Shared Levitation

January 16-18, 2020
With the help of exercises in different constellations, (duos, trios, small groups and the whole group) we will play with movement, Partnering principles and adapt every time to a new partner and universe – we listen, follow and direct the movement as one functioning organism through space. 

Arambol Beach, Goa

Welcome to our movement oasis, located at Arambol Beach, North Goa, India. Built by the community, for the community; Forgotten Land is where we come to learn, play, and connect. Our unique ocean-side dance floor is the perfect place to sing, dance, and perform together.

Our goal is to be awake and present, as well as engage with our whole body, connect to ourselves, the space, the partner and to all the partners inside the space. Throughout the sessions we will build trust and awareness as well as technique and strength which give us a better understanding of dancing in a couple. We get ready to jump, cross, push, pull, avoid, embrace and suspend each other. In the Shared Levitation class we like to focus on an organic way of Partnering, based on action/reaction principles inspired by Contact Improvisation, fighting styles as well as social dances such as Salsa and Tango. 

The access to the movement from a perspective of a deeper connection is our goal. That is why we try to avoid the superficial habit of copying shapes without understanding the realness of the movement. Instead we motivate every couple to find a unique way of communicating with the other dancers and look for individual solutions and variations of the choreographical material which we will teach at the end of every class. This extracts of our choreography „Porzellan-Haus“ will be different ones from the Goa-mainworkshop and every part has a different focus in the movement and intention. Each couple will be coached by us in the technical excecution of the material as well as the creative part, changing the set material into their own, new version. This workshop is thought to help experienced dancers in their process as movers as well as in the creation of Partnering choreography. It aims to inspire to use dancing with a Partner as a tool for communication.


What's Included:

• Thursday to Saturday 10-17 daily
• Lunch Included
Accommodation is not included.

more information: marion_sparber(at)

To register and secure your spot you need to sent 100 Euro. This deposit is non-refundable. The remaining amount can be paid in cash.

Meet Your Facilitators

Marion Sparber

Marion Sparber

Originally from South Tyrol in Italy, Marion is a professional dancer/instructor based in Berlin, Germany. She received her professional dance training at Varium in Barcelona and Iwanson Contemporary
Dance School in Munich. As a teacher and performer she has been working in several centres and festivals in Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, USA, Austria and
Germany at B12 Festival Raumstation Berlin, Cyrkulacje Festival Poland, Munich DancePAT, Iwanson School Munich, Profitraining Freiburg, Profitraining Leipzig, ZAIK – Profitraining Köln, Ballettförderzentrum Nürnberg, Kari-Tanzhaus, Deltebre Dansa Festival, Academy Dancer
Russia, University of St. Petersburg, Crimea Summer Dance Festival: Summer for friends (Russia), DASS Summer Workshop (Portugal), Varium (Barcelona), Marameo, Dock 11, Etage, Seneca, Danceworks, Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Performact (Portugal), Tanzhaus Zürich, Tanzbüro
Basel, Vim Vigor (New York), Flow Movement (Colorado), Athletic Playground (San Francisco), Diavolo Company (LA), Nomada Festival (El Salvador), Guatemala (Rambla Festival), Espacio Nómada (Costa Rica), La Cantera (Mexico City), Lagos Sea Dance (Portugal), Arnhem Meisjes (Holland), Tip- Bewegungsart Freiburg and Encuentros Mutantes (Queretaro, Mexico) a.o.

Alan Fuentes y Guerra

Alan Fuentes Guerra

Alan Fuentes-Guerra is a Mexican dancer and teacher. He trained at EPDM and SEAD. There he was part of the company “Bodhi Project”, which toured with some pieces nationally and internationally. He has worked on choreographies with Sita Ostheimer, Etienne Gilloteau, Cecilia Lugo, Miguel Mancilla, Francisco Córdova, and Marion Sparber. He has performed and taught throughout Europe and North America. His last debut is the play “Myth” by Karolin Stächele in Freiburg. As teacher he worked in Kari-Tanz Haus, Profitraining Freiburg, Danceworks, Marameo, Etage, Dock11, Fabrik Potsdam, Kirov, St. Petersburg (Russland), TanzRaum Wedding (Berlin), Cyrkulacje Festival (Polen), Espacio ZM, C.C. Barceloneta (Spanien), Yizong Bagua Köln, La Cantera, Encuentros Mutantes (Mexiko), Flow Movement (Colorado), Athletic Playground (San Francisco),
Diavolo Company (LA, USA), Nomada Festival El Salvador, Guatemala (Rambla Festival), Espacio Nómada (Costa Rica) a.o.