Kerstin Kussmaul is a dance researcher and artist with a focus on somatics and embodiment. In the past four years, she researched myofascia in movement as the focus of her practice-led PhD at the University of Auckland, NZ. Her latest work, the matter of fascia, arose from this inquiry and can be viewed at www.fasciamatters.info. Before that, she researched distributed creativity in Contact Improvisation from the viewpoint of Embodied Cognition. Artistic collaborators in present and past are Nita Little, Jan Burkhardt, Lizz Roman, SOMEX (Sabina Holzer, Mariella Greil, maRia Probst, Sylvia Scheidl) among many others.
Kerstin studied Music and Dance, Somatics, Myoreflex Therapy and Yoga and teaches dance in major dance centres, festivals and universities in Europe and the Pacific. Kerstin founded and heads the IDOCDE network (idocde.net, International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education) with its annual symposium at ImPulsTanz.