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Workshop with cie. toula limnaios

cie. toula limnaios

Studio 8



Workshop with cie. toula limnaios


The body as a mediating element, the connection between the earth and the sky -­‐ A body work based on Release and Alexander technique, as well as a contemporary language of movement and a floor work method that has been developed over years, with a focus on relaxation and coordination between breathing and dynamics of movement.

The impulse to move comes from the center, the source from which all energies flow. Through the conscious use of muscular relaxation, the body can raise without exertion, it can release and flow inner energies in order to create an “economics” of the body that strengthens the performers expression, brings the quality/dynamics of their movements into focus and aggravates their inner musicality.

There are no “recipes” for choreographing. Even though a personal signature is being developed over time, each piece remains a new challenge. Approaching various subjects from different angels results in the search for an „original“ movement language in correspondence to the subject, in the search for adequate compositional means needed to develop an inner logic of composition, the dramaturgically important inner “threads”, as well as, to convey own ideas and visions, to give “worlds” to others and to communicate selves nonverbally.

The focus is on the contemporary dance, dance as an expression, as non-­‐verbal communication and reflection of our era, our here and now…

Supported by The NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund For Dance, Which Is Funded By The Federal Government Commissioner For Culture And The Media. 

Supported by Goethe-Institut Jordanien, EUNIC Jordan.





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Central to the ethos of our Festival is providing opportunities for members of the wider community to participate in dance. We believe using our bodies, voices or in-animating objects to express is an essential part of the human experience.

cie. toula limnaios

The cie. toula limnaios is an ensemble for contemporary dance, founded in 1996 by choreographer and performer Toula Limnaios and composer Ralf R. Ollertz. The cie. toula limnaios presents 50-60 performances every year and works with 14 salaried employees. With its flexible, lean, but highly effective structure and in co-production with international partners, the company continuously produces ensemble work of exceptional quality, making them one of the most successful ensembles for contemporary dance today, they present their repertoire in Europe and worldwide. The cie. toula limnaios presents dance that is watchful, critical and bold – with concern for humankind, made by and for people.