Johannes Anzenhofer

live - accompagnement

Johannes Anzenhofer is a sculptor, musician and movement artist.

He is playing Accordion, Guitar, Flutes and Percussion. His Dance Experience is based on Capoeira, Contact Improvisation, Contemporary and African Dance. He plays music for Dance -Events, -Festivals, Jams, Performances, Weddings etc. and is familiar in switching roles from playing music into dancing. He lives with his family around Munich as a freelance artist and pedagogue.

Nina Wehnert

BMC® Somatic Movement Educator and BMC® Practitioner

Nina lives in Berlin and teaches Body-Mind Centering® and Contact Improvisation in classes, workshops, and festivals around Europe as well as at dance schools.

She has been dancing CI since 1998 and started to teach around 2001- in the first years on and off. Since 2010 she’s been more engaged in teaching and got invited to festivals around Europe like Freiburg Festival, Italian Contact Festival, Contact meets Contemporary in Göttingen, In Touch Festival Berlin, Potsdam Jam, Notafee Festival Estonia and Sensing In Berlin (Axis Syllabus Festival), a.o. Since 2014 she is teaching Workshops around Europe interweaving principles of BMC® and Contact Improvisation.

In her teaching she enjoys exploring specific moments of embryology, moments of migration, touch, meeting, sensing and perception that underline and support contact improvisation ideas.

Currently, Nina is teaching Body-Mind Centering® in weekly classes as well as in the one-year dance program at Tanzfabrik, Berlin and at the Somatische Basis Ausbildung (a 3-year somatic training) at Somatische Akademie, Berlin. She is on the board of the german speaking BMC® Association Glia.

Jörg Hassmann

Contact Improvisation

I never thought of becoming a dancer, since dancing was one of the things I was scared of the most. But life seemd to have this strange idea with me that started more than 25 years ago with a CI class. No I teach it, perform it, write about it and travel the world through it - happily and passionately. 

Developmental movement patterns, an anatomical focus on the skeleton and the fascia system, Capoeira, Release Techniques and many kinds of sports have guided my understanding of the moving body and keep me researching. And ending is not in sight. joerghassmann.wordpress.comwww.dancecontact.dewww.contact-meets-contemporary.de

Axel Does

Chinese Medicine - Tui Na - Acupressure

Axel is a passionate educator and healer in the traditional chinese medicine field with decades of experience and an eclectic backround in dance, acrobatics as well as being a teacher and practitioner of Chinson Hapkido, a korean martial, movement and healing art. Axel teaches at the Heilpraktiker Ausbildung in Berlin, runs a Tui Na certification course at the Shou Zong school in Berlin and is organizing and teaching at the yearly TCM congress in Rothenburg Germany. For deepening his knowledge he has been visiting China for studying at different universities of TCM. 

Baris Mihci

Axis Syllabus

Baris Mihci was born 1976 in Wuppertal, Germany and is currently based between Turkey and Europe. He graduated with degrees in social pedagogy, German language, Sports and special education for physically disabled children at the University of Cologne. He completed his studies with a social-cultural research thesis referring to Pina Bausch's Tanztheater and its artistic research about human relationships. Baris then began his dancing life. His curiosity about the art of dancing was strongly influenced by following the work of Pina Bausch for over 14 years. Coming from an athletic background, movement was always a big interest to him. In 2001 he was introduced and immersed himself in the Axis Syllabus . Baris acquired a teacher's certificate after 4 years and has been teaching regularly for dancers and non-dancers alike across Europe since. He has taught at Studio Hybrid, Dancetrumjette, Espace Catastrophe, the Nomadic College, DOCH, the Cullberg Ballet among many other professional dance training institutions. Baris’ performance work is based in solo, site specific and improvisation. He has presented solos at Belgart Moment Festival, Festival tanzhautnah, RAC Festival (Brussels) among others. He has also collaborated extensively with Collectif en Transit, devoted to bringing dance to urban public spaces. Baris is a key organizer of the Nomadic College since 2004 and a member of the Axis Syllabus member assessment panel.

Since 2012 Baris is teaching workshops world-wide in schools or festivals and lives between Turkey and Europe.

Yulia Dolgova

Axis Syllabus

Her dancing career was started in Novosibirsk in 2005, where she studied Contemporary Dance and Contact Improvisation. She graduated from Novosibirsk State University with a degree in Mathematics earlier in the same city.

After moving to St. Petersburg in 2008 she started teaching dance and became one of the founders of Contact Improvisation Studio "Kiwi". As the organizer of dance classes she built for herself an independent training program by inviting teachers like Steve Batts, Benno Voorham, Adrian Russi, Otto Akkanen, Natanja den Boeft, Katerina Basalaeva, Alexander Andriyashkin, Ilya Belenkov and others, as well as taking part in various dance projects and performances.

Her interest to exploring the body in dynamic situations and to consciousness in actions led her to meeting Axis Syllabus - the system of movement analysis and training method, which significantly influenced her approach to dance and teaching. From 2010 to 2013 Yulia lived in California, studying Axis Syllabus with teachers like Kira Kirch, Ana Flecha, Frey Faust, Baris Mihci, etc. In 2015 she became a certified Axis Syllabus teacher.

In 2015 she received masters in choreography from the Vaganova Ballet Academy, (Research creative laboratory of composition of contemporary dance forms). Since 2013 she has been living in St. Petersburg, where at the moment she teaches Contact Improvisation, Axis Syllabus, Contemporary Dance. She also pursues postgraduate studies in the Vaganova Ballet Academy, where she teaches in the master's program "Artistic Practices in Contemporary Dance". She is one of the organizers of the Festival of Contemporary Dance and Contact Improvisation “Dance Connect”, as well as one of the founders of Axis Syllabus Study Group Russia where she performs organizational, educational and research activities.