Student Comments

“It was 1999 when I met Action Theater via Sten Rudstrom, at Moving on Center, a school for participatory arts and movement therapy. We were studying different improvisation and somatic techniques every week, and sometimes for me, just coming out of being a scientist my entire life, the point of some of the weeks was a little unclear. Action Theater and Sten where always holding me with clarity. I felt what I/we were doing, playing with the unknown. I knew we were looking at ourselves in action to discover our habitual patterns and be more available to presence. The experience touched me in such a profound way that almost 20 years later this are the questions I still hold personally and professionally. What is my blindspot? How can I see it looking at my actions? How can I be more present?” — Rita Venturini

Die Workshops und besonders die zwei Wochen in Berlin, im Erleben Deiner Arbeit haben meine Haltung verändert. Ich habe mich dem Mut gegenüber gestellt. Wahrnehmen, Fühlen und Handeln sind differenzierter geworden. Dadurch entwickelt sich eine neue Qualität, die mich inspiriert. Besonders in der Arbeit mit Kindern wird es wirksam. Die Freude am Leben, die Kinder ausdrücken, auch wenn es den Rahmen scheinbar sprengt, habe ich gelernt wieder zu erinnern.Die unterschiedlichen Ebenen, die Gleichzeitigkeit der Ebenen sind alle da, dafür habe ich eine feinere Wahrnemung bekommen. Egal wie verknotet es scheint, es gibt Möglichkeiten, im Innehalten Lösung zu finden. Danke. — Carolin Roeder

English
The experience of your work — in workshops and especially the two weeks in Berlin — have changed my attitude [about life]. The work gave the courage to face it. [My] Perception, feeling and acting have become more differentiated. This creates a new quality in me that is inspiring. It is especially effective when working with children. I’ve learned to remember the joy of living that children express, even though if it seems to go beyond the frame. The different levels [of life], the simultaneity of the levels are all there, but I’ve gotten a finer perception. No matter how tangled it seems, there are ways to find a solution. Thank you. — Carolin Roeder