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While finishing her studies as a biologist in Göttingen Andrea Keiz started an education as a teacher for dance improvisation. Through that she got involved in Contact Improvisation as well as in other improvisational work, release based technique and bodywork. After a few years of working with movement based improvisation in different international constellations, she started to work with video as a tool related to movement. In1995 she moved to Berlin.

Since 2000 she is working in the field of video documentation of contemporary dance in Berlin. (From 2000 to 2010 mainly in cooperation with Mimecentrum Berlin where she was involved as well in the development of the database as a research tool for performing arts.) She has been doing documentation of dance festivals, live video work in performance as well as artistic video work. Most recent collaboration with Berlin based artist like Eva-Meyer Keller, Christina Ciupke, Begum Ercyas, Martin Nachbar and Jochen Roller.

She did the video documentation for an educational book “Tanztechniken 2010” and is currently documenting the actual project funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes: Tanzfond Erbe. Besides filming, she is also editing, advising students in documentation, offering workshops in video//dance and perception.


“Visions, a research on poetic documentation based on Lisa Nelson work”

By Anouk LLaurens and guests: Andrea Keiz, Julien Bruneau, Maya Dalinsky Sonia Si Ahmed, Laure Myers , Ariane Loze, Ana Stegnar, Eva Maes , Catherine Massin and Laura Karreman.

“Visions” is an original combination between movement, image, drawing, text and audio recordings. The research is interested in the translation of movement into multi-modal documentation, and in the articulation of these documents with each other’s in order to create poetic experiences. The whole proposal is based on Lisa Nelson’s ‘Tuning scores’1: It uses sensorial exploration to generate movement, inhibition to find new path and multiple points of views to document a shared event.

The object of “Visions” is the « eyes-hand coordination » which is the dialogue between the vision and the hands necessary to execute the simplest task. The documentation will present a possible interpretation of this subject from multiple and subjective points of view. All participating artists will practice all modes of documentation and will communicate their opinion to each other’s through their produced documents. Experiences will be reinvented with the help of different voices to create a polyphony that will give a sense of the initial global situation while presenting it in a new light.
The documentation will stand as an artistic proposal. It will first take the form of an installation-performance that will combine drawings, texts, video, audio recordings and live actions. It will later be edited on a website and propose composition workshop where multi-modal documentation will be used as a reflexive tool to unfold performance and composition consciousness.