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Dear Dance… / Lieber Tanz…

Due to the ongoing project by the artists Duo Deufert & Plischke called “Just in time” I wrote a personal letter to Dance…(pic shows the room, where you can read letters to dance by other people…)

Dear Dance,

when we met in my hometown Magdeburg I was already 15 years old and thought I was to old for Ballet. I tried it out anyway and over the years I switched from classical Ballet to Modern Dance, to Jazz, to Lindy Hop and arrived at Hoop Dance.

Whatever style or workshop…I always enjoy movement. It’s like been freed from thinking. Unfortunately I always thought in all these years I would be to old to make it a profession. Still I somehow shifted from studing Theater Studies to studing Dance Studies and made all my exams in dance history at the end. Today I’m 33 and we are closer to each other then ever.

I watch dance productions, I (try to) write about dance, I reflect on working conditions in dance and I take days of from work to go to the Dance Platform in Germany. It takes time to learn more about you and to describe what happens, when you move people. You are patient and you are addictive. Thanks for every movement that you provoke in my head and in my body. It was not to late and it is never to late to meet you. It’s so awesome to know you. YOU ROCK!

Lot’s of Love

Corinna


Lieber Tanz,

als wir uns in Magdeburg begegneten war ich bereits 15 Jahre alt und dachte ich wäre zu alt für Ballett. Probiert habe ich es trotzdem – wechselte irgendwann vom klassischen Ballett zum Modern Dance, dann zum Jazz, machte einen Ausflug in den den Lindy Hop und bin gerade beim Hoop Dance angekommen.

Egal welche Stilrichtung und welcher Workshop…ich hatte immer große Freude an der Bewegung. Es ist eine Befreiung der Gedanken vom denken. Leider habe ich in all den Jahren immer gedacht ich wäre zu alt, daraus noch einen Beruf zu machen. Trotzdem wurde aus dem Studium der Theaterwissenschaft am Ende ein Studium mit Schwerpunkt Tanzwissenschaft. Heute bin ich 33 Jahre alt und wir sind uns näher denn je und treffen uns ein oder zweimal die Woche.

Ich beobachte Tanz, ich schreibe über Tanz, ich denke über Arbeitsbedingungen im Tanz nach und nehme mir frei, um hier auf der Tanzplattform sein zu können. Es braucht Zeit Dich kennenzulernen und zu beschreiben, was passiert, wenn Du Menschen bewegst. Du bist geduldig und Du machst süchtig. Danke für jede Bewegung, die Du im Kopf und im Körper auslöst. Es war nicht zu spät und es ist nie zu spät. Schön Dich zu kennen!

Deine Corinna

 

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Spring Awakening in Lisboa

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Beautiful tiles everywhere…here in a post office.

4 weeks ago I spent a few days in Lisboa and the mill and the sunshine are still on my mind, so I want to share the spring feelings with you. To be honest: I didn’t know much about Portugal before I went. It’s one of the little countries in Europe, that you tend to forget – am Rande – and to far away from Germany to go there by car. I saw the movie “Train to Lisboa” lately and here and there someone told me Portugal is nice…this February I was desperate to travel south and all of a sudden Lisboa was under the top three destinations to go for and most easily doable., so it happend…and you should go to, if you love the coast!

Lisboa is a beautiful hilly town and you can really called the San Francisco in Europe – I have been in both cities now and it’s really somewhat simillar. The hills, the old tram system, the red bridge, the easy-going livestyle…maybe less kids/young people and less bikers. 😉 What really surprised me is the impression that there is a lot of housing under construction. The sound of Lisboa these days is a mix of roto hammers and cars in the narrow streets, but you tend to forget it…a minute later you will see a guy who is carrying ham into a restaurant…and then you enter a pedestrian area anyway and get a coffee and a pastry and everything is fine.

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Hilly street in Lisboa

In the little village Almocageme we stayed in a really lovely avacation flat that was designed as a wind mill. Great fun to stay in a round house and the coast there is a well kept secrete and not crowed (jet). The rest of the story in three words: hiking, hiking, hiking.

Looking forward for spring to come?! Me too!

Take care!

PS: And don’t forget to try the famous cherry  liqueur in Lisboa.

