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Photo: Katja Münker

Choreographing Walking

Workshop with Katja Münker
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2022

During these three summer-night-walks we explore the city, walking and aesthetic creation by shifting, twisting, relocating the everyday: An unusual time of the day, a workshop as a walk, walking as choreography, the city as an immediate place of creating, and the lights don’t come on but slowly fade away. From the development process of the walking performance piece Schrittweise I will use scores and experiments and exemplify basic choreographic principles (movement, use of space, temporalities, and references between participants) in walking, to then interact with it directly. And maybe the nightingale sings to it, and we become accomplices ... .

Katja Münker

Katja Münker is a dancer/choreographer/researcher/Feldenkrais practitioner/mountain hiking guide & walking artist in Berlin. Professionally trained in physiotherapy and Feldenkrais Method, studies of contemporary dance, (contact-) improvisation and instant composition. Educational direction of somatic training-programs such as Environmental Somatics Training and the somatic dance and performance training EMERGE at Somatic Academy Berlin. Artistic works and collaborative performance projects, performative walks, somatic and artistic research, conference contributions and publications on interconnectedness of choreographic and somatic practices and on walking, performativity, perception and environmental reference. Regular teaching activities at UdK Berlin, HZT Berlin and HafenCityUniversität Hamburg, among others. Artistic research and projects among others with Alex Arteaga, AREAL_artistic research lab Berlin, Gabriele Brandstetter, Amos Hetz, Ingo Reulecke and Martin Nachbar, co-curation of Take Us for a Walk symposium (2014) & BODY IQ Festival (2015-2017).  www.movement-muenker.de, www.kunst-im-gehen.de 
In English & German
Price: 90/75*
*Early bird until 07.07.2022