The collective

Charlotte Brohmeyer

studied contemporary dance at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and scenic research at the Ruhr University Bochum. The combination of both courses of study also forms the interface of her previous projects between choreographic practice and theory. Two constants within her artistic work are the physical examination of the body as material and the search for relationships between human bodies and objects.
She has realized several solos and duets in this context, including Von Fall zu Fall, Reactions, Paperwork, Things will happen while they can, Minimal and Wraps & Clicks.
As a dancer, she has worked with Omar Rajeh, Georg Reischl, Sara Wookey, Yaron Shamir, Martin Sonderkamp, Reut Shemesh, Valerie Kommer, Guy Nader, Niels Weijer, Antonia Baehr and Toula Limnaios, among others.
In addition to her work as a freelance dancer and choreographer, she teaches contemporary dance (e.g. IG-Profitraining Cologne, Dock11 Berlin), contact improvisation and Brazilian couple dances.

Jennifer Döring

is a dancer, dance mediator in classical and contemporary dance technique and GYROKINESIS® trainer. Her interest is focused on somatic, energetic and sensory processes and how these can become concrete in movement mediation. She works as a performer and artistic assistant in projects by Özlem Alkış, Maria Golding and Dwayne Holliday, among others. She continuously develops her own works in collaboration with Philine Herrlein (TUN&LASSEN), as well as the make a move collective, which she co-founded in 2017 and which challenges the perception of the city and its architecture through dance.
She teaches classical and contemporary dance technique, has completed several advanced training courses in children’s dance and accompanies dance productions with children and young people, including at TANZRAUM NEUSS. She has been a certified GYROKINESIS® trainer (level 1 & 2 beginner) since 2014.

Maria Golding

studied at the Zurich University of the Arts and the Center for Contemporary Dance Cologne.
Her work focuses on the role and participation of the audience. She opens up spaces for the audience to make decisions, inviting them to position themselves, to decide how they want to relate to the work and how they want to experience the performance.
She has already realized several of her own works and choreographed for independent theater productions, including the full-length pieces: “…and the other” (2015, Cologne); “What happened before” (2016, Cologne) and “zero hero” (2017, Cologne). Her works have been shown at various venues in NRW (including: Tanzfaktur Köln; Orangerie Theater im Volksgarten; Kulturbunker Köln) and invited to festivals such as “Made in Köln” and “zusammen leuchten”.
Maria is part of the make a move collective, which works at the interface of dance and parkour.
As a dancer, Maria works with various companies, including the dance company bo komplex, Les Etoiles Bern and Theater die Baustelle.

Wayne Götz

works at the interface between physical theater, science, improv theater and new media. His current works deal with the theme of transience and joyful failure.
He studied philosophy and religious studies in Heidelberg. After a minor in economics at the Pontificia Universidad de Chile, he completed his physics degree in 2013. During this time, he devoted himself intensively to improv theater and earned a black belt in judo. He then worked as CEO of two IT start-ups, one of which was funded by the BMWi.
He is currently investigating the combination of scientific approaches and artistic thinking. His way of working is characterized by high physical commitment and the blending of various disciplines.

Anna Kempin

began her dance training in 2011 in Freiburg at the freiburger akademie für tanz.
In 2017, she received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation while studying at the Cologne University of Music and Dance, where she graduated in 2019. Since then she has worked as a freelance dancer with choreographers such as Rafaële Giovanola (CocoonDance) David Hernandez (dh+) and Judith Sanchez Ruiz (JSR company). Since 2021, she has been part of the “Make a Move Collective” and the “SHIBUI Collective” under the artistic direction of Emi Miyoshi. In the piece “Vis Motrix” by CocoonDance, which was nominated as “Piece of the Year 2018/2019” in the review of the magazine “tanz”, she is engaged as a role takeover. In 2022, she was appointed as a jury member for the selection of scholarship holders of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (BA Dance and MA Choreography).

Jan Lorys

was born in Krakow, Poland. In 2015 he graduated from the Faculty of Dance Theater in Bytom, Krakow AST. As a dancer he has worked with Rebecca Lazier (There Might Be Others), Jozef Frucek (Running Dogman), Radoslav Piovarci (Project MIMO), Ula Sickle (Free Gestures) and Veronica Ritz (Trequanda). In Poland, he has worked with the Rozbark Dance and Movement Theatre, the Krakow Dance Theatre (also as a teacher), Ruchomy Kolektyw, the Krakow Choreographic Center, the STU Theater and the U-jazdowski Art Centre. Since 2017 he has been living in Berlin, where he collaborates with choreographer Isabelle Schad (“Reflection”, “Collective Jumps”, “Harvest”, “Der Bau”) and continues to work on his movement practice “Ups and Downs”, which he teaches in professional trainings at DOCK11. He has been working with the Make a move collective since 2021. He has also earned money as a warehouse worker, factory worker and dishwasher. Besides dancing, he likes to eat ice cream.

Karoline Strys

is a freelance artist on the threshold of dance, theater and voice. In her work, she deals with various topics and consciously enters into a transdisciplinary dialog with other artists in order to constantly question and explore her own perspective.
She is a member of the all-female new music ensemble The Psychedelic Choir, co-founder of the make a move collective and curator on the board of Profitraining Köln e.V. As a dancer, she has been involved in projects by Reut Shemesh, Stephanie Thiersch, Özlem Alkis, Dwayne Holliday, among others, and is active as a mediator in contact improvisation and contemporary dance (Profitraining). She is currently deepening her research on The Listening Body, a kinaesthetic examination in an interweaving of body, sound, movement and voice at the FU Berlin, in the form of workshops, various project and lecture formats (leading the JeKits training course, lecture and publication for the Society for Dance Research).

