Olive Bieringa (NZ/NO) & Otto Ramstad (US/NO) – 16 hours

– Ecosomatic practice/ BodyCartography – 

In this workshop we will engage with ecosomatic practices for living and dying together on a damaged earth. Together we will practice living, breathing, moving, sensing, perceiving, digesting, dying, and decomposing to help us perceive more of the whole scale of the sensitivities and intelligences within us, the human and non-human, the transforming spaces, the before and after. These somatic experiments will be the catalyst for creating new formats for performance experiences for an audience grounded in participation together in the natural environment.  

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad

Since 1998 Olive and Otto  have collaborated to create performances, installations, films, workshops, talks, festivals and curatorial projects in urban, domestic, wild, and social landscapes rooted in experimental dance, somatic and socially engaged practice.
These projects have been produced ad presented by institutions such as the Oslo International Theater Festival, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Performance Space 122, NYC, TBA/Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, and Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand.

In 2019 Bieringa and Ramstad became the directors for Somatic Education Australia’s first Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator program in Melbourne, Australia training movers, researchers and artists in many disciplines with an integrated and embodied approach to movement, body and consciousness.