Der Geist aus dem Körper

WHAT ROLE DOES THE BODY PLAY IN SPIRITUALITY?

WHAT TOUCHES PEOPLE IN THEIR INNERMOST BEING?

HOW DOES THE SPACE INFLUENCE ONE’S SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE?

‘Der Geist aus dem Körper’ was a movement research that sought to ask questions about the role of the body within Christianity and spirituality. It was carried out with Rebecca Mary's dance theater collective Quizzical Körper. Using their knowledge as dancers and movement practitioners they sought to understand the role of the body within different spiritual practices, how it enhances the spiritual experience and how to express it choreographically.

The research was carried out in dance studios as well as religious spaces in which they explored the physical effect the architecture has on the body. An integral part of the research also went beyond the artistic world integrating members of theology and other spiritual practices through dialogue to enrich the artistic work.

As creators they were interested to discover how movement and physicality can transform not only the consciousness of the dancers but also the consciousness of their audiences. Through an integrated approach to movement research, we hope to find methods to realizing this.

Get more insight into their research here.

This research is part of the #TakeCare NEUSTART KULTUR funding program, supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.