BODY IQ 2016 
14-15-16 October 2016

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Friday
11:00 - 12:30

The Heart

Heike Kuhlmann dancer,  choreographer, somatic movement educator and therapist (registered SME and SMT),   (DiplIBMT), MA in Performance Studies/Choreography. She teaches in Berlin and internationally mainly Contact Improvisation and Movement/Dance within somatic movement framework and Authentic Movement. She is part of the Global Water Dances Berlin Collective.

Heike Kuhlmann

Heike Kuhlmann dancer,  choreographer, somatic movement educator and therapist (registered SME and SMT),   (DiplIBMT), MA in Performance Studies/Choreography. She teaches in Berlin and internationally mainly Contact Improvisation and Movement/Dance within somatic movement framework and Authentic Movement. She is part of the Global Water Dances Berlin Collective.

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Friday
11:00 - 12:30

Meeting

Dancer, dance teacher, France and New York, Alexander Technique graduation in 1983 (ACAT, NY). She moved then to Berlin where she was the 1st Alexander teacher, teaching in her private praxis and later at AT training schools. Her main interest is the exploration and the integration of the AT principles in movement and Improvisation. She has developed this work over 3 decades, teaching independent theater and dance groups, at dance schools, at the UdK (Musical-Show) and currently at the Hochschulzentrum für Tanz (HZT) in Berlin.

Elisabeth Molle

Dancer, dance teacher, France and New York, Alexander Technique graduation in 1983 (ACAT, NY). She moved then to Berlin where she was the 1st Alexander teacher, teaching in her private praxis and later at AT training schools. Her main interest is the exploration and the integration of the AT principles in movement and Improvisation. She has developed this work over 3 decades, teaching independent theater and dance groups, at dance schools, at the UdK (Musical-Show) and currently at the Hochschulzentrum für Tanz (HZT) in Berlin.

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Friday
11:00 - 12:30

I_You_It_We in Sound & Impulse

Kai Ehrhardt is a breath therapist based on Prof. Ilse Middendorf's work, a Continuum teacher, holds the German Heilpraktiker license for psychotherapy and co-founded the Somatic Academy of Berlin. He created "Authentic Eros - Explorations for Men" and curates the festivals “STRETCH” and “BODY IQ”. He believes that the conscious body and an expanded understanding of Eros constitute crucial elements in our evolution toward an integral way of life. Kai teaches since 2002 across Europe and in the US.

Kai Ehrhardt

Kai Ehrhardt is a breath therapist based on Prof. Ilse Middendorf's work, a Continuum teacher, holds the German Heilpraktiker license for psychotherapy and co-founded the Somatic Academy of Berlin. He created "Authentic Eros - Explorations for Men" and curates the festivals “STRETCH” and “BODY IQ”. He believes that the conscious body and an expanded understanding of Eros constitute crucial elements in our evolution toward an integral way of life. Kai teaches since 2002 across Europe and in the US.

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Friday
13:00 - 14:30

Somatic Yoga

Marion Evers, M.A. theatre science, french studies and political sciences. director, yogateacher and moderator BDY/EYU, triyoga teacher. She is the founder of the somatic academy berlin and the center for yoga and voice. Her main interest is focused on the interface of "body/leib" and voice in the context of art, healing art and scientific research.

Marion Evers

Marion Evers, M.A. theatre science, french studies and political sciences. director, yogateacher and moderator BDY/EYU, triyoga teacher. She is the founder of the somatic academy berlin and the center for yoga and voice. Her main interest is focused on the interface of "body/leib" and voice in the context of art, healing art and scientific research.

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Friday
13:00 - 14:30

Irritation & Pleasure

Dancer/Choreographer/Researcher/Feldenkrais Practitioner/hiking guide
Trained as physiotherapist, studies and practice of contemporary dance, (contact-) improvisation and instant composition. Longterm experience in several somatic practices, professionally trained in Feldenkrais Method. Artistic works and research with the focus on the connection between somatic and choreographic practices as well as on walking. Regular national and international teaching, contributions for congresses and publications: Collabotrations i.a. with mit AREAL_artistic research lab Berlin and part of the curating team of Somatic Academy Berlin.

Katja Münker

Dancer/Choreographer/Researcher/Feldenkrais Practitioner/hiking guide
Trained as physiotherapist, studies and practice of contemporary dance, (contact-) improvisation and instant composition. Longterm experience in several somatic practices, professionally trained in Feldenkrais Method. Artistic works and research with the focus on the connection between somatic and choreographic practices as well as on walking. Regular national and international teaching, contributions for congresses and publications: Collabotrations i.a. with mit AREAL_artistic research lab Berlin and part of the curating team of Somatic Academy Berlin.

