Throughout her education Yasmin has been influenced by Hiphop, Contemporary Dance, Floor Work, Gaga, Partnering and Improvisation. In her classes she uses elements of these different dance styles to blur the lines between them and to challenge her students with new approaches of using their bodies. As a teacher, Yasmin takes an accumulative approach where new tools or topics will be introduced and practiced throughout the class. Keeping the acquired tools in mind students will build a foundation of skills that can be translated to other dance styles. Yasmin likes to work with improvisational tasks to make the dancers aware of their individual bodies, strengths and weaknesses. Through the repetition of effortful and effortless dancing, she emphasises a healthy, but physical approach to using our bodies in class and on stage. The primary focus of class includes giving students a new tool set to work across varied dance practices, promoting the crossover of dance styles like improvisation, contemporary dance, partnering, floor work and hiphop, and facilitating the discovery of your individual physicality.
Yasmins Tanzausbildung wurde von verschiedenen Tanzstilen wie Hiphop, Zeitgenößischem Tanz, Floor Work, Gaga, Partnering und Improvisation geprägt. Im Unterricht werden verschiedene Elemente dieser Stile genutzt, um deren Grenzen zu verwischen und neue Möglichkeiten zu finden den Körper zu bewegen. Tänzer werden dazu motiviert, Stück für Stück ihr vorhandenes Tanzvokabular zu vertiefen und zu erweitern. Yasmin arbeitet häufig mit Improvisation, um den Tänzern die eigenen Stärken, Schwächen und Individualität aufzuzeigen. Durch die Wiederholung von mühsamen und mühelosen Bewegungen, betont Yasmin unseren Körper im Training und auf der Bühne auf gesunde und athletische Weise zu nutzen. Der Fokus des Unterrichts liegt auf dem Erweitern des eigenen Tanzvokabulars, der Motivation verschiedene Tanzstile miteinander zu verknüpfen und die Individualität jedes Einzelnen zu fördern.
Yasmin Schönmann is a dancer and teaching artist from Germany, with a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance & Technology from New York University, NYC. Her training includes Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance, HipHop, Urban Dance, Ballet, Partnering, Improvisation, Floor Work and Movement Research. Since 2014 she has worked professionally as a dancer, teaching artist and freelance choreographer in New York, Munich and Sweden. Yasmin has worked for dance companies like Y+Y Dance (NYC), InTW (NYC), J CHEN Project ( NYC), and collaborated with choreographers such as Aaron Samuel Davis, Jasmine Domfort, Valeria Gonzalez, Robert Söderström, Juliette Rahon and Meghan Padget. Yasmin has received several scholarships, including Shubert Foundation Scholarship (2018), Danspace Residency NYC (2017), Open Studios from
Tanztendenz e.V. in Munich (2014), Iwanson-Sixt Foundation Scholarship (2013) and to be a Guest Choreographer at Tanztendenz/Munich (2015). Further she received scholarships to train with Pina Bausch´s Tanztheater Wuppertal and J CHEN PROJECT in NYC. Yasmin is an artist who is interested in the human experience. The work she creates evolves around our emotional world, human connection and political and social issues. Her artistic research is based on physical but human gestures and movement, as well as a clear story line. Leaving an impact and being understood by her audience is important; that´s why she is focused on the human nature and essence in dance. Yasmin believes that dance is a universal language which anyone can understand because it roots in gestures and body language.