INTERVIEW WITH MARION CRAMPE
To celebrate Pole Heart 4th anniversary, I invited Marion Crampe for an interview.
She is an inspirational and amazing person!
First of all, thank you for accepting this interview in celebration of Pole Heart 4th anniversary in September 2021.
♡ You don’t need to be presented to the Pole Dance community, but can you introduce yourself to new students?
I’m Marion. A soul having a human experience swinging around a pole since many years. Passionate about my job, others, and Life.
♡ How and when did you start your journey in Pole Dance?
A friend invited me to join her for a pole class in Paris at the strip club Pink Paradise where some of the first ever classes of pole were taking place. I got addicted right away.
♡ How Pole Dance changed your life?
First it changed my connection with self. I started to understand better and find peace . I changed job to become a full time instructor and performer. I changed country and soon started to travel the whole world for years. It guides me on the path of my husband… met during a pole camp ahaha.
It gave me friends Im so honoured to be friends with all around the world. After over 14 years my passion for pole is profound and intense.
♡ What inspires you to keep working with Pole?
Pole itself. The fascinating way to explore the body and its abilities. The feeling I get when I pole. The people I get to share with. The ones social medias offer to witness flying and constantly creating. It is so cool. All at once.
♡ What inspires you to move and dance every day?
Discipline is a muse. It gives me a supple structure to evolve. From that I just adore that feeling you get after you train and/or teach . I feel Alive. So how not be inspired!
♡ What is your life’s philosophy?
I don’t think there is One philosophy. And as all it has evolved and will keep evolving with me, time and experiences. I want to believe we are not the same than 5 min ago.
I want this life to be lived fully, cultivating what matters to me with respect, empathy and Love.
♡ How do you describe your teaching methodology?
I wish to approach Pole as an all. Not only technically but spiritually. I believe that if you really want something and you give your best, magic happens.
I share through elaborated techniques that have also evolved with time and my teaching experiences. To make the ones who trust me to improve and feel good in their own skin. We start from what you have and create from it.
I see my “methodology” as an Experience. You get to try to understand.
♡ What can someone expect from Pole Dance, meaning why Pole Dance and not any other activity?
On my opinion, better come as you are. Without expectation. Expectations can be a limit.
I just can say it can be that you going to like it. You don’t really know why at first…than the feeling just keeps growing. It is a personal journey. For each individual. Just look at us, million all around the world. Fully passionate.
♡ How would you like to see Pole Dance evolve in the next years?
I don’t really think about that.
I wish to everyone who is involved and will be to keep spreading their passion. To the studios to flourish for years, instructors to share heartfully, performers to perform in magic stages and students to enjoy every single time their flesh touch the pole.
♡ You were at Pole Heart Studio for your own personal training in your last visit to Lisbon; can you share your thoughts and feelings about the experience at the studio?
A place full of soul and passion for Movement. The studio is a reflection of Carolina alive passionate and magically human. I hope to come back one day.
♡ Can you share with us?
A picture that inspires you.
A video that inspires you.
My dear friend Taylor. Check the video: https://vimeo.com/144990486
A song that inspires you.
Yesterday was hard on all of us FINK.
A book that inspires you.
A fun fact about you.
I'm constantly making up words (mixing all language and more) that I often even don’t understand myself anymore ahahah.
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