Workshop Jefta Tanate & Nadine Gerspacher | Electric Motions

In March 2018, we had a lovely Masterclass taught by Nadine Gerspacher.
This time, together with Jefta Tanate, they teach a weekend-workshop and perform at Dance Flavours Performance Night!

To work with these two beautiful performers is a chance you don’t want to miss!

Dates: 18 + 19 January 2020
Times: 13:00 – 17:00
Price: €100 (both days), 60€ (only Saturday), incl. BTW
Location: MFC Klarendal, Kazerneplein 2, 6822ET Arnhem
Deadline for application and payment: 10 January 2020

For inscription, send an email with your name, phone number and a short movement background description and/or CV to

This workshop is meant for professional dancers and students in professional dance educations.

There are limited spots, so be fast if you want to join!

Organized by Arnhemse Meisjes – New Seeds


The workshop explores contemporary dance, incorporating movement tasks and situations that playfully connect people and focus on the energetics of body language.
The first part of the workshop includes exercises to awaken the body and generating awareness of the entire physical instrument. Attention is given to breath, joint articulation, muscle tone and stability to improve physical strength. Partner work and guided improvisations in order to investigate movement qualities such as slow motion, rewind and distortion. Theatrical tasks highlight the practice to support playfulness and creativity in movement and expression.
The second part of the workshop will focus on the research of the new creation “ Let it rain” which is the second part of a trilogy. Questioning the increasing intimate relationship of humankind and technology.
“Let it rain” creates an intimate space inhabited by two characters in search of the acceptance of one´s differences.


Nadine is an independent dancer, choreographer & teacher. She has worked for various choreographers and companies like Dave St.Pierre Inc. Montreal, Francisco Cordova & Nicolas Ricchini Company among others. Nadine gives workshops and creates dance-theatre pieces for companies and education schools worldwide. Since 2011, she has been developing her own creative project “Cia Nadine Gerspacher”. In 2015 she worked as a choreographer for the project “Heart” of Cirque du Soleil. 2016 she collaborates with Nicolas Ricchini Company in the piece “A sweet hello / Ever after“ and works on a solo creation “Nua” with her own company under the artistic direction of Anna Castells and Lali Ayguade as an outside eye. Nadine receives the”Isadora Award” from the Iwanson-Sixt foundation Munich in 2017. In March 2019 she premieres the first part of her trilogy: “The age of aquarium”. 2018 she creates together with Nicolas Ricchini and in collaboration with Anna Sanchez the creation and performance program “FRE3 BODIES”. Recently Nadine works on the second part of the trilogy “Let it rain” together with Jefta Tanate.

Jefta Tanate graduated at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem, The Netherlands. His internship at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam launched him into the Dutch dance scene.
Since then he has adopted multiple techniques and methods such as Contact-Improvisation, Martial Arts, Mime, and Circus.
He had the opportunity to develop this within theaters like theaters Maas TD and De Nieuwe Oost. Nowadays he collaborates with companies such as Arch8 directed by Erik Kaiel, Panama Pictures directed Pia Meuthen and the collective Ritual. These companies mix circus, theatre, dance and other forms of live performance.
As well, he is collaborating with Nadine Gerspacher in the piece “Let it rain”.

Photo credits: Dario Rivera