A workshop for creating awareness and requestioning one's own vocabulary of movement. By setting movement limitations and new triggers within improvisation tasks, it will enhance and challenge new coordination and physical abilities. Through diverse perspectives of how movement could be generated, the aim to find the thinking body will be omnipresent. The course will provide space for productive questions, creatively intended deconstructions of movement patterns, and conscious decisions within movement research, without neglecting intuition.
Katharina Christl, born in Dresden, studied dance at the Palucca University. She was engaged as a soloist with Charleroi Danse-Plan K, Ballet National de Marseille, and the Bayerisches Staatsballett, and has worked with, among others, Richard Siegal, Emanuel Gat, Michèle Noirêt, Frédéric Flamand, Stephen Petronio, and Lucinda Childs. As the longtime choreographical assistant to Frédéric Flamand, she was part of many interdisciplinary creations together with Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Thom Mayne, Diller+Scofidio and Ai Wei Wei. She has choreographed works for the Ballet National de Marseille and Compagnie Grenade, and also created works for various International Festivals and Contemporary Art Museums. In parallel, she developed her own pedagogical formats and received the pedagogical diploma for contemporary dance by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of France. Since September 2015 she is Professor of Choreography and Head of the Choreography Programme at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden.