From November 19 to 21, I joined Body IQ Somatic Festival online. All participants in the festival can freely choose the activities they want to join to attend in the three days.

Thanks for my teacher David’s sharing. I got the ticket one hour before the festival’s opening on Friday just after school. At first, I only want to have a look to know how the “靠谱” international performing art circle is like. To my surprise, it was so good; even it was held in midnight in my time zone in Zoom, my sleepiness and tiredness were all eased to participate.

In the first workshop, I attend, I was amazed that there were only about 20 people in the Zoom meeting, unexpectedly. In the short 30 minutes, we moved, in different countries with different movements, bodies, and selves in the voice of the leader, linked together magically. I was in the 冥想室 in school, a little tense and nervous (a lot, actually). Starting to move is like starting the breath of something real in its essence; being in the movement is like suspending the perfect moment of some kind of eternity which I used to emphasize as the dot created by the penpoint at the moment of touching. Maybe the key here is the state of having no end and start. This is the opening after the presentation of human history involved by interpretations on the body (Sadly, I didn’t listened much because my English is so poor to understand ), then two participants shared their recent artwork. I was so happy, hearing their voice and seeing their serious and honest faces. A girl from an area of war also shared her experience of refining a way of living on dance and somatics, and people in Zoom echoed hearing this; I was so touched. It reminded me of the beautiful experiences I have had on dance. Or I should say moving or art? I don’t know; this will only matter on choosing a place to study in the future but not anything else.

(the scene of my old teacher sitting on his heels, with his hands on the chest, saying that “so beautiful, this vulnerability crashed my heart” with his stable splendid eyes in certainty is always in my mind)


Below is my schedule for the last two day.

my notes

Points in details

Berlin Body IQ 2021 Somatics Festival


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