Mareike Franz* 28.01.1983 in Germany
Mareike Franz made her childhood dream come true by becoming a dancer and choreographer.
She has been dancing since she was 5 years old and is studying the techniques of classical, modern, improvisation, choreography and repertoire with the greats of modern dance in Germany: in the training of students of Kurt Joss and at the school of the famous Gret Palucca, a former student of Mary Wigman, she learns from and dances in works by Susanne Linke and Pina Bausch.
This high-ranking universe reveals Mareike Franz's skills and talent for choreography, improvisation and her openness to dance theater. She continues her education at the Folkwang University of the Arts while she is on contracts on international tours with Susanne Linke and for the Dance Theater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. She experiences the genre of dance theater and its scenographic-dramaturgical research, new aesthetic standards that violate conventions, and combines acting with dance in an intensive way.
An injury will force Mareike Franz to self-observation. The time of healing will pass by creating a clown character to overcome fears, re-channel her creativity and set the laughter against the pain - it's a search for the clown's poetry, the emotions, the rhythm, the mood of a tragic comedy, and to give it a language through dance.
The search for the clown let Mareike create numerous solo acts and experience a new genre: the street, with the physical encounter with the public. She also experiences her talent for teaching and gives various dance workshops for amateurs and professionals.
Mareike discovers the GYROKINESIS® method during rehabilitation, which is becoming a very important training practice, and encourages Mareike to be trained in the Gyrokinesis method with the master trainers Anke Hauerstein and Nathalie Longeville Pasquier.
At age of 38, Mareike Franz is a performer, choreographer, dancer, clown, teacher, partner and mother, and lives in France.
+33 651 39 91 31
German - mother tongue
English - very good
French - very good
Italian - beginner