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“As much as I love the clarity of lines, this work is never about creating and rigid “shapes”. It focuses on weight and the stream of breath as generators of movement;  on how to utilise these in an ongoing interplay between release, recovery and a conscious act of directing. In this work we explore ways to soften in order to expand, to activate and fully reconnect to our agile and powerful body.

The essence of this training is a research around the fluidity of the body, playing with release and weight and sequentiality, in an increasingly energetic / dynamic way throughout class. Released and available to be able to surfe and play with natural forces, riding an energetic stream and wave; learning to stop powering & making every movement happen muscularly. To allow motion & movement to happen, while still clearly directing & sending it. One central focus is alignment that allows movement to travel through the body. The training offers a playground to challenge and hopefully surprise ourselves. Movement, be it floor work or standing

material, is approached as directing and streaming an energetic flow, respecting a natural trajectory and alignment. This allows us to be energetic and, as well, to gain speed, if so wished, in the most enjoyable, efficient, organic as well as healthy way – be it in minimal or expanded movements flying through and eating the space.


[dates for upcoming opportunities at the bottom of this page and/or in agenda]

In this work and related training, we focus on the shift between:
… on the one side, the work with an inner motivator of movement found through a release and weight, using the natural trajectory of the body / anatomy – rather allowing movement to happen and to guide it then contracting / firing a muscle to produce it
… on the other side, reaching into / sending movement into & through space, expanding the inner “roller coaster” and trajectory into, connect it with and dissolve the border between our internal, physical and the outer space.
We investigate and play with certain principles in the form of floor work, standing material as well as partnering work – in a natural evolution, taking the work from a personal focus towards group work, working with improvisation and compositional tasks.
– to be able to move in an organic, released while highly agile and energetic way, not compromising the space and fluidity of the body.
– to be able to start movement from different approaches.
– to surf movement as an energetic stream, based on release/falling, catching and sending movement.
– to be/come the master of this tool, our body and the timing, dynamic and musicality in which we perform a movement.




“This was a challenging and physical class! Great for improving technic!” – Antonin Comestaz [choreographer / dancer (Nl) / workshop participant]

“Andrea’s teaching is refreshing and intelligent, knowing the right mix of when to push and challenge the participants to go beyond their limits and when to let them choose the intensity of engagement with the work. She also brings with her the joy of moving, which creates a great atmosphere to work in.” – Nayana Bhat [professional dancer (Aut), workshop participant]


INTERPLAY professional training @ TREenit!Ry | Liikeilaturi, Tampere (Fi)




INTERPLAY LAB [laborgras Berlin, JUNE 2017]







10 – 14 February – professional morning training @ Tanznetz Freiburg.


18 + 19 MAR – professional morning training @ HJS, Amsterdam

11-14 MAR – Interplay Professional Training @ K3 Hamburg

25 FEB – 1 MAR – Interplay Professional Training @ Dansateliers, Rotterdam (Nl)

11-15 FEB – Interplay Professional Training @ Studio ALTA, Prague.


14 Jan – company class for de Stilte, dance company in Breda (Nl)


18 NOV – INTERPLAY masterclass @ Egomio Cultural Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

3-7 SEPT – Interplay professional training @ marameo Berlin

27 + 28 AUG – INTERPLAY extended training [11.15h – 12.45h] @ TREenit! Ry, Tampere (Fi)

27-29 AUG – INTERPLAY professional training [9.30h – 11h] @ TREenit! Ry, Tampere (Fi)

22 AUG – INTERPLAY workshop for professional dancers in Vaasa @ Regional Dance center of Ostrobothnia (precise time tbc)

14-16 MAY – professional morning class @ HJS, Amsterdam

30 APRIL – 4 MAY – professional training @ Banannefabrik / TROIS C-L, Luxembourg

13 APRIL – INTERPLAY Masterclass @ micadanses, Paris

4 + 19 APRIL – contemporary class @ Dance in Art, Haarlem (Nl)

12-16 MAR – professional training @ MARAMEO Berlin


12 AUG – workshop hosted by LARVA (Laboratorio de Arte Variedades)

5 AUG – workshop @ Bucareli 69, Mex City

8 JUNE – Professional Training @ MARAMEO Berlin

2-3 JUNE – INTERPLAY INTENSIVE @ LaborGras, Berlin

11/12 FEB:  INTERPLAY Masterclass / Dance Intensive @ TOIHAUS Salzburg


26 SEPT:  Amateur Training – for everyone enthusiastic about movement @ BODY_GRAPHICS Dance Festival, Pernik Bulgaria

24 & 25 SEPT: Masterclasses @ BODY_GRAPHICS Dance Festival, Pernik Bulgaria

1 – 5 AUG: workshop on dance film in frame of “BODY AWARENESS IN NATURE”, Retreat on Ile D’Aix (Fr)

12-14 MAY: PlayPractice Residency, Bangalore (IN)

18/19 APRIL: Natya Ballet Center, Delhi (IN)

APRIL 7-8: Masterclasses & Workshops at AVAYAVA Dance Festival, check out the info here.


DEC 7-11: Professional Training @ CIRCLE in KORZO, The Hague

Nov 23-27: Professional Training @ ZAIK, Quartier am Hafen, Cologne

Oct 17: MASTERCLASS @ Tipperary Dance Platform


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interplay intensive @ LARVA Guadalajara MX