Creation Team

Below the team that forms the heart, guts and brains behind this first edition of The Touch&Play Festival.

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  • Daniel Hayes

    Daniel Hayes is a Medical Doctor, eco-anarchist and public health scientist living between the small island of Formentera and Can Masdeu, an intentional community in Barcelona. He has been playing, dancing, meditating and conversing Contact for nearly a decade. He is the founder of the Touch&Play project and curator of this festival.

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  • Felix Ruckert

    ist einer der ungewöhnlichsten europäischen Choreografen. Bevor er mit  stark konzeptuell geprägten Stücken wie HAUTNAH, RING, DELUXE JOY PILOT und SECRET SERVICE international bekannt wurde tanzte er u.a. mit Wanda Golonka/ VA Wölfl, Mathilde Monnier und Pina Bausch. Oft gibt Ruckert dem Zuschauer eine aktive Rolle in der Aufführung und konfrontiert ihn mit intensiven Emotionen. …
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  • delta RA'i

    delta RA’i is an art performer, dancer, choreographer, art director and light & stage artist.

    He started his autodidactic dance studies by experimenting on stage and specializing in the German “Ausdruckstanz” (expressionism dance). In 1986 he started practicing Butoh, studying with Tetsuro Tamura, Akaji Maro, Kazuo Ohno and Anzu Furukawa in Tokyo.

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  • Frances d'Ath

    Frances d’Ath is a choreographer, performer and designer living in Berlin. She makes dance here. She blogs here. She likes hand-coding and becoming one with the command line on Mac computers.

  • Jan Boeschoten

    The first viewed dance piece was “The Law of Remains” of the deceased Reza Abdoh (1993 Kampnagel). This piece provided me a truly awakening experience – it opened the border to the audience and allowed direct body contact. Shortly after this I had the first class in contact improvisation with Ka Rustler at the Berlin …
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