TEACHING-TEAM

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NATHALIE FARI/ Coordinator & Curator BM Lab

Working across the fields of performative arts, artistic research and somatics, Nathalie has been exploring for over 30 years several movement practices, from dance to acrobatics, to improvisation, to yoga (she is certified in the ashtanga vinyasa yoga system) and lately conscious dance. Additionally, she has been promoting the concept of Body Mapping for the past 7 years, designing workshops and research labs based on the relationship between the body and space, body and environment.  

She holds a degree in Art Education from the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado University and in acting from the TUCA theatre school of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, and the renowned Centro de Pesquisa Teatral Institute under the direction of Antunes Filho. In 2009 she has completed a Master of Arts degree in Space Strategies - Exploratory Art in Public Contexts at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Specialised in Site Specific Performance, she has developed several projects in collaboration with artists and researchers from different fields in the context of: art-exhibitions, performance-art, performing-arts and multimedia festivals, theater-, opera-, and film productions, architecture and design events and at the public space as well. From 2011-15, Nathalie was also a co-organiser of the independent Platform Month of Performance Art Berlin and since 2016 she is part of the artistic research group Practicing Communities from the Nordic Summer University

For more Information: www.atelierobraviva.org

Photo Credit: A. R. Laub 

 
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ANJA SCHWANHÄUSSER

is a Berlin based urban anthropologist. She teaches urban anthropology at Humboldt-University Berlin and published several books and essays on this topic with a focus on subculture and field research. Earlier projects include the international research project „Culture of Cities. Toronto, Montreal, Berlin, Dublin“ (Yorck University, Toronto), where she owned a fellowship. Books (selected titles): Sensing the City. A Companion to Urban Anthropology (2016). Kosmonauten des Underground. Ethnografie einer Berliner Szene (2010). She currently works for the Institute for Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

 
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Minja Mertanen

is a Helsinki-based live artist. She has graduated as a dance teacher, dance and movement therapist and yoga teacher. Minja has been teaching Butoh over 10 years to professional dancers and to special groups as well. Mertanen works actively in the live art scene of Finland working with Other Spaces and Reality Research Center.

Reality Research Center is a collective that is specialised in participatory performances. Other Spaces designs participatory performances where participants visit other states of being than human. 

For more Information: http://toisissatiloissa.net/98-2/ http://www.todellisuus.fi/?locale=en#new-page

 
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Petterson Costa  

is a choreographer, actor and performer. He holds a degree in Communication and Arts of the Body from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. He studied dance trough the lens of Klauss Vianna for twelve years and since then has been practicing Aikido. Additionally, he is part of the collective „Núcleo de Garagem“ where as of 2010 he’s been producing various projects in public spaces. Currently, Petterson lives in Berlin and is developing a research methodology in choreography, based on the subject of (elude). His interest lies in works that investigate the collaborative aspect of the artistic languages by putting an emphasis on the poetics of the encounters and relations: between the creators, between the body and the public space, between the cultural landscapes. Petterson’s trajectory is defined by collaborative works, urban interventions and collective actions, while his work, as a teacher and mediator of meetings, are focused on education and artist residencies. 

 

GUESTS 

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KATHRIN SCHEURICH 

is an environmental pedagogue based in Berlin. In 2014 she has founded the organisation Stadtnatur Berlin with the aim to bring the nature of the greenest city in Europe with its 440.000 trees, 1500 foxes and over 600 nature monuments closer to the people. Having an academic background in architecture, Kathrin comprehends the nature as a perceptual field that creates various connections by telling the history of the city. She has been working with adults, children and families by designing tours, events or workshops in which the nature can be experienced with all the senses.

 

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KATJA MÜNCKER

works as an independent dancer/choreographer, somatic educator and Feldenkreis practitioner in Berlin. She is also a trained physiotherapist. Currently she is developing an educational program at the Somatische Akademie Berlin called ENVIRONMENTAL SOMATICS. 

For more Information: http://www.movement-muenker.de 

 
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Oliver Euchner

is a passionate 5 Rhythms Teacher who has been trained by Gabrielle Roth, her son Jonathan Horan and other senior 5rs teachers in the US and Europe. Before moving to Berlin he has been living in New York City, where he was an active member of the New York Gurdjieff foundation for more than 15 years. He has been certified by Richard Freeman as an Astanga Yoga teacher and has been following a daily meditation practice for 25 years. He is a father, a powerful drummer and is running his own business in Berlin. 

 

 
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RICHARD RABENSAAT 

is an independent artist, journalist and founder of the association Initiative Kultur DENK-MAL Berliner Teufelsberg e.V. After the completion of his degree in humanity sciences in 1990 from the University Osnabück, he has moved to Berlin in 1992. He has completed his second State Exam in Berlin in 1994, where he has also worked as a research assistant. Since 1998, he has been working as a free journalist for different newspapers and magazines (Zitty, Die Welt, Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, Tagesspiegel among others), besides his teaching activities for the association for professional visual artists in Berlin (BBK). 

For more Information: http://www.rabensaat.de