VOLKER ESCHMANN is an artist who positions his artistic work in the context of society. He develops and realize successfully concepts, strategies, and ways of working in the framework of various life-worlds. In relation to systems of expertise he understands non-artistic questions, problems, and prejudices, to respond to these professionally, and ground the relevance of his own work. He lives in Berlin, he is in the directors team of Goa Contact Festival and the In Touch Festivals international. He is a co-founder of the Yoga & Dance Retreat “Ibiza Moving Arts” and an original member of Spacewalk. Spacewalk works with interventions in social and spacious areas of conflict by using means and methods of theater, dance, music, video and visual arts.
I am a mother, actress and theatre director, linked to experimental theater and spiritual and personal growth. I majored in Theatre Performance in the University of Chile and was trained in dance at the Spiral Center. In 1987 I lived a year in the Atacama desert, an experience that would shape my artistic vision. I toured with Le Theatre du Mouvement and Popv Russian Circus, and was part of the founding group of Teatro del Silencio (Theatre of Silence), directed by Mauricio Celedon, the most important experimental theater company in Santiago de Chile. We toured across three continents, in various theater festivals: Cartharge (Tunisia); Aurillac (France); Latin American Festival (Mexico), among many others. As an actress, I was part of emblematic works of the company, as Malasangre (1991, inspired by the life of Rimbaud); Taca Taca Mon Amour (1993) and Nanaki (1997, inspired by the life of Artaud).
Gurudev Ar. Naveen MishraIndia
The Strong Seeker of Truth...He is totally driven by Astrological Wisdom & Powered by Vedas. Since Childhood, he has been a philosopher. Keen Observations and More Observations…Contemplating on what is happening in and around him. He always looked at others and tried finding the real motto of their conversations and behavior. Deep thinker...He wondered, for what these people are running? What do these people achieve and what is the final benefit of their actions? Being born in a Brahmin family he got to understand about Vedic culture obviously. He always questioned himself "Who Am I?", "Why I am Here on Earth?", and "since I am here, what am I Supposed to do?" i.e., "What is my Role? Who are all these people around me? And what is their purpose of life? What do they really want to achieve? And does it really finally matter? etc. He always believed that there has to be some cause behind an effect, in whatever that happens. Everyone tries to understand the cause according to ones mind and intelligence, which has its limitations.
Pipaluk is a Danish choreographer and installation artist, she directs international dance productions and art events. Her projects include site specific dance and large scale performance installations, tex ‘Battle of Copenhagen’, ‘100 Dancers’, ‘Submarine Ballet’, ‘Crane Dance’ and ‘Half Machine’. Her work merges dance, interactive art and audience participation. Pipaluk embraces daring choreography, live music, and artistic research and exchange with artists from around the world. She is also a singer and composer. read about Pipaluk’s work at her production site for dance, installations and music www.copenhagendreamhouse.com