Uferstudios 12
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Peter Raper

S-6 / Spiral & Spine

Workshop with Otto Ramstad
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2017

This workshop explores the manifold manifestations of spirals and spiraling motion in our body, in particular the movement possibilities of the spine. It brings together a range of practices: Body-Mind Centering®, Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine, and Improvisation. We work with touch and movement with essential coordinations of how the limbs originate embryologically and how they articulate in our current body in a way that leaves the spine free to move through various rolls and improvisations.

People of diverse physicalities are very welcome. Wheelchair accessible studio.

5 MINUTES WITH Otto Ramstad : Interview with Gabriele Reuter about this workshop.

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. 

Level: Open
In English