OVERLAPS - Body and Sound Overlaps in Urban Areas

In urban niches we experience our bodies. How does my body react to space? How does a group of bodies change an urban niche?
The bodies produce sounds and react to the intrinsic sound of the urban niche. Our bodies carry the sounds from the outside space into the inside space. Is it possible to record the physical experience through the voice?

The day will be divided in 2 parts. for the morning we will choose specific areas as places near water (lake, river or channel), in green areas, railway side areas and explore the possibilities of response our body has to them. that may be movement, gesture, sculpture, an intrinsic emotional reaction, or a reaction expressed in the social behavior of the group. there will be a special attention to the sounds of the area - moving and listening should become more and more connected the afternoon session will take part inside an consist in the sound protocol of the morning experience. this means to remember and transform into sounds what you heard in the outside space and how you moved in the outdoor space. to make that possible, there will be preparatory improvisation exercises. if participants play an instrument, they may use it. otherwise, we will use our voices. the process of the protocol may include drawing scores, writing down your impressions and transforming these scores into sound. a special regard will always lay on the interaction of the group.


Daily Schedule

9.30 - 12.30 meeting in outdoor locations to be defined (body movement)

12.30 - 13.30 lunch break

14.00 -17.00 meeting in inside space (sound)


Knowledge requirements
The workshop language is english. There should be a prior experience with voice/instrument and body (any somatic technique). If not, openness is accepted too.


Equipment requirements
good shoes for walks, music instrument (if possible)

Ulrike Brand is a Cellist, Performer and Composer. On her instrument she has developed new techniques and an individual sound world. Her projects cross frontiers with language, dance, performance and visual arts. Her compositions are situated on the sliding scale between improvsation and composition. She writes esasays and keeps lectures and workshops. From 1989-1997 she founded and directed QPMC in Perugia, Italy. She has received many grants and residencies and is as well active as a curator of concert series and interdisciplinary projects involving visual arts, dance, language and live electronics.

Since 2018 she is lecturer for improvisation at the University of the Arts Berlin.


After an education in contemporary dance, Ingo Reulecke studied choreography at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst  "Ernst Busch" in Berlin. His choreographies were awarded numerous prizes and invited to many festivals within and outside Germany, among others, the production “EKLIPSE” to the German Dance Platform in 1998 in Munich and to the international choreography competition in Bagnolet, France. He went to New York City in 1998 on a DAAD year-long grant. The piece “diminuendo 2” received the first prize of the VorOrt Festival in Münster in 2006. For the piece “unsere tage wie schatten”, he worked with Lukas Matthaei for the FFT Düsseldorf. In 2008 he took on the artistic directorship of the TMA in the framework of the Kunstfest Weimar. In 2009 he worked with Lukas Matthaei again for “2109” and with Ayat Nafaji für "Lady Tehran". Since 2006 Ingo Reulecke has been the director of the dance department at the Hochschule für  Schauspielkunst ´Ernst Busch´/ Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin.



Run period:
02.09.2024 – 07.09.2024
Course time:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Application Deadline:

Course fee:
EUR 580

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