Teachers

The english-speaking intensive EUROLAB Certificate Programs in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (LBMS) are directed by Antja Kennedy. She teaches the entire program together with the core teachers Eva Blaschke and Christel Büche.

Guest teachers will be invited to cover special topics and application areas. All teachers are trained in LBMS and are professionals in different areas such as: dance, therapy and pedagogy.

 

Antja Kennedy

Since 1983 freelance dance teacher, dancer, choreographer and movement analyst. Certificate in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (CMA) in Seattle, Washington, USA (1984). Bachelors Degree in Dance at Empire State College, New York. Certificate as a practitioner in Movement Pattern Analysis by MOTUS Humanus, Denver, USA. Certificate in Movement and Bodywork, GALA/Gaia University. She is a co-founder of the Tanzfabrik Berlin and worked 10 years as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and organizer. She is a founding member of EUROLAB e.V. and worked for 12 years  in the executive committee.

 

Since 1992, she has taught at several nationally recognized dance trainings and at various universities. In 2001 she was a guest lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt. In the summer of 2003, she was guest professor at the University of Hamburg, in the Department of Sports/Movement Science. 2000-2013 she taught at impuls, Bremen, a vocational school with state recognized degree, mainly the subjects dance improvisation and bodywork. Since 2002 she has performed solos almost every year in various contexts (among others, “Tanz Bremen”). She is a part of the steering committee of Global Water Dances and has directed the performances in Bremen (2011) and Bremerhaven (2013).

 

Since 1990, she has been teaching and since 1995 directing the EUROLAB Certificate Programs in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies. She has published several articles and a book in German ( "Bewegtes Wissen"). A recent article in English was published in „BODY-LANGUAGE-COMMUNICATION, an International Handbook on Multimodality in Human Interaction“, 2013.


Christel Büche

She has a degree in Social Work and is a Dance Therapist (BTD). She is educated in Modern Dance and is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) since 1993. She holds a certificate in Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) and has completed a Yoga teacher training. She works as a dance- and movement teacher in various contexts. She is very interested in teaching the concepts of LBMS to other movement professionals to broaden their understanding of movement and dance. She is a faculty member of the EUROLAB Certificate Program since 1999 and in the Dance Therapy training at the Tanztherapie Zentrum Berlin since 2000. She has also taught LBMS in the Master Degree Program in Dance Therapy at the University in Heidelberg. Besides these contexts of further education, she also teaches movement and dance classes to different clientele like seniors or mentally ill people. Her focus is to enable the participants to have more expressiveness and being alive.


Eva Blaschke

She is a dancer, dance teacher and has a Masters Degree in Education. She is trained in Modern Dance, New Dance (USA), LBMS (CMA/Berlin), Contact Improvisation, Trapeze Dance (with Clover Catskill) and Gyrokinesis (a dynamic form of Yoga).

Since 1994 she has been performing in Germany and other countries with different interdisciplinary ensembles with mutual dialogue between dance, music and space, for example the Slices-Ensemble, the Performancebühne Berlin, the Airborn Dancers and the Global Water Dances Berlin.

She has been teaching introductory LBMS courses since 1994 at Tanzfabrik Berlin and has been teaching as a guest in the EUROLAB Certificate Program since 2005. Since 1999 she has been teaching in the fields of education and health care and since 2007 in the “Dance Intensive” program of Tanzfabrik Berlin. Her concern is connecting bodywork with dance as well as bodywork and coaching on a very deep level. The coaching can be a choreographic one, where she helps artists to clarify and intensify their artistic expression in their work - or it can be in the field of management, together with the Business Coach Caroline Meder.

www.evablaschke.de