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Dear fellow Dancers, Performers, Musicians…

We are looking forward to our fourth volume of The Wall Series at PAUL Studios Berlin! This bi-monthly performance series gives artists an opportunity to present their works in progress or finished works in an intimate setting for an enthusiastic audience.

For Vol. 4, we are looking for artists who would like to present their work on Friday, November 23rd. We are open to performers of all disciplines interested in sharing their pieces in an intimate venue. All performers will receive 5 hours of free rehearsal time at PAUL Studios Berlin prior to the performance.

Submitted performances must:

  • Be under 20 minutes in length

  • Require minimal tech (we are an intimate space with basic lighting etc.)

To Submit: Please send us a description of your work, a short bio, and a youtube or vimeo link of the work you are submitting. (Applications without a working youtube or vimeo link will not be considered.)

Send All Materials To: paulstudiosberlin@gmail.com

The Deadline For Submissions Is: Friday, October 12th

We look forward to seeing/hearing/reading your submissions!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR ‘DUST’!

A huge thank you to our artists in residence Erika Mitsubishi & Francesca Frewer for their inspiring work, and their magical transformation of our space. We are looking forward to seeing ‘Dust’ continue to grow in the months that follow. Wishing you both the best and safe travels. Thank you for bringing your work to PAUL!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE WALL SERIES VOL. 3!

Another eclectic, inspiring evening of movement at PAUL. Thank you to our amazing performers Lola Lefèvre, Kazuma Motomura, Rina Idota, Darragh Mcloughlin, Siri Salminen & Erik Wong! A big thank you to all who came to enjoy the show, we hope to see you again soon!

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Visiting artists in residence Francesca Frewer and Erika Mitsuhashi will share their work in progress 'DUST' on Thursday, September 20th at 19:00 @ PAUL Studios. Join us in viewing the culmination of a two week residency at PAUL!

Dust is a contemporary performance piece created by Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer, and performed by Francesca Frewer. Inspired by poet Anne Carson’s study of female characters who refuse to fit into straightforward understandings of how they should be, with this piece they are exploring ways of embodying the uncanny, with the aim of manifesting the bizarre and unsettling onstage. Using choreographed movement, improvisation, text, and projection, the solo takes place inside a complex set constructed of dynamic and sometimes precarious materials. It is created in collaboration with Adam Asnan (sound) and Nellie Gossen (costume/set design).


JOIN US FOR OUR THIRD VOLUME OF THE WALL SERIES!

Presenting works by:

| Lola Lefèvre | Kazuma Motomura | 
| Darragh Mcgloughlin | Eric Wong & Siri Salminen |


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH @ 20:00

Reserve your place here: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/the-wall-series-vol-3-tickets-49642856119

Tickets are 8-10 Euro Sliding Scale at the Door!

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"Resonances" - Lola Lefèvre

“I will never forget those first instances. Often I only remembered the fist names of these men and women as though, subconsciously, I thought of them as my brothers and sisters. Their distress resonated in me; I thought I could share it, when in fact it was just an echo of my own distress. Absence, void, light. Perhaps just light”

Edouard, Macha, Nicolae, Joseph, Dillia, Valodia, Patrick, Alejandra, Denis, Lucie, Pierre, Davie, Piotr, Niolae, Cristian, Maria, Danielle, Josiane, Vasiliev, Olivier, Rolf, Jean Marc, Patricia, Marcel - Vibrating link in between us and the world, all these names resonate in me since the first moment I saw their faces. Sensible place where I allow myself to fall into, “Resonances” is a moment of sharing. A place where I allow myself to be fully vulnerable, a place where I can be. Call for light. For you Nicolae, and all the others. 

TEASER: https://vimeo.com/266580816

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Lola Lefèvre

Lola Lefèvre is a French dancer and performer. After a high level training in Rhythmic gymnastic, she decided to turn to contemporary dance by passing her Choreographic Diploma in the CRR of Boulogne Billancourt (France), before joining in 2014, the professional school of contemporary dance SEAD in Salzburg (Austria). Under a very poetic artistic line, she combines dance and performance with romanticism, and is particularly interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.


"Boom Boom!" - Kazuma Motomura

Boom Boom! Is a direct reaction of body to the music. Which music? A complex super layered glitchy multi rhythm machine gun composed by musician and beat maker Zozo. How much of the beats and accents can the body catch, all the while reacting to audience and the space around the dancing body? 
Which body? Dance and performance maker Kazuma Glen Motomura tackles the music head on with his body physically composed of memories of dancing around the universe. 
 

