team

Festival Organisers

Ulli Wittemann

Ulli Wittemann

T&P Organizer & Teacher

Ulli is an organizer of T&P Germany. He is also a founder of the Tempelhof Contactfestival in Germany and the Conscious Flow Festival in India. He organized four editions of the T&P festival in Europe and currently works on his new creation, the BODY MIND SOUL Festival and his nature retreat BEING HUMAN. He coaches and teaches Contact Improvisation, his own Playfight system, acting and communication all over the globe. Find out more at www.consciouscontact.de

Katya Dikowa

Katya Dikowa

T&P Organizer & Teacher

Katya is an organizer of Touch & Play Germany. She has co-facilitated previous T&P events in Berlin and the Queer Contact Impro festival in Hamburg. She continues to explore her journey through connections, creating different spaces, moving others and being moved.

Daniel J. Hayes

Daniel J. Hayes

T&P Founder & Teacher

Daniel is the founder of the Touch&Play Project. He is also a Medical Doctor, public health scientist, eco-anarchist and practical idealist.

Intensive Teachers

Rita Vilhena

Rita Vilhena

Intensive Teacher

Choreographer and researcher of dance and movement, looking at the body as culture or sacred place, in different communities; walking through different ethnic and historical realities. Professional dancer since 2003 whose main motivation is the idea of transformation and participation, driven by intuition. Established in 2005 the Baila Louca Foundation (Rotterdam / The Netherlands). She is a dance teacher, is part of Contact Improvisation Amsterdam and in Lisbon, Modern Dance School of Theater (Amsterdam), Arnhem Dance Academy – ARTEZ, Dansateliers in Rotterdam, Dance for professionals in Station Zuid Tilburg and several international festivals. She holds a Master in Performing Arts at FCSH and works as a scholar at the Center for Scientific Research of Dance and Musicology INET-md in Lisbon, Portugal.

www.ritavilhena.com

Clara Pawlytta

Clara Pawlytta

Intensive Teacher

As a tattoo-artist, sexplorer, magic seeker, creation of nature and lover of life’s wonder, I love to open realms for deep connection and integration.
For several years I have been exploring selfdevelopment through bodywork, meditation, yoga, movement&dance, transpersonal experience spaces such as Holotropic Breathwork, the exploration of authentic sexuality and relationship forms/constellations in self-initiated group work. In the 2018 I started the Sexological Bodywork Training.
To understand myself and the dynamics of the collective (sub)consciousness especially focussing on love&eros&sex, I started the following groups: women circles, lovepack, vulvaportal. The wish is to be part of the evolutionary development of unfolding communities, connected to ancient wisdom, upgrading from individual awareness to the intelligence of love and collective consciousness including sexual energy as the juiciest and delicious of medicines.

Andreas Demmel

Andreas Demmel

Intensive Teacher

Born in Bavaria, lives in Berlin. As therapist and facilitator, Andreas passionately co-creates and holds space for a new culture based on connection & cooperation. After a diploma in social pedagogy (environmental and cultural pedagogy) he has completed various trainings in systemic constellation work (Nature Constellation Work, Classical Family Constellation Work and Systemic Ritual®). Additionally through many years of experience in various somatic methods and breathwork he created his own systemic-somatic approach. He offers extensive experience working with topics of Love, Sex, Relationships and sexual trauma. He also has a particular expertise in the healing accessible by altered states of consciousness (through meditation, breathwork and ritual).

www.systembewegungen.de

Lisa Josefsson

Lisa Josefsson

Intensive Teacher

The feeling of being alive. The mysterious sensation of flow. This is what moves through Lisa’s body when she dances. When she came into contact with tantra her realisation was “Oh, that degree of freedom in my body I feel when I dance, is the same tantric people feel in intimate relations??” This was the beginning of Lisa’s tantric dance journey that she now shares with others through her sessions and workshops.

Lisa has worked for over 10 years with different dance forms such as traditional African dances, Blues and Swing. These dances are shortcuts to feeling radically free; the movement is an expression true to one’s soul. Being playful and finding one’s own expression is the focus of Lisa’s classes, she will guide you to love your body and to connect with others. By now Lisa runs her own weekend workshops in kink, dance and sexuality and regularly teaches at sexuality festivals.

Lisa is grateful to her dance company Hodi Maputo Afro Swing in Mozambique who showed her what presence, dancing and community is all about.

single classes Teachers

Liisa Fatuma

Liisa Fatuma

Teacher

I grew up in Germany and currently live in Cologne. Concerning work fields I am a mosaic of many little stones. For years now I have been active as a fiction film director and singer, group singing teacher and sexuality talk workshop leader, shaping my skills and interests by a variety of intense seminars, workshops, gaining experience in group leading. My background involves Gestalt therapy, theater, 5 rhythms dance, singing, voice performing, slow sex approaches, actors‘ guidance, non-violent communication, intercultural peace education, along with group games for all ages, touching exercises, ways into truthful connection and opening up. My current workshops around sensuality and sexuality are very popular and always full, which reassures me about my work being wanted in the world. I see myself as a dream dancer and explorer, dedicating my life to opening up, encouraging, singing, dancing, bringing fun and lightness into sexuality in all its aspects.

Lisa Events Page

Ola Hasia

Ola Hasia

Teacher

Psychologer, body therapist, CI teacher, movement facilitator, founder of Healing Belly Massage, osteopath.

