Uferstudios 3
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Alicja Hoppel

Symbiont stories (fully booked)

Performance-Projekt with Breeanne Camille Saxton

Symbiont stories is an investigative physical journey through abstract and nonlinear storytelling for humans. Through looking at folklore, myths, and anecdotes we look for the ways these stories live in the body. We search for characters and archetypes who can lead us to an empowered body in communion with the collective. Our bodies will sing together. Movement generation and composition will work cyclically transforming textual/ verbal content into physicality and in turn reading meanings of movement to create texts.

Through intuitive and authentic movement practices we will uncover the specific tales our bodies tell without composition. We will rediscover the speculative and silly fictions that live in our intertwined selves. The body, voice, and presence will be developed through attunement exercises and games from contemporary dance, qi gong, improv-theater, stand-up comedy, and vocal training. We will develop a holistic performative body which can express complexities with the flesh, the voice, and the spirit. Students can expect to work on the relationship between improvisation and fixed movement sequences to understand the different freedoms and challenges proposed by both methods. What does the body remember? Rooted in eco-feminist thinking, the physical research will relate us back to and focus on our non-human companions and lands. We will become symbionts.

Additionally there is a Contemporary class with Breeanne C. Saxton from 30.10.-20.12.2023  | Mon & Wed 18:15-19:45
With a varied training background including athletic gymnastics, Horton-Limon, release technique, and contemporary floor work techniques, Breeanne Saxton’s classes train the muscles to take care of the skeleton through efficiency, alignment, and intelligent utilization of physics of motion. Students will encounter improvisational, rhythmic, spatial, and sequential challenges individually and as a group, preparing them for rehearsal, creation, and daily living.
Breath, voice, and performative techniques may be additionally trained in this practice, breaking down the boundaries between performing as an actor and as a dancer. Throughout this practice, movement is generated from a quality and task-based plane generating a proficiency in precise intention-based physicality. The eyes and hands garner special attention in this practice as our most familiar tools to see, visualize, understand, and navigate worlds. At the same time, the practice works towards breaking down the hierarchy of the body and discovering new ways of seeing, knowing, and representing the worlds we move through.

Breeanne Camille Saxton

Breeanne Camille Saxton is a choreographer, musical performance maker, teacher, and performer currently based in the small town of Berlin, Germany. After receiving her BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah in 2015, Breeanne has had the pleasure to work and collaborate with a variety of artists and companies around the world. She divides her time equally between choreographing, performing, and teaching; the three practices continuously informing one another. She was honored to be a company dancer with Ririe Woodbury Dance Company and perform the works of Ann Carlson, Raja Feather-Kelly, Joanne Kotze, Doug Varone, Daniel Charon, Adam Barruch, and Alwin Nikolais with Alberto Del Saz of the Murray-Louis Foundation worldwide. Other artists she has worked with include LajaMartin, Alica Minar, The Utah Opera, Daniél Desnoyers, Jasmine Ellis and Yael Cibulski, Nichele Van-Portfleet, Graham Brown, Steve Koester, Kyle Lang, Brianna Lopez, Anima May, Molly Heller, Eric Handman, Shaun Boyle, Scott Wells, Yanis Adoniou, and Scotty Hardwig. Her choreography has been shown in various theaters and venues around the world. Her most recent work legaxy xx received the honor of the 3rd prize in choreography in the Stuttgart solotanz theater festival and the 3rd solo prize at the Masdanza festival in 2021. She plays the electric bass and performs in her female post punk band under an alter-ego.
Level: Movement experience
Showing: 20.12.2023 / 21:00
In English
Fee: 200 € / red.: 180 € / professional dancers: 160 €
Registration: schule@tanzfabrik-berlin.de
Phone 030.786 58 61