Post

Autumnal News

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.

Post

Winter News – Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin

Heart

Happy Goyishe New Year to all!

I hope it brings You all You want and need, and hopefully some of those are identical. 2019 finds me enormously grateful for every day i spend with those i love, doing what i love.

Here’s what i’ll be doing to spread the gospel in coming weeks:

Morning Classes: January 14-17, 10:30-12:00 daily, teaching Pleasure – a Contemporary Technique Class at K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie/ Tanzplan Hamburg.

Teaching On Intimacy in Process and Performance for the Master of Contemporary Dance Education (MA CoDE) in Frankfurt am Main, January 21-22.

New Ongoing Class at Tanzfabrik (Wedding): Finding the Most Open Question, every Tuesday evening, 20:00 to 21:30, starting January 29! Come join me for a research into the choreographic potential of somatic work. More fun than it sounds. Uferstudios, Studio 3! Looking forward to seeing You there!

Sending radical, unconditional, transformative love, from my heart to yours. May this be the year we all empower ourselves and each other.

xxx,
David B.

Post

February-March News

Foot Washing Ritual

Foot Washing Ritual

Happy New Gregorian, Dance Fans!

The big news is that as of shabbos two weeks ago, i’m now OFF SOCIAL MEDIA. I’m officially declaring the social media experiment FAILED and celebrated last week by going to a Tarkovsky film festival that i learned about from a POSTER IN THE SUBWAY. I’m experiencing a certain amount of FOMO (Mom & Dad, click here), but also a great deal of energy and enlightenment.Please don’t hesitate to keep me in the loop about all your goings-on, subscribe me to your mailing list, let me know about anything happening You think i might be interested in. CALL ME!

This is also happening this month and next:

TOMORROW, Wednesday February 6: Substituting for Johanne Castille Bro’s Contemporary Dance Class at Tanzfabrik Berlin at 4:45pm. Feeling spontaneous? Come over! I promise some spirals and some of my usual witty repartee.

Sonata, part two of the Sex & Space Trilogy, will be screening at the festival La Boca Erótica in Madrid on Saturday February 10 at 7pm. It will also screen at the Vienna Porn Film Festival on March 3 at 7:30pm

Odd Jobs Dept.: This coming Sunday, February 11 at 3pm, i will be giving a tour of the exhibition Archaeomusica in Brandenburg an der Havel, about an hour outside of Berlin. Don’t ask how i became an expert on musical instruments from the Stone Age through the early Middle Ages, but if You want to know the difference between a carnyx and a bird-bone flute, You should definitely join this one!

Shapeshifters, part three of Sex & Space, will be screening at the Cinekink Festival in New York City, running from March 14-18. As i will be visiting Mom, who actually lives within walking distance of the Film Anthology Archives, i will be there live and in person!

The last week of March, i will be teaching Pleasure (a contemporary technique class) at Marameo Berlin, March 24/25 at 1pm, and March 26/28/30 at 2pm.

Also from March 30-April 1 in Berlin, i will be presenting two workshops – a Foot Washing Ritual (see photo above) and Gut Feelings – at the fabulous STRETCH Festival (for men*).

April Preview: From April 3-12, i will be teaching two weeks of Pleasure (a contemporary technique class) at Tanzquartier in Vienna, with the short workshop Desire (on Intimacy in Process and Performance) interspersed on Saturday April 7. Super happy to be making my debut at this fabulous institution.

That’s it for now – i will most likely send out another missive towards the end of March and then return to my usual rhythm of sending something out every two months.

Sending lots of love out there your way, into the void. See You soon IN REAL LIFE.

xxx,
David B.

Post

Join us for EVOLOVE at Bechyne Monastery

This beautiful residency on Embodying Conscious Futures is happening in the Czech Republic next month! Czech it out! If You’re wondering how the work we do fits into the current political landscape (i do) and how art can actually affect societal change, i feel this one has a pretty interesting combination of questions raised:

https://evolove2017.wordpress.com/ for more info and to register.

Evolove

 

Post

Sonata screening at The Eye in Amsterdam this Saturday!

Dear AMSTERDAM! Just to let You know, a small excerpt from my film Sonata – Part Two of the Sex & Space Trilogy will be spontaneously shown this Saturday at EYE Filmmuseum, as part of a lecture on pornography and art by prime feminist porn filmmaker Jennifer Lyon Bell. I will sadly not be there, as back in Berlin! But please go and tell me about it!

https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/film/afgrunden-porn-art-0?program_id=11816116

Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/234047913759129/

Post

The Sex & Space Trilogy at The Hole, Berlin, May 25

Next week @The Hole: For actually the FIRST TIME EVAH, the whole Sex & Space Trilogy is being screened in one place at the same time (that is, sequentially, of course), my artistic output of the past few years, mashing up choreography & pornography. QUINTET, SONATA, & SHAPESHIFTERS finally united on the big screen. If You’re in Berlin, come on over!
Facebook Event Link here!
Starring Jadzia Daxxx, Caritia, Jorgos Periklis, Liz Pierrot, Eva Marino, Jiz Lee, Jasko Fide, Bishop Black, KAy Garnellen, & Gala Vanting. Stunning camera work by Johan Planefeldt & Roberto Duarte. Everything else done by Keith Lim.