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Independent Dance Artist

Bettina Neuhaus & Eva Karczag, Vapour Sketches, 2015

Photo detail: Luca S

“Everything in life, is a question of drawing a line, John, and you have to decide for yourself where to draw it. You can't draw it for others. You can try, of course, but it doesn't work. People obeying rules laid down by somebody else is not the same thing as respecting life. And if you want to respect life, you have to draw a line.”   

Here Is Where We Meet ― John Berger

Independent Dance Artists come in many forms

The artists who have most profoundly inspired our performance practice emerged from the Judson Dance Theater

and the fallout created by its experimental spirit.



Many of us whose practice has been inspired by the Judson Dance Theater have an interest in creating work and performing.


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Respectful attitude towards 

self and others


Respect for the body

Respect for the individual

Respect for the material

Respect for the work



Opens new ways of thinking and working. 

We can be presented with different possibilities than the ones we alone would be able to generate. These can offer us productive questions about our habitual ways of approaching our work.

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“As artists that make up ROAR, we value the pause, the failure, the flexibility to not follow the consumerist cycle that institutions are beholden to. We value the possibility of a radical journey into what it means to continue and how. We value that we don’t exactly know and can sit within that space and listen.”

ROAR Berlin

Working in a larger context

Some of the places where we have taught and/or currently teach.


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