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Karen Eliza Harvey


Movement is always happening. This class connects with quietness and how that quietness can build to explosive movement. We’ll begin by feeling the natural undulation of the breath as a physical preparation, and then bring this sensation into movement pathways, partnering and phase work. The aim is to stay in-tune with what’s already happening inside the body and allow it to develop into full expression. Through loosely structured phrasing and musicality, we will also dive into moments of wild abandon. For a gradual progression into momentum based, full-bodied, risk-taking and intelligent dancing.

Karen Eliza Harvey is a choreographer, performer and video artist originally from North Carolina (US). She danced professionally for 10 years in New York City, and recently relocated to Berlin as an artist in residence at the Lake Studios Berlin. Her work has been presented internationally in Japan, Austria, Germany, Mexico and throughout New York City. As a performer, Karen has been a member of The Neta Dance Company, Terrain Dance Company, We Are Your Friends (experimental A cappella group), Da-On Dance and Antititled Dialogues (improvisation performance collective). She has also had the pleasure of working with: Pascal Rambert, Dai Jian, Rick Moody, Renee Archibald, Christopher Williams, Pichet Klunchun and Brenda Daniels among others. She holds a BFA in contemporary dance from the University North Carolina School of the Arts, where she was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Her choreographic project, Elemental Fabrics involves intimate and immersive performances or visual media that happen at the raw intersection of movement, sound, visuals and imagination. www.kareneliza.eu

Photo credit: Chris Peddecord