New York, USA
The New York-based Austrian is a star of the international tap dance scene. He gained worldwide fame through his invention "RumbaTap": Afro-Cuban music and dance combined with rhythmic body percussion and tap dance.
In 2018 Merel was awarded Best Choir Conductor and her choir Maze Best Choir in the Netherlands. Through the use of Kodaly and Vocal Painting signs she creates a complete composition out of spontaneous improvisation.
São Paulo, Brazil
Vocal improvisation, body percussion, movement and cooperative practices merge together in one concept: flow! Zuza demonstrates this in the project "Música do Círculo" and at Bobby McFerrin's Circlesongs workshops in New York.
Charles creates his art with rhythm, capoeira elements and dance. He is a long-time member of the Barbatuques, one of the most influential body percussion groups in the world.
He has been coming to Germany regularly since 2014.
The native of Hamburg toured the world with the percussion show STOMP for seven years. In her work she combines rhythm, dance and rousing energy. In recent years she has increasingly explored the culture of her Nigerian roots.
The drummer and music therapist from Catalonia created the SSM BigHand (Big Band of Body Percussion). He leads it with his own music sign method. He realizes major projects in schools and has recently published his first book.
The Swiss-born teacher is a specialist for musical group processes using the TaKeTiNa method. Since 1991 Esther has been offering workshops for a wide audience, leading rhythm trainings at music academies, and for orchestras and choirs.
The Brazilian dancer, musician, storyteller and non-fiction writer grew up in a musical family. Early on, Estêvão followed the path of Brazilian folklore. He is known as a teacher of the 'San Francisco Orff Course' and for his musical games with spoons.
Anita is a trainer, artist and author in the fields of music, movement and language with a focus on body music. Her own stage projects and children's plays, among others for the Goethe Institute, have taken her to places all around the world.
Ben founded the Body Rhythm Festival in 2015 and has been developing it ever since with great enthusiasm. He teaches regular courses in Hamburg, gives workshops at home and abroad and performs at events and music theatre plays.
The Spanish multiinstrumentalist and singer La Cris from the Iberian Peninsula mixes body percussion with electronic sounds and improvises her texts, whether on Spanish television shows or on the streets of her musical "nomadic life".