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Kazuma Glen Motomura

Half Japanese, half South African. Dances a melange of contemporary and street/club styles. Finalist of Juste Debout 2018 World Championship battles in street dance and winner in the Experimental division in London.

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“Stickman” - Darragh Mcgloughlin

Stickman works extensively with the concept of (re)framing: periodically shifting the conceptual /emotional setting of the work on order to continuously challenge the audiences interpretation of the piece. This is achieved primarily through use of linguistic framing, whereby a TV displays titles /sentences which dramatically shift the focus of what we see age experience. Stickman is more about the the moment of interpretation than what is being interpreted. 

The main content of the work is the result of two years of investigation into object balancing. Balance as a means to force the body into a perpetual state of motion. The body responds out of pure necessity, and through this begins to speak.
TEASER: https://vimeo.com/269454983

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Darragh Mcgloughlin

Darragh was born in Ireland in 1987, son to two chefs. He has a degree in contemporary circus and performance at, yet these days is happy to just call himself a creator and performer without sticking to one genre or another. He is the artistic director of Squarehead Productions, and is currently based in Berlin. Stickman is his 3rd full length creation.


"Duo" - Eric Wong & Siri Salminen

The duo investigate and try to captivate moments with the guitar, movement, and percussive footwork in the manner of improvisation. Delicate and glittery yet with a touch of explosion and punk. The scrap is rolling in the wind.

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Eric Wong

Born 1981 in Minneapolis, grew up in Hong Kong, studied psychology at the University of Minnesota, and subsequently audio production and engineering at the Institute of Production and Recording. He is a composer and sound artist, as well as a guitarist and computer musician. His main focus lies on sound textures, the perception of sound and spatial experience.

Siri Salminen

Born in 1987 in Stockholm. Graduated from the University College of Dance and Circus in Stockholm 2011 with specialisation in flamenco dance, and has since then worked with contemporary flamenco and dance pedagogics in different contexts, mostly in Sweden and Turkey and now also Germany. Her main interest lies in different aspects of absurdity and uningratiating qualities.

 

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Dear Fellow Dancers, Performers, Musicians…

We are looking forward to our third volume of The Wall Series at PAUL Studios Berlin! Our first two installments were filled with moving works and enthusiastic audiences, and we can’t wait to see what Vol. 3 brings!

For Vol. 3, we are looking for artists who would like to present their work on Friday, September 14th. We are open to performers of all disciplines interested in sharing their pieces in an intimate venue. All performers will receive 5 hours of free rehearsal time at PAUL Studios Berlin prior to the performance.

Submitted Performances Must:

  • Be under 20 minutes in length

  • Require minimal tech (we are an intimate space with basic lighting etc.)

To Submit: Please send us a description of your work along with a youtube or vimeo link of the work you are submitting. (Applications without a working youtube or vimeo link will not be considered.)

Send All Materials To: paulstudiosberlin@gmail.com
The Deadline For Submissions Is: Friday, August 10th

We look forward to seeing/hearing/reading your submissions!

 

 

WAS WIR MÖGLICHERWEISE ZUSAMMEN BEENDEN KÖNNTEN

FRIDAY JUNE 8TH 17:00 & 20:00 @ PAUL STUDIOS BERLIN

In What We Could Possibly Finish Together, we visit a space inhabited by four people exploring everyday life. Situations and actions become stuck in loops, while synchronicities build a harmonic togetherness and a total incomprehension. Four people search for spontaneity as a base for an undisguised dialogue, search for playfulness as a livable concept to commit to a transparent togetherness.

The PAUL Collective performs together for the first time ever as a part of The Performing Arts Festival (PAF) 2018! Get your tickets now at:

https://performingarts-festival.tickets.de/de/tour/10777-1

 See You There!

See You There!

THANK YOU FOR COMING TO THE WALL SERIES VOL.2!

Our second installment of The Wall Series was such a success! We had an amazing audience, and four unforgettable performances. Thank you to all who came out to experience the show, and of course, thank you to our amazing Artists Nicola Bullock, Manon Siv, Eri Watanabe, and the participants of Alberto Cortes' workshop. If you missed this months performance, don't worry there will be more where that came from. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about our next installment of our new bimonthly performance The Wall Series!

JOIN US FOR OUR SECOND VOLUME OF THE WALL SERIES!

