Embodied Interpretation/Physical Intelligence

From somatic work and compositional improvisation to schematically structured and clear movement sequences, the class becomes a time of deeper understanding and expansion of our own movement vocabulary, anchoring in our own body and specifying the essential expression of kinesthetic energy, movement intention and form. Thereby we will have a closer look on how we actually embody the movements and how we can anchor ourselves in our physical intelligence.

Physical intensity and the associated mental stimulation as well as the balance of movement and stillness are fundamental principles of the class.


We will work on specificity, precision and awareness of movement execution and movement research.

Thus, the class will precisely build upon different elements of contemporary dance, which is very much based on Melissa’s own practice working with clear principles that are explored in improvisation and choreographic work.