Tomas Bünger


Tomas Bünger studied classical and modern stage dance at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover and was a long-standing member of the Tanztheater Bremen.

He has worked with Susanne Linke, Urs Dietrich, Rodolpho Leonie, Rami Be'er, Emanuel Gat, Ingun Bjørnsgaard, Tero Saarinen, Henrietta Horn and Reinhild Hoffmann.

He then took an integrative dance teacher training course at the Mark Morris Dance Center in New York City and was a guest lecturer at the University of the Arts in Buenos Aires.

Since 2014, he has been the artistic director of the Young Choreographers' Platform, initiated by the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh.

He teaches at the National Theatre there, at the University of Dhaka, the Bistar Art Center Chittagong and the Ocean Dance Festival in Cox's Bazar.

Teaching positions followed at the University of Bremen and the Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen, Ottersberg. 2019 Artist residency with Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui at the Brin de Chocolat Dance Centre in Lomé, Togo. 2021 Invitation with Sergey Zhukov to the online festival "April Dance @IAPAR" in Pune, supported by the Goethe-Institut India, and artist residency with Andor Rusu at the Goethe-Institut Romania.

He is co-founder of TanzKollektivBremen, jury member of the Tanztreffen der Jugend at the Berliner Festspiele, guest training leader with the company "Unusual Symptoms" at the Theater Bremen and yoga teacher.

Training


For Tomas Bünger, dance is bodily exploration. His contemporary dance training is based on his years of experience as a professional dancer and works with influences from ballet and yoga.
The focus is on the perception of inner and outer space and the alternation between form and freedom. The training trains coordination and creates an awareness of rhythm and musicality. The relationship to the floor and to one's own body center is essential here. Furthermore, he works on the possibility of inventing his own movement texts and placing them in a theatrical context. Starting from one's own person, one then turns to a counterpart and in the end sees oneself as part of a group.
Tomas Bünger also teaches a special training for people with Parkinson's disease.

Productions


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