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Teaching

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I am a trained dance teacher with a focus on contemporary dance and improvisation. I offer training for professional dancers and non-professional dancers.

In 2023 I completed my training at the Center for Movement Based Expressive Arts Education & Therapy, basic training Level 1 in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process according to Anna and Daria Halprin and am currently attending the Body-Mind-Centering training at the Somatic Academy in Berlin.

For individual coaching or workshop inquiries, please write to me!

I currently offer the following courses:

Professional training     -    Movement Research    -   Movement and Voice    -   Dancing the exhibition    -   Peripheral vision

Professional training

 

My contemporary class is based on the exploration of fundamental movement principles such as push, pull, placing, sliding, rolling, and shifting to unleashing powerful, wild, and grounded contemporary movements. Through a dynamic blend of improvisation and set material, the participants are playfully invited to investigate their body's organization in relation to the floor to deepen a profound understanding of grounding, gravity, and the interplay of forces. As we play with gravity, we seek to uncover the poetic potential of the intangible, surprising ourselves on an exhilarating voyage into the unknown to discover artistic possibilities within the subtle nuances of movement.

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Professionl Training

Bild: Miriam Markl, Residenz @Dansverkstadid, Angular Displacement

Movement Research
 

How can we explore the world through dance?
What do our bodies reveal?
Which knowledge lies dormant in our movements?

In this course, Miriam Markl provides insights into her own artistic practice and invites you to explore using your dancing bodies.
Changing themes and questions serve as inspiration. Anatomical knowledge, perception exercises for body and consciousness as well as dance exploration of movement patterns provide further impulses.

In a guided warm-up, the basics of dance improvisation and the interplay with the parameters of space, time and body can be experienced through dance.
Participants are invited to expand their own movement vocabulary. Depending on the topic, other artistic media such as speaking, sound, creative writing and painting will also be used.

Together we create a space to connect through movement and explore everyday, scientific or world-changing topics through creative expression.



No previous dance experience is necessary.

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Movement Research

Bild: Miriam Markl, Movement Research Kursteilnehmer*innen in Mannheim

Dancing the exhibition
discover the future of art perception through dance improvisation

In this dance improvisation workshop, we will explore a variety of methods to perceive and experience visual art through the medium of dance. Collectively we will seek answers to the questions: How do we perceive art? How does our perspective change our observations? What movements are inspired by the works? What new insights and experiences can we gain by engaging with the exhibited works through dance?

Under the guidance of dancer, choreographer and movement artist Miriam Markl, participants will immerse themselves in the world of embodied art interpretation and are invited to connect with the artworks on display in the Vulcano exhibition through dance. By interweaving movement and observation, we create a deeper understanding of the works through playful explorations and guided improvisation tasks, generating a personal connection and learning ways of perception and interpretation that go beyond traditional methods of viewing art. The focus is on perception and free dance expression in response to the exhibited works. 

Join us for a dynamic exploration that crosses traditional boundaries and opens the doors to future approaches to perceiving art.

 

No previous dance experience is required - this workshop is open to anyone who wants to playfully experience how we can be moved by visual art.

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Dancing the exhibition

Bild: Miriam Markl, @Harpar Reykjavik, credits: Amelia Eisen,

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Movement and Voice

 

How does the use of voice affect movements?

Can the body's own sound initiate and support physical expression?

How can we train our inner voice to unleash one's individual potential as creative movers?

 

In this workshop, participants will experience the holistic synthesis of voice and movement. They will experience how sound, spoken words and inner dialogue can influence their own movement, body and mind.

The focus is on exploring vocal sounds to support our dance and to find one's individual expression in movement and voice work. Through playful explorations and guided movement scores and tasks, we will learn about the interaction of sound, language and movement and develop a deeper understanding of the connection between them.

 

This workshop is aimed at people with different levels of dance experience, from professionals to beginners. The exercises will be individually adapted to each level so that everyone is challenged and no one is overwhelmed.

Experience in voice training is not required.

 

The workshop is inspired by the Soundbody Method, developed by Darja Reznikova, as well as by impulses from the Art/Life process of Anna and Daria Halprin and Miriam Markl's research on voice and dance in 2022, which was funded by Dis-Tanz-Solo through the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR programme, Dis-Tanzen aid programme of the German Dance Association.

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Movement and Voice

Bild: Miriam Markl, Performance Soundbodyproduction by Darja Reznikova

credits: Günter Krämmer

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Peripheral Vision

 

Peripheral Vision is a transformative and holistic movement-based practice developed by Amelia Eisen and Miriam Markl in the capitvating landscapes of Iceland. The method is both an artistic way of working and an invitation to self-awareness in all aspects of life. It provides a basis for creation and training in dance improvisation, guiding creative processes for site-specific performances and creating experiences that broaden one's horizons. Peripheral Vision is constantly in a state of emergence, constantly evolving in a continuous research process.

At its core, Peripheral Vision offers a collection of creative tasks resulting from the fusion of different artistic approaches, each of which aims to promote an expanded awareness of coexistence in nature and cultures.

Working in different landscapes and public spaces creates a deep connection with the environment that goes beyond mere observation and can be experienced through movement. By utilising all the senses and constantly switching between different perspectives, several levels of perception are combined. Its versatility extends beyond the artistic realm and offers valuable tools for personal and collective growth in all areas of life.

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Peripheral Vision
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