole body as well as our mental attention towards it. The beginning of the class is focused on amplifying the range of motion of all the articulations in the body from smaller to bigger, mixed with a playful way of working on strength and flexibility. The next step in the development of the class is in acknowledging and directing the breath, which should be connected to the movement of the body itself. In this way, we create a continuous flow that is intended to stay along the class. Improvisation, partnering, space awareness, attention of our body and attention to others are mandatory elements to every performer, so I make specific emphasis on developing these skills as part of the training. All in the end, espaciocontinuo is intended for the dancer to develop helpful tools in the path of self expression!

About the teachers:

Originally from South Tyrol, Italy, Marion received her dance training at Varium and Iwanson School. As a teacher she has been working in several schools and festivals in Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Portugal, Poland, India, Germany, USA and Canada a.o at “Deltebre dansa” (Spain), B12 Festival and TanzAHOI (Germany), Circuit-est (Canada), Atlas Festival, Camp In, La
Cantera, Encuentros Mutantes (Mexico), Vim Vigor and The Playground New York, Diavolo Company LA, Flow Movement Colorado, Athletic Playground San Francisco (USA), Performact, Lagos Sea Dance and DASS Summer Intensive (Portugal), Marameo, Tanzfabrik, Dock 11, Danceworks, Etage, Seneca (Germany), Tanzcompagnie Volkstheater Rostock and Stadttheater Bielefeld, BFZ Nürnberg, Kari-Tanzhaus, Profitraining Freiburg & Leipzig, DancePAT, Tanz s.a.l., Yizong Bagua and Tanzfaktur Köln, Tanzhaus Zürich and Profitraining Basel (Switzerland), Oliva Dance Project (Italy), Goa Contact Festival and Play Practice Artist Residency (India), Cyrculacje Festival and Sfera Ruchu (Poland), Academy Dancer Russia, Summer for friends and University of dance St. Petersburg (Russia), La Macchine, Espacio Nómada (Costa Rica), Festival Nómada (El Salvador), Guatemala, Descalzinha Danza and Varium (Spain).
Marion has collaborated as a dancer with choreographers and companies such as Francisco Córdova in the piece “To be”, Stella Zannou in the piece “Strange”, Sonia Rodriguez, performing “Mabel”, ADN-Dialect in the pieces “Zeitzone”, “Urban Shaman and “L’affaire Wettstein”, Eldon Pulak in “The Wetting Party” and as a guestdancer of the Weedance Company.
Her solo-work “The Ripe and ruin” and her group-pieces “Big boys don´t cry”, “Shell Shock”, “Nefelibata”, “Acacia confusA”, “Ohne Zwei”, “Porzellan-Haus”, “Eight” and “Impromptu” have been performed at several international theaters and festivals. In 2014 Marion was part of “EX-IN” with David Zambrano learning Flying Low and Passing Through Technique which she includes in her teaching.

Alan Fuentes Guerra
The mexican dancer and teacher received his education in dance at the academy SEAD Salzburg, Austria, studying at the post-graduate program BODHI Project and at the EPDM in Mazatlán, Mexico receiving his Bachelor in Contemporary dance. Currently he is based in Berlin and is researching in improvisation and theater showing a strong connection with physical dance and movement.
After graduating he could gather performing experience with several choreographers and companies: in the pieces Shell Shock and Impromptu by Marion Sparber, performed at Tanzherbst Kempten (Germany) and Alps Move Festival (Italy), performing All Things Considered by Ralf Jarochinsky at TanzHerbst Kempten, Fragile Matter by Christine Gouzelis at the Battery Dance Festival, New York, Ubuntu by Sita Ostheimer at the ArabJew Community Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, in the piece Zeit-Bild by Etienne Gilloteau at the Tirol Festival, Hall, Austria, 4 visiones de paraíso by Cecilia Lugo danced at OC OHTIC, Merida, Mexico and in the piece Cristalino 9o cielo by Miguel Mancillas, Onésimo González shown at Guadalajara, Mexico and the duet „Porzellan-Haus“
with Marion in many venues and festivals around europe.
Alan was teaching espaciocontinuo in following schools and festivals: Kirov and St. Petersburg (Russia), Dock 11 (Berlin), Marameo (Berlin), TanzRaum Wedding (Berlin), Cyrkulacje Festival (Poland), Profitraining Freiburg (Germany), Espacio ZM (Seville, Spain), C.C. Barceloneta (Barcelona, Spain), Fabrik Potsdam (Potsdam), Yizong Bagua (Cologne), Kari Tanzhaus (Kempten, Germany), Kunsthumaniora dans – Hedendaagse dans (Belgium), La Cantera (México), Flow Movement (Colorado, USA), Athletic Playground (San Francisco, USA), Diavolo Company (LA, USA), Nomada Festival El Salvador, Guatemala (Rambla Festival), Espacio Nómada (Costa Rica), Encuentros Mutantes Festival (Queretaro, Mexico), Play Practice Artist Residency and Goa Contact Festival (India) a.o.

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Costs for participants: workshop fee: 35 € / single class (2,5 hours), 60 € / 2 classes (5 hours), 85 € / 3 classes (7,5 hours), 95 € / 4 classes (10 hours),

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