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Friday
13:00 - 14:30

Eyes Open Minds

CMA, RSMT, EdD has been involved in 40 years of exploration, teaching and integration of Body-Mind Centering, Bates Method of Vision Improvement, Laban/Bartenieff studies - culminating in her own Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training. Former President of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA), Dr. Eddy is a sought-after author, lecturer and performer. She developed Eyes Open Minds in NYC’s public school system where she is also known for her work in violence prevention and peace education. 

Martha Eddy

CMA, RSMT, EdD has been involved in 40 years of exploration, teaching and integration of Body-Mind Centering, Bates Method of Vision Improvement, Laban/Bartenieff studies - culminating in her own Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training. Former President of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA), Dr. Eddy is a sought-after author, lecturer and performer. She developed Eyes Open Minds in NYC’s public school system where she is also known for her work in violence prevention and peace education. 

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Friday
16:00 - 17:30

Sensation to Memory

Batyah Schachter - Dancer/choreographer. Graduated the SNDO, Amsterdam (1989). Collaborated with Musicians and dancers in improvisation performances and created solo work. Performed in Israel, Europe and the USA. Faculty member of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. An authorized Continuum Movement Teacher. A doctorate student at The Hebrew University, researching movement representations in the Ancient Near East. Her papers on the subject have been published in Europe and Israel.

Batyah Schachter

Batyah Schachter - Dancer/choreographer. Graduated the SNDO, Amsterdam (1989). Collaborated with Musicians and dancers in improvisation performances and created solo work. Performed in Israel, Europe and the USA. Faculty member of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. An authorized Continuum Movement Teacher. A doctorate student at The Hebrew University, researching movement representations in the Ancient Near East. Her papers on the subject have been published in Europe and Israel.

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Friday
16:00 - 17:30

The Collective Body

Heike Kuhlmann dancer,  choreographer, somatic movement educator and therapist (registered SME and SMT), (DiplIBMT), MA in Performance Studies/Choreography. She teaches in Berlin and internationally mainly Contact Improvisation and Movement/Dance within somatic movement framework and Authentic Movement. She is part of the Global Water Dances Berlin Collective.

Heike Kuhlmann

Heike Kuhlmann dancer,  choreographer, somatic movement educator and therapist (registered SME and SMT), (DiplIBMT), MA in Performance Studies/Choreography. She teaches in Berlin and internationally mainly Contact Improvisation and Movement/Dance within somatic movement framework and Authentic Movement. She is part of the Global Water Dances Berlin Collective.

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Friday
16:00 - 17:30

Dynamic Expansion

Shannon Cooney, is a Canadian choreographer, dancer, dance educator, creative facilitator and Craniosacral practitioner. She received her BFA Honours Dance in 1992. Alongside dancing full-time for Dancemakers in Toronto (1994-2006) she worked with numerous choreographers, created and toured her own works. Her Craniosacral introduction was in 1995 with Robert Harris, (director of Toronto’s Cranial Therapy Centre), completed the Uplegder level I in 1996, and then Harris’ private practitioners’ training levels I and II in 1999.

Shannon Cooney

Shannon Cooney, is a Canadian choreographer, dancer, dance educator, creative facilitator and Craniosacral practitioner. She received her BFA Honours Dance in 1992. Alongside dancing full-time for Dancemakers in Toronto (1994-2006) she worked with numerous choreographers, created and toured her own works. Her Craniosacral introduction was in 1995 with Robert Harris, (director of Toronto’s Cranial Therapy Centre), completed the Uplegder level I in 1996, and then Harris’ private practitioners’ training levels I and II in 1999.

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Friday
18:00 - 19:30

….- commons

While finishing her studies as a biologist in Göttingen, Andrea Keiz started an education as a teacher for dance improvisation. Through that she got involved in Contact Improvisation as well as in other improvisational work, release based technics and body work. After a few years of working on dance improvistation in several constellations in Europe, she started to work with video as a tool related to movement.

Andrea Keiz

While finishing her studies as a biologist in Göttingen, Andrea Keiz started an education as a teacher for dance improvisation. Through that she got involved in Contact Improvisation as well as in other improvisational work, release based technics and body work. After a few years of working on dance improvistation in several constellations in Europe, she started to work with video as a tool related to movement.

