bio

Barbara Pfundt

Born as a moving kid I was already addicted to all kinds of movements, but my early longing was from the very first moment on dancing. I started with jazz and modern dance, the only option to that time besides ballet, after highschool I studied physical education with main focus dance, of course.

There I got to know contact improvisation 1991 first time and immediately I was on fire, finally, a dance where I had the feeling „I’m right“.

Since then I was looking for options to dance CI, but in this days it was quite unknown in germany, not so spread like today and I drove all around to get new experiences with CI. That’s why I moved to san francisco for a while, to study CI where it was born and created an I could be in the middle of the cheat and learn most.

At that time New dance was the technical condition for CI and both connected with each other, what in my opinion really makes sense still.

In this respect I integrate elements of new dance, release technic and other methods like Tai Chi, BMC, yoga and Feldenkrais onto my classes, anyway everything what is usefull and fits to my understanding and longterm body exploration.

Since 1994 I’m teaching new dance and CI and proofed my way over the years, more and more. Now I transmit my style of teaching and dancing all over the world for beginners, advanced and professional dance companies.

In 1999 I have cofounded a dance company (“momentum”) and have performed with this ensemble as well as with other companies.

 

Important teachers to me:

 

Contemporary / New Dance:

Kathleen Hermesdorf, Stephanie Maher, Jess Curtis, Scott Smith, Daniel Condamines, Frans Poelstra, Donald Flemming, Lilo Stahl, Regina Biermann, Katharina Petersen, Isabelle Schaad, Olga Cobos, Peter Mika, Frey Faust u.a.

Contact&Improvisation:

Kurt Koegel, Dieter Heitkamp, Peter Pleyer, Scott Wells, Heike Pourian, Cathie Caraker, Lucia Walker, Kirstie Simson, Thomas Kampe, Ka Rustler, Nita Little, David Zambrano, Angela Doniy, Yaniv Mintzer u.a.

Dansexpressie:

Sonia Rastelli, Rosemarie Anton

Performancetechniken und Schauspiel:

Angie Hiesl, Mark Tompkins, Julyen Hamilton, Fjodor Stephanov, Wolfgang Schmidt, Gennadi Abramov