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Body IQ 2016

BODY IQ is a festival that celebrates ourselves as living, pulsating bodies. Without the body there is no experience and without experience there is no ground for intelligence.

It is a festival of and by the conscious body - ensuring discovery, exchange and unexpected synergies.


About 20 international experts, artists and teachers gather distinctions and commonalities of somatic approaches, then disseminate them into a wide spectrum of applications, penetrating - from arts to healing to politics - many domains of human activity.


BODY IQ aspires to be a platform that generates impulses for the knowledge, wisdom and wonder of the conscious, human form.

Body Collective  //  Collective Body

somatic learning
social interaction
collective being


How do we experience the formation and dissolution of a social body?

Somatic methods, as we know them, generally begin with the individual learning process, even though they are taught within a group setting. How then can somatic practices affect social learning and collective being?


BODY IQ 2016 will investigate the apparent gap between individual somatic learning and collective living. For instance, if we regard individuals in a society as unique cells within a social body, we could pose the question:


What is the potential impact of somatic learning on social interaction?  


Since the cells within a body already know how to communicate coherently, how can we become conscious of that inherent intelligence and translate it into a larger, social context?


How do our survival fears and external pressures, such as war, climate change, immigration, and economy, impact the development of collectives?  


What would conscious embodiment look like within existing social power structures such as politics, education and the free-market economy?


What if somatically informed experience could inspire a more dynamic connectivity within the context of collective bodies?


How can somatic methods contribute to the integration of our individual desire for freedom-of-choice with our collective desire for evolution?


This is the general field of inquiry we would like to open. Everyone, regardless of experience or background, whether professional or new to the exploration, is warmly invited to participate.

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