Wedding 3
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

De-mystifying Access and Physical Diversity

Talk with Jess Curtis, Bea Carolina Remark, Bernhard Richarz

Three artists and teachers share their experiences and review current practices around teaching, performing and advertising physically diverse dance and performance.

Jess Curtis

Jess Curtis is an award-winning choreographer, performer and scholar committed to an art-making practice informed by experimentation, innovation, critical discourse and social relevance at the intersections of fine art and popular culture. Curtis has created and performed multidisciplinary dance performance throughout the U.S., Europe with seminal group Contraband, the radical performance collective CORE and the experimental French Circus company Cahin-Caha, Cirque Batard. From 1991 to 1998 he co-directed the ground-breaking San Francisco performance venue 848 Community Space with Keith Hennessy and Michael Whitson. In 2000, Curtis founded his own trans-continental performance company, Jess Curtis/Gravity, based in Berlin and San Francisco. In 2011 he was presented the prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts for choreography and the Homer Avila Award for innovation in physically diverse performance. Curtis is active as a writer, advocate and community organizer in the fields of contemporary dance and performance and teaches Dance, Contact Improvisation and Interdisciplinary Performance for individuals of all abilities throughout the US and Europe. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of the Arts in Berlin. He holds an MFA in Choreography and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California at Davis. www.jesscurtisgravity.org

Bea Carolina Remark

Bea Caroline Remark is a DanceAbility trainer, dance and movement therapist, alternative practitioner. Further education in systemic constellation work, traumatherapy, Hakomi contemporary dance. She is spastically paralyzed since birth and understands herself as an expert on her own behalf, teaching workshops in dance, movement and humanistic therapy. She has been involved in a number of theatre and dance productions and has been collaborating with choreographers, dance artists, universities and a variety of different institutions in Germany. Most recently she has lead a project with physically disabled young people in Sibiu/Rumania with the Organisation Motivation.

Bernhard Richarz

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Free Admission
In English