P-Soul (Hip Hop)
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is P-Soul from 611 City, leader of the crew 1st Cut and international movement artist since 2005 based on the values of Hip Hop & Social Dance Culture.
What made you want to start dancing?
There was no „wanting“ for me. It was a natural process. My mother used to jam to Lambada in the living room, when I was inside her stomach, my sister was a ballet and jazz dancer since I grew up and the influence of based army soldiers and b-boys in my city and my friends from back in the days did the rest. I just went with the flow.
What or who inspires you? Why?
Nature. Mechanics. Courage. Books. Rap. Conversations. I think dance is also a form of natural process. The more I explore it the more I understand is that there is nothing I can force in it. The lead drops when it drops and the fledgling hatches when it hatches…Mechanics because it follows a certain order and physical pattern which is also something natural. The rest are just things that I like or motivate me to move.
What makes your signature style?
Groovin technically. High contrast of different energies. Different characters & Attitudes
Why should people attend your workshops?
Because I will make you laugh more than one time, you will learn more than two things and you will enjoy yourself more than three times
Plus I did my homework in didactic and pedagogical methods
Nelody (urban Contemporary)
Based in Berlin, Nelody Ahlroth is a real Danceteam veteran: she has been a part of our dance family almost since day one. Now she leads Danceteam Germany alongside numerous creative projects, like a dance film production filmed in Iran at the end of last year, and a children’s dance theatre piece, only to mention a few. “I’m a maker; I like to create things, with and without dance”, she says, “and I do that a lot.”
Nelody describes herself as a “gypsy” both in terms of geographical places to call home and in the field of performing arts. As a creator, maker and artist she draws influences from several different dance styles and art forms. But when it comes to sources of inspiration, music has always been number one: “Not only right now, but always, and every day.”
It is from this mishmash of different influences, guided by the love for music, where the con(FUSION) concept is born. Nelli, please eplain! “Well, it is definitely urban. And definitely contemporary. Sometimes something else, too. Urban contemporary fusion. I like calling it conFUSION“, she says. A combination of contemporary floor work and elements of breakdance, as well as different techniques adapted from various street dance styles, urban contemporary fusion offers new perspectives for dancing.
So who is the conFUSION workshop for? Anyone with at least a year of dance experience, with an open mind and a an interest in exploring movement, and a desire to simply dance it out. “After all, we have to remember why we dance – for the love of music and movement and the moments we live through them.”