Pop-up classes appear suddenly and are temporary.
Here, new ideas are tried out or sporadically recurring teaching units are offered by much-traveled Berliners or international teachers / choreographers.
Discover, try out, test, surprise!

@ DOCK 11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin


Sonia Rodríguez
Mondays 19.30 - 21 h
Mon, May 06 - June 24, 2024


Veronique Langlott
13.30-15.00 h
Sat, June 29, 2024

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Gaga/people alle Level
10:00-11:00 h
Sat, June 22 2024
13:30-14:30 h
Sun, June 30 2024


Fusion flow/ Soft acrobatics
Eva Alberti
11.15-12.45 h
Sat, June 22, 2024


Gaga/people alle Level

Please note! There is no entry to the class after that class has started. Please be 10 min before the class starts at the studio.

Gaga Pop- up class, is a non regular extra class in our schedule, to be able to give you more opportunity to get a slot in one of the classes.

Gaga/people classes offer a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, exercise their agility and explosive power, and enjoy the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

Throughout the class, participants are guided by a series of evocative instructions deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation. Rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga.

Fusion flow/ Soft acrobatics with Eva Alberti

This class is inspired by Eva’s Fusion Flow workshop format which links many movement disciplines that are part of her background such as Animal flow, yoga, contemporary dance, floor work and soft acrobatics.
In the warmup we’ll work on mobility, coordination, strength and flexibility.
During the session we’ll explore quadrupedal locomotions, primal movements and basic acrobatics elements. A focus will be on the perception of space through movement patterns across the floor, partnering exercises and dynamic combinations.
The class is suitable for any movement enthusiasts open to expand their horizons, with any basic movement backgrounds such as martial arts, dance, yoga, acrobatics, contemporary circus etc.
You have the opportunity to learn new skills, deepen your physical abilities, enrich your personal practice and increase body consciousness.

Eva Alberti is an Italian movement artist and an interdisciplinary teacher.
She started her dance education at the age of 6 in her hometown La Spezia and she graduated in 2018 as an Athletic Dance Theatre performer at Kataklò academy in Milan. After some professional experiences and another one year dance program in Italy, she moved to Berlin to get close to the artistic scene abroad.
Today she leads classes of yoga, pilates and Animal flow in different studios in Berlin. One of her main goal is to enriching her movement knowledge and teaching methods, attending various teacher trainings and workshops.
As a freelance dancer, she is working on her first dance solo exploring the choreographic process and researching her artistic expression. Besides this, Eva is open to collaborate for artistic projects.

Folkstrance with Véronique Langlott

Folkstrance opens up a hybrid space of encounter between today and yesterday, connecting techno club, folk dance, improvisation, and contemporary dance. Folkstrance explores today's folk dance between the club and the studio, memory culture, personal body memory, digital media, and personal creativity, inviting to gather together.
Between traditional step sequences, club culture, and digital media applications emerges a hybrid between past and present, where we meet as a group with our individual movement language: We follow the traces of forgotten dances exploring figures, formations, dance steps, and choreographic patterns. Between choreographic structure and free improvisation, we explore our body memory. We inherit and learn folk dance steps, combine them into new step sequences and choreographies and remix them like DJs by blending traditional folk steps with digital tools, crafting a symphony of movement, loops, GIFs, and visual filters that transcend time and space.
In the first 8 POP-UP Classes, based on the contemporary German-Ukrainian dance production Folkstrance (2019/21) (https://vimeo.com/615384662), we will explore the choreographic heritage of German-Ukrainian dances, set to techno beats and choral chants of days long past.
The upcoming thematic journeys within the framework of the Pop-Up Classes are Animal Dances and Love Dances.
Folkstrance is part of Véronique Langlott's long-term project series (G)local Choreographies (https://glocalframes.weebly.com). Based on the most clicked folk-dance YouTube videos, the (G)local Choreographies project revisits the tradition of folk dances in the digital age and in the cultural context of the 21st century. As part of this project, artists embarked on a journey across 4 continents to trace international folk dances. What do the folk dances tell us? What are the similarities, differences, and connections to our current dance and pop culture? Can we redefine the concept of folk dance? Can we redefine folk spaces? In doing so, the dance heritage of different countries was juxtaposed and projected into the future by contemporary artists.