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Friday
18:00 - 19:30

Intelligent Collective Safety

Odile Seitz is Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner, Cranio-sacral therapist, danceteacher, dancer and choreographer. She is co-founder of the advanced education „Rendezvous mit BMC“ with Ulrike Dillo in fabrik Potsdam. She practices her intensive somatic field research both artistically and therapeutically. Furthermore, she orients her experimental interest also to prevention and improved performance through fascial training. Odile has been teaching at universities, dance schools, dance festivals and at professional congresses. 

Odile Seitz

Odile Seitz is Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner, Cranio-sacral therapist, danceteacher, dancer and choreographer. She is co-founder of the advanced education „Rendezvous mit BMC“ with Ulrike Dillo in fabrik Potsdam. She practices her intensive somatic field research both artistically and therapeutically. Furthermore, she orients her experimental interest also to prevention and improved performance through fascial training. Odile has been teaching at universities, dance schools, dance festivals and at professional congresses. 

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Friday
18:00 - 19:30

Somatic Synchrony

Kira Kirsch is a movement artist and community organizer born in East-Berlin and after many years abroad she now lives and works with her family in Berlin as residents of Lake Studios - an artist run dance, production and performance place.  She is deeply invested into creating spaces for people to experience, learn about and sensitize their mind-body-movement continuum. She has pioneered, taught and continuously researched through the lens of the Axis Syllabus (AS) for over a decade, is a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, leads teacher trainings and has build a community for AS research in the Bay Area, California. In 2014 she started curating a new annual dance festival called “SENSING IN” happening in Berlin. 

Kira Kirsch

Kira Kirsch is a movement artist and community organizer born in East-Berlin and after many years abroad she now lives and works with her family in Berlin as residents of Lake Studios - an artist run dance, production and performance place.  She is deeply invested into creating spaces for people to experience, learn about and sensitize their mind-body-movement continuum. She has pioneered, taught and continuously researched through the lens of the Axis Syllabus (AS) for over a decade, is a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, leads teacher trainings and has build a community for AS research in the Bay Area, California. In 2014 she started curating a new annual dance festival called “SENSING IN” happening in Berlin. 

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Friday
20:00 - 21:30

Performance

The collective Grapeshade has existed  for 6 years at the interface between sound and movement. Both violinist Biliana Voutchkova and bass player Klaus Janek share a strong interest for movement and dance, and have worked for years intensively in this field. Likewise, both dancers Lisanne Goodhue & Ingo Reulecke in the group are out-and-out audiophiles.

Grapeshade 54

The collective Grapeshade has existed  for 6 years at the interface between sound and movement. Both violinist Biliana Voutchkova and bass player Klaus Janek share a strong interest for movement and dance, and have worked for years intensively in this field. Likewise, both dancers Lisanne Goodhue & Ingo Reulecke in the group are out-and-out audiophiles.

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Friday
20:30

Performance II

Susanne Martin (PhD) performs, researches and teaches in the field of contemporary dance. She focuses on improvisational approaches to performance making, narrations of the aging body, contact improvisation, and practice as research / artistic research. She dances and teaches internationally and creates performances collaboratively and as soloist. In her book “Dancing Age(ing)” (published in January 2017) she discusses the potential of improvisation-based dance in developing a critical position towards dominant conceptions of aging.

Susanne Martin

Susanne Martin (PhD) performs, researches and teaches in the field of contemporary dance. She focuses on improvisational approaches to performance making, narrations of the aging body, contact improvisation, and practice as research / artistic research. She dances and teaches internationally and creates performances collaboratively and as soloist. In her book “Dancing Age(ing)” (published in January 2017) she discusses the potential of improvisation-based dance in developing a critical position towards dominant conceptions of aging.

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Saturday
11:00 - 12:30

Imagination

Dancer, choreographer and teacher, founder of the reEnter Company. Born in Japan, Minako Seki has lived and worked in Berlin since 1986.
 Her unique composition method and creative process has been recognized worldwide by invitations to major festivals; such as Grec Festival and Temporada Alta in Spain and Fi Butoh Festival in Chile.
 She has been teaching her Method in numerous workshops worldwide; such as in Tanz Fabrik in Berlin or the Dimitri School in Switzerland.

Minako Seki

Dancer, choreographer and teacher, founder of the reEnter Company. Born in Japan, Minako Seki has lived and worked in Berlin since 1986.
 Her unique composition method and creative process has been recognized worldwide by invitations to major festivals; such as Grec Festival and Temporada Alta in Spain and Fi Butoh Festival in Chile.
 She has been teaching her Method in numerous workshops worldwide; such as in Tanz Fabrik in Berlin or the Dimitri School in Switzerland.

