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summer main event

research or die.

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Marion Sparber & Alan Fuentes Guerra

founders of shared levitation



is it a dream, fiction or reality? is the mind outside or inside the body? we create situations and relationships between our bodies, minds and our surroundings. if the situation is good and safe, we will concentrate on our Shared Levitation partnering, teaching Partnering technique, repertoire and working with it creatively. if the situation doesn't allow body contact we focus on physical theatre which allows abstract rhythms of movement to come alive and, from time to time, appear humorous. the contrast between non-verbal and verbal language and bodies, catapults the research into a new dimension of contemporary dance. we seek to challenge ourselves by abruptly changing between qualities of movement, characters and emotions. our interest in this process is to observe the relationship between individuals and the group, the dynamics and resulting situations, using our intuition, games and a collective mind, as well as contemporary dance and physical theatre as the basis for interpersonal contact. the inspiration for the research, kopfkino, is a philosophical monologue, which explains that each person is dealing with everyday events differently, and to which extent individual, physical, and mental well-being often depend, not on the situation we find ourselves in, but on our attitude towards the events happening around us. we constantly have the opportunity to decide how we perceive and process everything. We are excited to explore, dare, risk, laugh, enjoy and move with you!

some workshops offer group improvisation or partnering. these workshops elements may or may not be possible and the teachers and choreographers will modify their workshops accordingly in line with the health and safety measures required at the time. please stay flexible. thank you!

Originally from Italy, Marion received her professional dance training at Varium and Iwanson school. Since 2014, Marion has received funding as a choreographer from south tyrol to create and develop her own work. Many of Marion's choreographies are a playfull connection of highly physical dance, dancetheatre, and video installations by Projeto Solo. Her work has been performed at several international theatres and festivals in Europe, South- and North america, as well as in Asia. Marion has collaborated as a dancer with choreographers and companies such as Francisco Córdova, Stella Zannou, Sonia Rodriguez, ADN-Dialect and Eldon Pulak. As a teacher, she has been working in several schools and festivals in Europe, North- and South america, Canada and Asia a.o at b12 festival berlin, Deltebre dansa, Tierras en danza, Iwanson, TanzAHOI, Circuit-est, Atlas Festival, Camp In, La Cantera, Encuentros Mutantes, Vim Vigor, The Playground New York, Diavolo Company LA, Flow Movement, Athletic Playground, Performact, Pera gau university of performing arts cyprus, AORCA pt, Marameo, Tanzfabrik, Dock 11, Danceworks, Sozo Visions in Motion, Tanzcompagnie Rostock, Tanzcompagnie Bielefeld, Profitraining Freiburg & Leipzig, DancePAT, Tanzfaktur Köln, Tanzhaus Zürich and Profitraining Basel, Oliva Dance Project, Goa Contact Festival and Play Practice Artist Residency, Cyrculacje Festival, Sfera Ruchu, Academy Dancer Russia, La Macchine festival, Festival Nómada, Descalzinha Danza and Varium.


The mexican choreographer, dancer and teacher received his education in dance at the academy SEAD Salzburg, Austria, studying at the post-graduate program, BODHI Project, and at the EPDM in Mazatlán, Mexico, receiving his Bachelor in Contemporary dance. Since 2017, Alan has been based in Berlin and is researching in improvisation and theatre, showing a strong connection between physical dance and movement. After graduating, he could gather performing experience with several choreographers and companies: Karolin Stächele, Marion Sparber, Ralf Jarochinsky, Christine Gouzelis, Sita Ostheimer, Etienne Gilloteau, Stephanie Felber, Cecilia Lugo, francisco córdova and Miguel Mancillas. As choreographer, Alan created several pieces alone, and in collaboration with marion sparber, with performances in several festivals and venues across europe, asia and the americas. Alan was teaching his contemporary class espaciocontinuo and Shared Levitation, partnering together with Marion in several companies, schools and festivals all over the world: b12 festival, Marameo, Cyrkulacje Festival, Rozbark en motion, Sfera Ruchu, Deltebre Dansa, Descalzinha Danza, Profitraining Freiburg, tanzfaktur, Tanzcompagnie Rostock and Stadttheater Bielefeld, performact, TanzAHOI, aorca summer intensive, Arnhemse Meisjes, Sozo Vision in Motion, Goa Contact Festival, Play Practice Artist Residency, Flow Movement, Diavolo Company, Athletic Playground, La Cantera, Encuentros Mutantes, Camp In and Nómada Festival.

shared Levitation

Shared Levitation is a platform for performance and training in Contemporary Dance and Partnering. It was founded by Marion Sparber and Alan Fuentes Guerra in 2018. Shared Levitation Partnering is based on the principles of action – reaction, wants to liberate the participants from aesthetics of dance and enhances playfulness and functionality instead: an easy way to get excited again and again and to lure the inner child out. In addition, Shared levitation tries to eliminate prejudices regarding gender, body type, weight, and age. Anyone can be lifted and lift! Within the work of shared levitation marion and alan taught in over 70 festivals and school, dance-centres and companies all over the world and created work for descalzinha danza, pera gau university of cyprus, aorca summerlab and kunsthumaniora antwerp.



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