As a teacher Maartje has thought for many years in different educational formats (ImPulsTanz, Dschungel Wien a.o.). Her specialization lies in working with children, especially around the age group 6-9 year olds.
When i'm working with children, i'm not standing in front of the group as a "teacher" "teacher". No, im standing there as Maartje Pasman, a dancer and performer that has gathered a lot of experience over the years and that knows how to trigger the creative mind and body of her students. I am not interesting in teaching them steps or dance techniques. I'm interested in seeing them as open, creative human beings. Together with them I always look for a physical way of moving, how can we use are body, each other bodies to tell our stories? Starting from a playful concept/theme which my students can relate to, I try to draw them away from their heads and try to physicalize it all in the body. Together we go on a physical journey where we end up sweating, rolling, pushing, pulling, rolling, stacking and most of all DANCING.
ImPulsTanz © Karolina Miernik
Shake the Break
Maartje has thought at the ImPulsTanz editions: 2015, 2016 and 2017 with 2 different workshops for the age group 6-8 years.
ImPulsTanz 2017 © Franzi Kreis
ImPulsTanz 2016 © Karolina Miernik
Interested in a collaboration? I am open for workshops bookings in different formats and time lengths.