Eckhard is the co-founder and co-organizer of the Contact Festival Freiburg together with Barbara Stahlberger and Benno Enderlein.
Daniela joined the adventure from the beginning, supporting the event happening with the very first one in 2000. From 2012 she’s also been part of the organization team.
Fifteen years later, we are still very enthusiastic and proud to have developed the Contact Festival model into an international event. Seeing its strong impact on spreading and developing CI all over the world.
Dance Theater Company Dégadézo, Strasbourg, France
In collaboration with Antje Schur, Regine Westenhoeffer, Alice Godfroy and Xavier Fassion, we teach regular CI classes and Intensive CI workshops, invent specific research projects, develop Improvised performances, hold a Wednesday regular CI Jam and created a Dance Conference format.
As a co-founding member since 2002, Eckhard was involved in many choreographic pieces. Daniela joined as a member in 2003.
Since then, we are both involved with the company in the fields of Contact Improvisation and Performance Improvisation and Research, in collaboration with Pole Sud Theater, TJP Dramatic National Center, Choreographic Center, TNS National Theater and CIRA among others, in Strasbourg, France.
CII Contact Improvisation Training Program Freiburg, Germany
Since 2000 Eckhard is collaborating with bewegungs-art Freiburg and TIP School for Dance, Improvisation and Performance to offer an annual six-month CI program together with Bernd Ka and Renate Wehner (now with Alyssa Lynes).