Ola’s Fb page

 

Yohanna Biojout - Bliss

Yohanna Biojout - Bliss

Teacher

Multidisciplinary artist, wild yogini and life explorer, Yohanna is a gem finder. She’s been learning lots about the alchemical art of becoming whole and wants now to share her discoveries. She teaches embodied wisdom through meditation, conscious movement and conscious touch. Intimacy, connection and emotional integration are key words of her transmission. With this at heart she uses tools coming from Somatic Practices, Yoga, Tantra, Buddhism, modern Psychology and Shamanism to help you get in touch with your depth and activate your full potential.

Jamus Wood

Jamus Wood

Teacher

My interest is in the dance, particularly in the art of dance improvisation. I love to know how the body is put together so experiential anatomy can often play a part in my teaching. I have been dancing and exploring dance improvisation for more than 20 years. When we actually listen to what is inside we find a movement towards growth and wholeness that leads us quite simply into the dance.

The work of Embodied Presence is in essence about relationship and connection. Resting back into the support of your body and allowing awareness to lead and spontaneity to happen.

Embodied Presence Site

Lee Bolton

Lee Bolton

Teacher

Dance is a passion as well as a teacher for me. It has been my way of getting closer to myself and finding a more real sense of myself.
For me within all dance there is the possibility to find the conversation, the meeting point, and the connection both with myself and with others. So much can come from this. How can I interact with you as you are and bring myself. There is always a way to communicate and ultimately of finding that meeting point here we find depth and excitement and the beauty of connecting.

The work of Embodied Presence is in essence about relationship and connection. Resting back into the support of your body and allowing awareness to lead and spontaneity to happen.

Embodied Presence Site

Christopher Gottwald

Christopher Gottwald

Teacher

Gives lectures and workshops in Berlin and other German speaking cities on polyamory, intimacy and sexuality, founder of “Liebe tanzen”, “Weiche Wilde Welten”, “free jam” and other events.

As an actor, contact improvisation dancer and Sexological Bodyworker I enjoy the conscious physical work with movement, touch and encounter.

What happens if we are honest with each other? If we show impulses and set bounderies? And when emotions and sexuality are forces that we show and use…

Since 6 years I live in Berlin! I love the city of unlimited possibilities, the variety of research spaces and the desire and openness of the people.

With Touch and Play I would like to achieve new dimensions with you. I want to dive into something that is greater than the amount of all of us!

www.christopher-gottwald.de

 

Zinda

Zinda

Teacher

ZinnDa: means to be alive! A free spirit and a bundle of pure joy, there is nothing this happy soul isn’t capable of! His evolution has been quite a journey, from being a techie with his own IT – company to transforming into an Osho sannyasin. He was born with the heart of a nomad and has been a traveller for most of his life now. What’s his purpose? one might wonder!

He has been closely working with the Osho Communes, spiritual festivals all around the world and the Contact Dance Community to help in bringing spiritual awareness and spreading peace in communities everywhere. This was the thought that lead him to create his NGO: Global Cultural Exchange Organisation that brings communities around the world and people from all walks of life together in a peaceful and harmonious environment of sharing and learning.

Isabelle Pyttel

Isabelle Pyttel

Teacher

Is a creature dedicated to movement, healing and nature, born and raised in Bavaria. Since a young age she gained experience dancing on stage and as a choreographer. She studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Munich with a focus on Performance. A deep longing for finding her purpose fueled by a profound curiousity in the human body and energy system led her to an intense yoga practice, the study of various massage and healing techniques connecting to the subtle energies of nature, intuition and holistic movement. She is a certified Cranio Sacral Therapist and got an examination as a Naturopath (Heilpraktiker). After practicing Hatha Yoga and a gentle form of Iyengar Yoga for several years, she focused her Yoga teaching on the heart opening Anusara Yoga. Isabelle believes in the wisdom of our human heart and keeps researching different approaches like CI, free movement and dance. For her life-long learning is a key quality for finding our path as humans in coexistence with nature.

Pipaluk

Pipaluk

PIPALUK is a dancer, musician and choreographer, and an independent creator of dance performance, event and site specific production. She is teaching improvisation tools within dance and music, with a focus on creative process and supporting artists in their own path.
Pipaluk works within contemporary dance, music and installation art, and teaches internationally. Her background is extensive training and research within movement art. She is currently based in Copenhagen.

www.copenhagendreamhouse.com

www.pipaluk.net

Nirvan

Nirvan

I feel like an absolute beginner but maybe I’m not and yet, definitely I am. I am not a virgin but pisces and that’s a start. I am over 40 which is kind of unbelievable, from my perspective. I am part of organization of the Silent Contact Retreat, which makes me proud and joyful (from there I’m writing). I’m conscious I won’t last forever and yet, who knows? I teach contact Improvisation and I met Steve Paxton and Betty Martin in the flesh and we had an empathic connection (confidential). I love water and give Therapeutic Sessions in Water for a living… and massage, and water dance… and Airbnb (shit!). I dance for some years and I love scores, creativity and permission to try ideas with people… with care, sensitivity and let’s go use these bodies!
I think about relations and lovers all the time, but less and less and I like transparency. I love transparency and clarity, what a challenge! I often wonder if I should be with just one or several partners, or infinite. End.

“If you want to go far go fast, go alone. If you want to go far go together” African proverb

IN GRATITUDE

T&P Germany festival host

Anna Maynard – T&P photograph

Dan Farberoff – T&P photograph

Daniel Hernandez – Video

Blanco – Black & White oil drawing

Cassey Loomis – T&P logo

Queralt Jorba · Lina – Website

Digging deeper

Nature Community, South Germany, Aug 1-7