Uferstudios 2
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Approaching Humans

Workshop with Lito Anastasopoulou , Knut Vikström Precht
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2022

We are social creatures; made for interaction. We need each other to exist. That’s why we practice together. Dancing is a social practice. On stage, in the studio, in the club, around the bonfire or at the bus stop. Dancing together is a way of tuning in with our peers, through non verbal communication. Sharing an experience, a story, a moment, a song. Becoming one as a group, following a rhythm, blurring the lines between bodies. It is a way of creating connections, curiosity, joy and understanding. In this partnering-workshop, the practice happens through approaching our fellow practitioners and our own place among them. By our body constantly being in relation to one or many others, we access tools for further developing and cultivating coordination, sensitivity, playfulness, and different forms of awareness; bodily, social, spatial, rhythmical and personal. How to approach a human. Alongside the physical principles comes the responsibility for oneself and others. The practice pushes us to let go of individual success, while navigating within the physical, mechanical and social framework of the group context.

Lito Anastasopoulou

Lito was born 1990 in Athens, Greece. In 2016 she graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with studies in Contemporary Dance and has a bachelor’s degree in educational science in Early Childhood Education (University of Patras, Greece). She recently moved from Brussels to Berlin. Her main focus is performance, creation, choreography, training, as well as sharing her passion for dance by giving contemporary dance workshops for adults (partnering practice together with Knut Vikström Precht) and kids. She is working as a choreographer and performer for “Raush” by Gregory Caers for D’haus Duesseldorf, she is performing for “The Red Queen” by Luke Jessop/ Ion Tribe, “Rising Dragon, Rebird Flying” by Odos Company and “Trio Zooplahop” (kids performance). She worked for “Jaellen 2021” – circus/dance creation by the Swedish John Simon Wiborn company, “Spiegel im Spiegel” by the belgian SIDE-SHOW Circus Company, “Nieuw Muziektheater Braaschaat Opera, company “Eau-dela Danse” and Impro company 2017. For “Exodos” by Unites/ Nomade company she was the choreographic assistant and she took part as a performer and co-creator in the video dance projects “Before they got their names (they forgot their names)”, “Anasa” and “Genna” by Odos Productions.

Knut Vikström Precht

Knut is a dancer and performer currently based in Berlin. Born, raised and educated in Sweden, he has worked and performed all over Europe and toured on four continents. He joined Ultima Vez - Wim Vandekeybus 2015 - 2018 for the rehearsal and tour of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting - Revival, and has performed works of numerous other directors and choreographers such as Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucek/RootLessRoot (GR/SK), Luke Murphy(IRL) and Per Sundberg/Dansinitiativet (SWE). After completing his studies at the University of Dance and Circus (DOCH/UniArts) in Stockholm in 2013, he has been involved in contexts of street performance, dance films, theater production and performance art alongside his main focus on contemporary dance performance. Since 2019 he teaches internationally together with Lito Anastasopoulou under the framework of Approaching Humans, which allows him to further explore and share his sincere joy and interest in movement, interaction and communication.
In English 
Price: 210/180*
*Early bird until 07.07.2022