Ania Losinger

... from Gerzensee in Canton Berne, has fulfilled her dream of uniting music and movement, of finding a creative form of expression for both in a single person, with her instrument, the Xala. When Ania talks about her form of dancing, she is very concentrated and captivates her audience. She has “expanded” Flamenco in an interesting way, dancing and yet, at the same time, taking part in the musical „happening“ that accompanies it – even influencing it through the way she moves. She loves this upright, proud style of dancing. Although Flamenco calls for unbelievable discipline and strenuous physical training, dancing it was always connected with great passion. She simply had to dance! After 14 years of classical Flamenco, however, she outgrew it. Through experimentation she worked to transform a wooden floor into a „sounding“ floor. Together with Hamper from Niederhäusen she developed the Xala, an ultra-large xylophone. Through this instrument, her form of dancing has also changed. The work with the Xala is an on-going research project, with which she has been able to realize her dream of creating a synthesis between music and dance. A kind of meditation, it seems that as Ania concentrates, she becomes permeable – so that the vibrations created by her movements flow unhindered into the space around her. She practices every day in order to attain this ideal condition. For several years now she has had the good fortune to develop and perform her compositions and dance her choreography with her life companion Matthias Eser, who plays the Marimba. Ania Losinger has brought a new dimension into dance. She performs not only on musical stages but also in galleries and art museums. 

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Ania Losinger
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