Presenting works by:

 Nicola Bullock | Manon Sif | Eri Watanabe

FRIDAY, MAY 18TH @ 20:00

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We were overwhelmed and overjoyed with the amount of talented artists with interest in performing at PAUL. In this edition we are proud to present the works of three outstanding artists: Nikola Bullock, Manon Sif, & Eri Watanabe. This bi-monthly performance series invites performers of all disciplines and in all stages of their work to perform amidst our new WALL. All proceeds of The Wall Series will go towards covering the costs of the new wall which makes this performance series possible! We are so lucky to have these artists in our presence. Don't miss this delightful evening! 

Doors Open: 19:30
Performance: 20:00
Donations: 5-10euro (Sliding Scale) at the door - Please reserve a spot on our Eventbrite Link!


*TICKETS*: We had such a huge turnout at our last show that not all attendees were able to see the show! This time, we ask you to kindly reserve a spot by clicking on our EVENTBRITE link. This way we won't sell out, and know how many guests to expect. THANK YOU!  

https://www.eventbrite.de/e/the-wall-series-vol-2-tickets-45930353925?ref=estw

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SOFT FISTS INSIST

NICOLA BULLOCK

What happens when dreams and reality collide? In "soft fists insist", a woman is confronted with popular images and ideas about how she-young, white, and female- should behave in the world. As she grapples to interpret these ideations, she begins to lose track of her deeper needs and fears. A piece about the space between what we are and what we imagine ourselves to be, "soft fists insist" asks the question, how does the unconscious relate to social constructions such as femininity, aging, and desire?

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ODE TO YOU

 

MANON SIV DUQUESNAY

High-five to the ridiculous effort to escape oneself. A tribute to the impossibility to comprehend. Anyways, the right circumstances will never be there.
Hope for their contributions, the black sheep illuminations. A sensorization of belonging to. An ode to the miseries, talents & imaginations of all those little fires unexpected.

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DESCRIBE

ERI WATANABE

I describe of my feelings, when I expression to something that I use to my body. My feelings is always not fixed, like a wave and electrocardiogram. My image flow into the outside.

OPEN CALL

THE WALL SERIES VOL. 2

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Dear fellow Dancers, Performers, Musicians…

We are very excited for our second volume of The Wall Series at PAUL Studios Berlin! We had a packed audience and received excellent feedback from our first installment, and therefore will be continuing the series on a bi-monthly basis.

For Vol. 2, we are looking for artists who would like to present their work on Friday, May 18th. We are open to performers of all disciplines interested in sharing their pieces in an intimate venue. All performers will receive 5 hours of free rehearsal time at PAUL Studios Berlin prior to the performance.

Submitted performances must:

  • Be under 20 minutes in length

  • Require minimal tech (we are an intimate space with basic lighting etc.)

To Submit: Please send us a description of your work along with a youtube or vimeo link of the work you are submitting. (Applications without a working youtube or vimeo link will not be considered.)

Send All Materials To: paulstudiosberlin@gmail.com

The Deadline For Submissions Is: Friday, April 20th

We look forward to seeing/hearing/reading your submissions!


 

Our first installment of The Wall Series was a huge success! We had a packed house, with a phenomenal audience and three unforgettable performances. Thank you to all who came out to witness, thank you to our hilarious host Ryan James, and of course, thank you to our amazing Artists Greta Salgado, Edegar Starke, and Noemi Luz. If you missed this months performance, don't worry there will be more where that came from. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about our next installment of our new bimonthly performance The Wall Series!

THE WALL SERIES

An Evening of Solo Works

Noemi Luz | Greta Salgado | Edegar Starke

 Friday, March 9th @ 20:00


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Join us for our first installment of The Wall Series at PAUL Studios! We were overwhelmed and overjoyed with the amount of talented artists with interest in performing at PAUL. In this edition we are proud to present the works of three outstanding artists: Noemi Luz, Greta Salgado and Edegar Starke. This bi-monthly performance series invites performers of all disciplines and in all stages of their work to perform amidst our new WALL. All proceeds of The Wall Series will go towards covering the costs of the new wall which makes this performance series possible! We are so lucky to have these artists in our presence. Don't miss this delightful evening! 

