Meet our team

Intensive Teachers

Christine Borch

Christine Borch

Intensive Teacher

She draws on: Somatic Movement, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Body Rituals, Shibari rope bondage, Tantra, Continuum breath work, Tao Yoga, Massage, Poetry, Permaculture, Indigenous knowledge, shamanic traditions & plant teachers.

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Dieter Heitkamp

Dieter Heitkamp

Intensive Teacher

His artistic work focuses on the collaboration of conceptions, movement, pictures, objects, light, film, music, and on systematic movement research that examines the human body in its complexity in the context of its social environment.

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Karlijn Kabira

Karlijn Kabira

Intensive Teacher

Karolijn’s workshops are based on Tantra Yoga, Psychology (and holds an MSc), Change Management, Dialogical Leadership, Authentic Movement, Deep Democracy, Osho, ISTA, Magic of Love and some Dutch grounded intuition.

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Daniel Hernandez

Daniel Hernandez

Intensive Teacher

My performances, projects, ceremonies and workshops draw upon a wide variety of related traditions: Dance, Clown, Bouffon, Butoh, Contact Improvisation, Tao/Tantra, Vodou, Mask, Psychomagic, Art, Sacred Sexuality and Breathwork.

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Class Teachers

Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes

T&P Founder

A Medical Doctor, public health scientist, eco-anarchist and practical idealist. He’s been playing, dancing, meditating and conversing CI for over a decade and actively sharing his curiosity and knowledge and doubts for the past eight years.

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Ulli Wittemann

Ulli Wittemann

T&P Organizer & Class Teacher

From practising Ballroom Dance and Hip Hop as a teenager and many years of studying different Martial Arts forms (Judo, Aikido, Kickboxing and Boxing) he finally fell in love with Contact Improvisation in 2001.

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Katya Dikowa

Katya Dikowa

T&P Organizer & Class Teacher

Discovering connections, creating spaces, moving others and being moved is her main focus right now. In many years of Dance and CI practice, I am curious to witness and create body qualities and inner processes.

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Heike Pourian

Heike Pourian

Class Teacher

A community artist, author, dancer, and teacher since 1992.  In 2016 her book „Eine berührbare Welt“ („A Touchable World“) was published – crowdfunded by a supporting network of contact improvisers. She is co-founder of contact bewegen e.V.

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Rosalind Holgate Smith

Rosalind Holgate Smith

Class Teacher

She encountered CI as a student of Fine Art and Choreography at Dartington College of Arts in 2009. She now teaches CI regularly in the UK and has led workshops at festivals internationally. She holds a Masters Degree in Dance Creative Practice.

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Irina Trippel

Irina Trippel

Class Teacher

She is practicing and researching within the field of human body language since 9 Years. Her bachelor thesis, Contact Improvisation- perceiving, moving and creating in relationships“ brought her a deeper and wider understanding of the origin of the form.

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Queralt Lina Jorba

Queralt Lina Jorba

Class Teacher

As a psychotherapist and coach, Queralt is one of three partners in a holistic health practice and manage and facilitate a diverse range of artistic and social projects. Her work focuses on promoting relational health promotion using somatics and creativity as main tools.

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Clara Pawlytta

Clara Pawlytta

Class Teacher

Clara loves to open realms for deep connection and integration. She has started different forms of groups to understand her*self and the dynamics of the collective (sub)consciousness especially in focus of love&eros&sex; women circles, love&sexxitribes, vulvaportal.

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Andreas Demmel

Andreas Demmel

Class Teacher

Social Worker.Training in classical family constellation work, Nature Constellation Work, Systemic Ritual®, several years of experience with somatic work, body work, meditation and breathwork. Extensive involvement with issues around love, sex, relationships, Tantra, BDSM, Taoism, sexual energy and the healing of sexual trauma.

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Samuli Lehesaari

Samuli Lehesaari

Class Teacher

He is currently teaching contact improvisation in local communities in Finland and at international festivals in Europe, and has practiced CI for 16 years. He has completed a 1,5 year training in integral psychotherapy in Helsinki and has attended and studied in a participatory integral psychotherapy group for 7 years and is also a school teacher.

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Filip Wencki

Filip Wencki

Class Teacher

Co-founder of the physical theatre/dance company The line of Night. Member of an international theatre research group, The bridge of Winds lead by Odin Teatret. Co-creator and artistic director of multiple dance and video dance projects, and embodies traditional martial arts (Aikido, Wing Tsun) and modern fight systems (Krav Maga, Brasilian Jujitsu).

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Leonie & Farina

Leonie & Farina

Class Teachers

Leonie’s focus is improv and instant composition. Her teaching is an outcome of her own research about postural structure, and the intersection of freestyle motion and dance. Farina puts her focus on performing dance and on emancipatory movements and efforts. She is interested in the intersection between movements, art and politics, body and society.

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Musicians

Nils Alf

Nils Alf

Musician

Nils is particularly into playing music for dance: contact improvisation, five rhythms, ecstatic dance but also funk, electro swing, groove jazz.

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Pipaluk

Pipaluk

Musician

Pipaluk works within contemporary dance, music and installation art, and teaches internationally. Her background is extensive training and research within movement art. She is currently based in Copenhagen.

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Alex Zampini

Alex Zampini

Musician

Alex performs multi-instrumental sound sculptures made of hybrid textures, silence and harmonic dissonances based on improvisation.

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