I am an independent dance artist, teacher, mentor and healing practitioner based in Amsterdam, active in the field of performance and theatre for 30 years.

In my work I seek to develop the moving body as a vessel for our aliveness, humanness and interconnectivity through which we can engage our collaborative intelligence and build shared ground and understanding.

I create dance performances and performative installations collaborating with dancers, musicians, visual artists and light designers from all over the world.

I give classes and workshops in Dancing & Making , Skinner Releasing Technique™ and my movement practice in natural environments.

As a qualified healing practitioner, I offer healing sessions using the Intelligenz des Lebens® Heilweisen and the Divine Plan Healing.

If my work resonates with you and you feel an attraction to collaborate, join my classes or work individually with me, book a performance, host a workshop or receive a healing session please send me an email.  I’m always happy to discuss what I can bring to you.

Upcoming Events & News

Opening into New Territories - SRT as a doorway into Making Dances

// Bern

Summer Intensive

This 5-day intensive course combines the poetic and integrative method of Skinner Releasing Technique with the compositional work of Instant Composition. It is open to dancers, performers, dance teachers and movement lovers of all levels who have already (some) previous experience in SRT and wish to deepen and expand their technical, compositional and creative skills.

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Skinner Releasing Technique - more imagery for dancing

// Leiden

Workshop

This workshop is for people with some SRT experience, who wish to further develop their technical and creative skills in dance.
We will explore poetic imagery and SRT material that is a follow up of the very first classes of the SRT Introductory Level and creates space to deepen one's process.

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From my Heart

// Karlsruhe

Workshop Dancing & Making

This 1-day workshop explores the fascinating ability of the heart to communicate and how this powerful quality can inspire our dancing and compositional work.

 

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Flow in Time

// Karlsruhe

Workshop Dancing & Making

This 1-day workshop offers the opportunity to experience the phenomenon of 'flow' in body and mind and to use its qualities as a source of inspiration for dancing and composing.

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Dedication and the art of creating ground and space

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In May 2024 Eva Karczag and I were invited by CreWcollective represented by Jana Novorytová and Mish Rais to bring our artistic and pedagogic work to Prague and share it with the local dance and performance community.
On 5th May 2024 we performed our lecture performance ALONG THE LINES at Studio Hrdinu and taught in the follow-up the 5 day workshop ‘Shed light on your dancing’ to a wonderful group of more than 20 dancers.  
Both events took place under the very best conditions and ran despite the complex logistics magically smoothly!

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Nature and silence as a way to begin

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While Skinner Releasing (SRT) has been taught in countries such as the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany Switzerland, Turkey, etc. for many years, Joan Skinner's work is still almost completely unknown in France and, apart from a translated interview with Joan, there is no literature or sources about SRT in French.
Against this background, we, Ana Stegnar, Cléo Tabakian and Bettina Neuhaus, three SRT teachers have been working for a year on the planning for the creation of a booklet in French, which will give an insight into Joan Skinner‘s approach to movement and dance in a poetic, playful and informative way and hopefully arouse curiosity.

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The privilege of sharing

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2024 started right away with 4 workshops I was invited to in Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland to share Joan Skinner's work with different dance communities.
A 4-day course as part of Wintertanz at Tanzfabrik Berlin with 22 dancers was followed by a week of teaching for Tanzwerk Kassel in the beautiful studio of SOZO visions in motion.

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Time with nature

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In 2023 I had the opportunity to share my outdoor practice in natural environments with others in various places in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Propelled by new insights and curiosity I look forward to continuing my research in 2024 and offering further workshops in different countries.

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Swirling liveliness in a black box

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This November I followed the invitation of Assoziacione Dissonanzen to teach a workshop Technique and Instant Composition, together with my colleagues Giacomo Calabrese, Piero Leccese and Ursula Sabatin and with the collaboration of 5 musicians of the Orchestra Elettroacustica Officina Arti Soniche at the theatre Sala Assoli in Naples.

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At 2000-2700m altitude

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This August I had the privilege of being high up in the mountains of the canton Grisons for several weeks, hiking 5-8 hours a day at 2000-2700m altitude through nature.
Probably no better opportunity to return after a little while to my outdoor practice in this breathtakingly beautiful and wild environment.

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SRT Summer Intensive in Bern

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It is with great pleasure that I look back on the 5-day Summer Intensive SRT - Opening into New Territories, that took place 24 - 28 July 2023 at Akar Studio in Bern. It was a honor to work at the probably oldest studio for contemporary dance in town, where artistic work has been created and dance history has been written for over 5 decades.

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Crow, Knife and Letters

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With a shared passion for making and performing dances by composing them instantly we, dance artists Alkistis Theophilou, Marianthi Michailidou and Bettina Neuhaus have been working together in the studio in January in Amsterdam to share our artistic practice and carry it forward.

 

 

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Tending Decay

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After having waited since 2020 for the opportunity to meet finally in person we, Canadian dance artist Susanna Hood and I are thrilled to meet finally in person in Berlin from 22 to 29 November and work on a first version of TENDING DECAY, an interactive installation inspired by the pandemic experience and exploring caring for the other in absence.

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A visit to earth, air and trees

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Together with a wonderful group of participants I spent this late autumn 2 days in the large nature reserve of the Oberwald in Karlsruhe. A breathtaking eco-system with a unique biodiversity of trees such as Pedunculate oaks and hornbeams, shrubs, fungi, animals and insects of all kinds: An unforgettable visit to our ancestors, that came to earth millions of years before us.

 

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Launch of the website alongthelines.net

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We, Eva Karczag and Bettina Neuhaus have just launched alongthelines.net , the bilingual digital version of our lecture performance Along the Lines , which we have been presenting and continuously developing in various contexts and formats since 2015.

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Residency at REZI.DANCE

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This summer we, Bettina Neuhaus, Roberta Legros and sound artist Matthieu Legros were offered a residency at REZI.DANCE in Komařice (CZ) to continue our working process for the performance THE PAGE. We are grateful for being offered this brilliant and inspiring place to dive into creation. What a great time we had!

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Looking back on 5 rehearsal days in Brno

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For The Page, a performance of poetic writing in dance, sound and words by Roberta Legros Stepankova and Bettina Neuhaus in collaboration with sound artist Matthieu Legros.

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Looking back on Becoming the Dancing

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Looking back on Becoming the Dancing on 3 &4 April 2022, the very first workshop Skinner Releasing Technique™ & Instant Composition that I’ve been teaching in Brno/CZ, generously organized by Roberta Legros Stepankova.

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