Photo: Laura Cruz by Nati Vargas

Fluid Spaces Research Sharing

Online Sharing by Otto Ramstad, Olive Bieringa

This event will be a mid-process informal research sharing with the Fluid Spaces Research cohort facilitated by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad. The Fluid Spaces Research takes place in part within the framework of the Tanzfabrik project Criss-Crossing Encounters, that explores new ways to meet with and through dance. It started with two online workshop intensives in February and March 2021 and continued into a series of site based investigations to expand the choreographic research with an international community. Together, they are researching how embodied embryological knowledge can grow a dance that transforms the way performers and audience alike, experience our bodies/selve/environment.
On Friday night, they will share an example of how we are working. Guests can join as movers or witness in the zoom room. There will be time to discuss how and why they are pursuing this research.

Otto Ramstad

Otto Ramstad is a dance artist who works with movement research to create performances, video work and installations for theaters, galleries, museums and different site and context specific encounters. He began studying Body-Mind Centering® in 1981 at six years old with his first dance teacher Suzanne River and is now a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® , teaching internationally and working as the Educational Director of Somatic Education Australasia.  He has a MA in Choreography from KHiO, Oslo. He has worked intensively over the last twenty years with primary teachers: with Lisa Nelson, assistant teaching for Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of Body-Mind Centering®, and since 2010 with Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine which he teaches for Paxton internationally including at Steve Paxton: Swimming in Gravity, Brussels. He has been dancing in the work of DD Dorvillier, Miguel Gutierrez, Sara Shelton Mann, Karen Nelson, Mia Habib and Kitt Johnson. His most recent work Lineage was at Riksscenen as part of the Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival 2020. 

Olive Bieringa

Olive Bieringa is a dance, performance and visual artist working at the intersection of social and creative practice, pedagogy, and healing. She holds a BA in dance from  European Dance Development Center in the Netherlands and completed her MFA in Performance and New Media at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.  She is a Registered ISMETA Somatic Movement Therapist, Somatic Movement Dance Therapist and a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, Shiatsu practitioner and DanceAbility teacher, working with performers of all abilities. She is the Program Director for Somatic Education Australasia’s Body-Mind Centering® program in Melbourne, Australia and currently a Doctoral Candidate in Dance at UniArts, Helsinki. She has curated art and science projects for Public Art St. Paul, and Earthdance in Massachusetts. She is part of team that runs PRAXIS Oslo, a laboratory for the study of dance and movement-based forms in Oslo, Norway and collaborates with Otto Ramstad as the BodyCartography Project. 
Tickets on donation basis
In English
Time zone: CET
A project of Tanzfabrik Kreuzberg gUG supported by the National Performance Network (NPN) - Stepping-Out, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.