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PORCH is a 1-3 months dance and performance training, meeting and exchanging happening at Ponderosa in Stolzenhagen, Germany between Mai and September. Hosted by Stephanie Maher (USA - Germany) and Kathleen Hermesdorf (USA, San Francisco). Long life to PORCH! See www.ponderosa-dance.de for more informations.




As the first participants of this artist meeting we have decided to create a blog in order to communicate our thoughts together and keep sharing information about our work in the future.



Posts and messages

Here follows our reflexions and comments about the training and our experience together as well as information about workshops and projects that we organize around the world…

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


P.O.R.C.H X-tended, February 25th at 18h



P.O.R.C.H. is back.

Exciting offerings from the brains and bodies of P.O.R.C.H.

Dancing, experimenting, talking, sharing and laughing.
We will perform for you.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Performers: Alicia Grant, Bari Kim, Cathy Walsh, Sandra Weiser and Stine Frandsen

K77, Kastanienallee 77
By donation: 5-12 euro, no one will be refused for lack of funds

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011




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I've got bitten



performance by Kovács Kata & Buday Eniko - made in 2011 august @ Ponderosa, Germany in the frame of P.O.R.C.H. choreography module

premier 3rd of september 2011 @ Schwelle7 in Berlin
A big big thanks for the talks, advices, and the huge support given by: Ponderosa, Stephanie Maher, Jess Curtis, Peter Pleyer, Eszter Gál, Michiel Keuper
























Bitten song: I've got bitten by an apple today. I involve it in my pink lounge. My little sunshine is hungry today. I was watching the milk curdling. Apple in the cool still room. water mill my smaller breast, guarding my heart inside. 'Cause the little red bulldozers have started off.  lyrics by Béla bácsi

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Based on a true story


Photo Ela Spalding ©

Improvisation Dance Piece from Mor Demer and Sandra Wieser
Tanztage 2011, Sophiensaele, Berlin

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Producing my first full-length show!


Greetings all-
I miss you quite a lot and am thankful and appreciative of our time together over six months ago.
In honor of the Ponderosa experience, I am producing a multi-media, movement, film, performance art evening; all the work is directly related to my experiences at Ponderosa this summer.

For one of the works, I have created a film out of Body and Box. Another work is based on our Tree exercise with Vanya Rovisco and a third is a group improvisation work. I added in an experimental film just because I can!

Due to me trying to do the "right thing" the show is being censored and this changes the whole concept of the work but, I have to adjust and deal with it. I hope to produce this show somewhere else in the future, how it was meant to be shown.

I think of you all often and look forward to seeing you again.
Much Love, kisses and more
Mel

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

More of Katherina & Mamen



GIF Katherina & Mamen


Here we are, on a huge stage, little fussy dance and trying to enjoy our performance. We did survive the experience and also we had fun.
PORCH experience was still there, we did not need a new meeting. A piece of PORCH was in Granada.