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Dear Dance Fans!

I hope this finds You all fabulous! Fresh from performing in Akemi Nagao’s piece Juicy 💜 Metamorphosis last week, and teaching some classes on Intimacy in Process and Performance at international bondage festival EURIX, the year continues at high speed. Hope You can join me for some of the following:

This coming weekend, i will be at the Stockholm Dansfilmfestival, presenting my film Shapeshifters from 2016, the third part of the S+x & Space Trilogy, and giving an artist’s talk about it and the other parts. The festival runs all weekend, with my screening and talk happening Sunday November 3 at 5:30pm, at Dansens Hus.

Monday November 11 through Thursday November 14, daily from 10:30 to 12:00, i will be giving morning classes for professionals, Pleasure – a Contemporary Technique Class, at K3 Choreographic Center at Kampnagel in Hamburg.

Then returning to Berlin for the Body IQ Somatics Festival, at Somatische Akademie, November 15-17, where i will be teaching the workshop Men* Touching Men* on the Sunday afternoon. This festival looks at the relevance of somatic practice for an ethical, embodied, and sustainable society and i highly recommend checking it out.

Performing for handsome Martin Nachbar in his duet Einfach Tanzen (formerly Männer Tanzen, now with a more diverse rotating cast of characters) at Berlin’s FELD Theater for Young Audiences on December 18, 27, and 28. Check the website for more performances of the same show with other performers. The piece is suitable for ages 6 and up.

Also still teaching my regular Tuesday evening class Finding the Most Open Question at Tanzfabrik Wedding (in Uferstudios Berlin, Studio 3), every Tuesday at 8pm (except for Nov 12 & 26, when i will be substituted for by the ecologically sustainable Javier Cura). Come and join this exploration of somatic work into performance, and be both inside and outside your body at the same time! Radical!

Special Announcement Dept.: December 17, 12:00 to 15:00, at Uferstudios Berlin, choreographer and mom extraordinaire Juli Reinartz and i will be facilitating the workshop “Little Disasters, or Parenting While Making Art” in the frame of Tanzbüro Berlin’s peer-to-peer artist-led workshops. The title takes its inspiration from performance icon Marina Abramovic’s statement in an interview, “Having children would have been a disaster for my work. One only has limited energy in the body, and I would have had to divide it.” While not exactly trying to prove the opposite, we will nevertheless try to co-create some alternate narratives together with the participants. Kids are, needless to say, welcome! Participants without kids: also welcome!
Looking forward to seeing You around town! Sending lots of L O V E,

xxx,
David B.