Kreuzberg 4
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Photo: Sara Herrlander

Vibrant Body

Kurs with Sebastian Abarbanell

VIBRANT BODY is an open space for movement. The class is based on the premise that movement exists in all of us at all times, and is a celebration of this movement and the sensations we can receive from it. By understanding and experiencing the functionality of our body — its anatomy, layers and mobility — we can exist in a space between activating/directing our movement and giving in to its forces. This naturally creates sensations in our body which can stimulate the inevitable continuation of movement.

In this guided collective practice we work closely with the music and sound that accompanies the class, as well as other external influences that affect our movement.

In VIBRANT BODY we seek an internal and sensorial, rather than a visual experience of movement and dance. Therefore, the class is open to anyone interested in movement, regardless of experience in a dance class context. 

This practice draws inspiration from Sidra Bell’s methodology, Gaga, Dose of Pleasure by Alvin Collantes, and our personal creative practices among others.

Sebastian Abarbanell

Sebastian Abarbanell (he/him/his) is a dance artist, performer and award-winning choreographer based in Berlin. After graduating from Trinity Laban in London in 2015, he spent 4 years in New York City where he collaborated and performed with a variety of artists and companies including Sidra Bell Dance New York, Gallim Dance and BIRDHOUSE. Sebastian has presented his work at international festivals across Europe, USA, Canada and Mexico and received awards such as 1st Prize and Audience Prize at contact.energy Tanztheater Festival Erfurt, the Residency Award at Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival Stuttgart and the Emerging Choreographer Award at  SoloDuo Festival in Cologne.  In 2021 Sebastian celebrated two World Premieres. His commissioned work at Theater Pforzheim premiered online from July 24-August 15 and his solo production ‘HOME’ at Uferstudios from August 12-14. Currently Sebastian works as a freelance dancer and choreographer and he is a member of Kianí Del Valle’s KDV Dance Ensemble.