Daniel Mang

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I have always been interested in how social domination takes root in the body and in bodies as sites of resistance. The question of body politics has accompanied me from the mid-eighties on, when I began studying various kinds of bodywork, until this day. I trained as a physiotherapist in Berlin in the early nineties and later studied osteopathy. I make a living as a physiotherapist/bodyworker and movement teacher. I have always been interested in communication tools such as co-counseling. Contact improvisation has been my primary movement practice since 1986. I also practice aikido and am strongly influenced by the Feldenkrais method, Body Mind Centering and ideokinesis. I started teaching contact improvisation in 1990. One of my main projects is making contact improvisation available as a way of exploring body politics, as a tool for communication and personal change, to radical left, feminist, queer and antiracist activists. I wrote a few texts that deal with contact improvisation, they are online at www.hatifnattar.net.

Experiment: Postromantic Dance