Angela-Mara Florant had her first experience with CI during her performence
arts studies in Besançon, France. In 2005 she moved to Hamburg. She teaches
several regular contact classes, gives workshops and organizes jams and
festivals (NORDTANZ Festival). Since 2015, she is co-director of the dance
studio “Triade” in Hamburg. When Angela-Mara is not dancing or teaching
contact she is teaching Pilates, directing independent theater productions,
choreographing dance pieces (mostly based on CI) and teaching theater and
dance to children.
For me CI is an art form. I love allowing my dance to be inspired by the
composition of the room.
CI opens up space,
Space within me and outside of me,
Creative space unfolding.
I enjoy looking at movement from an anatomical perspective and at the same
time love the playful unfolding of stories that can occur while dancing CI. Over
and over again finding and reinventing myself while continuously rediscovering
and uncovering new aspects of the form are my favorite subjects of my
Pelvis pivot point –
The pelvis as a central, intimate, strong, stable and flexible body part. It holds and protects organs,
is directly connected to the spine and is the link between the torso and the legs.
We will experiment with the special role the pelvis plays in contact improvisation. As an over
dancer and as an under dancer we constantly rely on our pelvis. It helps us to create supporting
surfaces for lifts, allows us to change levels, helps us to hold our balance, lets us fall… and can be
smoothly led. A minimal pivot of the pelvis can send the dance in a completely new direction – over and over again surprising and leading us through space.