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Berlin: Core of Expression with Satu Palokangas & Sten Rudstrøm


UPDATE: We have 1 space available in this workshop!

In this 5-day workshop, you cultivate your ability to improvise, respond and resonate from various structures and tissues within your body while working in solo, duet and groups. This work folds and weaves Action Theater™ improvisation with Body-Mind Centering® and Laban Movement Analysis practice, blending wild cellular presence with timely action.

You play with how perceptual range underlies your physical expression; how you can find more ground in the skin, gut and bones; how sounds transfom into words and grow into stories; and flow with the fluids and tides of the body. You embody space, inside and out, in various magnitudes of relation. The days are divided into two parts, starting with somatic explorations with Satu, that lead into improvisational and performative investigations with Sten.

This workshop began to take shape at Ponderosa Dance Festival in 2008 and has since been taught in various countries and contexts including Independent Dance in London, 8th Street Studios in Berkeley, Mime Centrum in Berlin and as part of the MA theater and dance pedagogy studies in Helsinki. While some experience in somatic work and improvisation practice is welcome, this workshop is open to anyone interested in tending to the skills of meeting oneself and others in the fierce diversity of life.

Wednesday to Sunday 17-21. May, 10-16

Location:  Studio 44

Klosterstraße 44

10179 Berlin U-Alexanderplatz, U-Klosterstraße

Cost: 285€ | 250€*  *early bird until 15. April

For registration and further information please use the contact page.


"I will and am recommending this workshop to fellow performers, but for me this training in the "here and now" is not only about performing, I am encountering big changes in the way I go about my daily life and it feels like a spiritual practice. I think people following a therapeutical approach would be very interested in this way of developing the awareness continuum and of exercising the capacity to identify mechanic reactions and make space to choose new responses."  

- Core of Expression student

Earlier Event: May 6
Berlin: NOW festival