How is my body today? I experience my body ageing. It is a beautiful understanding that my body is changing throughout my lifetime. But also throughout the day. I was very tired this morning. My eyes were very tired. Dry. They felt dry and I've had difficulties to stay awake. The way to the S-Bahn-Station was freezing. It was a shock. Back in the S-bahn my body was again adapting to the heated cabin. Moving. On the floor. Sensing my skin. My weight. My strength. What is a bod
...dann ist das nicht meine Revolution Im Rahmen der queeren Ringvorlesung der Universität Frankfurt konnte ich im Juni 2018 einen Vortrag halten, der die Frage nachging, ob Tanz als kritische Praxis verstanden werden kann: Ermöglicht uns Tanz, und Contact Improvisation im besonderen, politisches Ermächtigungspotential? Oder sogar noch weiter gehend: Kann Tanz/ Contact Improvisation, bestehende, verkörperte, normierte und normierende gesellschaftliche Verhältnisse irritieren?
"To be a subject was good; to be an object was bad. But, as we all know, being a subject can be tricky. The subject is always already subjected. Though the position of the subject suggests a degree of control, its reality is rather one of being subjected to power relations. Nevertheless, generations of feminists -- including myself -- have strived to get rid of patriarchal objectification in order to become subjects. The feminist movement, until quite recently (and for a numb
What do I mean by Movementactivism ? How do I define this field of interest, action and research? What is my approach, what are my methods? This blog post is an attempt to answer questions about my work and to clarify my field of research. I am writing this mostly for myself – but also to make it possible for others to witness my process. My work is mostly in the field of (hatha) yoga and dance/performance. The body is the main instrument in both of these practices, although
In this blogpost, I'm trying to answer some requests of students who are teaching yoga or who have a regular yoga practice and who have also been studying the Axis Syllabus. A few weeks ago, I got the chance to teach within a yoga-education. Questions and doubts that have been raised during these classes are embedded in this reflection. As ususal, my answers are never fixed in stone. Please consider them part of an on-going process. I see this blogpost as an opportunity for