Participatory Projects


Polylog Dresden 2017 _ Kulturhauptstadt Europa 2025

POLYLOG Dresden benennt sich selbst als Experiment und Versuch, andere Stimmen hörbar zu machen als die schon oft gehörten. Es fand 2017 im Zentralwerk Dresden Pieschen in Kooperation von Zentralwerk e.V., TanzNetzDresden und The Moving Academy gUG statt. 

Wir teilen die Idee, Debatten und Austausch in neue (performative) Formate zu bringen und damit zu erfrischen und befruchten. 

Für uns ist das Experiment geglückt. POLYLOG Dresden hatte zum Ziel, Fragen zu sammeln, ein Gespräch in Gang zu bringen und wichtige Akteure in Dresden und vor allem dem Kiez Pieschen, miteinander bekannt zu machen, als Auftakt für weiteres.

Team und Kooperation: Barbara Lubich, Bettina Lehmann, Anna Till und Kristin Guttenberg
Zentralwerk e.V., TanzNetzDresden und The Moving Academy

Gefördert durch das Kulturhauptstadtbüro Dresden2025

Zum Review

 

POLYLOG Dresden calls itself an experiment and an attempt to make voices audible other than those that have been heard many times before. It took place in 2017 at the Zentralwerk Dresden Pieschen in cooperation with Zentralwerk e.V., TanzNetzDresden and The Moving Academy gUG.

We share the idea of bringing debate and exchange into new (performative) formats and thus refreshing and stimulating them.

For us, the experiment has been a success. POLYLOG Dresden had the goal of collecting questions, initiating a conversation and introducing important actors in Dresden and especially in the Kiez Pieschen to each other, as a prelude to further activities.

Team and cooperation: Barbara Lubich, Bettina Lehmann, Anna Till and Kristin Guttenberg
Zentralwerk e.V., TanzNetzDresden and The Moving Academy

Supported by the Cultural Capital Office Dresden2025

See Review

 

Artistic Practice


Improvisation and Composition Lab

Ein Rund-um-die-Uhr-Labor // A Round-o'clock-lab

2. und 3. März/March

MimeCentum Berlin, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Workshops _ Morgen- & Nachtsession _ Jam,  mit internationalen Performern/ Dozent*innen

The Moving Academy Statutes _ Satzung kopie

Auszug aus der Satzung  //  Extract from the statutes

please ask us for the english version via  Contact

 

The Moving Academy gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt) mit Sitz in Berlin

 

§ 1 Firma, Sitz

1. Die Firma der Gesellschaft lautet The Moving Academy gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt) 

2. Die Gesellschaft hat ihren Sitz in Berlin

 

§ 2 Gesellschaftszweck und Unternehmensgegenstand 

1. Die Gesellschaft verfolgt ausschließlich und unmittelbar gemeinnützige Zwecke im Sinne des Abschnitts „Steuerbegünstigte Zwecke“ der Abgaben-Ordnung.

2. Zweck der Gesellschaft ist

  • die Förderung von Kunst und Kultur 
  • die Förderung internationaler Gesinnung, der Toleranz auf allen Gebieten der Kultur und des Völkerverständigungsgedankens  
  • die Förderung der Volks- und Berufsbildung einschließlich der Jugend- und Studentenbildung

The Moving Academy unterstützt Entwicklungs- und Veränderungsprozesse auf verschiedenen Ebenen des persönlichen und gesellschaftlichen Lebens durch die Durchführung von kontext-spezifischen Bildungsangeboten wie Lernlaboren und Lernreisen, und künstlerischen Projekten. Die Inhalte unterstützen die Teilnehmenden in persönlichen Entwicklungsprozessen und in ihrer Kompetenz zur Durchführung zukünftiger gesellschaftsrelevanter Projekte im Bereich Kultur und gesellschaftlicher Entwicklung und Innovation. 

[...]

