Erika Winkler


Erika Winkler received her dance training at the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen. She has worked in various theatres and in independent companies around the world and developed projects for the "Ruhr 2010". Regularly conducting dance classes for professionals, she has trained contemporary companies such as “Ultima Vez”, among others, and works at the Tanz-Gymnasium Essen, where she instructs Improvisation and Composition. Furthermore, she is time and again invited to instruct at numerous workshops.

Her classes are technically based on Cunningham and Laban-Movement Analysis, and are influenced by the “Improvisation Technologies” of William Forsythe. Starting with the warm-up, movements are changed in their dynamic in relationship to the space, space and body are explored in their relationship and linked together in new ways.

Erika Winkler was at the Tanzfestival Bielefeld 2012.