Doors Open: 19:30

Performance: 20:00

Donations: 5-10euro (Sliding Scale)


The Ugly Truth

Choreography: Noemí Luz

Composer: José Tomé

Choreographic Advisor: Niurca Márquez

 Photo: Camilla Greenwell

Photo: Camilla Greenwell

The Ugly Truth is a solo project that explores the boundaries between flamenco and dance theatre. Noemí first presented the work in progress at Seville Conservatoire's Semana Cultural in April 2016. She has performed the finished piece at Coetani Festival of Experimental Flamenco in Athens and as part of a/her/my/our/their/no flamenco curated by Canadian artist Rosanna Terracciano at the Cervantes Theatre in London.

The ocean has an extraordinary capacity to transform, purify and recycle. The Ugly Truth asks: Do human beings have the same capacity to recycle themselves? If our consumerist society is having such devastating effects on the planet’s environment then what are the physical, emotional and spiritual effects it is having on us as individuals? Might our endless dumping of rubbish be a reflection of our attitudes towards ourselves? And what cycles of transformation do we go through when we are confronted with ‘truth’ or when we try to hide from it?

NOEMI LUZ

 Photo: Camilla Greenwell

Photo: Camilla Greenwell

Noemí Luz is a multidisciplinary artist who works with flamenco, dance theatre and visual arts. She trained classically at Elmhurst Ballet School and Central School of Ballet and also has an HNC Diploma in Fine Art from Kensington and Chelsea College. Noemí relocated to
Seville in 2007 where she specialized in traditional flamenco and bata de cola under the tutelage of her mentor Yolanda Heredia. Noemí co-founded award-winning dotdotdot dance company along with Magdalena Mannion and Yinka Esi Graves. They most recently performed in Sadler’s Wells ‘Sampled’ festival in February 2017.


SOLVING TORSION ALONE

Choreography: Greta Salgado

Music: "Reptilian" by Converge

Choreographic Advisors: Silvia Ennis, Constanza Ruiz and Alena Shornikova

 Photo: Martin Salgado

Photo: Martin Salgado

Aggressivity seems to be directly linked to violence and aggression, in the daily use of the term. At the same time that aggressivity is seen with a certain distance, respect or even fear, it is very intimate, because the expression and demonstration of it ́s existence in ourselves is at the same time a revelation of an inner dis-balance. Solving Torsion Alone aims to vindicate aggressivity's independent existence; it explores aggressivity as a mobilizing energy that works as an initiator for radiating movement from the inner and to the outside, without a concrete direction and purpose, that only in the moment it gets bundled up into one direction and towards a goal it turns into violence.
For the creation of Solving Torsion Alone Greta Salgado investigated together with the Aikido professional, Yannick Zechner, the concept of torsions. Also, she went into the cologne hardcoremusic scene attending to their concerts and speaking, listening to, observing and interacting with the musicians and followers. With a view on aggressivity as an inner energy that stands for itself without a further sense than the one of existing and reaching it ́s manifestation, this work searches to be a celebration of aggressivity digging into some of it ́s various physical and situational manifestations.

Greta Salgado

 Photo: Martin Salgado

Photo: Martin Salgado

Greta Salgado Kudrass was born 1994 in La Coruña, Spain, and grew up in several countries in South-America. In 2013 she co-founded the Collective „Confundamiento“ in Ecuador, and joined the dance ensemble of the Teatro Nacional Sucre in Quito. In July 2017 she finished her contemporary dance studies in the University for Music and Dance in Cologne, where she worked with choreographers such as Anna Konjetsky, Shumpei Nemoto, Emmanuel Gat, and Rafaelle Giovanola. She is currently working on her own research. In february 2018 she performed the piece `Momentum X-Samples´ from Cocoondance at HAU  Berlin and beginning in March 2018 she will be creating in the frame of the Inkubator residency program at Tanzfaktur Cologne, and presenting her resulting work in September 2018.


The Childhood I Kept to Myself

Choreography: Edegar Starke

Sound: Edegar Starke

Costume: Riccieri Genaro

 Photo: Alessandro Sinyus

Photo: Alessandro Sinyus

"Looking back, the oppositions, the search of belonging and the sense of misfiting were always part of my daily life, wether I could have realized it consciously or not. Divided between getting the world’s acceptance and being honest and true to everything that I was, and that surrounded me, I found myself in plenty of spaces created by me to enable that existence."
The childhood I kept to myself; is a solo moving body project by Edegar Starke that investigates the multiplicity of the being. The piece intents to walk a path towards simplifying, towards understanding that our differences can inhabit the same body, the same world. Interested in the subtleties of the being and in its beautiful capability of exchanging, this research tries to have a kind approach to the constant metamorphosis we are in, so the sense of belonging can expand and reach more than just set groups or communities. It helps in gently listening to our bodies and tries to open a path towards relating other than excluding.

