The stilt-dance collective DANZANKÓ was founded in 2020 by three performers and dancers: Esther Geyer, Clara Gracia and me.
DisTouched is the debut of our collective, produced in spring/summer 2022. The piece advances our previously funded research exploring a method of dancing on stilts and its relation to personal space and distance (Gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Programm NEUSTART KULTUR, Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN des Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, 2021)
DisTouched is a dance performance on stilts that explores the themes of physical distance, personal space and meaning of touch by translating these omnipresent topics into a playful movement language – 70 cm above the ground.
STAGE is a long-time passion project of video artist Susu Rachidi (Cut That OuT) and me, which merges the aesthetic of dance and captivating cinematography with the interplay of driving music and the hypnotic power of match cuts. This collaborative project was created in Berlin in 2019 and it is directed, filmed & edited by Susu and choreographed & performed by me.
| Official Selection of Moving Body Festival 2019
| Official Selection of Dare to Dance in Public Festival 2019
| Lift-Off Global Network First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2019
Behind the Scenes of STAGE
RAIN DIARY - NO HARBOUR FOR HOPE
This fantastic collaboration with the Finnish darkwave band Rain Diary started in 2012 in Berlin, continued a year after in my hometown Tampere, Finland and was finally released in 2016. The music video is directed, filmed and edited by Juha Lankinen. I was in charge of the choreography.
Teaser for Rain Diary’s single No Harbour For Hope with extended dance scenes.
YOULOOSIE - DEVIL
I was honoured to share the dance floor with the amazing Israeli dancer Amit Goldenberg for this fun music video shoot for Youloosie’s ‘Devil’ single in 2014 in Berlin. The music video is directed & produced by Eric Dunlap, filmed by David Gaehtgens and the shooting took place at the legendary techno club Salon zur wilden Renate.
SEE THE SOUNDS
See the Sounds is my choreography, which was part of the NITZOTZOT – Young choreographers showcase in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel 2014. This evening full of creativity and sparkles was one of the highlights of the International Dance Journey Program by Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company.