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Saturday
11:00 - 12:30

Open Presence: Authentic Movement

As a dancer and body worker, Christine Mauch studied different movement and awareness practices; she holds a degree in physiotherapy and is a certified Shiatsu practitioner. Deepening her engagement with Authentic Movement, she completed a one-year formation with Mandoline Whittlesey in 2014.

Christine Mauch

As a dancer and body worker, Christine Mauch studied different movement and awareness practices; she holds a degree in physiotherapy and is a certified Shiatsu practitioner. Deepening her engagement with Authentic Movement, she completed a one-year formation with Mandoline Whittlesey in 2014.

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Saturday
11:00 - 12:30

Intercorporeity & Collectivity

Undine Eberlein, studied at the FU Berlin and received her PhD in philosophy for an investigation on „Einzigartigkeit. Das romantische Individualitätskonzept der Moderne“ (Campus 2000); lecturer at the FU Berlin and Universität Magdeburg and for further adult education; at the same time training as a course instructor for Autogenous Training, Tai Chi and Qi Gong and active in somatic research; currently teaching at the ASH Berlin, doing research in “Leibphänomenologie” and publishing an anthology „Zwischenleiblichkeit und bewegtes Verstehen - Intercorporeity, Movement and Tacit Knowledge“. 

Undine Eberlein

Undine Eberlein, studied at the FU Berlin and received her PhD in philosophy for an investigation on „Einzigartigkeit. Das romantische Individualitätskonzept der Moderne“ (Campus 2000); lecturer at the FU Berlin and Universität Magdeburg and for further adult education; at the same time training as a course instructor for Autogenous Training, Tai Chi and Qi Gong and active in somatic research; currently teaching at the ASH Berlin, doing research in “Leibphänomenologie” and publishing an anthology „Zwischenleiblichkeit und bewegtes Verstehen - Intercorporeity, Movement and Tacit Knowledge“. 

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Saturday
13:00 - 14:30

Somatic Synchrony

Kira Kirsch is a movement artist and community organizer born in East-Berlin and after many years abroad she now lives and works with her family in Berlin as residents of Lake Studios - an artist run dance, production and performance place.  She is deeply invested into creating spaces for people to experience, learn about and sensitize their mind-body-movement continuum. She has pioneered, taught and continuously researched through the lens of the Axis Syllabus (AS) for over a decade, is a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, leads teacher trainings and has build a community for AS research in the Bay Area, California. In 2014 she started curating a new annual dance festival called “SENSING IN” happening in Berlin. 

Kira Kirsch

Kira Kirsch is a movement artist and community organizer born in East-Berlin and after many years abroad she now lives and works with her family in Berlin as residents of Lake Studios - an artist run dance, production and performance place.  She is deeply invested into creating spaces for people to experience, learn about and sensitize their mind-body-movement continuum. She has pioneered, taught and continuously researched through the lens of the Axis Syllabus (AS) for over a decade, is a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, leads teacher trainings and has build a community for AS research in the Bay Area, California. In 2014 she started curating a new annual dance festival called “SENSING IN” happening in Berlin. 

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WS_Benjamin Jochen.jpg
Saturday
13:00 - 14:30

….- commons

While finishing her studies as a biologist in Göttingen, Andrea Keiz started an education as a teacher for dance improvisation. Through that she got involved in Contact Improvisation as well as in other improvisational work, release based technics and body work. After a few years of working on dance improvistation in several constellations in Europe, she started to work with video as a tool related to movement.

Andrea Keiz

While finishing her studies as a biologist in Göttingen, Andrea Keiz started an education as a teacher for dance improvisation. Through that she got involved in Contact Improvisation as well as in other improvisational work, release based technics and body work. After a few years of working on dance improvistation in several constellations in Europe, she started to work with video as a tool related to movement.

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Saturday
13:00 - 14:30

The Right to Embody

Amber has been an authorized Continuum Movement teacher in Santa Fe & Australia  since 2006. She is recognized as a pioneer in movement therapies and trauma. Gray received the 2010 ADTA Outstanding Achievement Award for her global dance therapy work with survivors of displacement, violence, war, torture and natural disasters. She is also a licensed psychotherapist, body-worker, cranial-sacral therapist, and humanitarian. With almost thirty years experience as a practitioner and teacher of practices for well being, she integrates her many somatic influences and practices with years of study with medicine people in Haiti, Sámi land and Australia, and an open heart and a curious mind, into her teaching.

