Hey! It's lovely to see you here. I am Natalie: I am a handbalancer, theatre maker and teacher.
I do handstands, yes!
I stand on my hands and doing so for more than 30 years has allowed me to develop The Art of Handbalancing: I create choreographically modern, fresh and interesting movement patterns and balancing shapes that make handstands look like dance.
I also create full length shows for theatres, festivals and public spaces.
These performances combine poetry, acrobatics and dance and talk about what motivates us to do what we do in life and in art. (I do handstands because secretly I would like to be a superhero, strong and invincible!...and for a few moments on stage, that's just what I become!)
I teach handstands and I develop coaching concepts
that optimize high intensity acrobatic training, integrate affirmative teaching methods and encourage independent thinking through workshops and online courses.
Stylish, modern, super fast. Handbalancing paired up with electronic beats. A contemporary circus composition with unique handstand shapes.
As the intergalactic Captain Natalie I'll rock your circus/cabaret/comedy/random-mixed-bill night.
A SUPERHERO MADE FROM SUGAR ICING
This piece was specifically made for street theatre festivals and events in public spaces. Sometimes.
„A handstand is a pulsating shape that consists of a head, a torso, two arms and two legs. The different parts of the handstand are held together by a protein which melts at 40°. That is why you can take the handstand apart easily without breaking any of the individual parts.
This is an excerpt from my solo show “Selfie with eggs”
"Snakes shed their skin every three weeks. It allows them to renew their identity and leave the outer shell behind. We cannot leave our outer shell behind. Our skin bears the imprint of the memories of our lives”
Playful, didactic, beautiful and highly skilled, Natalie Inside Out is a collaboration between cutting edge digital artist Mark Morreau and myself.
The “about me” text is sometimes copied into programs and articles without me being asked. I am therefore tempted to write something completely random like “Natalie grew up in a circus where she tamed crocodiles!”
7 week online handstand course
This 7 week programme is a step by step guide towards learning a handstand.
My handstand workshops and seminars are for everyone who would like to learn to do a handstand or improve their skills.
My online coaching is a custom-made training program to help you achieve your goals.
Handstand Blocks, wood
Combination of fine, untreated woods. Special shape with a slightly inclined grip area in the front. Anti-slip pads on the bottom for a stable stand.
Handstand Blocks, cork
from natural raw materials. Special shape with a slightly inclined grip area in the front.
For bookings, collaborations, workshops or teaching please use the contact form.
Either me or one of my producers will then get in touch with you.
I live and work in London and Germany.