Studio 1 – 40 €
Donnerstag, den 10.09.2020 (10:00 – 14:00 Uhr)
The workshop deals with the thematics of body awareness and full body coordination. The
participants will get to know the concept in a playful way by integrating new movement
patterns which are based on fluidity, resilience and lightness and have their origin in capoeira
and contemporary dance.
Drawing inspirations from martial arts and yoga, the warm-up has the purpose to tune the
dancers into a clear and subtle state of body and mind before their practice and execution.
Challenging postures alongside movement flow with circular motions and spirals will be
introduced in order to provide better awareness of the body, especially for wrists and legs.
The warm-up is followed by a series of movement patterns used as a tool to explore the
mechanics of the spine. Introducing dynamics of balancing, stabilizing, falling, rolling,
flipping and melting down in order to maintain flow without unnecessary tension. The
patterns will increase in complexity and then be linked into longer sequences with acrobatic
elements.The main part of the seminar consists of high energy movement phrases based on Kenan’s
choreographic work which is influenced by various backgrounds such as Capoeira, Judo,
Release-Technic and Breakdance. Improvisation tasks, either alone or with a partner will be
present during the whole workshop in order to explore the movement material from another
Kenan Dinkelmann grew up in Passau, Germany and graduated from Artez, School of Dance,
Arnhem with a BA of performing arts and completed the SEAD postgraduate program Bodhi
Project directed by Susan Quinn where he toured works by Jozef Frucek & Linda Kapetanea,
Martin Nachbar and Robert Clark in Europe. As freelance dancer Kenan worked with
Johannes Wieland, Marion Sparber, Ivan Perez, Unterwegstheater and Anton Lachky. From
2015 till 2017 he joined the dance company of Stadttheater Bielefeld where he danced in
works by Wim Vandekeybus, Simone Sandroni and Sharon Fridman. Kenan is guest teacher
at Die Etage, Berlin, Stadttheater Bielefeld, Marameo Berlin, Staatstheater Braunschweig,
TRAK Dance Ensemble, Tanzbüro Basel and Profitraining Leipzig. As a choreographer
Kenan created the piece „Astral“ which was premiered in Sofia, Bulgaria with further shows
in Dock11 Berlin and Arnhem, Netherlands.