Amber Gray

Amber has been an authorized Continuum Movement teacher in Santa Fe & Australia  since 2006. She is recognized as a pioneer in movement therapies and trauma. Gray received the 2010 ADTA Outstanding Achievement Award for her global dance therapy work with survivors of displacement, violence, war, torture and natural disasters. She is also a licensed psychotherapist, body-worker, cranial-sacral therapist, and humanitarian. With almost thirty years experience as a practitioner and teacher of practices for well being, she integrates her many somatic influences and practices with years of study with medicine people in Haiti, Sámi land and Australia, and an open heart and a curious mind, into her teaching.

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Saturday
16:00 - 17:30

Circling - Body Relating

Romeck van Zeyl, body centered psychotherapist, leadership coach and workshop leader - I've been exploring, through movement, performance, meditation and the healing arts, how we can be fully embodied and awake in relationship, and what it is to be present with each other as living breathing sensing organisms, as well as fully available for relationship. It is one of my greatest joy to hold a space where people can make new discoveries and find a deeper joy in relating.

Romeck van Zeyl

Romeck van Zeyl, body centered psychotherapist, leadership coach and workshop leader - I've been exploring, through movement, performance, meditation and the healing arts, how we can be fully embodied and awake in relationship, and what it is to be present with each other as living breathing sensing organisms, as well as fully available for relationship. It is one of my greatest joy to hold a space where people can make new discoveries and find a deeper joy in relating.

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Saturday
16:00 - 17:30

Listening. Connecting. Weaving. Voice

Walli Höfinger is an Austrian performance artist, voice performer and Roy Hart Voice Teacher based close to Berlin. She works equally solo and in different formations together with artists of other fields in interdisciplinary projects. She originally studied "New Artistic Media" with Ulrike Rosenbach in Saarbrücken, parallel she started working in the contemporary dance field. Since then develops her own original work focusing on movement, video-installation, composition and voice. Since 2009 she is an approved Roy Hart Voice Teacher (Malérargues, France) and regularly teaching voice-workshops in Germany and all around Europe.

Walli Höfinger

Walli Höfinger is an Austrian performance artist, voice performer and Roy Hart Voice Teacher based close to Berlin. She works equally solo and in different formations together with artists of other fields in interdisciplinary projects. She originally studied "New Artistic Media" with Ulrike Rosenbach in Saarbrücken, parallel she started working in the contemporary dance field. Since then develops her own original work focusing on movement, video-installation, composition and voice. Since 2009 she is an approved Roy Hart Voice Teacher (Malérargues, France) and regularly teaching voice-workshops in Germany and all around Europe.

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Saturday
16:00 - 17:30

Wide Open Dancing

Thomas Kampe (PhD) lives in London and has worked internationally as performer, performance-maker and educator for more than 30 years. Choreographic collaborations have included works with Liz Aggiss, Carol Brown, Rosemary Lee and an extensive exchange with theatre-director Julia Pascal.  He currently works as Senior Lecturer for Movement for Actors at Bath Spa University. He is a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method ® which forms a foundation for his teaching, research and artistic practice.

Thomas Kampe

Thomas Kampe (PhD) lives in London and has worked internationally as performer, performance-maker and educator for more than 30 years. Choreographic collaborations have included works with Liz Aggiss, Carol Brown, Rosemary Lee and an extensive exchange with theatre-director Julia Pascal.  He currently works as Senior Lecturer for Movement for Actors at Bath Spa University. He is a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method ® which forms a foundation for his teaching, research and artistic practice.

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Saturday
18:00 - 19:30

The Future of Somatic Movement Education

Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD has been involved in 40 years of exploration, teaching and integration of Body-Mind Centering, Bates Method of Vision Improvement, Laban/Bartenieff studies - culminating in her own Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training. Former President of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA), Dr. Eddy is a sought-after author, lecturer and performer. She developed Eyes Open Minds in NYC’s public school system where she is also known for her work in violence prevention and peace education.

Moderation

Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD has been involved in 40 years of exploration, teaching and integration of Body-Mind Centering, Bates Method of Vision Improvement, Laban/Bartenieff studies - culminating in her own Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training. Former President of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA), Dr. Eddy is a sought-after author, lecturer and performer. She developed Eyes Open Minds in NYC’s public school system where she is also known for her work in violence prevention and peace education.

