T H EE N S E M B L E
BRIT RODEMUND, DANCER
Brit Rodemund @ Dorothea Tuch
„The body and its scope change with age, but this change has always been taking place and didn’t start at the age of 35. I can be more precise today about what interests me, about the questions I have for myself, dance and the people I work with, and about what I think is important for me to learn and experience – mentally as well as physically. There is something there that no longer needs to be said or shown, and yet is an intrinsic part of every movement. Experience is inscribed and stored in the body. A type of essence that has emerged over the years now expresses itself with a different sense of urgency and enters into contact with dance, people and the public. I don’t see age as a limitation of the scope to express myself, but rather as an organic process that allows me to use this scope to focus more resolutely and express myself creatively.“
Brit Rodemund, born in Berlin in 1971, was trained at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin from 1982 to 1990.
She was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne in 1989 and a year later won the Grand Prize in the National Ballet Competition in the GDR. From 1990 to 1995, she danced at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, from 1991 as a soloist. She then went to Marin Puttke’s aalto ballett theater Essen where she won the aalto Stage Prize for her portrayal of Tatjana in John Cranko’s "Onegin". In 1998, she moved to Ballett Nürnberg under the direction of Daniela Kurz. She has been a freelancer since 2000 and works with various artists. In the critic’s poll for the journal tanz in 2011, she was voted Dancer of the Year for her performance in Helena Waldmann’s production "revolver besorgen".
At theatres in Berlin, Essen and Nuremberg, she has danced in choreographies by Rudolf Nurejev, George Balanchine, Patrice Bart, Nacho Duato, Maurice Béjart, Maryse Delente, Ramon Oller, Birgit Scherzer, Mario Schröder, William Forsythe and Daniela Kurz, for example.
She has worked as a freelancer with Marco Santi, Christian Spuck, Katja Wachter, Christoph Winkler, Silvana Schröder, Zufit Simon, Efrat Stempler, Nina Kurzeja, Tomi Paasonen, Dansity Amsterdam, MS Schrittmacher, Maya Matilda Carroll and Tim Plegge, among others.
Since 1999, Brit Rodemund has been teaching classical dance at various dance schools in Berlin, Stuttgart, Regensburg and Ottawa and has trained dance companies in St. Gallen, Braunschweig and Regensburg a. o.
2014 Ballet master, Hessisches Staatsballett Wiesbaden/Darmstadt (under the direction of Tim Plegge)
2007–2010 Teacher for Classical Dance, Hochschule für Schauspielkunst „Ernst Busch“ Berlin, Course of Studies: Choreography
2013 and 2015 Teaching Assignments for Classical Dance at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)
since 1999 Classical Dance, a. o. at Marameo, Produktionszentrum Stuttgart, Center of Dance, Dance Studio Berlin, The School of Dance /Ottawa
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