Robin Berkelmans

 

is a dancer, performer, teacher, and maker of dance and theater. His work focuses on natural mobility, embodiment and presence. This is supported by an ongoing study of the movement of the body in different techniques, in the studio as a teacher or maker, on stage as a performer. 
Robin is a teacher of contemporary dance at the Amsterdam School of the Arts and the Tilburg Dance Academy. The main work he researches is about experiential anatomy, release technique and contact improvisation. At Theater School De Trap in Amsterdam he teaches presence for performers and Chi Kung. He is also a teacher of Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, meditation and Thai Massage.

 

More info: www.robinberkelmans.nl andwww.rblichaamswerk.nl

Presence in alignment

 

When the state of mind changes and becomes more refined, the state of body is invited to become more refined as well. When the body becomes more functionally integrated by moving from a felt sense of natural movement, the mind starts to integrate with the movement. By doing so, one develops a sophisticated, embodied movement ability. An experiential approach to functional alignment in Contact Improvisation.