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Silke Bake lives in Berlin, and works as curator, dramaturge and mentor. She has worked for diverse institutions (including TAT Frankfurt, Hebbel-Theater Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien) and realised programs for the House of World Cultures, the Academy of the Arts Berlin, Kanuti Gildi Saal Tallinn and Theaterformen Hannover/ Braunschweig. She worked as the dramaturg and project manager for the performing arts festival IN TRANIST at House of World Cultures in 2008 & 2009, she was the co-curator of the biennial NU Performance Festival On Hospitality on the occasion of the cultural capital program of Tallinn 2011 (with P. Stamer), and of performance platform. body affects at Sophiensaele Berlin 2012 (with B. Knaup). Together with collegues she is continuously working on formats for discussion and discourse as a.o. „from dusk till dawn and further“ - a 12 hours talkshow with 24 international guests at ImPulsTanz Festival Vienna in 2010 (with P. Stamer), „Visionärer Widerstreit“- a seven hours event, or the talk & practice formats „Let’s talk about work (and life)“ (with J. Lanteri), and „Ecologies of practice“ (with A. Chauchat, B. Knaup, S. Zacharias) at Tanzfabrik Berlin. She has been the artistic director of the biennial programm Tanznacht Berlin in 2016 + 2018, and was guest professor at the MA program SODA / HZT Berlin in 2018.

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Silke Bake

  • Dance Intensive

Jan Burkhardt is a freelance dancer/choreographer, Laban-Bartenieff Movement Analyst, musician and physiotherapist. The focus of his artistic and pedagogic work is the resonance between somatic exploration and its communication into space. Jan cooperates internationally with a variety of institutions and artists. He is currently guest lecturer at the dance universities of Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Cologne. His most recent artistic research involved a.o. projects with Laurent Chetouane, Sebastian Matthias, Martin Nachbar and Cecilia Roos.

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Jan Burkhardt

Katrin Geller has worked as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in Berlin scine 1994. She went through an early classical ballet training at the Schleswig-Holstein-Ballet-Boarding-school (scholarship), in the USA and at the Ballet-Academie Hans Vogl in Berlin. 1993 she completed her final stage examination at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Since 1994, she has become more interested in dance theater and performance. She has worked with various international artists, including Robert Poole, Sommer Ulrikson, Christine De Smedt, Ami Garmon, Marco Berrettini, Yuko Kaseki and the Achim Freyer ensemble. In recent years, she has worked more intensely on improvisation and has taken part and organized various improvisation evenings. Together with Britta Pudelko she founded the dance company Pathfinders in 1997, which showed dance productions at the Tanztage in Berlin and on several dance festivals. Katrin Geller´s approach is based on classical ballet, modern and improvisational techniques, as well as experiences in partnering and release technique. With the Fool, Daniela Schlemm, she researches and develops the combination of “dance, sound and word“ (in the sense of Laban-Today). She completed training as a CLMA (Certified Laban Movement Analyst in Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies) and has been teaching dance in Berlin dance schools for years. The deliberate inclusion of LBBS into the respective style of dance – she teaches ballet, childrens dance, contemporary and body works – gives her teaching a deeper foundation.

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Katrin Geller

Lisanne Goodhue is a Canadian dancer based in Berlin since 2011. Graduated in contemporary and classical dance, as well as in visual art in Montreal, Canada (2010), she has been working in various cities around Europe and Canada as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She is active in the Berlin improvisation scene, being a guest artist in various events and festivals. Her choreographic work investigates the influence of visual art on the experience of the viewer and has been presented in Europe and Québec, Canada. Lisanne is a close collaborator of German choreographer Sebastian Matthias since 2009. Their work toured around America, Europe, and Asia. She has been collaborating/is collaborating with artists such as Sebastian Matthias, Ingo Reulecke, Louise Wagner, Julian Webber, Jenny Haack, Joanna Roggan, Antoine Effroy and Anne Rudelbach, BundesJugendBallet Hamburg - John Neumeier (dance-choreography), Ulrike Sowodniok, Biliana Voutchkova, Alexander Frangenheim, Zafraan Ensemble Berlin, Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg, (music-composition), Louise Viger, Eva Berendes, Sebastian Kite (visual art).  
«Tanz ist hier unverstellt, ohne Theatralik oder demonstrative Virtuosität zu erfahren: in einer ungeschminkten Klarheit und unverstellten Schönheit, die den Betrachter zunehmend in den Bann zieht. Lisanne Goodhue fasziniert durch ihre pure, losgelöst in der Bewegung aufgehende Körperlichkeit.» - Leon Hard from Die Sehnsucht des Nacktmenschen nach dem verlorenen Fell, Hamburger Abenblatt 2012​​​
«Dance become a sensory machine that guides dancer such as Lisanne Goodhue to a subtle and sophisticated presence in his [Sebastian Matthias] choreographies.» - Irmela Kästner   Tanzplatform Deutschland 2014

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Lisanne Goodhue

  • Performance-Projekt
  • Dance Intensive

Zoë Knights is an Australian choreographer, dancer, and vocalist, based in Berlin. She completed studies in performing arts, contemporary dance and choreography, in Australia and Austria. Zoë's recent work has dealt with the choreographic abstraction of non-dance movement. Currently she is exploring voice and language in relation to the body. Her choreographic work has been supported and shown internationally. She has received prizes for her choreographic and vocal work. As a performer she has worked with Brice Leroux, Mia Lawrence, Martin Nachbar, Cabula6, LawineTorrèn and Jana Unmüssig. Zoë regularly teaches classes in contemporary dance, choreography and composition, and mentors/advises BA and MA level students, in Berlin and abroad. Zoë is an accredited yoga teacher (BWY) with over 14 years of teaching experience.

