MAY IN MURNAU is future perfect
may 1 – 5
At the Westorhalle Murnau, Germany
Dance workshop facilitated by Trinidad Martínez With the support from Stefanie Meier and Westtorhalle
Special JAM at Westorhalle
Contact Improvisation Dance
I am excited to share this first week of May with Murnau friends and really looking forward to this re-encounter.
In this workshop we explore different aspects of movement and improvisation. Our depart is to discover what our personal potential is, independently of everything else, meaning the variety of possibilities that arise intrinsically from us. What is the engine that makes our body move, what ideas, and concepts. We connect more and more towards the outside, absorbing and using the impulses and inspiration that comes from space, time, sound, other people in the room, etc. We try to understand with our senses what improvisation is and means to us, to the group, to a community. Our depart is our own vital energy which is supported by emotions, images, and from there on we let it go and develop. Witnessing each other, offering feedback, is part of the process in which we express, whatever it is, whatever it happens, whatever we decide for whoever is there to listen.
Improvisation is a vast word and I am enthusiastic every time that there is a new group, new situation or moment in which I can be curious and discover it for the first time.
10h to 14:30h. With half an hour break in order to have a light lunch.
120€ Registration before April 1
140€ Registration before April 15
160€ Registration after April 15
German and english
Stefanie Meier; 01758265744
I am interested in exploration and expression through movement in any of its artistic forms, whether it is called dance or not. I search for new vocabularies by breaking from my own esthetic and emotional limits. My aim is to reach a place where judgment and habits don’t restrict me, and where my fears don’t make me lose direction on the course I’ve set. I believe in working in a group and I’m passionate about sound and music, but silence also can sometimes guide me in new ways. I like empty spaces and to live with just a backpack.
I feel ready to move and go anywhere at any time. I feel ready to stay.
Trinidad is a freelance choreographer, dancer and dance teacher.
She co-directs the International Dance Encounter “Inesperadamente CI Murcia” in Centro Párraga, Murcia, Spain. This new, collaborative project is where she is currently focusing her personal energy. She also is the artistic assistance of Antje Pfundtner’s new performance, “Der Nussknacker,” which will premier in December at the Kampnagel Theater, Hamburg, Germany. Last summer she accepted a Goethe Institut grant for a choreography teaching residency in La Fábrica, Cuerpo-Espacio in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where Nathalie Elghoul is the school director.
She recently worked with Pat Graney Company and Degenerate Art Ensemble in Seattle, USA, and Yolanda Gutiérrez & Projects and Antje Pfundtner in Hamburg. She has taught in numerous Contact Improvisation Festivals, including those in Sierra Nevada, California; Contact Meets Contemporary, Göttingen, Germany; and the 4th International Contact Improvisation Festival Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. She has offered intensive dance workshops and classes since 1998, mainly in Hamburg, Murcia and Seattle.
In 2007 she went to the United States on a Fulbright Fellowship to expand her knowledge of dance improvisation, and participated in Contact Improvisation workshops and festivals.
She participates in a variety of projects aimed at people from different social backgrounds and ages including: “Altona Macht Auf! Sehnsuchtsfenster & Balcontheater” (with people from Hamburg’s Altona neighborhood) and “TuSch”, cooperation between the Stadtteilschule Barmbek und K3 Tanzplan Hamburg (a 2-year project with a class of 12-year-olds under the theme, “Identity: East meets West”). She participated in “Keeping the Faith Project” (with women in prison); “Path with Art” (with people with low income); and Wing Luke Museum (community of Asian youth). She currently works at the Abenteuerspielplatz in Wegenkamp, Hamburg, as a social worker.
In 1998 she founded the Magpai Production Group in Hamburg with the composer, musician and programmer Dayton Allemann. They have performed a variety of pieces, which have been shown internationally and at Kampnagel. Together they explored new paths for sound and movement to merge and express together, and produced shows in collaboration with other artists. From 2003 to 2007 they were part of the artistic collective La Fragua, Murcia, Spain.