©Rudi Berr

Once I wanted to be a ballerina
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After I met  contemporary  dance and the Educational school of Franca Ferrari in Milan, and  later the Instant Composition (Blue Company, Julien Hamilton, Maya M.Carroll).

Now I am working as contemporary dancer and improviser on live music.

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I'm a dancer, teacher and choreographer living in Berlin since 2013, with an eclectic artist background. My poetic ensues from different sources, dance, theatre, clown to circus and street-art. After education and strong technical improvement, once I arrived in Berlin I embarked deeply on the path of Instant Composition, which is the closest choice to my diversified artistic interests. Fascinated by human social behavior since my early days in street-theater, I am interested in the processes of relationship and communication.I found myself acting in this realm, when I turned my attention to the perceived space, as a sonic space, including voice in my research. Attracted by the product of this observation, I now continue along this road, still going, making, transforming and be transformed.

I have been dancing, working and teaching since my graduation in 2008 at the C.I.M.D. in Milan. From Italy in theatres (Las Fura dels Baus,  the Statal Theatre Maggio Fiorentino-Florence) and smaller companies, to Berlin and the Instant Composition. I could journey between working with different artists and on the dance scene I am also present as an improviser. Interdisciplinary work and diving together into Instant Composition respond to the urge to explore reality and myself in relation with it, as they are in constant mutation. Thus creating pieces as a solos or with collectives, such as the ensemble One:Third - winner of the prize 100°Berlin 2015 - and I have taken part to few festivals and stages (Sophiensaele, Sound Dance, Labor Grass, Ackerstadt Palast, Floating University, Stettin, Fusion). I have been collaborating with artists such as Katie Duck, among dancers, musicians and visual artists between Berlin and Amsterdam. Research through instant composition includes the awareness of establishing a relation, in time and space. In the action on the moment there is an on-going process of interpretation, both from the artist’s and from the audience’s side. A relationship where the sense can become shared, the gesture a human one, the dance a social and participatory fact.

My work as a teacher is inspired by this motivation, as well as by body awareness. Transmitting what dance is to me is the basis of my methodology. With a diploma in dance pedagogy and a specific certificate for children, I teach technique and improvisation to adults and creative dance to even very young children.

©Marion Borriss
Curriculum Vitae