Der Pre-Workshop wird zu gleichen Teilen von Ka und Thomas unterrichtet.


Ka Rustler - Emergence of Form

The Philosopher and neuroscientist Alva Noë states that if we want to understand the conscious mind, we need to take a wider view of the whole organism interacting with its environment and hence create consciousness. While we move and dance we constantly receive information from our internal and external world, an environment that shapes and is shaped by our experience. Consciousness and awareness is a state in which cells have equal chance for expression and receptivity.

How we perceive, filter, use, reject and accept influences our instantaneous composition and how we create our environment and emerge into form.

Ka Rustler

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.

Thomas Kampe - The Art of Connecting

In this workshop we will use The Feldenkrais Method® as a resource for Contact Improvisation practice. The Feldenkrais Method offers a relational perspective on movement, perception, and on being in the world. It aims to support our ability to discover new skills and to develop a heightened somatic authority with ease. Through ‘Awareness through Movement’® lessons and through touch-based ‘Functional Integration’® practices we will explore a refined dialogic movement potential in relationship with others, to find freedom and creativity in our movement choices as improvised dancers.

Thomas Kampe

Thomas Kampe (UK/GER) lives in London and has worked with dance, theatre and movement for the last 30 years. He has worked as performer, choreographer and director in Germany and Britain, and works as Senior Lecturer for Movement for Actors at Bath Spa University, UK. Thomas has taught somatic approaches towards Movement Education, Theatre and Contact Improvisation in different settings around the world. Thomas is a qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method® which forms a foundation for his teaching of dance and movement. He holds a Phd - ‘The Art of Making Choices: The Feldenkrais Method as a Choreographic Resource‘ and regularly writes about Somatics and critical culture. . 


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