For the 2st edition of the Body Mapping Lab which happened from 01rd to 10th of September 2017, Nathalie Fari invited the German urban researcher Anja Schwanhäußer, the Finish performer Minja Mertanen, and the Brazilian choreographer Petterson Costa to explore as one team, the various performative approaches of Embodiment at Teufelsberg. While the participants had the opportunity to fathom the urban charisma of the Teufelsberg with ethnographic methods of Anja, they had the chance to embody living and non-living entities with Minja. Furthermore, with Petterson they were able to explore how the movement within the body and space becomes a gesture, and with Nathalie, how the body can be used as a translator. At the end of the week, they also had the chance to join an open 5 Rhythms workshop with the German teacher Oliver Euchner.
If you are interested in getting a brief insight into what happened, please go to the Vimeo link below. Beside that, Nathalie is also developing a video essay entitled as The Body as Translator in collaboration with Nikaya Lewis (the release of it will be announced soon).
Lab Participants 2017: Felicity Barrow, Nick Zelle, Nikaya Lewis and Thais Curi // Guests (Participants): Hanae Utamura, Isabel Ferreira, Mariana Hilgerert // Guests (Teaching-Team): Kathrin Scheurich, Oliver Euchner and Richard Rabensaat // Documentation: Grace Euna Kim, Nikaya Lewis, Sohar Villegas.