floating interspaces

Painting and Dance on / with ice

In the project series ‘floating interspaces’, we – a dancer and a painter – meet at various locations in performative encounters.

In site-specific improvisations, we confront the moving handling of the uncertain. Using brushes, paints and ice skates, we explore the potential of movement as a means of communication and expression around the theme of water and ice. Within our encounters, we ignore the familiar and follow our bodies and their movement impulses. Our art forms work alongside, with and on each other, right up to moments of fusion.

We are interested in processes of perception, relationship and communication that manifest themselves in complex situations within dance and painting.


Painting | Performance:         Nancy Görlach

Dance Performance:               Elisa Siegmund


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interspace 3.0 

48 Stunden Neukölln | Photos ©Patrick Hennigs


We face the moving nature of dealing with the unknown in a public space, the backyard of Endorphina Backkunst in Berlin-Neukölln.


Under the motto of the festival 48 Stunden Neukölln 2023 "play so that you can be serious", a changing 'playground' made of nine sheets of plastic ice is created on concrete - a puzzle of false ice that cannot melt.

In this special place with its walking audience, we playfully develop a – sometimes absurd – mobile of fleeting dance with ice skates and lasting watercolor paintings that inspire associations and fantasies.

interspace 2.0 

48 Stunden Neukölln | Photos ©Birgit Aust


As part of the art festival 48 Stunden Neukölln 2022 with the motto "Kafayı yemek / I eat my head", we are creating a situational absurdity:


With ice skates, paints and brushes in their luggage, a dancer and a painter meet in the backyard of a bakery on a floor made of stone.


It is high summer.



interspace 1.0

Ice Rink Malchow


In search of synergy effects between gliding dance on synthetic ice and other art forms, our collaboration arose in the context of the interdisciplinary research

Chances of a synthetic ice floor in contemporary dance.