“I have a vision. It is a scene, a world where we are freed from the labels we live by, the boxes we have been categorized in. It is a place where we can simply show up as our unique selves and unite together above that diversity. We accept and are accepted in our own expression. My vehicle towards that place is the art of dancing, the language of the body.”
You can change your life in a dance class
As far as my memories go, I have been dancing. After discovering this talent and passion at a young age, it quickly became the driving force in my life. Intense training and an adapted curriculum enabled me to focus on that what gave me a true goal, meaning and joy. Dance and performance opened up a world in which I could be and express myself, something I want to create for and with others as well. When people consciously sense themselves and express that through movement, words are no longer necessary. We live in a rational world, which sometimes makes us forget that we also live in a body that offers various dimensions of expression and healing. One cannot live without the other, and it is my passion to shed a light on the side that is often overlooked.
As a choreographer, dance teacher and coach, I bring a rich education and experience to my clients. Since leaving the Royal Ballet Academy in Antwerp at age 17, I embarked on a long career as a solo dancer in various dance companies throughout Europe. These years gave me the opportunity to learn from and perform with critically acclaimed choreographers and pedagogues. After becoming a choreographer and teacher myself, I have continued to focus on the value of inclusion in dance by following courses with a.o. Candoco Dance Company in London, Community Dance with Royston Maldoom, the Humphrey Limon technique. These learnings allow me to work around diversity and acceptance through dance. I connect and work with students from multiple backgrounds: from dance academies to companies, from children to elderly seniors, from integrated groups to minorities. Together, we strive for acceptance, self-expression, confidence in creation and recognition.
I work as a choreographer, as a coach for (aspiring) dancers and as a teacher. I am open to creating with all types of clients: from private individuals to schools, companies, elderly homes, minorities...
Together, we build on 2 pillars: ‘creation’ and ‘participation’. We start from a theme or topic and its interpretation by each person involved in the creation. Through open communication and discussions, the essence of that theme becomes more clear and we use it to create a richer performance. This process goes on and on, you could describe it as “circular inspiration”. It can be a challenge to let people open up, but I am someone who looks at the possibilities and adapts flexibly to new ways of working that speak to everyone and let everyone speak. Whomever you are (not), on the dancefloor we are all the same.
CORPORATE MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS:
CHOREOGRAPHY FOR COMPETITIONS
Some examples of my work
Special times - special approaches - this is the result of the
Art-T class "Initiation au movement dansé 2019/2020"
Thanks to my students for their commitment during this difficult times
And so what
A Dance Project with Young People and the hr-Bigband
Together with professional dancers and the choreographer Guido Markowitz young people aged 14 to 20 develop a piece about relationships and their complications. Love, friendship, jealousy, arguments and reconciliation. Here the hr-Bigband with its jazz orchestral treatment of Puccini’s "Tosca" and the highly acclaimed jazz-funk project "Visions of Miles" meets for the first time with a dance project with young people.
Choreography: Guido Markowitz
Trumpet: Thomas Vogel, Martin Auer, Frank Wellert, Axel Schlosser
Trombone: Manfred Honetschläger, Christian Jaksjø , Günter Bollmann, Peter Feil
Saxophone: Rainer Heute, Julian Argüelles, Heinz-Dieter Sauerborn, Oliver Leicht, Tony Lakatos
Piano: Peter Reiter
Percussion: Jean Paul Höchstädter
Bass: Thomas Heidepriem
Guitar: Martin Scales
Band Leader: Ed Partyka
Choreographic Assistance: Sabine Lindlar
Dance: Hannah Dewor, Jérôme Gosset, Christina Heil, Daniela Rodriguez Romero, Karin Trodler
Video, Stage: Martin Rottenkolber
Costumes: Mechthild Seidemann
Production Management: Marion Rossi
A project by Tanzlabor_21/a project by Tanzplan Deutschland in collaboration with the hr-Bigband.
Riders on the storm
Tanztheater über Migration, Flüchtlinge, Ankommen und Aufbrechen.
Choreographie und konzeptionelle Entwicklung: Konstantin Tsakalidis
Musikalische Leitung: Patrick Manzecchi
Choreographer: Jutta Ebnother,
Jérôme Gosset als Rodin
Tanztheater von Konstantin Tsakalidis
Production Juli 2010
Kulturzentrum am Münster Konstanz
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