Today before lunch we had a group meeting  about COLLABORATION & TREFFEN TOTAL.
I attach the outcomes to share it. You will have to enlarge to be able to read it, because it was very productive ;-). Here you can find the pdf to download it: Collaboration & Treffen Total
 Collaboration & Treffen Total
A little video impression of our work session:


Training Total Week 3

Montag bis Freitag, jeweils 10:00-11:30, Kampnagel K4 (Kanalseite)

Liebe FreundInnen und Interessierte,

das TRAINING TOTAL im Rahmen von TREFFEN TOTAL 2016 geht nun in der letzte Woche! Wir werden dieses Mal forschen, entdecken, ausprobieren, kombinieren und austauschen über  Stimme und Körper, Gruppe und Selbst, möglich und nicht möglich aus den vielfältigen Methoden und Erfahrungen von den Tanz-, Theater- und PerformancekünstlerInnen – diese Woche aus Hamburg, Reykjavík, Paris und Lissabon: Ann-Kathrin Quednau und Anja Winterhalter, Sigurður Arent, Nuno Lucas, Verena Brakonier, Franziska Henschel

 Mo. 18.7. Ann-Kathrin Quednau & Anja Winterhalter: Voicing (open to every level)Voice and breathing work, sounding and moving, exploring your vocal range through your body

Di. 19.7. Sigurður Arent: The Harold (open level) An introduction into theatrical improvisation based on an American approach called The Harold. Practice with movement and voice.

Mi. 20.7. Nuno Lucas: Pongo Land Welcome to PONGO LAND. This class is based upon a duet I’ve done in collaboration with Hermann Heisig. We will explore the differences, similarities and possible or impossible relationships with another body. A landscape where we constantly compare, compete, copy, creating a state of permanent transformation. Come and join your other self !

Do. 21.7. Verena Brakonier: creative body (open level) a training about attention, presence and personal intention not only in artistic processes.

Fr. 22.7. Franz.iska Henschel: lost and found in translation (open to all) we deal with the idea of translation- from one artistic language into another one- using movements, spoken/written words, drawings, signs, sounds…

Off to a woobly-goobly start

It’s been two weeks now and something is starting to emerge from the creative chaos. Wednesday morning Pavlos Kountouriotis lead a training session named „Woobly-Goobly & 5 practices of seeing“ where the participants worked with how the gaze can influence movement. 20160713_103807

People then dispersed to the studios or the kitchen to continue working. In the K31 the Small People Project took shape and some people explored the act of carrying and holding in K4.


After a wonderful lunch we continued with our work, for example the Encounter investigation by Jenny, Rita and others. A small committee also came together to plan the open event next Sunday which will take the form of a picnic! More on that later.

There is emerging a strong need to define the hows and whys of our collaboration here and a constant dialogue about the nature of our encounter. This is of course vital for a meeting of these proportions, where people have different expectations. We are also aware of the tendency of practicalities to steal time, whole days even, bringing to the fore the importance of proper time management and just how exhausting immaterial labour can be.



Impressions from the regular „flowertalk“ at Treffen Total, where the participants share their ideas and reflections on their process. The flower is passed around, and the person with the flower can speak for 3 minutes.

Humanimals Dialogues

Morning Training with Sofia Kakouri: Humanimals Dialogues.
Somatic practice with movement and voice.

Humanimals dialogues is a practice which involves body and voice. We explored the connection between rhythmical movements of the body and the human voice, in order to create a non-verbal animalistic language between the participants.

Morning Training with Louise

Louise Vind Nielsen was sharing today her Sound and Movement Training: AAARGH!

Exercise example 1: Start by walking and listening with your feet. Keep your distance to the others. Begin to whisper. What do you hear from the others? Get closer to the others and increase the volume of your voice.

Exercise example 2: Two rows of people in front of each other. Dedicate a scream to your partner on the other side.