Mit ihren spezifischen Lern- und Lehr-Ansätzen trägt The Moving Academy zu nachhaltigen Erneuerungs- und Transformationsprozessen im Bildungssektor bei. 

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Stipendien // Scholarships

Stipendien // Scholarships 

 

The Moving Academy vergibt Studenten-Stipendien und kooperiert mit Organisationen und Institutionen für Kunst und Kultur, Lernen und Bildung, soziale Entwicklung und Innovation. Mitglieder einer solchen Organisation können uns nach möglichen Stipendien, potentiellen Kooperationen und Ermässigungen bei Teilnahmegebühren fragen. 

 

The Moving Academy offers student-scholarships and co-operates with organizations and institutions from arts and culture, education and learning, social development, innovation and change. Members of such organizations can ask us for scholarships, potential cooperations and reductions of participation fees. 

 

Kooperationen // Cooperations bestehen derzeit mit

 

The Moving Academy Statutes _ Satzung

Auszug aus der Satzung  //  Extract from the statutes

please ask us for the english version via  Contact

 

The Moving Academy gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt) mit Sitz in Berlin

 

§ 1 Firma, Sitz

1. Die Firma der Gesellschaft lautet The Moving Academy gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt) 

2. Die Gesellschaft hat ihren Sitz in Berlin

 

§ 2 Gesellschaftszweck und Unternehmensgegenstand 

1. Die Gesellschaft verfolgt ausschließlich und unmittelbar gemeinnützige Zwecke im Sinne des Abschnitts „Steuerbegünstigte Zwecke“ der Abgaben-Ordnung.

2. Zweck der Gesellschaft ist

  • die Förderung von Kunst und Kultur 
  • die Förderung internationaler Gesinnung, der Toleranz auf allen Gebieten der Kultur und des Völkerverständigungsgedankens  
  • die Förderung der Volks- und Berufsbildung einschließlich der Jugend- und Studentenbildung

The Moving Academy unterstützt Entwicklungs- und Veränderungsprozesse auf verschiedenen Ebenen des persönlichen und gesellschaftlichen Lebens durch die Durchführung von kontext-spezifischen Bildungsangeboten wie Lernlaboren und Lernreisen, und künstlerischen Projekten. Die Inhalte unterstützen die Teilnehmenden in persönlichen Entwicklungsprozessen und in ihrer Kompetenz zur Durchführung zukünftiger gesellschaftsrelevanter Projekte im Bereich Kultur und gesellschaftlicher Entwicklung und Innovation. 

[...]

Mit ihren spezifischen Lern- und Lehr-Ansätzen trägt The Moving Academy zu nachhaltigen Erneuerungs- und Transformationsprozessen im Bildungssektor bei. 

[...]

Contemplative Practice


Article from Naropa University, Boulder/USA

The Science

Contemplative practice, meditation, and mindfulness are ancient, from prehistory to the foundations of every major religion and modern practice.

In the 21st century, an expanded neuroscience as a field of study has investigated contemplative practices for their medical and psychological benefits. Based on brain scans and large-scale research, there is compelling evidence that mindfulness techniques and meditation can increase attention and focus, strengthen clarity and understanding, and enhance the presence of positive emotions such as empathy and compassion.

Contemplative practice increases attentiveness

Amishi P. Jha, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Miami and principal investigator of the Jha Lab, has shown a link between mindfulness and increases in attention and focus.

Jha asserts that humans spend as much as 50 percent of their time in a state of involuntary, self-focused distraction that called "mind wandering." Mind wandering can lead to decreased perception and productivity, and is often associated with negative emotional states.

Her research shows that people who engage in mindfulness practices, even for a short while, show a marked increase in their ability to remain focused and complete simple tasks successfully.

People who engage in mindfulness are more able to employ the wandering mind's more productive cousin, "constructive reflection." Constructive reflection is the thinking process by which we gain insight, clarity, and a sense of purpose. By engaging in contemplative practice, Naropa students have the potential to strengthen their focus and attentiveness and become better able to engage in constructive learning.

