25 - 26 April 2020
The beginning of the workshop is based on an improvisation technique called COMPLEX SIMPLICTY, developed by Sita Ostheimer, which brings the mover towards an understanding of totality in movements and perception.
Through connecting to senses and imagination, recognising limits and learning how to deal with them. The physical guidance gives the dancers an understanding of their connection between mind and body in order to be in control of their own physical instrument and therefore continue growing creatively and technically and mentally.
Further into the workshop a game of images, situations, feelings, rhythm are use to create material. The physicality is built on fast rhythmical changes of emotions and Images. The movement language is expressive, fluent, sensual and earthy. The unique animalistic movement language that arises from the human instinct is Sita Ostheimer's particular and peculiar signature in dance.
Photo credit: Gilles Aguilar
Dansalliansen in collaboration with Kulturakademin and Danscentrum Väst
After finishing her study in Frankfurt, Germany, Sita Ostheimer joined MS Schrittmacher-Oldenburg, worked with Itzik Galili-Groningen and Krisztina de Chatel-Amsterdam. In 2008 she joined Hofesh Shechter Company. As a choreographer Sita created Noble thinking, Accompany and Dissimilar foxes for Shechter’s IN GOOD COMPANY. As a freelance Choreographer she created Metanoia, Balter, Ubuntu for Bodhi Project Sead Salzburg, Mangata for Frontier Danceland Singapore, Eigenrausch for CobosMika Spain, Creatures of the wild for b12 Berlin, Nobody 'Cept You for Verve Leeds and Spechies Pitches for Folkwang University Essen. In addition Sita works as Shechter’s choreographic assistant, re-staging his work at companies such as NDT I, Staatstheater Kassel, where she has also been rehearsal director 2014-2015, Ballet Basel, Staatsballet Berlin, Aterballetto, Staatstheater Darmstadt/Wiesbaden, Paris Opera Ballet. She teaches regular Intensive Workshops and classes around the world. Since 2017 Sita is the Artistic Director of her company Sita Ostheimer Company based in Berlin and created work such as Molimo, Chasm, Us, and Two Human in pieces. With her workshops series COMPLEX SIMPLICITY she shares her philosophy and physicality world wide.
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