What's happening?

Check here for Rebecca Mary's upcoming performances, what she is working on and where she is teaching

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The Project  “The time in-between” is an active reflection on the working methods used for my last two dance creations to then feed the artistic and conceptual development for my up-coming creation(s).

 

During the process I will objectively review my work, critically analyze my findings through a subjective perspective (how do I feel as an artist?) and explore artistically how I can translate my findings into my artistic work.

As artists and creators, I believe our work not only lies within the active creation but also within actively reflecting in the time in-between creation processes. In allowing space for this contemplation, we are able to see more clearly and work more consciously towards creating our artistic visions.

 

This project is about continuing to search the essence of my artistic work. As composer Aaron Copland said, “I felt that it was worth the effort to see if I couldn't say what I had to say in the simplest possible terms."

 

Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the program NEUSTART KULTUR, aid program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

Photo: Alvaro S. Rodriguez

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The time in-between -

Dis-Tanz-Solo

February-September 2022

    When: 3-28 october, 2022
    Where: Südufer Freiburg


 

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Rebecca Mary will be dancing in the next production from com.dance e.V. "Intuiti" within the project „Menschen und Wir!“.

 

They will be entering into their first rehearsal phase in October, 2022 and the piece will premier 09., 10., & 11. February, 2023.

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 Performance:
    When: 25th october, 2022
    Where: FIM BASEL 2022

More info here!

For the Forum for Improvised Music and Dance (FIM) Basel, Quizzical Körper dance collective proposes a 35-minute ¨Instant Composition¨ performance with three dancers.

Quizzical Körper has been realizing real-time compositions for several years, each with a specific theme. The collective strives to preserve the qualities, tools and openness of pure improvisation while addressing a theme.

The theme for the forum is the Amazon Rainforest. Irene Carreño, Andrea Lagos and Rebecca Mary Narum take the sound tapestry of the rainforest as a source of inspiration for their ¨Timing¨ use, as well as the influence of elements such as the wildness and abstractions of nature for their dance creation.

Thus, they allow the whole composition to emerge and by doing so they allow themselves and those present to be surprised.

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What's happened?

Check here for Rebecca Mary's upcoming performances, what she is working on and where she is teaching

Teaching 

Sept. 12th-23rd, 2022

Teaching Contemporary Dance Technique and Contact Improvisation at TIP - School for Dance, Improvisation & Performance.

This classes are only for students of the school.

Photo: Jürgen Gocke

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Go South CI Jam

   When: september 2nd, 2022, 18:30-21:00
   Where: Südufuer Freiburg

More info here

The „GO SOUTH“ series, is a focused jam in Südufer, organized by Silvia Wagner, Lisa Klingelhöfer and Rebecca Mary Narum. We invite you to an early-evening Contact-Impro Jam on the south shore. Inspired by the special atmosphere that characterizes the jams of Labormanifest *, the three would like to offer a regular Contact-Impro Jam format within the E-WERK space. The approximately monthly series is characterized by a common start and a clear end as well as a shared focus that creates a common ground for the explorative dance format. In addition, we will frequently invite musicians to accompany the evening.

The number of participants is limited to 20 research-interested dancers, the financial contribution is 8-5 euros, please be there in time as we will close the doors at 18.30.

Doors are open at 6 pm (back entrance, south bank)
Focussed Jam from 18:30 – 21:00

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re-Styled bolér

 Performances:
   When: July 19th, 2022
   
   Where: Summer Stage, Theater Freiburg

   When: June 18th, 2022
   Where: Kunst-land-Wasser

More info here

"re-Styled bolér" seeks to create an abstract choreographic interpretation of the famous song "Boléro" by Maurice Ravel. Choreographed by Rebecca Mary Narum and performed together with Irene Carreño and Dagmar Ottman, the piece embodies the strong rhythmic spirit of the song while integrating the gentle, sensual melody that permeates the piece through the various instrumental interpretations.

This piece is made possible through the "Stipendium zur Förderung der künstlerischen Praxis" from the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden Württemberg".

 Performance:
    When: May 6th & 7th, 2022
    Where: Heilige Familie Kirche, Freiburg

More info here!