The Mill...
The Mill…

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New in Southern Germany

It’s July and very hot in Ludwigsburg. I moved to Southern Germany lately. I can’t prove it, but I would guess we have had the most over-30-degree-days and storms in years already. Is anybody still working anymore? I mean can anybody really think and be productive these days? I would doubt it. My office in an historical building is a sauna without doors. I can’t open the windows, because the noise of the very busy national highway B27 (who came up with that idea – next to the Baroque castle by the way) infront of the door is even worse. You can’t make a phone call. That’s how the Greek,  the Spanish, the Italian and the Portuguese must feel like every summer. You simply can’t produce anything. Germany has a really strong economic advantage just because of the geographical location. Normally we don’t experience such heat waves. I only think about water, ice and vacation. As usual I don’t know jet, where to go one vacation in three weeks. I only know I would like to be on the coast. USA would be very interesting at the moment, because of the election campain. To talk to the people and see what’s going on. In my worst dreams Donald Trump will win in these critical times and that would mean that I don’t want to travel to the US for a while. Algarve is my other option. Less stressful and less expensive.

Es ist Juli und schwül in Ludwigsburg. Ich bin vor kurzem in den Süden Deutschlands gezogen. Gefühlt wird es der Rekordsommer der Hitzewellen, Über-30-Grad-Tage und Unwetter. Arbeitet eigentlich noch irgendjemand in diesen Tagen? Ich meine, kann noch jemand ernsthaft etwas zustande bringen und klare Gedanken fassen? Ich jedenfalls nicht, obwohl ich natürlich noch arbeiten muss. Mein Urlaub beginnt erst Mitte August. Mein Büro in einem Altbau gleicht einer Sauna, bei der man die Türen – respektive die Fenster – nicht öffnen kann, weil der Lärm der B27 vor der Haustür (irrsinnigerweise direkt neben dem Barockschloß gebaut) noch schlimmer ist als die Hitze und telefonieren unmöglich macht. So muss es  den Griechen, Italienern, Spaniern und Portugiesen permanent gehen. Deutschland hat wirklich einen enormen Standortvorteil, weil unsere Sommer normalerweise nicht so drückend heiß sind. Meine Gedanken kreisen oft um Mineralwasser, Wasserelone, Eis, Schwimmbad und Urlaub. Wie immer kann ich mich nicht entscheiden, wo ich eigentlich in drei Wochen Urlaub machen möchte. Nur eins ist sicher: Ich will an die Küste. Enger ins Auge gefasst habe ich die USA Westküste oder Osterküste. Amerika sollte man jetzt nochmal bereisen und etwas vom Wahlkampf miterleben. Wenn meine schlimmsten Befürchtungen in diesen krisengeschüttelten Zeiten wahr werden, gewinnt am Ende noch Donald Trump und dann kann man da schon aus Prinzip und Überzeugung nicht mehr hinreisen. Alternativ Algarve.

Thoughts from the OFF / Gedanken aus dem OFF

Just because a clause was writen by the head of whatever dramaturg department, it does not mean that it is a meaningful and correct clause. The same is true for whole texts. Proofreading is stressful.

Nur weil ein Satz von einem Chefdramaturgen geschrieben wurde, heißt das noch lange nicht, dass es ein sinnvoller und vollständiger Satz ist. Das gleiche gilt für ganze Texte. Korrekturlesen ist nervenaufreibend.

Hamburg Harbour Tour

Here are a few impression of a harbour tour in Hamburg from last weekend. We had a very nice tour guide, which is essential, if you are on a boat for two hours. The most controversially discussed building in Hamburg and maybe even in Germany (fallowed by the new airport Berlin-Brandenburg) right know is the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. The concert building was supposed to open up in 2010. Now they talk about 2017 and finally sell tickets for that season. Intended costs for that building 150 Million Euros…at the end Germany spent about 800 Million Euros. It looks fancy for a rebuild depot hall, doesn’t it?

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New Concert Hall Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (2016)
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Town Hall in Hamburg
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World Heritage Site Speicherstadt Hamburg

 

 

 

 

Say Hello to a Stranger

Hello, I am Corinna from Germany! Let’s socialize! It would be great to be abel to meet up with one person from every country – or even better every province – in this world for a coffee or a beer or a wine, thanks to this Blog and the Blogger Community. I came up with this idea in december on my about page and Rachel form New Zealand was the first person who actually wrote me back – yesterday. So I started the list and I do hope that some more people will write me from arround the world. If you want to read your name on my travel-around-the-world-for-a-coffee-with-a-stranger-list, please write me! You can find the list here to see who wrote me already. I don’t now jet how my future travel plans look like, but I will try to make it work and meet you, if I am traveling to your country and / or province. Anyone out their who lives in Beijing or St. Jean Pied de Port for example? I could meet you in May! 

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