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Embodied Fermentation / Microbial Somatics

David Bloom


14:30 - 16:00



Embodied Fermentation Microbial Somatics

Fermenting foods is an essential part of nearly all human cultures - and some nonhuman ones as well! As much as a third of all the food consumed worldwide has been fermented in some way. Many of us, at home with time on our hands during recent lockdowns, have newly rediscovered home fermentation, as a hobby. But it is also a way of living in a beautiful, transformative, and delicious relationship with all the microorganisms surrounding us, and to gain a different perspective on some of the fear currently permeating our relationship to the microbial. In the first part of this workshop, we will somatically explore our digestive system in movement. Then, from a place of sensing and embodiment, we will talk about some hands-on practical methods for fermenting foods that will allow us to start fermenting like demons!
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David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, father, filmmaker, pianist, bodyworker, and tea collector. Graduated from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt and the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin, as well as the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program with Barbara Carellas. He was a member of the dance ensemble at Staatstheater Darmstadt, and has collaborated as a dancer on projects by Tino Sehgal, Marco Santi, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke & Lukas Matthaei, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki, Barbara Bess, Felix Ruckert, Akemi Nagao, and Martin Nachbar. His dance film trilogy Sex & Space premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival between 2013 and 2016 and was screened internationally. David was a 2012 danceWEB scholar and his teaching has included HZT Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Human Architecture Lab in St. Petersburg, the K3 Center for Choreography in Hamburg, the M.A. of Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt, STRETCH Festival Berlin, the Body IQ Festival in Berlin, the Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts & Design in Amsterdam, & the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna.
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