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FOR ECO-SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

 

My Path and My Work

Contributing to a comprehensive eco-social transformation is at the heart of my work. We need to respond to the ecological crisis we are facing with tireless determination and inexhaustible creativity. This requires action and the courage to re-imagine how we can live together as people and society. I believe that the combination of choreography, education and activist-research can take us towards solutions that – at the first glance – were not maybe visible or felt. Acknowledging the interconnectedness of humans, ecosystems, cultures and the more-than-human life-forms is present in my work both as a dance-artist, teacher and activist-researcher. ©Lakea Film Company (above) Sandra Ahlqvist (below)

 

The way in

Linda Hogan

"Sometimes the way to milk and honey is through the body.
Sometimes the way in is a song.
But there are three ways in the world: dangerous, wounding,
and beauty.
To enter stone, be water.
To rise through hard earth, be plant
desiring sunlight, believing in water.
To enter fire, be dry.
To enter life, be food.”

 

Insights from the Crossroads

Since many years, I have found myself navigating between performing arts, activism and political science. In stead of choosing to follow only one of these paths, I have come to appreciate the place at the crossroads. In my work, I am bringing together the corporeal knowledge of choreography, they joy of learning through teaching, the urgency of activism, and critical perspectives on society that research in Political Science has opened up to me.

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Searching for patterns
as inherent in all life
is finding beauty

Deborah Dutta "The Golden catch"

 

Upcoming Events

Performing in the new production of Compagnie el Contrabando "No Tears"
Wed, Aug 19
Haus der Kunst St. Josef
Aug 19, 8:30 PM
Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Baselstrasse 27, 4500 Solothurn, Switzerland
Upcoming performances August 19.-22-2020. Reserve your spot! https://www.hausderkunst.ch/
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float; margin; undefined DIE KOMPANIE Intervention in public space
Sat, Mar 21
U Stadtmitte
Mar 21, 5:00 PM
U Stadtmitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
DIE KOMPANIE aims at creating a participatory performative intervention in the Mäusetunnel re-designing one of the walls of the tunnel as a series of performative micro-spaces. We will work with two themes: transition time and time-out.
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Performing in the Lange Nacht der kurzen Stücke
Sat, Feb 08
TanzTangente
Feb 08, 6:00 PM
TanzTangente, Ahornstraße 24, 12163 Berlin, Germany
Performing a solo "Elowena" in the Tangente Dance Festival in Berlin! The performance is a research on the Finnish national nutrition i.e. oat flakes, and the traces left on female body in the entangled history of Lapland.
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Workshop: FLOAT, MARGIN: UNDEFINED
Sat, Feb 08
TanzTangente
Feb 08, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
TanzTangente, Ahornstraße 24, 12163 Berlin, Germany
Co-creating a site-specific Workshop-Intervention as part of the participatory performance project DIE KOMPANIE.
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Presenting a choreography in Neukölln Tanzt!
Thu, Jan 16
Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt
Jan 16, 6:00 PM
Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt, Bat-Yam-Platz 1, 12353 Berlin, Germany
Presenting a choreography "Life is what happens: einmal, oft, selten" for five dancers in an inter-generational dance festival Neukölln Tanzt!
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Performing Kalaschnikowa - das lied ohne Ende
Sat, Dec 21
LICHTHOF Theater
Dec 21, 2019, 8:00 PM – Dec 23, 2019, 8:00 PM
LICHTHOF Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15 B, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
Performing Kalaschnikowa - das lied ohne Ende, a contemporary flamenco performance of Compagnie el contrabando. Direction and Choreography: Anet Fröhlicher. Photo: Reto Emch
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Contact Me

+4917620656783

 

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