team & partners
Kristin Guttenberg, Germany
Founder and Director
Kristin is facilitator, trainer and coach, specialized on embodiment, somatics and contemplative practices in learning and transition contexts. As a pioneer for holistic learning approaches, she integrates her professional backgrounds of social health pedagogy, leadership, body therapy, movement arts and performing arts to research and act at the interfaces of learning and education, presence and future, artistic practice and transformative practice, individual and society.
Her special interest and driving force is the sense-making of (vocational) lifes and the value of the ‚me in society‘, as a co-creation of futures in its direct political dimension.
She sets focus on the benefit of the multiple human intelligence and body-mind connection in educational and vocational fields and in transition contexts, enhancing the level of presence and awareness, of inner authority, performance competence and personal mastery. For her it is relevant to contribute to independent scenes as well as to institutional levels of social, educational and artistic fields.
Kristin holds an adjunct professorship in Berlin. Since over 20 years she contributes to the development of study programs in art universities, state and free organizations of culture and education and the independent art scene. She is coaching and teaching internationally in body-mind practices, mental training and stage presence, as well as leading practice seminars and learning labs in communication skills, reflection and feedback methods, artistic leadership, team teaching and interdisciplinary practice. She is lecturer and individual and team-trainer for students, teaching staff and other professionals.
Esther Bermúdez, Venezuela / Germany
Researcher and Project Coordinator
Esther Bermúdez is a sociologist and yoga teacher for both youth and adults. Her aim is to bring forward the work of collectives, individuals, as well as urban and rural tribes who encourage social change through contemporary, creative expressions in new forms of critical-constructive education. In 2014, Esther joined The Moving Academy with the interest to continue contributing to the development of educational practices and programs, based on communitarian participation and plurality. As part of the core team she supports the section of research, funding and administration with her expertise and experience.
Veronika Risnovska, Slovakia / Germany
Veronika studies performance and society at Bart College Berlin. She joined TMA 2015 and is present with great engagement in the fore- and background. As an alumni of United World College Mostar, she is assisting coordinator of TMA projects and trainings for international and vocational schools.
Jakub Crcha, Slovakia / USA
Jakub joined TMA in the winter semester for his internship and supported the reflection and documentation period of TRAFO Projects. When he is not present in Europe, he studies theatre directing, politics and language at Bennington College, Vermont/USA.
PARTNERS & ASSOCIATES
Aleksandar Acev, Germany / Croatia
Aleksandar is an experienced contemporary mime, pedagogue, choreographer and director for physical theatre. His special focus: the body as a stage, a platform and meeting point where connection with other disciplines and sensibilities is possible. He acts as pedagogue and facilitator in various art universities and fields of social arts.
Ingo Reulecke, Germany
Ingo is an experienced dancer, choreographer, program creator and pedagogue in the field of artistic and contemplate practice, working and cooperating in university as well as free artistic contexts.
Joos van den Dool, Germany / Netherlands
Joos is a project manager and urban planner based in the Berlin region. He initiates and supports co-creative design processes for a sustainable future.
Marc Torrents, Spain
Marc is actor, clown, laugh therapist, practicioner and teacher of contact improvisation (CI). He studied photography and educated in physical theatre, clown and circus arts in combination with contemporary dance and performance.
Valentin Sanchez, Spain
Valentín is educator and performance artist with special interest in physical improvisation and learning. He regularly teaches in pedagogical programs for educators in Spain.
Vinzenz is facilitator and event-organizer in the field of dialogue and communication practice. He holds a masters degree in 'Peace Studies' from the University of Innsbruck/Austria.
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With thanks for the generous support in the area of consulting and development