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Marcela Ruiz Quintero


The contemporary floor classfocuses on developing astrongrelationship between thedancerand the floor. Through considered and intelligent exercises correlated to the dancer’s anatomy - weight transfers, relaxation techniques, movement economy, inertiaandmomentum -participants will experience physical sensations releasing their bodies, the key groundwork that will improve dancers’technical abilities, necessaryfor the increasingly complexity of the remainder of the training. At theendof the class, dancerswill be ableto direct this new physical state through an adaptedchoreographicvariation.


Marcela Ruiz Quintero
Colombian dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Berlin.
In 2000, Marcela received a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts with a major in Contemporary Dance at the Universidad Distrital de Bogotà, and a Degree in Contemporary Dance in 2004 from the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Germany.
From 2005 until 2009, she worked with the dance company Folkwang Tanzstudio (FTS), collaborating with leading choreographers: Henrietta Horn, Michèle Anne De Mey, Thierry De Mey, Rodolpho Leoni, Leandro Kees and Ben J. Riepe.
From 2007 until 2010, she was invited by the Pina Bausch dance company to perform the iconic piece The Rite of Spring (created in 1975), presented during an extensive and lengthy world tour.
Since 2009, Marcela has been working as freelance dancer and choreographer, developing her own projects and collaborating with choreographers, visual artists and theatre directors including Leandro Kees, Felix Landerer, Stephanie Thiersch, Maura Morales Yudesbiet, Gabriel Galindez Cruz, Jennifer Ocampo Monsalve, Philip Gregor Grüneberg, Pipo Tafel and Laura Colmenares Guerra.
Parallel to her creative work, she has been teachingprofessional classes and workshopsof contemporary dance andcontactimprovisation in Mexico, Colombia and Germany. Currently She is teaching professional dance training at Tanzprobebühne Marameo and Dock 11 in Berlin, and Tanzhaus NRW in Dusseldorf.