(c) Sven Serkis

© Günter Krämmer | Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits

© Günter Krämmer | Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits

ProfitrainingRichard Oberscheven

Mon 05.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 06.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 07.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 08.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 09.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 12.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 13.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 14.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 15.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 16.12.2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3


Contemporary ballet

The class is made up of different approaches of ballet technique and contemporary dance. The warm-up begins with improvisation exercises to explore the three-dimensionality of the body in space. The exercises on the barre ranges from simple to complex movement series, increasing in space through changes of dynamics and changes of position, which sharpen the sense of movement.

He uses his interest in different musical styles to develop movement qualities and rhythms within the combination.

The aim is to explore ballet technique in contemporary dance as a tool, giving participants more freedom of movement and awareness of their own movement potential.

The training is designed for both contemporary and ballet dancers.

Richard Oberscheven is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, DJ, and sound maker. His artistic practice is rooted in a conscious body that allows for discovery, exploration, and confrontation in movement.

His artistic work is based on improvisational concepts as well as real time composition of the body in relation to space, people, and music. His works include ROTATIONAL DISTANCE (2022), KÖRPER an KÖRPER (2019), As I would like (2019) and any directions (2015), which have been shown in diverse contexts such as at Theater Felina-Areal Mannheim, Gallus Theater Frankfurt, Barnes Crossing Cologne and Stadttheater Gießen. In 2019 Richard received the Jury Award Best Performer at the SoloDuo Festival NRW with As I would like. The work will be dance by students of the HfMDK at Wintertanzprojekt - 2023_Blick zurück nach vorn.

In 2014 Richard received his Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the University of Music and Performing Arts with a scholarship through the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Afterwards he was part of the Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Tanzkompagnie Gießen and continued his artistic career inter- and nationally as a freelancer. Parallel to his own work, he collaborates with artist groups such as Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits, Hennermans Horde and with choreographers Verena Kutschera and Angela Wendt.

Richard is also co-founder of the artists collective Kunstschaffende Frankfurt, with whom he has also participated in festivals such as Open House and Common Ground. As a lecturer, he teaches professional training and his movement practice such as for Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, Tanzfabrik Berlin, IGProfitraining Cologne and 4fürTanz Leipzig. Richard also produces electronic compositions for short-films, various projects and for his own work.

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