Karin Wickenhäuser

Sunday July 4th, 18:00

Manuel and Manuel - work in progress - Open Door

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Karin Wickenhäuser

Karin Wickenhäuser

Manuel and Manuel - workin in progress - Open Door

Two men share one space.
They get in touch,
meet with curiosity and a sense of humour,
communicate, learn from each other
exploring the possibilities of their different bodies.

This duet is the first part of a project with dancers and people with physical or mental challenges. The next part will be a duet of two women, last a quartet.

Manuel Alfonso Pérez Torres was born in Venezuela and studied dance at Instituto Superior de Danza de Caracas. He was member of the Venezuelan Dance Companies Acción Colectiva (1992-1993) and Espacio Alterno (1994-1997). Since 1998 he resides in Europe working as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Manuel Pérez Torres also works as a yoga teacher.  As guest of Sasha Waltz & Guests he danced in „Insideout“ and „Dido & Aeneas“. He participated in various „Dialoge“ projects by Sasha Waltz.

Manuel Lünstroth studied social work at Münster and took his degree in 2005. Since 2009 he is working as a programmer at ?Mobidat?. He was performing in 4 theatre pieces with the ensemble of „Spastikerhilfe Berlin e.V.“, directed by Christine Voigt, „Waiting for Godot“, „Five short pieces about love“ and „Yvonne, princess from Tempelhof“ among others. By that he discovered his love for dance. Since March 2010 he is dancing with Manuel Pérez Torres.

Karin Wickenhäuser is working as a choreographer, dancer and dance- teacher. She finished her studies of choreography at Ernst Busch in 2004 with „engel*engele“,  performed at Studio LaborGras. Since 2006 she is teaching contemporary dance in schools and doing performance- projects with children and teenagers in museums and other locations. Her project „What means us?“, a collaboration with the choreographer Adalisa Manghini, the musician Susanne Spreng, the Museum Neukölln and 25 teenagers from Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasiumm recently won a price at the competition „Kinder zum Olymp!“.

Jürgen Albert is teaching movement at „Plan B“, a school for geriatric care, and working as a phyisiotherapist in a praxis in Kreuzberg. He was working at „Spastikerhilfe Berlin e.G.“ from 1999 until 2005. Jürgen Albert started dancing in 1990, focussing on contact improvisation and improvisation, which is influencing his work as a physiotherapist and teacher. He is assistant in this project.