Online Festival Event 2021
Join us! At Body Rhythm Festival #6 on Saturday 22 May 2021, a full day of interactive workshops, group challenges, tutorials and presentations. On the evening before, Friday 21 May, you will get to know our international line-up in a 90-minute livestream - with performances from Valencia, São Paulo and New York.
We look forward to seeing you - whether by yourself in your living room or together with a group of like-minded people in your region, if this is permitted and responsible.
Our team of artists has prepared groovy workshops: Body Percussion Choreographies for School, Vocal Games, Brazilian Rhythm and Dance, Introduction to Body Percussion, Creating a Solo, Batucada Song - The Melody in the Body, Bodydrum and Dance, "Musica do Circulo"-Flow Experience, Vocal Painting, Rhythm Remixed, Beatboxing and more!
Supported by the Dorit & Alexander Otto Foundation
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".
A livestream on Friday evening opens the Online Festival Event 2021. Talks and performances by and with our festival line-up and other guests guarantee a funky evening.
On Saturday, an eventful day with interactive workshops awaits you: You can choose from a programme of international instructors from the body music scene. Arrange your own festival day according to your interests and preferences. You select the workshops during the day and decide your own level.
You can also register with a group, for example as an a cappella ensemble, dance company or band, and take part in the online festival together, if it is permitted and responsible at the end of May. Be ready for our Body Rhythm Group Challenges!
In addition to the workshops, we have a tutorial section where we compile short inspirational videos from the Body Rhythm Artists. The videos will then be available for you to watch for a week.
Due to the internationality of our teaching team and participants, English is spoken in the workshops.
If you don't speak English very well, don't worry, we will communicate with hands and feet.
Early bird or golden snail? There's a whopping discount if you register early for the Online Festival Event. So enjoy the morning sun on your face and SIGN UP EARLIER!
An additional discount applies for students, pupils, trainees and people on low incomes.
You can also choose the reduced price if you register with a group, for example a choir, drum group or theatre ensemble. In this case, each member of the group books a separate ticket and enters the group name in the appropriate field during the ordering process.
We invite you to an exclusive video tour of the Festival House - our home for the Body Rhythm Festival on Friday 21 May and Saturday 22 May 2021!
We built the Festival House on Miro, a collaboration platform where registration is free and no sensitive data needs to be entered. To access our Festival House, you will receive an invitation by e-mail one day before the festival to login and familiarize yourself with the tool.
The Opening Night and all workshops will be held as video calls in Zoom, to which you will have access via the Festival House.