Yurban Living

Photo © Gianmarco Bresadola


In 2013, Christine Borch lived in a yurt in the courtyard of Uferstudios Berlin for seven months. This action came from a wish to create a direct link between art and life by suggesting that practicing performance is simultaneously a practice in staying present with what wishes to be seen and expressed between the beings involved and the environment in which they are currently situated. The work ask for a casual yet sensitive relationship to unbalanced hierarchies, misguided power and stagnated energy which links the work to practices of healing, shamanism and authentic expressions of Eros. The events explore performance art as ritual and as place of healing, using holistic language and other expressions of wild peace inspired by Eco-feminism, Somatic Embodiment Practices, Perma-culture, Dance, Performance Writing, Sound and breath work, Midwifery, Urban Nature Research and Creative Sexuality.  


From and with Christine Borch (DK/DE) 

Video: Peter Wolfersberger

Construction of yurt: Lars Schmidt

Platform design: Yoraco González

Christine Borch is a Danish choreographer, dancer, vocalist, writer, spiritual midwife and light warrior living as a contemporary nomad. She has been studying choreography at Dartington College of Arts (England) and at HZT Ernst Busch (Berlin) and has been researching in Japan with dancer and director Min Tanaka around body and nature around conscious sexuality and recently with the indigenous tribes Huni Kuin and Yawanawa from the Amazon forest in Brazil. The core of her work is based on experimenting with physical, sensual and spiritual processes of transformation within choreographic & ceremonial structures. She presents her ceremographies, songs and workshops throughout Europe while drawing from her studies in Somatic Movement, Contemporary dance, Butoh Bodyweather, Contact Improvisation, BDSM, Continuum breath work, Tao Yoga, Visual arts, Performance Writing & Shamanism. Her last work Intimate Nature, a duo between herself and the horse Anik, premiered in Uferstudios Berlin and has further been developed into a short movie, being screened at various festivals around Europe. In 2015 she moved to the island Møn in Denmark and founded the space Drømmesalen. 

Thanks to Barbara Friedrich and all the friends who provided their mood and muscles in setting up the yurt: Ludwig, Patrick, Jens Dube, Peter Wolfersberger, Surjan, Free, Felix Ruckert, Martin Schmidt, Dirk Bell and the technical team of Uferstudios.


Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal state.


This event is a collaboration of DanceKiosk-Hamburg - 48 Hours Nomads with Christine Borch