Corinne Castelli is an actress and voice & movement teacher based in Berlin. After graduating in acting at the Scuola Civica D´Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in MIlan (It) in 2005, she began an acting career with theatre director Massimo Castri, participating between 2005 and 2010 in several productions of the State Theatres of Modena and Rome touring extensively throughout Italy.
Through the interaction with directors of the likes of Eimuntas Nekrosius, Marco Bellocchio, Matthias Langhoff, Enrique Diaz, she gained a deep understanding of the importance for actors to be able to develop resources and skills to enhance their capacity to center themselves in the midst of very demanding working circumstances.
She teaches the „Lichtenberger method for applied voice physiology„ and is a Body-Mind Centering somatic movement educator.
Body worker, Rio Abierto system, teacher of body work techniques for Human Development. Literature teacher, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The experience and practice of the Rio Abierto system has inspired her to research and experience different body work and meditation techniques, especially Osho’s Active Meditations , which she learned at his ashram in India. She has been trained in many different schools and they all have given her something and helped her to keep going deeper on the path towards herself. She declares herself life’s constant apprentice and she´s still learning and transforming in every course that she gives or takes. Since 2003, she has lived in Spain and she teaches movement and body consciousness workshops in Sitges, Barcelona, Argentina and in the UK. Roxana is a member of Catalonia’s Non Violent Communication teacher's group, and she teaches workshops that combine the practice of NVC with body consciousness and perception. She is co- author of The Heart. The art of bringing order without giving orders.
Mireia Aragonès, born in Barcelona is an Alexander Technique teacher, Pilates instructor , movement artist and contact improvisation facilitator.
She started with classical dance, moving through Contemporary to Performance Art and Contact Improvisation into what she now calls “Somatic” work.
In 2008, she moved to Berlin to expand her performance and teaching skills under the guidance of teachers like Kirstie Simson, Martin Keogh, Eva Karzacg and Julyen Hamilton. In 2005 she completed the Pilates Training and in 2014 she graduated as an Alexander Technique teacher (ATVD).
Dancing and teaching is for Mireia an ongoing enquiry into motion and awareness: the value and meaning of presence, the power of listening to your own body, non-doing and touch; exploring the influence of our anatomical and perceptive systems; exploring differing qualities of being and movement.
Currently Mireia teaches groups, one-to-one and workshops in Berlin and abroad, assists Elisabeth Molle in the HZT (Dance studies in Berlin’s university) and collaborates in the improvisation collective Imprevu.
Vesica is Initiator and Co-founder of Ecstatic Dance Berlin, where she is a resident DJ and organizer of Ecstatic Dance Sundays. Vesica, while born and raised in Berlin, has lived most of her
adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
Oakland Ecstatic Dance saved her in 2008, when her doctoral dissertation on spirit possession & psychiatry was literally driving her mad. Ever since, Ecstatic Dance has been her twice weekly, non-negotiable pilgrimage to the dance floor -to get down and right with herself, her community, her body and the Universe.
As an Ecstatic Dance DJ and ambassador, Vesica travels wherever she’s invited, such as to California the Netherlands, Romania, Finnland, Russia & Switzerland etc.
For her, Ecstatic Dance is a way of life and an instant community, connecting like-minded people all over the world.
Martina was born in the heart of East Berlin. She is the mother of a son, and currently lives and teaches in Berlin.
She has worked in different professions as a seamstress and stage costume designer for the East Berlin “Akademie der Kunste”, in a publishing house, as a waitress, as artist´s assistant and as DJ.
After the Berlin Wall fell, Martina got involved with different movement practices: Trancedance training with Frank Natale, she was also part of the core team at the Soleluna community and got training in massage with Shaida Cartellà in Italy.
In 1998, 5Rhythms® found her and since then she dances joyfully and heartfully. After her training with Gabrielle Roth, she became an authorised 5Rhythms© facilitator.
Zahiro is a naturopath, massage and movement therapist and teacher living in Berlin. Originally coming from contemporary dance and movement, he has practiced for many years energetic
and intuitive Thai Meridian Massage. During his yearly travels to Asia, he trained and still continues his formation in this massage form and other energetic bodywork at the most important
schools in Thailand. As a naturopath he combines the balancing effect of body-work with dynamic movement work as a GYROTONIC® Trainer. He also teaches Thai Yoga massage since 2008
and has developed his special approach of Intuitive Thai Meridian Massage.
Saša Pavić is a professional dancer and passionated hang drum player.
Dhyana was born in Colombia and moved to Germany in 2003 to study graphic design. After her work experience in the advertising world she felt the urgency to discover herself and gain more understanding about life. This search brought her to Berlin where she met the OSHO Meditations; amazed by the awareness and clarity she got through these techniques and with the desire of sharing her experience, she became a certified meditation facilitator in Berlin as well as in Pune, India. Currently she offers OSHO Meditations and OSHO therapies, and teaches Sufi Whirling around the world. She is the creator of the Whirling in Berlin as well as OSHO Meditation Colombia and co-creator of Conscious Dance Festival Berlin/Barcelona.
Dr. Oruç Güvenc (1948-2017) founded the research group Tümata in 1976 aiming at scientifically exploring the therapeutical and spiritual effects of the Baksi music on people.
As a Sufi Master, he combined medicine, psychology and the sufi concept of transformative love as a learning path. His method remains and is being taught in all continents. It brings people back into harmony and leads them into a blossoming of their inner self.
Tümata Berlin will be honoring Oruç Güvenc’s memory by playing his music live for participants to dance and experience the traditional sufi Sema ceremony, a mystical dance and music celebration.
Shingo Masuda is a Japanese kanun player. He was born in Osaka in 1986.
He started playing piano in his childhood but since 2009, he has been commited to the Kanun, traveling to Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Greece in order to study it.
Shingo has performed internationally in festivals, as well as for the Japan Broadcasting Corporation and in various temples and shrines.
He has also been part of several bands and collaborated with many musicians, dancers and artists.