In Touch

Nadja Schwarzenbach



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Co-Organiser New Years Festival Berlin & Contact Improvisation Festival Berlin.

I am a CI dancer, teacher and improviser based in Berlin. I passionately practice CI since 2006.
My sense for touch and the understanding of the human body moving has been nurtured in many ways. Important was my three years natural medicine training including different massage and bodywork styles and  attending klein technique and axis syllabus classes. Currently I am training to become an Ilan Lev practitioner. Crucial inspirations for my CI practice come from learning and dancing with Joerg Hassmann, Mirva Mäkinnen and Nancy Stark Smith.
I assisted Daniel Werner and Joerg Hassmann during five years in the CI training program in Berlin and in international workshops. Since 5 years I co-organize the Contact Festivals in Berlin and for the 11th time I am part of the organizing team of the Contact meets Contemporary Festival in Goettingen (, and two years ago I co-founded the Out of Berlin Jam (  2010 I started teaching weekend workshops and weekly classes. Since then I have been teaching weekly classes in Berlin, many weekend workshops in Germany and abroad (in Sweden, Denmark, Israel and Morocco) and on many CI Festivals in Europe and Goa/India.