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Saturday
18:00 - 19:30

Group Dynamics of Desire

David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, filmmaker, bodyworker, pianist, father, and tea collector, born in Heidelberg to a family from New York, NY. Received his dance education mainly at the HfMDK Frankfurt, and is a graduate of the M.A. choreography course at HZT Berlin. Currently focusing mainly on his own work, he was the recipient of a 2012 danceWEB scholarship and returned to teach at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna in 2015 and 2016.

David Bloom

David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, filmmaker, bodyworker, pianist, father, and tea collector, born in Heidelberg to a family from New York, NY. Received his dance education mainly at the HfMDK Frankfurt, and is a graduate of the M.A. choreography course at HZT Berlin. Currently focusing mainly on his own work, he was the recipient of a 2012 danceWEB scholarship and returned to teach at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna in 2015 and 2016.

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Saturday
18:00 -19:30

Walking

Martin Nachbar is performer and choreographer. He has been working for more than 15 years in the overlaps between art and research. Doing so, he has never been interested in a definitive definition of artistic research, but in a productive interplay between the different approaches and in exploring his own and other people’s practices in relation to different production contexts and publics. He made The Walk in 2012, together with five colleagues. Martin tours with his pieces and his different workshop formats internationally. At the moment he is busy with several projects, one being a PhD on walking.

Martin Nachbar

Martin Nachbar is performer and choreographer. He has been working for more than 15 years in the overlaps between art and research. Doing so, he has never been interested in a definitive definition of artistic research, but in a productive interplay between the different approaches and in exploring his own and other people’s practices in relation to different production contexts and publics. He made The Walk in 2012, together with five colleagues. Martin tours with his pieces and his different workshop formats internationally. At the moment he is busy with several projects, one being a PhD on walking.

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Saturday
20:30

Panel Discussion

Jochen works as choreographer, teacher and curator. In his works, workshops and curatorial programs he looks at intercultural, social and political themes that are put into motion. Movement is hereby defined as a medium of communication of intelligent bodies which enter a confrontative dialog in an empathetic and intelluctual manner. Choreography is thus understood as an act of aesthetic and social design.

Moderation

Jochen works as choreographer, teacher and curator. In his works, workshops and curatorial programs he looks at intercultural, social and political themes that are put into motion. Movement is hereby defined as a medium of communication of intelligent bodies which enter a confrontative dialog in an empathetic and intelluctual manner. Choreography is thus understood as an act of aesthetic and social design.

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Sunday
11:00 - 12:30

Sensation to Memory

Batyah Schachter - Dancer/choreographer. Graduated the SNDO, Amsterdam (1989). Collaborated with Musicians and dancers in improvisation performances and created solo work. Performed in Israel, Europe and the USA. Faculty member of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. An authorized Continuum Movement Teacher. A doctorate student at The Hebrew University, researching movement representations in the Ancient Near East. Her papers on the subject have been published in Europe and Israel.

Batyah Schachter

Batyah Schachter - Dancer/choreographer. Graduated the SNDO, Amsterdam (1989). Collaborated with Musicians and dancers in improvisation performances and created solo work. Performed in Israel, Europe and the USA. Faculty member of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. An authorized Continuum Movement Teacher. A doctorate student at The Hebrew University, researching movement representations in the Ancient Near East. Her papers on the subject have been published in Europe and Israel.

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Sunday
11:00 -12:30

Listening. Connecting. Weaving. Voice

Walli Höfinger is an Austrian performance artist, voice performer and Roy Hart Voice Teacher based close to Berlin. She works equally solo and in different formations together with artists of other fields in interdisciplinary projects. She originally studied "New Artistic Media" with Ulrike Rosenbach in Saarbrücken, parallel she started working in the contemporary dance field. Since then develops her own original work focusing on movement, video-installation, composition and voice. Since 2009 she is an approved Roy Hart Voice Teacher (Malérargues, France) and regularly teaching voice-workshops in Germany and all around Europe.

Walli Höfinger

Walli Höfinger is an Austrian performance artist, voice performer and Roy Hart Voice Teacher based close to Berlin. She works equally solo and in different formations together with artists of other fields in interdisciplinary projects. She originally studied "New Artistic Media" with Ulrike Rosenbach in Saarbrücken, parallel she started working in the contemporary dance field. Since then develops her own original work focusing on movement, video-installation, composition and voice. Since 2009 she is an approved Roy Hart Voice Teacher (Malérargues, France) and regularly teaching voice-workshops in Germany and all around Europe.