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Zoë Knights

  • Dance Intensive

Gisela Müller studied dance in Paris, Amsterdam (SNDO) and New York. She was a member of several dance companies before founding, in 1992, The Move Company for which she choreographed numerous pieces. She was granted scholarships for artistic work both in Germany and abroad. Since 1988 she is teaching regularly in various institutions and studios. Since 2004 she is member of the board of Tanzfabrik Berlin and responsible for the artistic and educational programme of Berlin’s Tanzfabrik School and the director of the Dance Intensive programme. From 2006 until 2010, Gisela Müller was visiting professor at the Inter-University Dance Department / HZT in Berlin (Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz) where she invented and co-directed the BA course in Contemporary Dance, Context, Choreography. Beside she is a member of the decision making board of the east European network for performing art Nomad Dance Academy since 2012.

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Gisela Müller

  • Dance Intensive

Katja Mustonen (FIN/GER) is a Finnish dance maker and teacher, currently based in Berlin, working as a nomad. She graduated as dancer in Finland 2004, and holds a MA degree in "Contemporary Dance Education"(MA CoDE, HfMDK,Frankfurt 2010). Since 2008, she’s been teaching Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation internationally in institutions, festivals and other venues for dance. In her artistic work, she is curious about the states of presence and body’s ability to transform, embody, and transmit images into knowledge, emotions, language and atmosphere’s. Also, merging photography, video, sound and text together with materials or objects continues fascinating her in terms of finding more ways to express ideas and execute movement, creating the larger body of her artistic work.

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Katja Mustonen

  • Performance-Projekt
  • Profitraining
  • Dance Intensive

Anna Nowicka is a dance maker and a Saphire® practitioner, weaving her artistic research out of imagery work, dreaming principles, and attentive embodiment. She is expanding this kaleidoscopic approach during her PhD studies at the Polish Film School in Łódź. Anna’s work has been recognized with the DAAD Prize, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, and Tanzstipendium from the city of Berlin. This is only possible through the continuous production support from the Art Stations Foundation in Poznań. Anna taught a.o. for Meg Stuart, at Tanzfabrik, SMASH Berlin, HZT Berlin and at the Alternative Academy of Dance in the Art Stations Foundation in Poznań.  www.annanowicka.com

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Anna Nowicka

  • Performance-Projekt
  • Dance Intensive

By experimenting with aleatoric, improvisational, and indeterminate processes, Andrew Wass formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious processes of composition that are the generative source of much of his works. Influenced heavily by his undergraduate studies of Biochemistry at U.C. San Diego, Andrew works by creating a defined, almost crystalline palette in order to generate a myriad of possibilities. His initial exposure to improvisation was through the Lower Left Performance Collective’s summer workshops in San Diego in 1998. Since then he has performed and taught at festivals, theaters, and studios throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. A graduate of the MA SoDA program of the HZT, he is currently pursuing an MPhil/PhD through the University of Chichester.  lowerleft.org   wasswasswass.com

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Andrew Wass

Nina Wehnert works a dancer and movement teacher. She graduated from SEAD (Salzburg), bewegungs-art (Freiburg) and studied Yoga at OM Yoga Center NY. She teaches BMC®, Contact Improvisation, Embodied Anatomy and Yoga in daily classes, workshops, retreats and festivals around Europe aswell as at HZT Berlin and SEAD. She has great joy to immerse deeply into the exploration of movement, sensing and perceiving, the development of the body and the quest for being human which led her to study intensly BMC® with moveus and Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen. She is certified as Practitioner and Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® and in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga.

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Nina Wehnert

Idan Yoav was trained at Patricia Needleman Dance Studio in Jerusalem, Graduated from the Academy High School for Music and Dance is Jerusalem and studied Multidisciplinary Arts at the Tel-Aviv University. Reworded as an Outstanding Dancer by the Israeli Ministry of Culture, amongst 2nd prize at the Mia Arbatova Ballet Competition, Scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for excellence in dance and was a member of DanceWeb program at the Impulstanz Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria. Danced at the Batsheva Ensamble, Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Polak Dance Company, Norrdans, Gallim Dance, Zuhkov Dance Theatre, De De Dance. A guest teacher at Tanzfabrik Berlin, Chung-Ang University Seoul and Korea National University of Arts Seoul. Since 2009 has been choreographing and presented in several festivals. Currently works as a freelance dancer with Sasha Waltz & Guests and choreographer Sebastian Mattias.

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Idan Yoav

  • Profitraining
  • Performance-Projekt
  • Dance Intensive