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 somatic practice into dance education in Europe. She has collaborated with numerous artists internationally inspired by her curiosity to explore and finding the joy, risk and freedom to go beyond limitation. Her work for film and stage has been featured at dance and theatre festivals in Europe, Mexico, Russia, Japan and USA.

Ka’s work experience also includes somatic psychotherapy and international top management trainings. Currently she teaches Methods and Tools derived from BMC® and other somatic systems researching their application in movement, choreographic explorations and neuroscientific connections of Learning with Movement at Universities and Institutions internationally.

She is co- founder of the Berlin based Institute for Body, Dance and Therapy, member of the Authentic Movement Practice Unwinding the Body and Embodiment Research Group Emergence of Form. She is mother of two children.

Embryological Transition Score

Embryological we develop in continuous movement: migrating, folding and unfolding, expanding, spiralling and creating space in specific time parameters. In Contact Improvisation all these various phases of our early development is inherent and exemplary modelled. While we dance and move we constantly receive information from our internal and external world, an environment that shapes and is shaped by our experience.

In this Workshop we will explore the continuum of our core into periphery. Working from the cellular expanding out we will examine how we inhabit new realms of consciousness offering diverse layers to our movement qualities, perception and movement action.

From our very beginning our cells communicate and correspond. 

All cells together share the power of the group collective embodying their own present state of being. Connecting with the beauty and effortlessness of our expression and expanding our range of choices we will discover the pathway of our senses and the evolvement of our individual nervous system. Experiencing ourselves from this transitional score will expand our dynamic images, sensations and states.

With ease, safely and with joy we dive into new territory with various structures and strategies for embodied exploration into Contact Improvisation. With the meeting of any two forces a third is automatically created moving in multidimensional direction.