Contemplative practice creates positive emotions

Richard Davidson, PhD, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is showing through his research in neuroplasticity that people can learn empathy and compassion as skills, just as they can learn to play a musical instrument or train in athletics. He further asserts that meditation can increase positive emotions such as compassion and can bring a greater sense of personal happiness.

Positive emotions have been linked with better health, longer life, and greater well-being in numerous scientific studies. On the other hand, chronic anger, worry, and hostility increase the risk of developing heart disease, as people react to these feelings with increased blood pressure and stiffening of blood vessels.

Davidson's research indicates that meditation, like what is included in Naropa's contemplative approach, may lead to increased positive emotions, which leads to mental and physical well-being. There are also benefits in creative learning and the blossoming of wisdom.

Empowerment Workshops

An empowerment training based on body-mind practices, social technologies and tools to integrate mental, physical and emotional aspects, reduce stress and built clarity and inner strength for the benefit of personal mastery and self-organization in situations of essential crises and insecurity. The workshop shares and explores how to keep, regain and enhance resilience, trust and courage to act sense-fully on a daily basis.

The training is offered in educational and social fields and is of use and adaptable in contexts of transition and change.

Summer Intensive _ CORE PRACTICE / LABS / RETREATS


Berlin _ July 21st to August 15th 2015

Body-Mind Practice _ Intention & Focus Process _ Cross Cultural Exchange

Our Summer Intensive program on embodiment and cultural practice is designed for individual schedules and benefits, to participate in the whole program or to decide to take parts of it - with and for Berlin based artists, travelers, international guests and other interested 'movers'.

 

It is a series of regenerative, enlivening and focussing practices to integrate into your summer activities, projects, travels and pauses. The sessions are open for all interested participants. They can be deepened in individual and team COACHING sessions and /or the following RETREATS in nature in august and october. 

Welcome!

2014_Event Flyers & Total Program
2014_Cross-cultural Exchange

In a parallel line  The Moving Academy opens its research and exchange with guests from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, who are invited to take part in the trainings. In extra verbal and non-verbal dialogue sessions, we will focus on certain core topics of our personal and collective challenges and competences these days and share the questions: What are we here for? What is relevant? What is needed? If you are interested in participating, please contact us  or follow the news section for infos about our  Field Cafés during the week-days in the city . 

We are looking forward to your participation - to take it to the core.

TRAFO 2014 Croatia “The Power of Now”


23. – 28. September 2014, in Zadar / Croatia

TRAFO 2014 “The Power of Now” - Arts for Society - Zadar, Croatia

“Movement happens, where inner fire and creative energy meet and unify with trust and collective spirit.” Welcome! and be part of the next round of TRAFO, a local and international Creation and Learning Lab for Artists, Innovators and Change Pioneers.

Further information

The next TRAFO Event in Croatia consists of Artistic Retreat / Workshop, Performance Acts and Open Laboratory in public space to spotlight social impact with and through artistic practice. TRAFO is an international change initiative for and from innovators of the local scene of Zadar and international guests for exchange and mindful activism.

Please find all Information on the online- flyer.

If you are interested to take part, please apply soon via e-mail at:
We are looking forward to have you with us!

Junior-Senior-Mentoring-Program

The Junior-Senior-Mentoring-Program provides impulses for intergenerational co-operation and innovation. Developed by The Moving Academy, the impulse program comes into use in various initiatives, projects and areas.  The JSMP supports and encourages the responsible and active position of the juniors with the goals of testing the realism of projects or project-ideas, and of integrating associated personal and mutual learning processes of the involved mentoring tandem.

Its approach enables lively intergenerational dynamics that allow relevant change and development at individual and social level, and supports meaningful future concepts in concrete and direct manners.

If you would like to learn more about the JSMP and its application, please contact us.

