Chicago, IL USA

David Lakein (Chicago/Berlin) has been dancing contact improvistion since 1988 on four continents. Known for inquisitive nature and experimental methods, he is a well-respected teacher dedicated to his students and a rigorous learning process. Central to how he conveys the joys and possibilities of the contact dance form is his extensive multi-layered and genre-crossing improvisation practice, embodying a range of research and performance approaches. An interdisciplinary artist, performer, organiser and writer, David studied Philosophy & Literature and Acting & Directing in college, Improvisation, Composition, Release-Technique and Anatomical Explorations in Berlin and at The School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, and recently received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. He collaborates extensively with other artists, and performs-researches-teaches around the world.

CONTACT: David Lakein, 773-971-2406, ,
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