Complex Simplicity

Sita Ostheimer (DE)

26.07 – 28.07  | 10:00 – 13:00

For information and registrations email to: [email protected]

We will take time to further discover your authenticity in the quality of your movements and presence. We will soften thought and physical patterns, which might take unnecessary energy of the mind and body. Moving towards a more efficient, attentive and joyful approach to our ongoing study as a professional dancer.

Each day the dancers will be guided through Sita’s improvisation technique.

Recognising tension,  breaking unconscious movement habits through connecting to weight.

This workshop enables participants to be in control of their own physical instrument and qualities, and continue growing creatively, technically and emotionally. Sita works with a game of images, situations, feelings, rhythm, to support individual research on one’s own totality in ever changing circumstances. Her physicality is built on full, embodied, fast, rhythmical changes of emotions and images.

With this preparation, the dancers then move into learning a given choreography, exploring how to find oneself in learning situations, and absorbing the material. Sita’s movement language is expressive, fluent, sensual and earthy. The unique, animalistic movement language that arises from human instincts is her particular and peculiar signature in dance.

Sita Ostheimer is a Berlin-based choreographer. In 2017 she founded the  Sita Ostheimer Company, a project-based platform that brings together artists from  dance, music composition as well as lighting design. Familiar with the movement language of choreographers such as Hofesh Shechter, Itzik Galili and Krisztina de Châtel, with whom she worked for many years, Ostheimer’s focus today is on developing and deepening her own movement approach, aesthetics, philosophy and choreographic poetry.

Since 2017 she has worked on numerous in-house productions with her company as well as commissioned works, e.g. for the Staatstheater Kassel, Hessische Staatsballett Wiesbaden, Staatstheater Braunschweig, MiR Dance Company Gelsenkirchen, Stadttheater Pforzheim, Volkstheater Rostock, the Folkwang University Essen and for Verve – Northern School of Contemporary Dance Leeds. Her work has been shown in the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Israel, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Italy, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Chile and Switzerland.

“With my work I intend to touch a deep sitting sensitivity and sensuality inside of us. I wish to connect with regions in our world of experienced emotions, which bring us back into a place of softening and opening, questioning, reflecting and being – reminding ourselves of the living breathing pulsing fragile and loving creatures we all are and at the same time and because of that, of our mortality.”

For information and registrations email to: [email protected]

26 – 28 July

10:00 – 13:00

Sita Ostheimer | Complex Simplicity

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