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Sunday
13:00 - 14:30

Dignity and Crisis

Thomas Kampe (PhD) has worked internationally as performance-maker and educator for more than 30 years. He works as Senior-Lecturer for Movement for Actors at Bath Spa University. Thomas worked for 13 years with Ausdruckstanz-pioneer and Holocaust-survivor Hilde Holger (1905-2011) in London. His research investigates emancipatory dimensions of somatic-informed performance practices/pedagogies. Recent publications include ‘The Art of Making Choices: The Feldenkrais Method as a Soma-Critique’ (Triarchy 2015), and ‘Eros and Inquiry – The Feldenkrais Method as a Complex Resource’ (Taylor & Francis 2015).

Thomas Kampe

Thomas Kampe (PhD) has worked internationally as performance-maker and educator for more than 30 years. He works as Senior-Lecturer for Movement for Actors at Bath Spa University. Thomas worked for 13 years with Ausdruckstanz-pioneer and Holocaust-survivor Hilde Holger (1905-2011) in London. His research investigates emancipatory dimensions of somatic-informed performance practices/pedagogies. Recent publications include ‘The Art of Making Choices: The Feldenkrais Method as a Soma-Critique’ (Triarchy 2015), and ‘Eros and Inquiry – The Feldenkrais Method as a Complex Resource’ (Taylor & Francis 2015).

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Sunday
13:00 - 14:30

Streetlife

Dancer/Choreographer/Researcher/Feldenkrais Practitioner/hiking guide
Trained as physiotherapist, studies and practice of contemporary dance, (contact-) improvisation and instant composition. Longterm experience in several somatic practices, professionally trained in Feldenkrais Method. Artistic works and research with the focus on the connection between somatic and choreographic practices as well as on walking. Regular national and international teaching, contributions for congresses and publications: Collabotrations i.a. with mit AREAL_artistic research lab Berlin and part of the curating team of Somatic Academy Berlin.

Katja Münker

Dancer/Choreographer/Researcher/Feldenkrais Practitioner/hiking guide
Trained as physiotherapist, studies and practice of contemporary dance, (contact-) improvisation and instant composition. Longterm experience in several somatic practices, professionally trained in Feldenkrais Method. Artistic works and research with the focus on the connection between somatic and choreographic practices as well as on walking. Regular national and international teaching, contributions for congresses and publications: Collabotrations i.a. with mit AREAL_artistic research lab Berlin and part of the curating team of Somatic Academy Berlin.

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Sunday
13:00 - 14:30

Imagination

Dancer, choreographer and teacher, founder of the reEnter Company. Born in Japan, Minako Seki has lived and worked in Berlin since 1986.
 Her unique composition method and creative process has been recognized worldwide by invitations to major festivals; such as Grec Festival and Temporada Alta in Spain and Fi Butoh Festival in Chile.
 She has been teaching her Method in numerous workshops worldwide; such as in Tanz Fabrik in Berlin or the Dimitri School in Switzerland.

Minako Seki

Dancer, choreographer and teacher, founder of the reEnter Company. Born in Japan, Minako Seki has lived and worked in Berlin since 1986.
 Her unique composition method and creative process has been recognized worldwide by invitations to major festivals; such as Grec Festival and Temporada Alta in Spain and Fi Butoh Festival in Chile.
 She has been teaching her Method in numerous workshops worldwide; such as in Tanz Fabrik in Berlin or the Dimitri School in Switzerland.

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Sunday
16:00 - 17:30

Somatic Yoga

Marion Evers, M.A. theatre science, french studies and political sciences. director, yogateacher and moderator BDY/EYU, triyoga teacher. She is the founder of the somatic academy berlin and the center for yoga and voice. Her main interest is focused on the interface of "body/leib" and voice in the context of art, healing art and scientific research.

Marion Evers

Marion Evers, M.A. theatre science, french studies and political sciences. director, yogateacher and moderator BDY/EYU, triyoga teacher. She is the founder of the somatic academy berlin and the center for yoga and voice. Her main interest is focused on the interface of "body/leib" and voice in the context of art, healing art and scientific research.

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Sunday
16:00 - 17:30

Individual / Collective Empathy

Kai Ehrhardt is a breath therapist based on Prof. Ilse Middendorf's work, a Continuum teacher, holds the German Heilpraktiker license for psychotherapy and co-founded the Somatic Academy of Berlin. He created "Authentic Eros - Explorations for Men" and curates the festivals “STRETCH” and “BODY IQ”. He believes that the conscious body and an expanded understanding of Eros constitute crucial elements in our evolution toward an integral way of life. Kai teaches since 2002 across Europe and in the US.

