On being human in a world begging for our passion, compassion and action.

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 50 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.

How can somatic practices contribute to a re-education of attention and human interaction with a sustainable living world?
How do we mobilize, activate and organize a culture of somatic passion and care for a dignified future for all?

somatic research 
somatic reflection 
somatic application 

  

BODY IQ Festival 2019 aims to address questions of re-embodiment in a context of global ethical and ecological crisis. Over the last decades somatic practices have become a growing field of sensorial, experiential and emancipatory learning within a broad range of educational, therapeutical and artistic contexts.

 

• How can somatic practices contribute to a re-education of attention and human interaction with a sustainable living world?

 

• How do we mobilize, activate and organize a culture of somatic passion and care for a dignified future for all?

 

 

BODY IQ Festival 2019 has a focus on dissemination, networking, application and somatic-activisms beyond the field into a diverse range of cultural and social environments. The three day festival between 15th and 17th of November 2019 offers workshops, talks, panel-discussions and performances with international presenters. 

 

 

Topics might be concerned with

 

// Critical Somatics

// Somatic Activism & Applied Somatics
// Somatic Performance Cultures

// The Power of Touch
// Moving Masculinities

// Moving Gender

// Critiquing the Euro-centric

// Somatic Education for different Age-Groups

// Somatics and diverse abilities; Re-moving Trauma

// Somatics in the Digital Age

// Intercultural Somatic Networks
// Somatics and Enactivism

// Eco-Somatics & Eco-Crisis
// Re-Embodiment and/as Re-Empowerment

 


Organisers


// Kai Ehrhardt – Somatic Academy Berlin (Contact)

// Thomas Kampe – Bath SPA University, UK (Contact)

 

 

Presenters so far confirmed


// Aida Curtis
// Alyson Hallett
// Andrea Haenggi
// Beate Stühm
// Bettina Neuhaus
// Catalina Hernandez-Cabal
// Celia Weiss Bambara
// Chris Lewis Smith
// Christa Cocciole
// David Bloom
// Deborah Black
// Dörte Weig
// Elisa Cotroneo
// Emma Meehan
// Ethan (E.E.) Balcos
// Eva Karzcag
// Félicie Kertudo
// Funmi Adewole
// Gill Miller
// Glenna Batson
// Heike Kuhlmann
// Iwona Wojnicka
// Jana Köder
// Jana Schmueck
// Jane Turner
// Jenny Coogan
// Johannes Birringer
// Jules Pashall
// Kai Ehrhardt
// Kate Sagovski
// Katja Münker
// Lisa May Thomas
// Marion Evers
// Mark Walsh
// Martha Eddy
// Melissa Rolnick
// Michèle Danjoux
// Nadine Martinez
// Natalia Espinel Porras
// Nathalie Suck
// Neta Pulvermacher
// Nicole Bindler
// Obrador de Moviments
// Peilin Liang
// Peter Pleyer
// Rosalind Crisp
// Sandra Reeve
// Sarah Whatley
// Satu Palokangas
// Sian Sullivan
// Susanne Mueller Nelson
// Susan Sentler
// Susi Rosenbohm
// Tim Taylor
// Thomas Kampe
// Tiago Gambogi
// Trude Cone
// Weronika Grantham