Teachers

Jess Curtis – intensive 18h

Jess Curtis – intensive 18h

Jess Curtis is an award-winning choreographer, performer and scholar committed to an art-making practice informed by experimentation, innovation, critical discourse and social relevance at the intersections of fine art and popular culture. Curtis has created and performed multidisciplinary dance performance throughout the U.S., Europe with seminal group Contraband, the radical performance collective CORE and the experimental French Circus company Cahin-Caha, Cirque Batard. From 1991 to 1998 he co-directed the ground-breaking San Francisco performance venue 848 Community Space with Keith Hennessy and Michael Whitson. In 2000, Curtis founded his own trans-continental performance company, Jess Curtis/Gravity, based in Berlin and San Francisco. […]

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Ka Rusler – intensive 18h

Ka Rusler – intensive 18h

Originally trained as a gymnast and classical dancer Ka Rustler continued her education at the SNDO in Amsterdam working with pioneers in the field of improvisation and dance. Over the course of 30 years Ka has been a leading member of Tanzfabrik Berlin, a networker and co-organizer of European Contact Improvisation Teacher Conferences, Exchanges and CI Festivals, a performer, choreographer, improviser and researcher. Supported by a fellowship grant she studied with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen the basic physiological and developmental movement system, and received her degree as a Body-Mind Centering® practitioner and Somatic Movement Educator in ’94, profoundly influencing science and […]

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Ruslan Baranov – intensive 18h

Ruslan Baranov – intensive 18h

Ruslan Baranov (born in 1973) is a dancer, performer, choreographer in the field of contemporary dance and CI teacher. Ruslan studied dance in the best choreography schools in Kiev. Worked in Ukraine’s high-ranked national dance companies: Virsky Folk Dance Ensemble, National Folk Chorus named G Veryovka, National Dance Ensemble « Hopak ». Performed in musicals “Dracula” (Czech Republic) and «KEEP COOL» (Switzerland). Worked as a stage director in various night shows and as a dancer in Kyiv Modern Ballet. In 1999 he participated in “Vienna Summer Dance Week” “Dance Web-99” where he discovered Contact Improvisation, Flying Low technique and Axis […]

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Filip Wencki – classes

Filip Wencki – classes

Filip Wencki – Contact dancer, improviser, physical actor, director and teacher. Cofounder of the physical theatre/dance company The line of night. Member of an international theatre research group The bridge of Winds lead by Odin Teatret. In the past occupied with traditional martial arts (Aikido, Wing Tsun) and modern fight systems (Krav Maga, Brasilian Jujitsu). For years now occupied with contact dance and physical movement. Performs and teaches internationally both for dance and physical acting (Columbia, Thailand, Denmark, France, Czech, Poland). After years of training, still surprised by the endless possibilities in movement and expression. Somatic Communication in Contact Improvisation […]

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Nina Wehnert – classes

Nina Wehnert – classes

Nina Wehnert lives in Berlin and teaches Body-Mind Centering®, Contact Improvisation and Yoga in  classes, workshops, retreats and festivals around Europe aswell as at  dance schools (SEAD, HZT, Tanzfabrik). She has great joy to immerse  deeply into the exploration of sensing, perceiving and the development of the body. Next to her dance studies, she is certified as a Somatic Movement Educator and Practitioner in BMC® aswell as in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga. She teaches embodied anatomy in dance and yoga schools in Berlin. Folding and Unfolding In our early lives in fluid environment and through fluid movement our body tissues […]

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Nadividad Insua – classes

Nadividad Insua – classes

Contact Improvisation dancer. Actress (National University of Arts, Arg. UNA 2004) Director, coach (actors, dancers, scenic violence) Master of Taekwondo and Aikido student. She has been studying and specializing in CI, with different teachers, and has developed a personal vision of CI. She complements her work with other techniques, such as Yoga, Reiki and somatic techniques, finding a way for her passion for the function of the body (and spirit). She is an active promoter of CI, teaching classes for adults since 2008 and since 2012 in the integration of adults and children, organizing different events (jams, Family jam, Global […]

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Panu Erästö – classes

Panu Erästö – classes

After many years of intensive dance practice found Contact improvisation in 2003 and fell in love immediately. Since then, he has been intensively practicing and studying CI mostly within the lovely Helsinki contact community where he has been an active participant e.g. by being one of the regular organizers of Skiing on Skin – the Finnish Contact festival. Panu has also been intensively practicing Pilates and Capoeira for more than 10 years. During last years, he has involved again circus scene where he’s biggest interest lies on aerial acrobatics. During daytime he works as university lecturer and in the evenings […]

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Stuart Phillips – classes

Stuart Phillips – classes

Stuart Phillips is and has been devotionally practicing, performing and teaching improvisational contact dance over 35 years throughout the US, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. www.stulip6.wix.com/stulips #1)  Our 1st 3 hour class involves motivating our improvisational dance movement through passing emotional states, emotionally sourcing our physical & energetic output from how we feel, in the moment, with both ourselves & our partner, working through these issues grandly, easily, realistically, self oriented. #2)  Our 2nd class involves sourcing our motivational movement output specifically from energy, motivating our dance through what goes on internally, allowing our inspiration to be in direct permeable relation with the duet interaction, […]

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Vera De Propris – classes

Vera De Propris – classes

I met C.I. in 2002 and started to practice and research C.I. and Instant Composition with several teachers such as Andrew Harwood, Patricia Kuypers, Kirstie Simson, Julyen Hamilton, Nancy Stark Smith, Lisa Nelson, Simone Forti, Simone Sandroni, Ray Chung, Jordi C. Molina and others..
For 11 years I have been a member of RomaContact, a Rome-based group that promotes C.I. in Italy. I participated in several Contact Festivals and international meetings in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Germany, Brazil.. I’m a member of the organization team of Contact Camp in Italy. I’ve been teaching C.I. and instant composition for 10 years in […]

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