Tim Weseloh

is a freelance dancer, performer and light designer.
He worked several years (2009-2014) for and with the dance company “physical virus collective” (pvc) under the artistic direction of Graham Smith at the Theater Freiburg. There he acquired the skill of the movement art “L’art du deplacement” through Salim Ben Mammar, Laurent Piemontesi und Yann Hnautra (Yamakasi). The organic and grounded nature of this practice influenced him significantly in his way of moving and working.
During his time in Berlin (2014-2019) Tim worked as a Sound and Light Technician in various formats for Tanzfabrik Berlin and the Uferstudios, as well in the free scene. Furthermore, he collaborated and created works with Shai Faran, Chaim Gebber, Stefanie Thiersch or Cie. Willie Dorner.
2017 he is founding member of the “make a move collective” (Cologne) whose focus is on the exploration the public urban space.
In his own works he is currently focusing on the combination of contemporary dance and the movement art “L´art du deplacement“. And follows his interest in exploring places in performative ways away from ordinary stage situations.


Salim Ben Mammar

likes to set new records when it comes to covering distances on his hands or landing silently on high walls. He learned “L’art du déplacement” in Paris with “Yamakasi”, the founders of this art of locomotion. His ambitious, efficient and extremely elegant style of movement makes him the parkour master of the crew.
Salim has worked and danced with and for Willi Dorner, Club Guy&Roni, BoKomplex, Ludger Vollmer, Didier Théron, Aura Dance Company, Vera Sander, Douglas Bateman, Theater die Baustelle, Nanine Linning Dance Company (as a guest), Stephan Weiland, Theater im Marienbad, Oper Bonn, Nina Wollny, Nina Hänel, Polymer DMT, Dwayne Holliday, Graham Smith, among others… in and outside Germany.

Clara-Marie Müller

studied at the Zurich University of the Arts and in Barcelona and completed a BA in stage dance and dance education at the ZzT at the Cologne University of Music and Dance in 2015.
She has worked with/for Sharon Friedman, Simone Forti, Marina Abramovic, Anna Konjetzki, Georgia Sagri, Özlem Alkis, Lucas Pablo Condro, Céline Bellut, Stephanie Thiersch/Mouvoir and many more; most recently with Lina Höhne and Teresa Hoffmann for the production “re-member” at Kampnagel 2020.
In her own works “Anima” (Cologne 2017) and “H AIR” (Athens 2019), both created in collaboration with sound artists, she searches for specific physical practices and for new ways of exploring the collaboration and roles between composer and choreographer/dancer and musician. In 2018, as part of the space maintenance collective at the Buchenwald Memorial in Weimar, Clara created a performance walk to mark the 60th anniversary of the memorial, exploring the theme of remembrance. She also gives workshops and trainings for dance, movement research and artistic-creative work in various contexts. Clara lives in Cologne and is currently training in Feldenkrais with an interest in combining this knowledge with dance and incorporating it into her dance practice and artistic work.

Philosophie des make a move collective

# alternative view of urban space as creative revitalization
In everyday life, we all follow a predetermined choreography through an urban space that is permeated by a set of rules that is incorporated into us and tells us how we (have to) move. Mostly unconsciously, we allow ourselves to be guided by structures of all kinds, whether for our own safety or for the purpose of functionality in urban traffic. As a result, our movements become automatic, of which we are no longer aware. The public space of a city is designed in such a way that we take the easiest route. We relinquish responsibility to paved paths, our eyes are fixed on our smartphones and our perception of what is happening around us is distracted or completely blocked out.

From an anthropological perspective, humans are the only living beings that have not physically adapted to their environment over the centuries, but instead adapt and restructure their surroundings to suit their needs. The traceur, on the other hand, does not change his environment, he merely alters his view of it. Everything remains materially as it is, but symbolically a wall, for example, is no longer seen as an obstacle or boundary, but as an opportunity for transition. We expand the basic philosophical idea of parkour, which makes respectful use of urban space, with a contemporary approach that incorporates the viewer’s perspective. The challenge is to make the change of perspective tangible not only for the dancer, but also for the spectator or passer-by, to open their gaze and set them in motion.

Press reviews

“Where else, if not in this place, could a “monument” made entirely of shoes be created this afternoon? The City Runners from Cologne’s make a move collective combine elements of parkour and contemporary dance. They have set themselves the task – accompanied musically by Max Riefer and his students from Malaysia – of building a bridge between yesterday and tomorrow with a view of the revitalized industrial complex. Shoes play a central role in this. This is where the visitors come into play.” – Stadt Primasens 

“The City Runners from Cologne’s make a move collective performed on the square with their mix of acrobatic parcours and modern dance, incorporating the arcades at lofty heights and the fountain.”

“The seven runners also amused and delighted with their acrobatic program in the pedestrian zone, on the Schloßplatz and later in the Rheinberger-Passage. With their actions, they also showed a new view of the actual city – and sometimes even irritated passers-by.”

“[…] before the City Runners guided the audience with their acrobatic ‘living pictures’ and actions across the Rheinberger-Passage to Joseph-Krekeler-Platz.” – Markus Fuhser, Pirmasenser Zeitung, 20.08.18