7–8 October 2023
10:00am to 3:00pm


TECH² – LAB¹ is a two days joint dance program created and led by Clémentine Deluy and Nicola Mascia. Each day includes one intense tech class and one extensive creative lab. It is open to amateurs with previous dance experience as well as dancers and performers with professional physical experience.


10:00am to 11:45am — TECH¹ (SATURDAY) • TECH² (SUNDAY)
11:45am to 12:00am — BREAK
12:00am to 03:00pm — LAB¹ (SATURDAY + SUNDAY)


PARTICIPATION FEE: Early bird: 129,00 € (deadline: 31.8.2023) | Regular: 169,00 €

To register and/or to get further info, please contact: anmeldung@tanz-station.de


TECH¹ — 105 minutes

Nicola Mascia’s class is a guided improvisational movement research — designed to awake and stimulate a higher level of sensorial awareness.

Experiencing to be in touch: physically and energetically, with oneself, with a partner and within the group. Corporeal weight and physical forces will be activated to reach and overcome exhaustion, build stamina, master endurance and the technicality of contact.


TECH² — 105 minutes

Clémentine Deluy’s class will raise the question: What makes us move?

Through technical exercises inherited by the dance landscape of the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen, Deluy will share its dance vocabulary, which has been a source of inspiration for several choreographers including Pina Bausch herself.


LAB¹ — 3 hours

Trembling emotions and dance.
Undiscovered territory.
Deconstruct to compose.
Personal experimentation and performative strategies.
Movement, dialogues, Tanztheater and more dance.
Searching, savouring, taking risks, practice.
Sharing not showing.
Prepared for anything, expecting nothing, open to everything.


Limited amount of participants, registration is mandatory. Please feel free to share this with whoever might be interested.






Nicola Mascia (born in Italy and based in Berlin) is an independent performer and choreographer. He studied ballet with Loredana Furno at Balletto Teatro di Torino and completed his education in contemporary dance in Rome and LA.


He joined Sasha Waltz & Guests in 1996 and is involved in the creation, performance and international touring of pieces (e.g. Allee der KosmonautenZweilandKörpernoBody, insideout and Kreatur) and the improvisation series Dialoge (e.g. Jüdisches Museum, Palast der Republik, Neues Museum, MAXXI and Elbphilharmonie). Mascia was member of the Schaubühne ensemble, guest soloist at the Royal Swedish Ballet and also works as rehearsal director, trainer and teacher.


With Matan Zamir he founded the choreographer duo matanicola in 2005. Their body of work includes stage productions and site specific performances. Since 2021 he pursues his choreographic practice independently.


Mascia collaborated with Emio Greco/PC, Benoît Lachambre, Constanza Macras, Jeremy Wade, Meg Stuart, Yasmeen Godder, Peaches, Hanayo, Julian Rosefeldt, Mike Bouchet, Luca Guadagnino and others.


He was lecturer in dance at: Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon; Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz, HfMT Köln; HMDK Stuttgart; Lewis & Clark College, Portland and Konzervatoř Duncan Centre, Prague.


Mascia received the Kurt Jooss Prize in 2007 and the best onscreen performance award at the Toronto Moving Pictures Festival in 2004.





Clémentine Deluy (born in Marseille and based in Wuppertal) began her classical dance education at the Ecole Nationale de Marseille. After studying at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon, she entered the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen in 1998.


Deluy joined Sasha Waltz & Guests in 2002 and participates in various works such as noBodyKörperinsideoutImpromptus and Dido and Aeneas.


In 2006 she became a member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, danced in 17 pieces from the repertoire and was part of 2 creations: Bamboo Blues and Como el musguito en la Piedra ay si, si ,si. At Bausch’s request, she learned and performed her role in Cafe Müller.


From 2014 on, Deluy returned to further collaborations with Sasha Waltz & Guests, joined new works with Pascal Merighi, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola and Fabien Prioville. She took part in the movie Pina directed by Wim Wenders and in the documentary Dancing Pina by Florian Heinzen-Ziob.


2019, Deluy is one of the artistic directors for the re-staging of Iphigenia auf Tauris a piece by Pina Bausch, for the Semperoper Dresden, project led by the Pina Bausch Foundation.


The same year, she joined the project Commons ground[s] • Das Frühlingsopfer. 2021 she became one of the artistic directors for this project.


Deluy leads regularly international workshops where she is sharing the dance heritage of the Folkwang Universität der Künste.




Clémentine Deluy and Nicola Mascia


Gregor Schreiter


Clémentine Deluy: Guy Delahaye
Nicola Mascia: Video still