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By Lucia Schweigert, Nov 24 2016 07:54PM

Last week Margarita Gómez and I used the dramatic light and lovely location of Café Berlín in Santiago to film material for a new work with the working title "Berlin". What does 'home' mean to you?

A few days later, again at Café Berlín, I performed "Berliner Lieder", improvisations to songs about Berlin, as part of "100 en 1 día" Festival Santiago.

Thank you to Margarita and Cristobal Koch of Café Berlín.

By Lucia Schweigert, Sep 15 2016 02:29PM

Had a most wonderful time dancing in the gala "Duende" de Embrujo Academia de Baile.

It is a great fortune to have good teachers and I am so lucky to have embarked on the Flamenco journey with two wonderful teachers, Liza Fernández and Claudia Acosta, who are not just lovely, wise and patient teachers, but also powerful, gorgeous, intensive dancers who inspire me to work hard and set free the duende inside!

By Lucia Schweigert, Mar 17 2016 01:33PM

Can't express how happy I am to have finally begun learning this most wonderful dance thanks to Embrujo Academia de Baile. Starting with a performance in honour of International Women's Day just made the whole experience even more exciting. After a week of rehearsals, it's now back to regular class and learning technique.

By Lucia Schweigert, Dec 29 2015 02:32PM

The work started at Art Culture Center Bækkelund Bornholm in August 2014 has finally found its form. Thank you to Lizzie J Klotz for a thoughtful and sensitive edit. It's turned out to be a dance film I imagine to play in a gallery exhibition themed around people and their relationship to the countryside and the seaside one day.

Read more and watch an excerpt of the film on the 'To the sea' page.

By Lucia Schweigert, Nov 24 2015 06:51PM

Yesterday I performed for Yasmin Sas again. Together with four women we rehearsed "Enduring Reality" throughout October and November. I absolutely love dancing in Yasmin's pieces. Her process is challenging, but she provides a safe and nurturing environment in which to experiment and dare expression. The performance took place as part of Partage Danse at the Pentameters Theatre, an intimate, rustic feeling pub theatre in Hampstead. Looking forwards to future Partage Danse events.

Partage Danse is an intimate platform for dance artists to express and share their continuing exploration. Follow them on Facebook to stay updated with their events.

By Lucia Schweigert, Jul 29 2015 06:47PM

After intensive rehearsals, in which I have learnt a lot, and which will be on-going, I have now begun performing very exciting shows with Unika Dance Events.

Not only am I learning to samba, I am also developing my confidence and expressiveness. I'm very grateful for being able to work with this company as it takes me into a new direction in my dancing career.

By Lucia Schweigert, Jul 27 2015 12:42PM

Last year I worked for filmmaker Onyeka Igwe who is currently based in Toronto. She asked me to create a very personal piece of choreography and to chose a location that was close to my heart. So for one beautiful day last summer we went to Queen's Wood and filmed in the middle of a forest. Onyeka's film 'Can we dance for me?' will be screened at this year's Dance Film Festival UK in Programme 2 from 3pm.

"Dance is language.

Dance is memory.

Dance is the profane construction of self."

Onyeka Igwe

By Lucia Schweigert, Jun 26 2015 07:26PM

This June I had the privilege to work with Michaela Cisariková and her company MCDC, a great team of dancers and artists, again. We filmed a site-specific work exploring the six step in Crystal Palace.

I enjoyed the physical challenge and also working on site, facing fears of height and dancing with the structures that remain of the palace.

Find out more about Michaela Cisariková Dance Company on their Facebook Page.