Patscharaporn Distakul received her BA from Codarts, Rotterdam Dance Academy, in the Netherlands. During her studies she worked with Nina Vallon in Frankfurt and danced at the Tanz Luzerner Theater in Switzerland. She continued her dance career at Ballet Preljocaj in France, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni in Italy, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Germany as well as working in freelance projects in Germany, France and Switzerland before she became a mother.

She is now living with her family in Offenbach, deepening her studies on Yoga, teaching in Frankfurt, works and performs in freelance projects such as for Yasmeen Godder and Max Levy as well as developing her own work centering around the theme of listening and sharing stories. Besides she recently accomplished a course in cultural management and engages in how a dance career for a parenting dancer can become more sustainable within the frame of the re_dance platform, which she co-initiated with Katelyn Skelley.

Initiators

Katelyn Skelley holds a BFA in Dance from New York University and a MA in Contemporary Dance Education (HfMDK Frankfurt). She freelanced as a dancer with Kyle Abraham, Cherylyn Lavagnino and Gallim Dance in New York from 2006-2009 and as a dancer and choreographic assistant with TU Dance Company where she was a founding teacher within the organization (2009-16). To find new ways of approaching, she began performing in devised physical theater productions, studying voice work as well as Body Mind Centering on an on-going basis with teachers Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad. Her approach continues to be influenced by these mediums and how they can dance. She has become increasingly engaged with socio-political aspects within the field including her master thesis on the topic of motherhood and dance, as well as advocating for better conditions for dancers in light of #metoo.

Katelyn is currently based in Frankfurt, teaching classes for professional dancers, devising workshops and performances for young students and teaching contemporary dance and pilates for bachelor and master students (HfMDK). She is a founding member of the re-dance platform, contributing to administration, communication and artistic development. 

 

  • Judith Nagel
  • Allison Brown
  • Sebastian Eberle

Collaborating artists

 

Edoardo Novelli received a BA in contemporary dance performance at Codarts, University of the Arts in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. He performed for various theatres and dance companies in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. He transitioned from dancing to a position of assistant of the ballet director at the theatre in Pforzheim, Germany from June 2015 to June 2018. Following that, he joined the dance company Constanza Macras I Dorkypark in Berlin, where he assisted in production and took care of tour management of dance pieces from June 2018 to October 2018. He has supported on a free-lance basis the dance and theatre distribution agency PlanB Hamburg from December 2018 to December 2019 and was employed as a Feel-Good Manager for the startup IDAGIO for two years.

Edoardo is currently based in Berlin, working as an Office&Culture Manager for BONIAL and obtaining his MA in Cultural management at the University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). He coaches people in life transformation and advises re-dance in strategic management, funding and internal processes.

Consultation