Residency | Zwoisy Mears-Clarke is looking for co-creators!

13 August – 26 August

Registration by mail to Zwoisy Mears-Clarke
No prior dance training is necessary

Open Call
Zwoisy Mears-Clarke is a Jamaican choreographer based in Berlin. Zwoisy focusses on the translation of untold stories. The working proces  aims to provide alternative ways to share experiences and form connections between estranged communities. During this two-week residency at CLOUD/Danslab from August 13-26th, he will be developing the section of the piece that is inspired by the phrase:

“You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”

As a co-creator you join the researsals with Zwoisy Mears-Clarke during one or more rehearsals from August 13th till August 26th. During the sessions you develop your own movement vocabulary based on structured improvisational formats handed to you by Zwoisy Mears-Clarke. Some of the material created will be directly quoted in the final piece. Co-creators will be listed as collaborator in the credits of the piece. Each rehearsal will be 1,5 hrs long.

Please email Zwoisy at with the subject “walk a mile in my shoes” to reserve a slot in one or more of the rehearsals.

The language of the rehearsals is English No prior dance training is necessary.


About Zwoisy Mears-Clarke
Zwoisy Mears-Clarke was born in Jamaica and immigrated to the U.S.A. at the age of 13, before heading off again at 21. Following this ongoing migratory experience Zwoisy’s work focuses on the translation of untold stories. Paired with discussion of written and oral stories throughout the process of creating each piece, full-bodied movement, gestures, scholarly literature and collaboration are used to support its materialization. The aim of this process remains to provide alternatives ways to share experiences and form connections between estranged communities. Zwoisy received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, New York City and a B.A. in Physics and Dance at Oberlin College, Oberlin, U.S.A. in 2012. Within the work, one will find that these opposing yet complementary concepts of the body are connected. In the recent years, Zwoisy has studied with Billie Hanne, Jodi Melnick, Kirstie Simson, Mary Cochran, and Nancy Stark-Smith, and has performed the works of Isabelle Schad, Susan Rethorst, Kyle Abraham, and Will Rawls. Zwoisy has performed and shown work at venues both in Berlin and New York City, such as HAU, Sophiensaele, New York Live Arts, and the Tank. Currently, Zwoisy is based in Berlin.