Without words – The body does not lie

Workshop for teachers and educators

fully booked, remaining places on waiting list | Workshop with Katja Erfurth (dancer and choreographer) and Sascha Mock (percussionist)


The workshop “Without Words” invites you to explore the language of the body with its manifold possibilities of expression. Different exercises let you perceive the body reactions, which can trigger different feelings, and increase the awareness for your own body language as well as that of others.
Furthermore, the most diverse language pictures and RED applications will be translated into the body and tested… Butterflies in BAUCH, clattering teeth and shaking knees also offer room for association for inventing short moving scenes, like having something in your hand, twisting someone’s head or slipping down the BUCKEL…
For everything an inner attitude is necessary, which is reflected in the outer attitude… and vice versa. A workshop to expand consciousness, research and collect material for one’s own teaching. The workshop takes place together with international German teachers* of the Goethe-Institut Dresden.

Katja Erfurth, dancer and choreographer
1981-90 dance education at the Palucca Schule Dresden, 1990-97 engagement in the ballet ensemble of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden. Since 1997 freelance work, including numerous solo dance evenings, choreographies for productions in music and spoken theatre, as well as for school dance projects. Lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden in the fields of movement, dance and improvisation. She was nominated for the Saxon Dance Award 2015 with the dance evening “Tänze in SCHWARZWEISS” dedicated to Dore Hoyer. In 2013 and 2017 she was a scholarship holder of the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony) and was engaged in research work on the life and work of Dore Hoyer and Mary Wigman. She is also a member of various professional and cultural advisory boards and juries.
As chairman of the board of the association Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V., she is significantly involved in the future use of the former Wigman School as a production house for dance.

Sascha Mock
Sascha Mock studied from 1990-1994 at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and graduated as a Diplommusikpädagoge with a major in percussion. His concert activities as a percussionist took him to India, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. In recent years he has regularly improvised with students of the Palucca Hochschule at the Tanzwoche on the island of Hiddensee. Since 2013 he has been a répétiteur for modern/contemporary dance and since 2016 a lecturer for music theory at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz, Dresden.