Véronique Langlott, a graduate in contemporary dance from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen (Belgium) and holder of an MA in choreography from Fonty's Hoogeschool in Tilburg (Netherlands), characterises her work by collaborating with a wide range of artists and media and experiments with different presentation formats such as stage pieces, installations and exhibitions. Her work emphasises hybrid perspectives and plays with the plurality and multicomplexity of possible interpretations and constructions.

The project series Threads of pieces of dances (2015-2022) connects dance, light, and sound in installative-choreographic form. Through medial de- and reconstruction as well as endless modification, a collaborative continuation, speculative fabulation, and the composition of a constantly new possible cosmos emerge. Productions that have emerged include Restructuring (2015), Will I dream during the process? (2018), Détournement viral (2021), VOID (2021), and Will I dream ...of dreams ...of dreams? (2022). The project series (G)local Choreographies (Since 2019) explores the transmission of folk dances in the digital age based on popular YouTube videos, places it in the cultural context of the 21st century, and projects its potential into the future. This ongoing collaboration with artists across four continents has resulted in productions such as Folkstrance (2019/21) and Pop-up Folklorique (2022).

Networking with actors from various art scenes and international contexts is a central aspect of Véronique 's work. Since 2017, she has been actively involved in artistic platforms and networks on an international level and has been awarded several research & artist residencies. Her projects promote encounters, capture complexity, foster connections, allow community to flourish and form.

GYROKINESIS® method with Sonia Rodriguez

The GYROKINESIS® method is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the lymphatic and nervous system, increasing the range of motion and creating functional strength, while massaging the internal organs through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It can be adapted to fit anyone ́s ability. By the end of a GYROKINESIS® session, one ́s entire system is awakened and brought into greater balance. It focuses on moving the spine in seven natural directions and the spiraling movements are smoothly and fluidly connected. Rhythmical breathing patterns provide the blood with fresh oxygen, and blocked energy is released. It is an original and unique method, which coordinates movement, breath, and mental focus.
The class begins with a self-massage to awaken the body. This is followed by a variety of exercises which are practiced on a stool, on a mat or standing. The movements flow into one another and the postures are not held long. Rather, they are gently brought into a harmonious relationship with the breath, so that the exercises come to feel more like a dance. This flow of movement develops stamina and concentration.

Sonia Rodriguez was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias (Spain) She was dancer at Provisional Dance , Charleroi Danses , En-Knap , Gissela . Rui Horta Stage Works ,Gisela Rocha, Lanonima Imperial, Cia Cobos Mika, Cie Dysounbo, Cie Yann Lheureux, La Baraka ......
In 2002 she is awarded the Best Dancer of the Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid that gives her the chance to participate in the American Dance Festival .
Since 2002 she has her own Company, Cía. Sonia Rodríguez. Her first solo Caos was awarded at the 8th International Solo Dance event at Stuttgart and won the price for the best choreography in the Danza Calviá Festival 2005. Many of her productions have received state funding and have been supported through artistic residency programs. Her work has been shown in America, Asia, and Europe.
Since 2013 Sonia is based in Berlin.Sonia Rodríguez is being invited as a guest teacher and choreographer to National Dance School EDCN ; Cia En-Knap ; Saarländisches Statst- heater; Cia Norrdans ; Conservatori Professional de Dansa de l’Institut de Teatre ; Sasha Waltz & Guest ; Cia Aracaladanza ; Cia Moudansa ; Cia IT Dansa ;Scottish Dance Theater Rep Dundee ; Carmen Senra Dance Studio ; Varium, espai de moviment ; La Caldera, Centre de Creació de Dansa i Arts Escèniques ; María Carbonell dance studio ; Area, Espai de Dansa i Creació; Conservatori Superior de Dansa de l’Institut del Teatre ; Nothern School of Contemporary Dance;Iwanson School ; Beijing Dance Festival ; Danseu Festival; Marameo Tanzprobebhüne ; Profitraining Basel; Real Conservatorio Superior de Danza“Mariemma”;Danceworks;Cie Toula Limnaios;Dart; Skänes Dansteater;B12;Carte Blanche.