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Thomas Kampe

Dignity and Crisis

Sunday
13:00 - 14:30
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Dignity and Crisis: Dancing the Gospel of Doom


The eco-philosopher Edgar Morin (1999) proposes a “gospel of doom” which recognises systemic change, development and collapse, as potential source for creativity, learning, and transformation to overcome the "crisis of the future." How do we embrace such place of vulnerability within our movement practices? How do we construct a ‘restoring of human dignity’, which Moshe Feldenkrais (2005) offers as practice of self-care and social-repair, in our somatic engagement with ourselves and others in times of crisis?

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Thomas Kampe

Wide Open Dancing

Saturday
16:00 - 17:30
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In this session we will explore a somatic-informed dance practice which follows on Feldenkrais’ eco-enactivist proposal of a ‘functional unity between body, mind, and environment’ (2005) . Feldenkrais’ position on ’no mind without the environment’ (2002) – environment being understood as an uncertain and social-process - will be probed as a place for a shared creative becoming. We will draw on reflective movement and touch interaction as ‘creative and corporeal imaginaries’ and will take time to debate and exchange ideas.

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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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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.