dance, music, body wisdom from egypt
This week introduces you to the world of improvisation – to the here and now - where music and our whole being melt into one. Taqasim is the art of improvising - the dancer´s body is an entity of sound, rhythm, vibration and melody. We will travel deep into our bodies and cells to search for the essence of what we call the moment of creation – being the music and giving it a voice through dancing in a simple or sophisticated way. In the process of embodying the now, we are supported by our fantastic instrument - the body - with its structure, consciousness and wisdom.
Marie Al Fajr and Claudia Heinle are both specialized in the Egyptian dance language and teach and perform contemporary dance based on tradition at an international level. Their performance and teaching experience spans more than 25 years. They have presented their work in numerous countries, festivals and institutions: University of Constance, Tanzhaus Zurich, Tanzhaus Düsseldorf, Dance House Stockholm, TCD Théatre Contemporaine de la Danse Paris, CAK Centre for African Culture Oslo, WHO World Health Organization Copenhagen, ADEM Les Ateliers d ́Ethnomusicologie Geneva, Institut du Monde Arabe Paris, International Forum Library of Alexandria, Rawabet Theatre Cairo as part of l ́Officinae Dansem Marseille, Theater an der Grenze Kreuzlingen, Tanzwerkstatt Ludwigsburg, Konzilstadt Konstanz as well as festivals, theatres and galleries in Egypt, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Marie al Fajr has performed at the prestigious HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin and NYLA New York Live Arts. Claudia Heinle has performed in JACC Kuwait Opera House and Garage Theatre Alexandria.
is an exceptional location and one of the most beautiful houses in the medieval city of Constance, with a dance studio and an inner court yard. Located in the pedestrian zone, a 2-minute walk from the lake, harbour and train station, it is easy to reach and a beautiful place to be!
We have the possibility to host people directly in the upper floors. The spacious room under the roof includes linen and bedding, a pillow, pillowcase, duvet, sheet and towel for each guest. There is a shared toilet and shower.