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Workshops 2019

The workshops offer an artistic experience and exchange during the festival and are dedicated to women* and girls*.

Political body on stage

This workshop proposes the dialog between feminine bodies that absorb all the types of violence daily in the society. Through urban dances with bases in the contemporary dance we are going to turn this violence into movement, force and speech. What are the marks that her body is loaded of?

Aline Corrêa
Brazilian performer formed at school Membros. For 5 years she dances with the company Membros (RJ) and 2 years with the Hybrid company (RJ). She has realized different residences of creation  with the group Cena 11 (SC) and Mario Nascimento (BH). Nowadays, she continues her professional career as choreographer and performer in Europe.

  • Date: Friday 27 September 2019
  • Time: 13:00 – 15:00
  • Location: Groove Dance Studio, Wächtersbacher Str. 76, 60386 Frankfurt
  • Fee: 20 €
  • Languages: Portugues and English

The Body: Territory and Frontier


This workshop has been created for artists of performance, dancers, actors, spoken word or visual artists interested in performance art and in exploring the intersection of the personal, the theatrical and the political through stage actions. Students in these disciplines are also welcome.

Workshop participants will make use of their personal memory and identity as the expressive territory where they will chart a vocabulary of stage actions. Drawing on their use of body, participants will also work on imagery related to their individual and social understanding of gender, sexuality and race.

Some thematic threads in the workshop include:

  • Body (fiction and non-fiction, presence and inner strength, body as subject/object)
  • Space (internal and external, spatial relationships, the intervention of public and private space)
  • Time (real-time, fictional-time, ritual-time)
  • Action (site-specific, action – reaction, responses to real and imagined stimuli, audience interaction, the creative accident)

Violeta Luna’s (Actress/Performance Artist/Activist) work explores the relationship between theatre, performance art and community engagement. Working within a multidimensional space that allows for the crossing of aesthetic and conceptual borders, Luna uses her body as a territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. Born in Mexico City, Luna obtained her graduate degree in Acting from the Centro Universitario de Teatro (UNAM,) and La Casa del Teatro. She has performed and taught workshops extensively throughout Latin America and Europe, as well as in Rwanda, Egypt, New Zealand, Japan, India, Canada and USA. While primarily working as a solo performer, she is also an associate artist of the San Francisco-based performance collectives La Pocha Nostra and Secos & Mojados. She is a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fellow, and a member of The Magdalena Project: International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre. Significant works include: Requiem for a Lost Land, Frida, NK603: Action for Performer and e-Maiz, Apuntes sobre la Frontera and a series of collaborations with La Pocha Nostra.

  • Date: Saturday 28 September 2019
  • Time: 10:00 – 13:00
  • Location: Groove Dance Studio, Wächtersbacher Str. 76, 60386 Frankfurt
  • Fee: 30 €
  • Participants: max. 16
  • Language: English
  • Target group: Professional or students of performance, spoken-word, actors, dancers and visual artists. All applicants should have a basic understanding of the discipline of performance art.
  • Please bring along: Comfortable clothes for physical activity
  • Website: www.violetaluna.com

Girls* in the performing arts

You want to try out dance and theatre and get creative with others?

At our workshop for girls* from 13-18 years you can get to know theatre plays and techniques without previous experience and if you want to try out a small performance. But that’s not a Must!

Lydia Ernst and Jeanine Bohländer are both theatre pedagogues and active in feminist work with girls*. Together they founded the open and free dance, theatre and circus project called in.tension, which aims to give all those interested a low-threshold access to trying out performative arts in Frankfurt.

  • Date: Saturday 28 September 2019
  • Time: 11:00 – 14:00
  • Location: Groove Dance Studio, Wächtersbacher Str. 76, 60386 Frankfurt
  • Fee: free
  • Language: German
  • Target group: Girls* and young women* between 13-18 years of age

Théâtre du Mouvement

The Théâtre du Mouvement is co-directed by Claire Heggen and Yves Marc. With over 40 years of experience, the company is internationally renowned for its creations, research and teaching skills.

As their daughter, and as Aeterna’s co-director with Claire Heggen, Elsa Marquet Lienhart will be happy to pass on some of the Théâtre du Mouvement’s legacy.

Through exercices and playful improvisations, she will enable you to understand their process of creation. From mother to daughter, from teacher to student. What is the best way to awaken our senses and to create around a most essential theme: femininity.

A graduate of the Amsterdam Conservatory in flute (specialty pedagogy), Elsa Marquet Lienhart teaches since the start of 2013 at Arte Musici. She performs in France and abroad, including orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philarmonische Orchestra. Active participant in the world of contemporary music, she works with composers in various settings (Contemporary Cabaret, Movement Theater, Theater of the Sarment) and questions the notions of theatricality of music and musicality of the movement.


Our body as origin … Our strong intuition … Our unbridled collective strength …

Wild women come together!

In this workshop we go on a journey back to our inner self, which often slumbers trapped and limited in our depths. Together we want to rediscover and awaken our inner child. To discover ourselves and to live freely. Only then have we released the ropes in order to guide our born children through their lives without fear and false boundaries and to accompany them later. To recognize their ways and potentials, to trust and to accept them, even to promote them. A journey for us and our child. In a gentle way, at the right pace and in a healthy environment. Finding the way back to yourself and your body and strengthening the connection to the child.

We want to spend time together in nature with running, elements from yoga, games from body theatre and contact improvisation, as well as tasks from nature and environmental education. The main focus is on the exchange with each other. We want to spin a web.

Vivien Klein
certified wilderness guide IWV, student of art education Goethe, nature/wilderness/environmental education ILS, CORE basic seminar for fitness trainer DfAV

  • Date: Sunday 29 September 2019
  • Time: 12:00 – 17:00 (including 1 hour lunch break)
  • Meeting point: protagon cultural area, Orber Str. 57, 60386 Frankfurt
  • Fee: 30 €
  • Participants: max. 15
  • Language: German
  • Target group: Open to all women with children up to 6 years
  • Please bring along: Food and drinks
  • Website: vivilemoment.de
  • Tel: 0176 43628909
  • Email: info@vivilemoment.de

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IBAN: DE19500502010200045130
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