Driven by the belief that professional dance artists need access to continuous high-quality training, a meeting space and shared experiences Jasmine Ellis founded Bad Lemons Project for the independent dance scene in Munich. By providing professional training, training exchange and research projects a current and vibrant dance scene is promoted and strengthened.
Covid Response In response to the current lockdown situation and the hardship on the professional community. Bad Lemons Project has been offering free online classes and free studio space for individual work.
Professional training / Bad Lemons Project
Bad Lemons Project provides continuous affordable professional contemporary dance training. The initiative is known for bringing exciting internationally reputable artists to teach in Munich.
The series of classes takes place once a month, Monday to Friday, 9.30 am – 11:00 am. Each of these week-long training blocks is taught by different international visiting artists and takes place at a professional level. The continuation of affordable professional training enriches and strengthens network structures and artistic exchanges both within Munich and with international dancers and choreographers.
Bad Lemons training follows the momentum of Munich DancePAT which offered professional training to the community from 2016-2018 and was co-directed by Jasmine Ellis & Katrin Schafitel collaborating with Tanztendenz München eV. Bad Lemons strives to continue this good thing for the community.
Previous teachers include:
Nil Teisner (Munich), Diego Tortelli (Munich, Italy), Kwame Asafo-Adjei / Spoken Movement (London), Zoe Gyssler, Alexandra Wells / IMAGE TECH ( New York), Sidra Bell ( New York), Ami Shulman ( Montreal/ ?), Tamara Gvozdenovic ( ), Breeanne Saxton (Berlin), Yael Cibulski ( Isreal), Chiang-Mei Wang ( Munich), Cristina D’Alberto ( Munich), Shannon Leypoldt ( Berlin), Samuel Minguillon ( Amsterdam), Shaked Dagan ( ), Annie Gagnon / Rehearsal Director Compagnie Marie Chouinard. ( Montreal), Akira Yoshida ( ) , Dante Murillo, Daphna Horenczyk (Vienna), Daina Ashbee \ Dance Festival ( Montreal), Emese Nagy/ MA•ZE Dance Company ( Budapest), David Russo ( Munich), Daniela Bendini ( Munich), Manuel Molino / Complex Simplicity (Berlin)
Training exchange focuses on Munich based teachers sharing training practices. It strengthens connections and growth opportunities in the Munich freelance dance community as a place to experience shared solidarity and continued artistic growth. The series of classes takes place one week a month, from Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 11.00 am. The cost to professionals is 5€ a class or 20€ for a week block.
Research Project / Bad Lemons Project
Due to the high demand for a more intensive collaboration with visiting artists, Bad Lemons offers studio space for the artists to exchange ideas, research and create on/with local Munich artists. Visiting artists have access to the Bad Lemons community of local Munich dance artists, from which they can select individuals for collaborative work. The results of the work in progress creations can be presented publicly at the end of each week.
Professional Munich based artists interested in collaborating with the Bad Lemons Project in any one of these areas can email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the growing DATABASE: MUNICH DANCE ARTISTS
Bad Lemons Project is supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich. This project is made possible by the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT) with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art.
The project regularly collaborates with other like minded incentives such as TanzQuelle, HIER=JETZT Festival, Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance, Circus Hub Munich, Tanzbüro München, Rat & Tat Kulturbuero, Springboard Danse Montreal