Daphnee's Clan is a dance ensemble based in Berlin.
We are currently five dancers : Kathrin Isberner, Saskia Hapke, Silke Peigert & Alicia Pasternak under the artistic direction of Jane Pasternak (Fara la Sombra).
And Diana is always dancing with us. Unforgotten!
JANE Pasternak (FARA LA SOMBRA)
Dancing and playing instruments were always my greatest passion. After dancing ballet and classic oriental dance for some time I swiched to FCBD® Style which I am dancing for several years now. I am always looking for new inspiration and ideas to realize my own vision of improvised dance.
I passed the FCBD®Style teacher training in 2011 and I am teaching ever since.
I am greatly Influenced by the aesthetics and expression of Flamenco.
I began dancing Ballroom and latin dance when I was 13- four years in dancing school and three years of tournament training. Since many friendships and dancing partnerships broke up after school I started looking in 2005 for a dance form where I would not need a dance partner: oriental dance. In 2008 I was infected with the FCBD® Style-enthusiasm by Diana Hirsch which is part of my life ever since.
After very intense and long experiences in oriental dance I discovered my passion for FCBD® Style and Fusion dance in 2008. Since then I dance -besides oriental dance- FCBD® Style and Indian Fusion Dance.
I got in contact with Raqs Sharki when I was eight years old. In the next ten years I learned movements, conzept and theory about oriental dances by teachers as Momo Kadous, Rhani Krija and Magdy El-Leisy but also different folcloric dances from North Africa and the Middle East.
I took my first fusion workshops when I was sixteen and the next one and a half years I traveled through europe to learn from the famous american Fusion Dancers. Since 2011 I concentrate on learning FCBD®-Style Dance.
My first big love is the north indian classical dance Kathak in which I was intensely trained since 2002. Besides that I exercised Bollywood-Dance and was introduced to Oriental and Contemporary Dance. In 2011 I was struck by the thunder of Fusion Dance. Since then I took classes and every workshop by international dancers I could get my hands on. On the search of a solid basis I dedicated myself to FCBD® Style and unexpectedly found pure bliss in the collective improvisation.