Looking back and ahead
Being involved in extensive research for years while working as a choreographer, dancer and lecturer in the field of contemporary dance and having previously tracked down ethereal traces within the body as part of my biodynamic craniosacral body practices, I wanted to combine both these elements in a playful, yet well-founded way.
On the one hand, we will undertake an anatomic journey from the earliest stages of the embryo to our present stage of life, and on the other hand, we will trace sequences of movement our bodies have previously sensed. We will familiarise ourselves with terms like “blue print”, “ressources” and “triggers”, which we will use to inspire our own choreographic research. How can biographies of the body be introduced to contemporary dance? Discussions at the end of each session will enable us to exchange and analyse personal experiences and individual ways of approach.
born in 1963 in Switzerland, studied classic and modern dance in Europe and at Cunningham Studios in New York. Her own company Ljada was jointly awarded the first prize at Suzanne Dellal Centre’s festival in Tel Aviv in 1992 together with British company Ricochet. Nica is a guest lecturer of contemporary dance at MUK Privatuniversität (Wien), ZuKT (Frankfurt/Main), ImPulsTanz (Wien) and Seneca und Smash (Berlin), among others. She has worked with artists such as Anna Heinimann (solo zu zweit, Switzerland/Vienna) Rupert Huber (composer, Vienna), Jürg Lietha (organist, Bern), David Bloom (Berlin), Kollektiv F (Bern), Nicolas Caccivio (Vienna/Biel) as well as Annelie André (Berlin).
Nica lives and works in Berlin and Biel, she considers ageing an inspirational process not to be misjudged. She is artistic director of three projects that include artistic and pedagogic work with senior citizens. Since 2004, she has been practicing craniosacral therapy/osteopathy. Additionally, she works on demanding choreographies with amateur dancers as well as with professional students of choreography and dance across Europe.
This contemporary training runs from 18 till 28 Februar 2019.