Teachers

Below short biographies and pictures of most the teachers, artists and experts that will be sharing their knowledge and energy with you.

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  • Alice Godfroy

    Alice Godfroy is a performer and a theoretician, born in France, and currently residing in Berlin. She has studied history, literature and philosophy, and in 2006 obtained her “Agrégation” certificate in literature. She is currently writing her PhD about dance and poetry in collaboration with the University of Strasbourg (France) and the Freie Universität Berlin.

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  • Angela Doniy

    Angela Doniy is a dance improviser, choreographer and a teacher oriented to contact improvisation and contemporary dance. She was born in Kishinev, Moldavia and educated at the High School of Culture, St-Petersburg. After graduation in 1985, she was a theatrical choreographer for 10 Years. Since 1999 she is living in Moscow, and teaching Contact Improvisation, …
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  • Anikó Zsófia Überhardt

    I have been fascinated with the human psyche, wholeness of the body, spirit and mind as long as I can remember. I have always wondered how and why we operate and act the way we do, and what motivates these actions… It was these fascinations that brought me, at the age of 18, to become …
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  • Daniel Hayes

    Daniel Hayes is a Medical Doctor, eco-anarchist and public health scientist who has been playing, dancing, meditating and conversing Contact for nearly a decade. He is the founder of the Touch&Play project and co-curator of this festival.

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  • Gregor Weber

    From 1979 till 1990 Gregor Weber worked in theatre-,pantomime and dance productions in Köln, Bonn and Düsseldorf as an actor and performer.

    From 1990 till 1994 while living in Japanhe he was a was member of Anzu Furukawa’s Butoh-Group “Dance Butter Tokio”. From Junko Ikeda He learned “Ikeda Shizen Taisoo” (natural movement). He further produced his …
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  • Daniel Mang

    I have always been interested in how social domination takes root in the body and in bodies as sites of resistance. The question of body politics has accompanied me from the mid-eighties on, when I began studying various kinds of bodywork, until this day.

    I trained as a physiotherapist in Berlin in the early nineties and later studied osteopathy. I …
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  • William Woolf

    William Woolf has been exploring improvisation for over 30 years in fields spanning jazz & roots musics, sound design & composition for film, group process facilitation & the healing arts. He discovered C.I. in 2007 & has been joyfully addicted ever since.

    His current interest is in exploring C.I. as a therapeutic vehicle for individual & …
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  • Flor Gama

    Flor Gama has been working for the last 6 years as a yoga teacher.
    Using the Iyengar method she found her own precise and therapeutic way to work.
    Her classes focus on opening the body from a space of softness and depth.

    “Sat is sacred pure existence, free from all slavery, free from everything.
    This definitive freedom comes by …
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  • Dieter Heitkamp

    Dieter Heitkamp studied Physical Education and Biology at the Free University and Visual Arts at the University of Arts in Berlin. In 1977 he started his dance education with Contact Improvisation (CI), followed by studies in modern and contemporary dance, release and alignment oriented techniques as well as Body-Mind Centering.

    Since over 30 years he has …
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  • Federico Finamore

    Federico Finamore was formed as a Kundalini Yoga teacher, under the Spanish Yoga Association. The past 6years he has spent travelling the world searching for knowledge of mind-body-soul health care. Studying in India for two years to be initiated in the Deeksha process, a transfer of Divine Energy, he deeply mastered this technique, and currently …
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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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  • Irmela Kästner

    Irmela Kästner is a freelance author, curator and lecturer in the field of dance, performance and movement studies, living in Hamburg/Germany. She studied psychology in Germany and has a MA in dance therapy and movement analysis from Laban Centre London.

    She initiated research projects on movement analysis and development of creativity in the contexts of psychiatry …
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  • Jorgos Fokianos

    „Sexualität steht seit meiner Kindheit auf verschiedene Art und Weise im Fokus meiner persönlichen Interessen. Als ich erwachsen wurde, habe ich festgestellt, dass Sexualität für mich ein extrem wichtiges Mittel auf dem Weg meiner eigenen Befreiung ist. Seitdem teile ich gerne die Freuden, die ich im Sex erfahre, mit vielen Menschen. Ich mag es auch …
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  • Lindsay Sworski

    Lindsay Sworski (United States) loves: waking up to her true nature, causing important trouble, spelunking in the dark caverns of the unconscious, and returning with gems of living wisdom. She is an avid contact improviser, authentic mover, massage therapist, somatic counselor, and spiritual practitioner. After years of studying/teaching these forms separately, she is …
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  • Kim Nelson

    Kim Nelson (United States) passionately employs the art of engaged surrendering to the life that wants to live her. The honing of her life’s work, utilizing Authentic Movement as an awareness practice to cultivate Truth Living is informed by her dedication and decades of in-depth study in Authentic Movement, which led her to pursue a …
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  • Julie Mona Hunger

    Born in 1965 in Switzerland
    Studies in social education and video design in Zürich and Basel
    Training for contemporary dance in Zurich
    Studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – herbal and movement treatment in Zürich and Bern
    TCM Practitioner in Bern

    Exhibitions and workshops on traffic and society – art of moving in Bern
    Since 2005 living in Berlin
    Further Training in …
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  • Keith Hennessy

    “Hennessy is that rare artist who succeeds in translating fierce social concerns into artistically satisfying creations that enlighten and entertain. Against all odds he believes in art’s power to reassume its ritualistic and healing function.”
    Rita Felciano, SF Bay Guardian

    Keith Hennessy was born in a mining town in Northern Ontario, Canada, lives in San Francisco, and …
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  • Michael Hartenfels and Maren Emde

    (german version below)

    Michael Hartenfels and Maren Emde have been living as a couple in an open relationship for nine years. They are leaders of the „Love School“ in Frankfurt and Berlin, emphasizing conscious love, community, honesty and intimacy between people through courses, open evenings, performances and advice.

    Michael has since many years worked as therapist and …
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  • Mo Herzinger

    is works as (fire-) performer, choreographer and pyrotechnician.

    She is the foundress of the performance-groups “Lumière” and “FreiWild”, founding member of the “Compagnie des Artistes et Fous” and choreographer of the theatre company “Grüner Hund”. She works as a freelance artist for Felix Ruckert, the “Berlin Pyro-Agency” and as a lecturer for physical- and dance-theatre in different cultural …
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  • Norbert Pape

    Norbert Pape lives and works in Frankfurt am Main as a freelance dancer, choreographer and co-initiator and creator of the network of independent dancers and choreographers ID_Frankfurt / Independent Dance (www.idfrankfurt.com)

    The potential of touch for dancing and its function in communication has been the focus of his last production “Mittendrinnen”, presented 2009 at the Mousonturm, …
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  • Reka Balogh

    As art historian in Hungary, I research how sculptors can capture and interpret movement or, for example, cast a moment in bronze. I work with the representation of dance in the fine arts. I’m extremely interested in the connection between dancer and sculptor and am currently focusing on the relationship between creator and receiver. What …
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  • Sabine Sonnenschein

    German version below

    Sabine Sonnenschein (1970, AT) studied theatre science, philosophy and history of art and has been a freelance choreographer and performer since 1992. Her works – 36 by now – have been shown, among other places, in Vienna (Tanzquartier Wien, ImPuls Tanz, Tanzsprache, imagetanz,…), Munich, London, NYC, Stuttgart, Prague, Pula, Berlin, and St.Petersburg, www.wuk.at/sonnenschein.

    She …
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