EDEGAR STARKE

 Photo: Alessandro Sinyus

Photo: Alessandro Sinyus

Edegar Starke is a Brazilian born artist, currently based in Berlin. Graduated actor with a very strong physical background, he has developed a series of dance theatre projects in Brazil at public schools with children and teens of very difficult social and economical realities. He has been training butoh since 2013. In 2016 he started co-curating the Moving Bodies Butoh Festival together with Ambra Gatto Bergamasco, with whom he also currently collaborates and develops the project H.O.M.E (Human Organization of Multi-cultural Experiences) in the search and development of a multidisciplinary and intercultural platform for collaboration.


THE WALL SERIES

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Dear fellow Dancers, Performers, Musicians…

We are very excited to launch The Wall Series at PAUL Studios Berlin!  We are looking for artists who would like to perform a finished piece of work, or a work in progress on Friday, March 9th as part of our new ongoing performance series! We are open to performers of all disciplines interested in showing their work in an intimate venue. All performers will receive 5 hours of free rehearsal time at PAUL Studios prior to the performance.

To Submit: Please send us a description of your work along with supporting materials such as: pictures, film, recordings etc. depending on your discipline.

(Don’t worry, you don’t need to send all forms of materials. Choose one or two! We just need to get an idea of what your work will be like.)

Send All Materials To: paulstudiosberlin@gmail.com

The Deadline For Submissions Is: Monday, February 5th

We look forward to seeing/hearing/reading your submissions!

PAUL HAS A NEW WALL!

We did it! We tore down the wall and built an amazing retractable wall in its place! Now we have much more space to move in our classes, performances, and rehearsals. The retractable wall gives us the option to open up our space when needed, and divide the space into two rooms for simultaneous rehearsals or trainings. We are so proud of the new PAUL and hope you can come see it soon!

Here are some photos of our process! Many thanks to the endlessly patient, generous, brainy, and strong Philipp! We definitely couldn't have done any of this without him!

MAKE PAUL GREAT AGAIN: TEAR DOWN THE WALL!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH @ 20:00


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Join us for a party to MAKE PAUL GREAT AGAIN! Through our fundraising we are going to TEAR DOWN THE WALL between our two studios at PAUL, and build a retractable wall in its place. This will allow us to have larger class sizes and more space to move while still having the option to use our studios seperately! As we prepare to tear down our wall, we will tear down our metephorical walls at the party through a series of fun HOW TO workshops held throughout the evening!

HOW TO: Slow Dance
HOW TO: Prevent Manspreading
HOW TO: Do Shit Yourself
HOW TO: Sing a Gender Neutral Folk Song
HOW TO: Sit, Stand, and Walk
HOW TO: Communicate Peacfully

Doors Open: 20:00
Workshops Begin: 20:30

 

LETS MAKE PAUL GREAT AGAIN TOGETHER! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

FALL INTO PAUL

A BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY!

Saturday, September 23rd 


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Join us for a back to school party at PAUL studios Berlin!

Try a free class...or three, get a gift bag, and dance your way into fall with us!


19:00- Doors Open

20:00-20:20- Free Trial Class

"MOVE WITH INTENTION" 
with Zahra Banzi

20:30-20:50- Free Trial Class
"CONTEMPORARY PLAYGROUND"
with Jojo Hammer

21:00-21:20- Free Trial Class
"FLAMENCO NOW"
with Vera Köppern

21:30-On- Music & dancing...PARTY TIME! 

*Bring comfortable clothes for dancing!


WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

It was such a pleasure to have the inspiring performances of Naïma Ferré, Jessica Gaynor & Quentin Tolimieri at PAUL. Thank you to all who came out to see MOVEMENT + SOUND last week! Good art + good vibes always = good times!