TRAFO 2014 Berlin "IMproKONTAKT"

Research Lab and Artistic Retreat for glocal citizens
10. & 11. Mai at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin-Kreuzberg

After Berlin.ME in February, the second TRAFO Workshop in Berlin IMproKONTAKT offered an enriching space for inquiry and sense-making, exchange and play with body, mind, space and possibilities.

We are moved by the questions: What are we here for? What wants to emerge?
  • For International inhabitants of Berlin and temporary transits
  • For originals, long-established and new-arrivals of the city
  • About motion, contact, improvisation and exploration
  • About creative intervention, activism and living the actual realities of these times.
  • Workshop Language: English (with Spanish and German origin and subtitles)
Documentation
Facilitators of the Workshop

Valentín Sanchez, Spain
Backgrounds in Performing Arts / Contemporary Dance & Contact Improvisation, Storytelling, Physical Theatre and Acrobatics
Martial Arts, Physical and Somatic Education, Developmental Approaches

Kristin Guttenberg, Germany
Backgrounds in Performing Arts/ Voice and Music, Contemporary Dance, Physical Theater
Inner Martial Arts, Somatics, Transition and Contemplative Practices and Transformational Learning, Authentic Leadership, Human Development and Social Health, Founder of The Moving Academy

Language Facilitators: María Ferrara, Spain/Germany and Esther Bermudez, Venezuela/Germany

What is TRAFO?

TRAFO is a Learning Lab and Project Laboratory for artists and pioneers from different fields, who are engaged in social innovation and socio-political activities. It is a learning journey through different cities and locations, designed, further researched and developed by The Moving Academy, Berlin, in co-operation and co-creation with local and international communities and organizations related to arts and culture, learning and development.

TRAFO is likewise an impulse program for social impact and participation, to rise and spotlight relevant questions of our times in society. The program invites active players from arts and different fields of society to join and share an intensive residency to transform inherent creative energy into meaningful action, set starting points and built capacity for future initiatives that make a difference in our daily lives and tackle solutions in relevant spots of our communities.

TRAFO 2013 Croatia "Transitions"

Site Specific Performance Project Zadar / Croatia

Participants from Zadar, Croatia and Ex-Yugoslavian States are invited to work on the theme of Transitions, as starting point of an artistic and transformative process. They are encouraged and accompanied to express their voices and themes in relation to the actual political and social change and include cross generational activity. In 10 days we will work with performative practice and story telling – producing individual performances in public space.

Coaches will offer the skills to find artistic expression in site-specific performances, presented in a One-Day-Festival.

More informations

TRAFO 2013 is a cooperative project by artists of the free performance scenes and cultural and educational Institutions of Zadar /Croatia and Berlin/Germany.

  • Initiated and organized by: The Moving Academy, Berlin. Partner: Teatro VeRRdi (Zadar)
  • Cooperating Partners: Kazaliste Lutaka Zadar, Avvantura Filmfestival FilmForum Zadar, Monoplay Festival
5 reasons why to be part of TRAFO 2013 in Zadar, Croatia
  • be member of an active, motivated young team in an international change initiative
  • learn how to identify your personal subject in the local and global transition dynamics
  • learn artistic ways how to express your themes and content in a site specific     performance, gaining performance-skills and self-leadership competencies
  • see how to work in a project laboratory with experienced international coaches
  • enjoy to contribute to the lively artistic vibes in the old town of Zadar, focussing on the  impact of your activities to a wider context: the society we live in.
Documentation

 

Video Trailer _ TRAFO Zadar 2013

An impression of the site specific performance journey through the city of Zadar.

The Moving Academy _ TRAFO Trailer Zadar 2013

The performers were part of an 8-day long artistic process and social incubator with the topic of "Transition". In a collective process with local and international participants, personal, social and political aspects were reflected and led to specific and individual solo works.

The process was fascilitated, informed and mentored by a team of local and international trainers and artists.

A TRAFO Project by The Moving Academy, Berlin