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BA in Physical Theater, Freelance Dancer, Artialist, Dance and Theater teacher

Clarissa Matter grew up in Interlaken and has never missed an opportunity to dance since she was a child. After eight years of ballet training, she adds salsa cubana and modern dance to her dance training. As a Seefeld high school student, she combined acting and dance for the first time at the Theater Winterzauber Thun and realized that she wanted to turn her passion into a career: in 2017 she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Physical Theater at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Verscio. She is still working while she is still studyingtogether with Volker Hesse in the globally broadcast opening ceremony of the Gotthard tunnel "Sacre del Gottardo".2019she returns to Versio and collaborates in "Centovalli Centoricordi 2" with Masha Dimitri and Livio Andreina. In 2022 she completed the Certificate in Advanced Studies in Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Performing Arts under the supervision of Emanuel Rosenberg.
She trained as a movement artistPortugal (Oficina Zero), Belgium (TicTac Art Centre), Costa Rica (Revès) and Nicaragua (Circus With Purpose) and specialized in improvisation, movement research and aerial silks.She is a co-founder of Future United Collective and has created various stage plays, which will play at the Kunsthaus Interlaken (2018) and the Cafe Bar Mokka Thun (2022), among others.
The freelance artist is co-founder of "Collettivo This Age" in Ticino in 2020, they realize "This Age Circus" in 2020 and "Fosse anche un Sogno matto" in 2022. Together with the violinist Christian Lauber she performed as DuoCLA after the Generations Festival Thun 2022 and at the Tanzfest Thun 2021 and 2022. Today she is a member of the organizational committee of Tanzfest Thun together with Agata Lawniczak and Lucia Baumgartner.
In 2023 she trained as an Aerial Yoga instructor in Ireland. There, with Saffron van Rossem, the aerial acrobatics duo “Aerial Dragon Sisters” was formed, which celebrated its debut at the WildRoots Festival.
In addition, she worked as a support teacher in the Viktoria Foundation Richigen, enforcement of measures in the youth sector and headed the dap dance and movement center in Thun the show group "Lava Geckos", Contemporary dance and dance acrobatics courses. She currently leads integrative dance courses in Thun with Volkshochschule plus and circus courses for children and adults in Interlaken with DimensionArte.
As a dancer, actress and aerial acrobat, she combines expression and virtuosity with joie de vivre and humor. For her, body language as a means of communication is always at the center, be it on stage, in dance lessons or in supporting traumatized young people. It is important to her to combine her own work with teaching and passing on her passion. In doing so, she is always guided by human needs and the therapeutic power of art, because it is able to generate the will to live. There she finds the greatest inspiration, when the necessity of social art becomes visible.


«Dance is the hidden language of the soul»

Martha Graham

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