T&P Researchers

Here you can find all the teachers, performers, and other dedicated practitioners of CI and T&P related disciplines that have been selected to explore the alchemical edges of CI during the T&P Experiment and to present some of their work during the Festival.

Wanna Be a T&P Researcher?

We are now accepting applications to join the T&P Experiment and get the chance to explore the edges of Contact in a small group of teachers, performers and other dedicated touchers and players….

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Laura Staniland

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Paola Motto

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Andreas Demmel

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Bertrand Kludor

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Pipaluk Supernova

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Kim Lasdon

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Wim Franken

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Ina Stockem

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Martin Panla

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Richard Sarco-Thomas

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Karin Flores

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Malaika Sarco-Thomas

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K'lo Harris

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Anna Jussilainen

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Sonja Bruhlman

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Beu Tornaghi

I dance to make sense. I research with the subtle ecology of harmonizing internal listening & environmental awareness.

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Maya Gonzales Nieves

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Milla Caputte

Milla Caputte has a degree from Angel Vianna Contemporary Dance School and a post-graduate qualification in Therapy Through Movement. She studied theatre at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has also studied classical singing, folk singing and belting.

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Daniel Mang

Daniel Mang trained as a physiotherapist in Berlin in the early nineties and later studied osteopathy. I seriously practiced Aikido for a number of years. I have been working as a physiotherapist since 1994, that’s how I make a living, mostly. I started teaching contact improvisation in 1990.

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David Firmin

I’ve been studying, dancing and performing in the field of improvisation for the past ten years. I started with Contact-Improvisation and then trained in other techniques of improvisation, physical theatre, butoh, body-weather, and tango.

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Dieter Rehberg

Since 2000 I work as therapist and teacher. Since 2007 I am training to become a Psychotherapist, combining my movement and therapy educations and experiences with buddhist psychology I developed my own Somatic Therapy Method called PME ( Physio-Mentale Entwicklung) www.pme.or.at

Being bored with the formal, sporty and gymnastical aspects of CI, I developed “Somatic Dance” in 2007 focussing on authentic human communication in a mindful way through touch and dance.

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Guto Macedo

Movement Researcher, Theater Director, Choreographer, Actor-Dancer and Somatic Practitioner, One of the creators of The International Authentic Movement Meeting (Wien/2008/2009/2010 and Montenegro/2011)

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Federico Finamore

I lived in India where I worked on finding my inner side and health. I learned Ayurvedic Yoga Massage technique with its creator Kusum Modak. I also practice other forms: Thai Foot Massage (trained in the Wat Po Chiang Mai Temple); Californian massage and Lomi Lomi.

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Jocasta and Indra Crofts

I am now a single mama, dancing contact, giving body work sessions to babies and people of all sizes and ages. Plus: I am a somatic educator and an Infant movement educator through the School of Body Mind Centering.

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Koen Vanbiesbrouck

What was before: I studied philosophy at the university of Leuven (okay then, same interest, even then…) and wrote (especially poetry and diaries), painted, sculpted… So I used to be a philosopher (was I ever?) with literary and plastical talents, developed therapeutical and communicational/emotional skills, and am becoming a dancer/…/…?

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Lee Bolton & Jamus Wood

About Jamus

I love to move, to inspire creativity through dance and connection. I guide classes in Movement, Contact Improvisation, Somatic Yoga and perform professionally with Touch Down Dance Company.

About Lee

I am the woman behind the reception desk, the person supporting your disabled child, the massage therapist inviting a moment of quiet, the traveller in the rickshaw on a crowded street.

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Linda Priha

Linda Priha is a freelance dancer, performer, dance teacher and body worker. She is a Master of Arts (dance department, Theatre Academy in Helsinki) and has been working since 2005 in the dance field in Finland and abroad.

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Marina Kronkvist

I am
…mother of two boys.
…working with body and movement awareness, core stability and massage.
…director of non-profit organization Gnist – care & culture.
…director of Heartpeople cooperative
…writing a Masters in aesthetics about sexuality, art, life in the university of Helsinki.
…part of a community that has just bought land for living and working in Finland.
…working with groups and individuals on sexuality and sensibility.
…working with art.

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Marina Tsartsara

I am a cross-disciplinary artist (BA Dance and Visual Art-University of Brighton, MSc Screendance-University of Dundee). My tools are fine arts, visual arts and the art of movement for making live performance, screendance and live installations.

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Paulina Swiecanska

Performer, choreographer, cultural animator. Educated in the fields of music, dance and contemporary culture.

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Rachel Dean

Rachel Dean is a dance artist based in Leeds, UK. She graduated from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2006 and now performs, teaches and choreographs.

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Ralf Jaroschinski

Ralf Jaroschinski was born in Southern Germany and grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He trained to become a dancer in Hannover, Germany, and New York City, USA, and has a diverse 25 years’ dance background (classical, folk, modern, postmodern)

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Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson is an independent dance artist based in London. He teaches improvisation and contact improvisation in Higher Education and in a variety of settings in the UK and abroad.

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Sabine Sonnenschein

Sabine Sonnenschein has been a choreographer and performer since 1992 and has had a tantric approach to life since 2004. She lives and teaches a fusion of a tantric perspective on the world and dance as a practice of life.

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Saskia Mieszkalski

For 10 years Saskia has lived and worked as a management consultant in Berlin; in this context she focuses primarily on process shaping and the interaction between employees.

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Ulli Wittemann

I am an graduated actor which was hit by contact during my studies at the University of performing arts in Frankfurt in 2001. With increasing interest CI took more and more space in my life in recent years.

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Xavier Domenech

Tantra Facilitator. After a mystical and spiritual awakening at the age of 16 he decides to devote himself totally to the encounter with The Being. The basis of his meditation lies in Tantra, Tai Chi and Chi Kung.

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