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“In uns bewegt” is a dialogue between art and Christianity, between body and faith, between man and man. It looks to question, how much importance does our body have? What role does the body play in Christianity, in our society? What touches people in their innermost being?

It is produced by the dance theater collective Quizzical Körper in cooperation with Anne Hilpert and three other dancers. Choreographed by Rebecca Mary Narum, this process is accompanied by the theological expertise of Anne Hilpert, who wrote her dissertation on the performativity of dance and religion, and the musical composition of Fiona Combosch.

A final dance performance will be staged in a church in Freiburg in November 2021. This performance will be created through an interactive creative process based on workshops, conversations, and further research.

Photo: Jürgen Gocke

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Moving Voices -

TakeHeart Residency

February-March 2022

"Moving Voices" is a movement research that explores the deep emotional power of music on people and its expression through movement. 

How can we as dancers, choreographers and movement composers create the same emotional impact? How can we use what we know about music to create a dance piece that has that physical impact on the audience?

The research takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes both theoretical studies as well as practical research in the fields of music and movement. 

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

Photo: Alvaro S. Rodriguez

Teaching - bewegungs-Art 

January 10-21, 2022

Teaching Contact Improvisation at TIP - School for Dance, Improvisation & Performance.

This classes are only for students of the school.

Photo: Jürgen Gocke

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The Movement of Music

Research: August-December 2021

"The Movement of Music" is an artistic research in the field of contemporary dance. It deals with the unique physical effect that music has on the human body.

The way movement - the body - and music - sound - are deeply and intimately connected. The power of music to manipulate us emotionally and how we experience intense feelings through it.


In this research, Rebecca Mary explores how composers play with the power of music to create different emotional atmospheres. And how this can be translated into movement. Into a visible expression of the music through a moving body.

This research was funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Photo: Alvaro S. Rodriguez

Contemporary Dance Basics 

  ~ intensive course ~

Wednesdays & Fridays from 18:30-20:00 
from December 1-15th, 2021

Contemporary dance is all about finding the most efficient way to move with your body, so that whether you are rolling on the floor or jumping high up in the sky, you do it with grace and ease.

In this class we will bring the basics into our bodies. The class will focus on movement principles. The point where precision meets freedom and physicality meets expression.

We will zoom into different movement qualities, elements and pathways found within the body as a base to enter into technical exercises and choreographies.

Starting with a warm-up and improvisational exercises to ground the body and open the senses, an emphasis will be placed on our body’s connection with floor as well as awareness of their pelvis as the motor for movement. We will move on to bring this knowledge into technical exercises and choreographic phrases.

The goal is to attain a strong intuitive awareness of our body and explore different physical forms of expression as a means to move with both precision and freedom. It will be physical, ornamental, unpredictable and sensual.

Video:  https://vimeo.com/446037343  

More info & Registration here!

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 Performance:
    When: November 20 & 21, 2021
    Where: Heilige Familie Kirche, Freiburg

“In uns bewegt” is a dialogue between art and Christianity, between body and faith, between man and man. It looks to question, how much importance does our body have? What role does the body play in Christianity, in our society? What touches people in their innermost being?

It is produced by the dance theater collective Quizzical Körper in cooperation with Anne Hilpert and three other dancers. Choreographed by Rebecca Mary Narum, this process is accompanied by the theological expertise of Anne Hilpert, who wrote her dissertation on the performativity of dance and religion, and the musical composition of Fiona Combosch.

A final dance performance will be staged in a church in Freiburg in November 2021. This performance will be created through an interactive creative process based on workshops, conversations, and further research.

Photo: Jürgen Gocke

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Teaching 

Sept. 20th-29th

Teaching Contemporary Dance Technique and Contact Improvisation at TIP - School for Dance, Improvisation & Performance.

This classes are only for students of the school.

Photo: Jürgen Gocke

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Instinkt

 Performance:   
    When: 
Oct. 29th & 30th, 2021   
    Where:
Südufer Freiburg

Why would most people say they are not animals? How do instincts determine our daily actions? What are we actually talking about when we speak of "instinct"?

