Uferstudios 3
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Swain McCaughrin

Contemplative Groove

Kurs with Victoria McConnell

A weekly happening where all movers can join. No matter what your background, whether you dance in clubs or don’t dance, do belly dance or ballet, all are welcome in this Movement Experience. Flowing through space and finding a groove are as important here as deep breathing, calming the mind, and making space in the body. This class is created and offered as a place for anyone who is curious to move, who likes to breathe, to dance up a sweat; for those wanting to ground the mind in the body and to embody spaciousness. In Contemplative Groove, Victoria brings together her training and experiences in contemporary dance, yoga, guided exploration, and meditative practices to offer a 75 guided movement class.

Victoria McConnell

A native Californian, Victoria earned a BFA in Dance from Belhaven University in 2008, and worked in Washington and Oregon. Since 2015, she is based in Germany performing, teaching, and creating collaboratively in Europe. From Berlin, she has worked with composers Katya Sourikova and Adriano Fontana, with musicians Joshua Tennent and Livia Rita. As a dancer, Victoria has performed for Joachim Schlömer, Tanz Company Gervasi, Sara Angius, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and others. She also performs for camera and in comedy. In Seattle from 2009-2015 she danced for many artists including Catapult Dance, Ilvs Strauss, Alana O Rogers Dance Company, and Coriolis Dance Collective. Curating through ada Studio in Berlin, since 2018 she creates events for the series “NAH DRAN extended". While in Seattle, she co-produced dance events through the nonprofit Abbey Arts in 2013 and 2014.