Britta Schönbrunn

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Beginn als CI Lehrer*in (Jahr)
Britta Schönbrunn

Britta Schönbrunn is a freelance dancer, moving in the field of performance, improvisation, CI and cultural education. Dedicated to yoga/meditation as a meaningful principle influences her teachings and artistic work. She approaches the body as a receptive/active and participative system, in constant resonance with its environment. She is interested in exploring and refining various types of perception, particularly the kinesthetics and phenomenological, as tools for making choices in transmitting dance knowledge/physical practices and in artistic processes. The aim of her work is to connect on inner resources/impulses of the moment, awaken ones own individual movement potential, by stimulating the physical, emotional and mindful layers of the body: journey through listening-sensing–imaging–exploring. Britta has danced in several productions of international choreographers e.g. as Anna Huber, Christof Winkler, Robert Wilson. She has created interdisciplinary projects with visual and music artists in Europe/USA/Japan/Russia. As a lecturer of somatic and contemporary dance techniques, she has worked at different academies for the performing arts, currently at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt. She holds a Master of Arts in contemporary dance education. Since 2006 she engages in intercultural projects for young generations as a facilitator/coach in the context of Kita/School. Her first encounter with Contact Improvisation was in 1993 in New York. Since then the practice shifted gradually deeper into her artistic practice. Significant teachers were Nancy Topf, Daniel Lepkoff, Lucia Walker, Scott Wells, Martin Keogh, Ingo Reulecke and Dieter Heitkamp. During the corona pandemic, Britta focused on exploring the interrelationship between the body and nature through different formats and with diverse target groups. The main topic of these exchanges was investigating and zooming in, on what nature spaces ask of a moving body and how a sense of inter-being is created. This on-going research has been funded by the Hessischen Kulturstiftung, Dis-Tanz-Solo, Stadt Frankfurt and the residence program of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main.

Bedeutende CI Lehrer*innen
Nancy Topf, Daniel Lepkoff, Lucia Walker, Scott Wells, Martin Keogh, Ingo Reulecke and Dieter Heitkamp