Kai Ehrhardt

Kai Ehrhardt is a breath therapist based on Prof. Ilse Middendorf's work, a Continuum teacher, holds the German Heilpraktiker license for psychotherapy and co-founded the Somatic Academy of Berlin. He created "Authentic Eros - Explorations for Men" and curates the festivals “STRETCH” and “BODY IQ”. He believes that the conscious body and an expanded understanding of Eros constitute crucial elements in our evolution toward an integral way of life. Kai teaches since 2002 across Europe and in the US.

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Sunday
16:00 - 17:30

Energy Breast Feeding

Peter Pleyer studied at the European Dance Development Centre (EDDC) in Arnhem before working with Yoshiko Chuma and Mark Tompkins as a dancer and choreographic assistant. He has lived in Berlin since 2000. From 2007 to 2014 he was artistic director of Tanztage Berlin. He is teaching internationally and works as choreographer and performer, dramaturge and coach. Since the beginning of Body IQ he is teaching contact improvisation, fake healing and other body-art-practices.

Peter Pleyer

Peter Pleyer studied at the European Dance Development Centre (EDDC) in Arnhem before working with Yoshiko Chuma and Mark Tompkins as a dancer and choreographic assistant. He has lived in Berlin since 2000. From 2007 to 2014 he was artistic director of Tanztage Berlin. He is teaching internationally and works as choreographer and performer, dramaturge and coach. Since the beginning of Body IQ he is teaching contact improvisation, fake healing and other body-art-practices.

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Sunday
18:00 - 19:30

Group Dynamics of Desire

David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, filmmaker, bodyworker, pianist, father, and tea collector, born in Heidelberg to a family from New York, NY. Received his dance education mainly at the HfMDK Frankfurt, and is a graduate of the M.A. choreography course at HZT Berlin. Currently focusing mainly on his own work, he was the recipient of a 2012 danceWEB scholarship and returned to teach at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna in 2015 and 2016.

David Bloom

David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, filmmaker, bodyworker, pianist, father, and tea collector, born in Heidelberg to a family from New York, NY. Received his dance education mainly at the HfMDK Frankfurt, and is a graduate of the M.A. choreography course at HZT Berlin. Currently focusing mainly on his own work, he was the recipient of a 2012 danceWEB scholarship and returned to teach at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna in 2015 and 2016.

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Sunday
18:00 -19:30

The Body and a Georgian Song

Mareike Andersen has been working for 24 years as voice and music teacher in Berlin and by the sea. Out of her long voice research and her own musical experiences, she formed her body&voicework including the  „unintentional moment“ ( Processwork P.O.P.  Arye/ Mindell ). She developed concert- and choir projects, seminars for voice with a focus on bodywork, improvisation, movement and nature. The nature of the body is for her a main key for the aliveness of the own voice and music.

Mareike Andersen

Mareike Andersen has been working for 24 years as voice and music teacher in Berlin and by the sea. Out of her long voice research and her own musical experiences, she formed her body&voicework including the  „unintentional moment“ ( Processwork P.O.P.  Arye/ Mindell ). She developed concert- and choir projects, seminars for voice with a focus on bodywork, improvisation, movement and nature. The nature of the body is for her a main key for the aliveness of the own voice and music.

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Sunday
18:00 -19:30

Embody Peace

Dr. Martha Eddy is the author of Mindful Movement - the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action (Intellect Press) and The Role of Physical Activity in Educational Violence Prevention for Youth along with dozens of articles on conflict resolution, neuro-motor development, somatic movement and its many brances - eco-somatics, somatic dance, somatic fitness, somatics and spirituality. She currently teaches at Princeton University and the State University of New York.  Her Dynamic Embodiment program will be in Europe in 2018. 
 

Martha Eddy

Dr. Martha Eddy is the author of Mindful Movement - the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action (Intellect Press) and The Role of Physical Activity in Educational Violence Prevention for Youth along with dozens of articles on conflict resolution, neuro-motor development, somatic movement and its many brances - eco-somatics, somatic dance, somatic fitness, somatics and spirituality. She currently teaches at Princeton University and the State University of New York.  Her Dynamic Embodiment program will be in Europe in 2018. 
 

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Sunday
20:30

Performance Sunday

Performance Sunday