Renae Shadler is a Berlin-based choreographer, performer and researcher. As founder of "Renae Shadler & Collaborators", a project-based collective that develops performances with touring artists and non-professional participants, she has created works for theaters, train stations and city squares. Her choreographic practice "Worlding" (since 2015) explores how we shape and are shaped by our environment, and manifests in her creations and the "Worlding" podcast series.
Isack Abeneko is the founder and creative director of ASEDEVA (Art for Social and Economic Development in Africa), a Tanzanian based non profit arts organization. He performs as a dancer, actor and musician while increasingly working off stage as a choreographer, song writer, and curator of the annual ‘Marafiki Music Festival’ and ‘Haba na Haba International Dance Festival’. Isack is motivated by the power of performance art to express and question cultural diversity and postcolonial politics.
Giovana de Souza Possignolo is a Brazilian doctoral student in Sociology at Justus Liebig University Giessen and a graduate fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Germany. In her research, she departs from border, feminist and anti-racist epistemologies to feel-think with peripheral women from the edges of São Paulo city (Brazil) through lived embodied experiences.
Judith Förster is a choreographer, dancer, stage and costume designer living in Berlin. Her work is situated between visual art and dance. She combines the performative with the somatic and works experientially with bodies and their political, sensual and visual dimensions. The interaction of body and material is at the center of her research. In collaboration with various choreographers, visual artists and dancers, she continuously gives new forms to the interaction of bodies and materials in her work.