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M A R C E L A   G I E S C H E  ( 1983, USA / DE ), is a free-lance choreographer, performer, and teacher currently based in Berlin.  Her choreographic work is physical, sensitive, animalistic, and plays with shifting states and performativity.  When working with dancers she aims to train the moving body as an empty vessel - allowing forces, dynamics, and physical relationships in space to emerge.

She is interested in examining the borders and divisions which language produces in the movement of our own bodies, and in the perception of our relationships to the environment and others. Through holistic dance and body practices she hopes to create and extend spaces of liminality between different communities and different ways of understanding. A shift in the perception of one’s own body inevitably affects the movement/actions of the group/community.

She has presented her choreographic work and taught her movement techniques across Europe and in the USA in schools, festivals, and dance studios to professionals and amateurs alike.

Marcela has a BFA in Dance From Ohio State Univeristy, a Diploma from CODARTS (NL), and has participated in the 2010 danceWEB scholarship program at Impulstanz. She has performed with the dance companies Neuer Tanz (V.A. Wölfl) and Dejá Donne (S. Sandroni, L. Flory) as well as for choreographers and directors Romeo Castellucci, Thomas Ostermeier/Mikel Aristegui (Death in Venice), Bianca Van Dillen (Sacre), and Beppie Blankert (Oak) and Dutch designer Maria Blaisse amongst others.

She is the artistic director of the dance venue Lake Studios Berlin which she founded in 2012 in collaboration with 7 other international artists.

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