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Tanzklub Frankfurt “Bodies in motion”

Led by Petra Lehr

The warm-up helps train awareness, while also building mobility and strength. Over time, it follows the same structure, but gradually becomes more comprehensive and demanding. In various improvisation exercises, we explore and expand our own possibilities of movement and expression. We develop dance combinations and choreographies with a focus on coordination, dynamics and contact. We will also deal with props and spatial conditions, with the additional option of working in public spaces.

Petra Lehr received her education in Germany and the USA (including Leonard Pitt School of Mime and Masktheater, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center). From the very beginning, she concerned herself with the equal interaction of dance, theater and music. She continued her education in Physical Theater with Matt Mittler (New York). She has been influenced by her many years of musical collaboration with the singer and interpreter of New Music Christina Ascher (New York). After several solo works and works with musicians and visual artists, she founded the Co.Lab.TanzTheater in Frankfurt in 1993, with which she has already worked on 18 productions. She teaches contemporary dance and dance theater, lectures at various universities, leads projects in schools and is active in teacher training. She has also been a Pilate coach since 2006 and in 2012 received the dance medicine certificate.

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