Participation is free of charge.
Mon 26 – Thu 29 April 2021, 10.00–11.30
Finding the Most Open Question offers a somatic approach to performing dance. The class begins by exploring the structures of the body itself, physically and energetically, and then expands to include awareness of other bodies, and the space itself, through a number of improvisation proposals. We research the question of how the self-exploratory, embodied practice of somatic work can be relevant to performance practice, finding strategies to share these states with an audience and integrate them into artistic work. I am viewing the online version not as a limitation, but as an opportunity to explore other spaces and situations outside a studio context.
is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, father, filmmaker, pianist, bodyworker, and tea collector. He graduated from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt and the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin, as well as the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program with Barbara Carellas. He was a member of the dance ensemble at Staatstheater Darmstadt, and has collaborated as a dancer on projects by Tino Sehgal, Marco Santi, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke & Lukas Matthaei, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki, Barbara Bess, Felix Ruckert, Akemi Nagao, and Martin Nachbar.
His dance film trilogy Sex & Space premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival between 2013 and 2016 and was screened internationally. David was a 2012 danceWEB scholar and his teaching has included HZT Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Human Architecture Lab in St. Petersburg, the K3 Center for Choreography in Hamburg, the M.A. of Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt, STRETCH Festival Berlin, the Body IQ Festival in Berlin, the Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts & Design in Amsterdam, and the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna.