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About us

Ben Schütz

Producer / Artistic Director

I am Ben Schütz. In 2015 I created the Body Rhythm Festival - the first international festival for body percussion in Germany. Until today I am inspired by the collaboration and friendship with Charles Raszl and the art of Barbatuques from São Paulo, Brazil. Also experiences at the International Body Music Festival and Circle Music Retreats flow into my work. When I am not planning or performing at the festival, I am on the road as a body percussion instructor and percussionist.

Detlef von Boetticher

Producer / Event Planner

My name is Detlef von Boetticher. At the Body Rhythm Festival I take care of the concerts and events. In addition, I have been running my samba school "Soundhafen" in Hamburg for over 20 years and have been leading the band "Fogo do Samba" ever since. In my workshops I bring in body percussion, because this way musicality and body awareness can be combined and enjoyable encounters become possible. Apart from percussion, I am also connected with guitar and handpan and an unbroken love for samba and raggae rhythms.

Lenja Rother

Lenja Rother

Project Support

I am Lenja Rother. Since 2019 I have been supporting the Body Rhythm Festival organizationally and conceptually with great enthusiasm. In particular, I have technically accompanied the online events during COVID to enable the special atmosphere and musical encounter also in the digital world. I continue to be involved in the "real world" as well, because music and dance accompany me and I am the biggest fan of this project. I also work as a freelance consultant and systemic coach.

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Sponsoring & Support

Since its foundation in 2015, the Body Rhythm Festival has been financed exclusively by the income from ticket sales. To enable even more people to access the festival - through discounted ticket prices or scholarships - we rely on support.

You can now easily contribute to the community with the Support Ticket.
If you would like to approach us on behalf of a company, please feel free to contact us at any time.



We would like to thank everyone who helped and accompanied us in setting up the festival. Our thanks go to Anke Hundius, who helped get the festival off the ground in its first year. We thank Keith Terry, who brought together the worldwide body music community with his artistic vision.

Further thanks go to: Fernando Barba, Clemens Künneth, Catrin Zander, Melanie Torney, Kevin Schleuning, Anna Anjos, Andy Klupp, Billie Ukena, Bewegungswelten Team, Fabrik Team, Niko Sieveking, Karla Bauer, Karen Leimig, Eduardo Macedo, J.P. Koch, Aminu Umaru, Jojo Lange-Kabitz, Christian Herrmann, Gabriel Hahn, Georg Tedeschi, Valentin Jagodzinski, Ana Vrbaški, Sarah Lasaki, Anita Gritsch, Pedro Cosorte, Carla Fonseca, Elisa May, Markus Reinhard, Kai Schulz, Max Reckleben, Julia Pfältzer, Hung Nguyen.

We thank our families, especially Hanna von Boetticher, Lenja Rother, Friederike Martina-Schütz and Klaus Schütz as well as all our friends, colleagues and partners for their energy, inspiration, open ears and hearts.


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Phone: +49 40 412 62 309
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