“Van Peppen manages to create dances that seem to engage dancers as if they were doing their own work. The dancers’ presence and approach to space had a sense of intention and purposefulness that engaged the entire room”

Vincent Cacialano in Currents, a Body Mind Centering Association journal

My work is all about presence.
And how that presence is influenced by different states of being.

I work from the body using somatics. This is a methodology in which the focus lies on body awareness.
I research different bodysystems through experiential anatomy and relate this directly to presence and performance. 
For the dancers and movers, this results in a variety and depth of movement qualities in which the form is a result of the embodiment of the specific bodysystem.

I integrate this methodology both in my classes as a teacher and in my choreographic work with my dance company.

PerformancesClasses & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Open for beginners and experienced movers

SOMATIC MOVEMENT & REAL TIME COMPOSING

We focus on the performative body by integrating knowledge from somatic dance practices. Our practice is rooted in instant composition, BMC, experiential anatomy, Cl and release technique.

Tuesday
19.00 – 22.00
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Open Level

SOMATIC MOVEMENT & PERFORMANCE PRINCIPLES

Open Level

OUR ANIMAL BODY – BMC

Introduction to Developmental Patterns in Body Mind Centering (BMC)
by Marisa Grande

These classes are open to anyone curious and interested in somatics and embodiment, for all levels of experience and age.

Friday Oct 14 – Nov 25
18.00 – 21.00
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