Together with the artists Anna Petzer, Andrea Lagos, Antonia Glugla, Irene Carreño, Linda Schewe and Rebecca Mary Narum, Carla Wierer conducts scenic research on the subject of "instinct".

Photo: Daniel Schellongowski

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Serenus

 Performance:   
    When: 
July 11, 2021   
    Where: Summer Stage - Theater Freiburg

¨Serenus¨ is based on the magical realism of literature, in which normality has room for singularities, peculiarities and dream images. This idea was transferred to dance and influences the body language, the space (dance-related) and the general image composition. 

Originally performed in the courtyards of Freiburg during the first Covid-19 Lockdown, it was brought back for the Theater Freiburg's Summer Stage of 2021.

Photo: Jürgen Gocke

Research:  May-July 2021

WHAT ROLE DOES THE BODY PLAY IN SPIRITUALITY?

WHAT TOUCHES PEOPLE IN THEIR INNERMOST BEING?

HOW DOES THE SPACE INFLUENCE ONE’S SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE?​

‘Der Geist aus dem Körper’ was a movement research that sought to ask questions about the role of the body within religious practices and spirituality. 

This research is part of the #TakeCare NEUSTART KULTUR funding program, supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Photo: Jürgen Gocke

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 Performance:   
    When: 
April 16, 2021   
    Where: Südufer Freiburg - infreiburgzuhause.de

"The Doll in Her Pocket" gives an insight into the history of women. It is a story of strength, a story of oppression, of wildness and compliance. It is a story that explores gender roles and archetypes, their stereotypes and extremes. It tries to rethink and question the images in our heads.

Photo: Jürgen Gocke

 Performance:   
   
When: 21. November 2020

    Where: Online Streaming at attack.hr.

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And. And. And. And. The lights turn on.
This person speaks, that person moves.


A creation starts. That composition gets transformed.
A collective composition within the instants of time.

Never knowing how it will end but trusting with listening bodies and open minds a creation will unfold.

An Instant Composition created and performed by Quizzical Körper.

Photo: Melanie Seeger

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Serenus

 Performance:   
    When: 
May-June, 2020   
    Where: Site-Specific in 
Freiburg, Germany

¨Serenus¨ is based on the magical realism of literature, in which normality has room for singularities, peculiarities and dream images. This idea was transferred to dance and influences the body language, the space (dance-related) and the general image composition. 

Performed in the courtyards of Freiburg during the first Covid-19 Lockdown.

Photo: Jürgen Gocke

Drinking Air

 Performance:   
    When: 
November 9, 2019   
    Where: onCe Festival Für Improvisation       
               Freiburg

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“Drinking Air” is an Instant Composition piece performed by Quizzical Körper in collaboration with violinist Harald Kimmig. The main concept is synesthesia – the ability to hear colors, see sounds or taste shapes.

 

One musician and three dancers compose instantaneously working with synesthetic abilities: The dancers attempt to see, feel and embody the sounds; the musician intends to hear, feel and transcribe the movement.

 

In this piece, dance and music are in a constant dialogue – sometimes in cooperation, sometimes in conflict – to create a multidimensional landscape which transcends our senses.

Photo: Jennifer Rohrbacher

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C-Over

 Performance:   
    When: 
August, 2019   
    Where: AKC - Medika | Zagreb, Croatia

‘C-Over’ is dance-theater piece which gives an insight into the stories and experiences of sex workers and stands for the de-criminalization of the work.

It was created in Zagreb, Croatia through a process where we researched and explored the topic through different testimonies, academic papers and movement explorations.

Photo: AKC - Medika

Dead Day Dog

 Performance:   
    When: July 4, 2019   
    Where: ZKM – Center for Art and New Media

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Interdisciplinary work-in-progress performance after a 4-week research residency exploring the topic of Trauma and disassociation through dance, theater, text, and visual art. Collaboration between Aliens Connected and Quizzical Körper.

Photo: Claudia Carolin Münch

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Crossroads

 Performance:   
    When: July 7, 2019   
    Where: OrgelFarbik | Karlsruhe, Freiburg

Crossroads’ is a site-specific performance inspired by the unique space of the OrgelFabrik in Karlsruhe. Five bodies make their way through five unique spaces creating a path of five different dance performances.