Watercontact Class “Breathing Beings”

In this class we explore our movement options – alone and together – as well as Contact Improvisation in water. We take time to arrive in the water, to hang out in there, to breathe, to sound, to fall and float, to sink to the bottom of the pool, to let us being carried by the water. In partner work we explore moving in the water with the least necessary effort, spiraling, turning, transitioning from vertical to horizontal and vice versa, expanding and condensing. We explore using our skin and the layers underneath for orientation, communication and contact. We investigate building structures with support value, using and resolving them again. We allow our Contact Improvisation practice to inform our explorations in the water. We allow the water explorations to change our Contact Improvisation practice on land. Bring swim wear, wet suit (highly recommended !!!), noseclip, goggles, towls. You can buy or borrow a noseclip from me for 5 € and there are very cheap wet suits to buy at Decathlon in Portugal for around 15 €.



Marielle discovered her passion for dancing – especially for Contact Improvisation in 2012. Since then she is continuously fascinated by this unique and exciting dance form. She is investigating somatic practices such as Body-Mind-Centering and the Axis Syllabus as a point of departure for solo movement and Contact Improvisation in water and on land.Teachers she mainly feels inspired and influenced by are Jörg Hassmann, Daniel Werner, Kira Kirsch, Antoine Ragot, Friederike Tröscher, Jens Johannsen and Otto Ramstad. Marielle teaches Contact Improvisation and Watercontact in regular evening classes, different workshop-formats and on various Contact Impro festivals in Germany and internationally in Austria, India and Portugal. She is organising Jams in Kassel, Witzenhausen and Göttingen, teaches CI and Somatics in the school for contemporary dance Sozo Visions in Motion in Kassel and is involved in a couple of different performance projects.