MOVEMENT + SOUND

AN EVENING OF SOLO PERFORMANCE

Jessica Gaynor | Quentin Tolimieri |  Naïma Ferré

Saturday August 12th @19:30



MOVEMENT + SOUND

Created and performed by: Jessica Gaynor & Quentin Tolimieri

New York Based, dancer/choreographer Jessica Gaynor and musician/composer Quentin Tolimieri present a work of freely improvised music and dance. This piece will explore the new kinds of formal structures and developments that become accessible when engaging in an improvised practice, when the various metaphors (of architecture, of storytelling, of countless others) that are inescapably linked to composed forms are dispensed with, in favor of something more unconceptualizable, subconscious and elemental.

www.jessicagaynordance.com


Peau'rosität

Created and performed by: Naïma Ferré
Coached by: Robert Jan Liethoff


The roots of this solo lies on the entanglement of my experiences both as a contemporary dancer and as a life model. For more than 15 years, both of these activities have collaborated within me like a two-voiced song, supporting and ceaselessly completing each other.
In both practices, my focus lies on a constant search for honesty. I approach honesty as a place where physicality and emotions are aligned, working together, serving and enhancing one another. 
"There is a human-being on stage, a woman, dealing with being exposed: how "being seen" affects her, what happens to the posing or the moving body if we can't hide ourselves? What kind of movement is hidden behind the posing form? What forms come out of the movement? 
Which one from the movement or the pose serves more the process of "being transparent"?
Working within this context of posing, the performer's intent is to explore beyond this frame, seeking for the inner physical and emotional life and spirits of the poses in order to make it visible, looking for transparency of showing herself on stage on "all levels of her being": physical, emotional, mental...
From humanities to animalistic figures through living sculptures, this piece is an invitation to share her inner world."

www,naimaferre.wordpress.com


Jessica Gaynor

Jessica Gaynor is a choreographer, performer and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. Gaynor's repertory has been set on students at Brown University, Grand Canyon University, the Fieldston School, the Brearley School and Young Dancemakers Company. She has taught workshops at Peridance Capezio Center and Gibney Dance Center, and was a guest choreographer for Amalgamate Dance Companies Artist Showcase. She earned a BA from Brown University, and an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. Over the last decade, Gaynor has created sixteen works for her company, Jessica Gaynor Dance, including seven evening length pieces, and has performed at venues such as The Skirball Center/NYU, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, The 92nd Street Y, The Kitchen, Peridance, Gowanus Art + Production, BAX, Dixon Place, Brown University, among others, and has been presented by Triskelion Arts for eight sold-out seasons, including an encore performance in 2011. Recent grants include a New Music/USA Commission, a Mertz Gilmore Late Stage Production Stipend and an Andrew W. Mellon Space Subsidy. Gaynor proudly serves as Secretary on Triskelion Arts' Board of Directors. 

Quentin Tolimieri

Quentin Tolimieri is a composer, pianist and improvisor. His work has been presented throughout Europe and North America at a variety of venues, including, most recently, Roulette and The Stone (NYC), Instants Chavires and La Chapelle (France) and The SPOR Festival for New Music and Sound Art (Denmark), which presented his long form (three hours in total) multi-channel electronic work Three Comedies in its entirety. His music is included on the album West Coast Soundings (Wandelweiser Records) which has been listed as one of the top ten modern classical albums of 2014 by the Wire Magazine.. As an improvisor he has recorded on the labels pfMENTUM and Creative Sources. A section of eldritch Priest's Boring Formless Nonsense, Experimental Music and the Aesthetics of Failure (Bloomsbury Academic) is devoted to a lengthy discussion of his work Josef, Lieber Josef Mein. He holds an MA in composition from The University of Southampton (UK) and a BFA in composition and piano from California Institute of the Arts. He lives in New York City, and works as a freelance pianist.

Naïma Ferré

As a contemporary dancer and performer based in Berlin, Naïma Ferré focuses on exploring the relationship between body and mind. Mostly through solo dance improvisation – largely influenced by the work of Rosalind Crisp, Naïma also pushes the limits of this exploration through her life model activity – particularly in her organisation of the « Carte blanche für das Modell » evenings – and looks for new spaces within this relationship through whirling – dervish dance.

She works in several performance-installation like Akt by Judith Hummel (Munich, 2013-15), Fluids by Alexandra Pirici (Berlin, 2015) and re-perfomed Luminosity by Marina Abramovic and Mirrorcheck by Joan Jonas in the frame of 12 Rooms (Festival Ruhr Triennale, Essen, 2012) and 14 Rooms (Art Basel, 2014).

As a dancer she works with Isabelle Schad for the projects Volkstanzen Heute, Collective Jumps and Pieces and elements (Berlin, Poznan,… 2014-2017) and Turning Solo (Berlin, 2017), and develops her own solo Peau’rosität (2015).


Thank you to all who came to see FLAMINGO INN! Many thanks to our workshop participants for their inspiring performances and to the ever fabulous JUAN CARLOS LÉRIDA & ROSANNA TERRACCIANO!