Ka Rustler

Intro to CI

05., 12., 19., 26.08.2021

Offenes Level


Originally trained as a gymnast and classical dancer Ka Rustler continued her education at the SNDO in Amsterdam working with pioneers in the field of improvisation and dance. Over the course of 30 years Ka has been a leading member of Tanzfabrik Berlin, a networker and co-organizer of European Contact Improvisation Teacher Conferences and CI festivals, a performer, choreographer, improviser and researcher. Supported by a fellowship grant she studied with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen the basic physiological and developmental movement system, and received her degree as a Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher profoundly influencing science and somatic practice into dance education in Europe. She has collaborated with numerous artists worldwide inspired by her curiosity to explore and go beyond. Her work for film and stage has been featured at dance and theatre festivals in Europe, Mexico, Russia, Japan and USA.

Ka’s work experience also includes somatic psychotherapy, international top management trainings and infant development programs. Currently she teaches Methods and Tools derived from BMC® and their application in Movement Research, Choreographic Explorations and neuroscientific connections of Learning through Movement at Universities and Institutions internationally.

She is co- founder of the Berlin based Institute for Body, Dance and Therapy,  member of the Authentic Movement Practice Unwinding the Body and Embodiment Research Group Emergence of Form.

Class Description

Transitory Scores

Embryological we develop in continuous movement: migrating, folding and unfolding, expanding, spiralling and creating space in specific time parameters. In Contact Improvisation all those different phases of our early development are inherent and exemplary modelled.

In this class we will explore this continuum integrating elements from various movement techniques and methods such as, Release-and Alignment Techniques, Martial Arts, Yoga and Body-Mind Centering®.

Transitioning from the cellular expanding out we will examine how we inhabit new realms of consciousness offering diverse layers to our movement qualities, perception and movement action. While we dance and move we constantly receive information from our internal and external world, an environment that shapes and is shaped by our experience. Experiencing ourselves from this transitional score will expand dynamic images, sensations and states.

With ease, safely and joy we investigate new territory with a variety of structures and strategies for embodied exploration into Contact Improvisation.