Jenny Beyer | Naïma Mazic | Patricia Carolin Mai | Reut Shemesh | Teresa Hoffmann
GETTING TO KNOW HAMBURG CHOREOGRAPHERS
This practical dance course introduces participants to the basics of contemporary dance and gives them a chance to get to know Hamburg choreographers Jenny Beyer and Teresa Hoffmann, as well as current K3 resident choreographers Patricia Carolin Mai, Reut Shemesh and Naïma Mazic, who will be showing new pieces in Hamburg during the up-coming season. Every choreographer will lead one course unit each and teach their methods and artistic focuses, both physically and practically in a short dance workshop.
Open for everyone who is interested | No previous knowledge needed
Registration ONLY via "VHS Hamburg": Tel.: 040/427 3 - 12020
Fax: 040/427 3 - 12038 | E-Mail: Nord@vhs-hamburg.de
Kampnagel - K31
She began working as a freelance dancer in the Netherlands in 2002, where she also produced her first own choreographic pieces. In 2007, she was resident choreographer at K3. Her pieces have toured internationally and been presented e.g. at the Spring Dance Festival/Utrecht, Impulstanz/Vienna, Sophiensaele Berlin and at the Dampfzentrale Bern. She is a co-founder of the artist initiative Sweet&Tender Collaborations and in summer 2010 initiated together with K3 the Sweet &Tender project Treffen Total. At Kampnagel, she has produced e.g. III (2010), WALZ'R (2011) and the duet HAUT (2012).
is founder of the company n ï m. She was part of danceWEB15 & the Hip-Hop Continuum of Jacob’s Pillow, studied at P.A.R.T.S., the Reykjavik Academy of Arts, and the Vienna Conservatory. Her focus is the exploration of the relationship between dance and music through rhythm within the field of Jazz.
In the K3-Residency 18/19 Naïma Mazic continues to explore the relationship between Dance and Jazz Music. She investigates how rhythm manifests itself in dance and how different rhythmicalities change the quality of movement. Through the work with polyrhythms Naïma wants to slow down and speed up time within time, and let dance and music communicate within that friction. Her recent questions are: How can tools and specificities of Jazz Music flourish within dance? How can the pulse between dancers and musicians be shared? What makes movement groove and swing?
Patricia Carolin Mai
Patricia Carolin Mai produces stage pieces as a dancer and choreographer with production locations at Kampnagel and at K3 - Hamburg, at LOFFT - DAS THEATER Leipzig and at Ringlokschuppen Mülheim an der Ruhr. The focus of her choreographic work is the investigation of the body as a central repository of memories. 2016 - 2019 she developed her trilogy on "bodies in extreme states" with the pieces Ready to Snap (2016), Balagan Body (2018) & HAMONIM (2019). In summer 2019, she accepted Ninety9 Art Company's invitation to Seoul in Korea to work in GAL-GAL on women's self-empowerment in Korean society. For this work she was awarded the "International Choregraphy Award Goyang 2020". In 2020, she explored the limits of her physical performance in the 12-month solo self-experiment KONTROL, questioning cultural normalisations of body and gender. She choreographed ASTERISM (2021) and ANIMA (2022) by multimedia composer Alexander Schubert, as well as the group piece OR (2022) for the Company of the Leipzig Dance Theatre. For the years 2020 - 2023 Patricia Carolin Mai has received conceptual funding from the City of Hamburg and continues with WAHN, UND SO KAMEN WIR ZUSAMMEN and RAUSCH. Eine Revision (AT), she continues her work on the theme of "Practices of Community". In 2023, together with 100 participants and in co-production with Kampnagel and K3, she will venture a look at the history of Tanzwut and complete the trilogy.
studied choreography at ArtEZ (NL) and completed a Masters at the Academy of Media Arts (Cologne). Alongside her creative work, she is teaching choreography in several Universities. Shemesh's artistic spectrum ranges from contemporary choreography through experimental film to poetry. Her works were presented in many venues and festivals.
Shemesh will dedicate a research to the exposure of the female Hasidic identity, by looking at embodied repetitive rituals, their social manifestation, their effect on gender roles in regard to her personal biography. Throughout the process of incorporating such rituals in contemporary practice, Shemesh will be using different working strategies such as re-enactment photography, and interviews. The project's aim is the creation of a contemporary group piece, with both, contemporary dancers and femaleorthodox Jews from the local community.
first studied psychology in Würzburg and New York, then performance studies in Hamburg. She works as a dancer, choreographer and dance mediator. Since 2016, she has mainly focussed on producing dance pieces for and sometimes with young people. For her, the relationship and difference between the worlds of adults and children is paradigmatic of her interest in being confronted with ways of thinking, moving and feeling that she has forgotten or forgotten as an adult. The encounter of strangers of different ages and abilities is a mirror for the fine threads that connect them and for the creative power that lies hidden in these unusual connections.
Kampnagel - K31