David Lakain : “ The Theater or Being an Artist and a Con Artist ”

Standing at the threshold between
presence and performance exploring the
convergences of vulnerability,
transparency, intimacy, liminality and
mystery demands an experimental
somatic approach to re-awakening both
the thinking body and the moving
thought, thereby revealing the
re-emergence potential for ranting
Provacateurs and visionary Tricksters.

David Lakain

David Lakein (Berlin/Chicago) is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer-director, performer, educator, organizer-curator and writer, whose work swirls around the borders between dance, theater, cabaret, installation and performance art. He has over twenty years experience with physical, performing and performance arts, and with somatic movement arts (body-mind-centering, alexander technique, etc), martial arts (aikido, qi gong, etc) and meditation practices. He collaborates extensively with other artists, and performs-researches-teaches across the globe in diverse venues, festivals and schools. | Known for his inquisitive nature, Lakein is a well-respected teacher dedicated to his students and a rigorous learning process. Whether facilitating students in workshops and performance projects or bringing artists together in laboratories or festivals, he is committed to research as a creative act and dialogue as a transformational encounter. | Lakein studied philosophy and literature, and acting and directing in the United States, trained as a dancer and performer in Berlin and Amsterdam, and studied visual arts in Chicago; he holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a BFA from the School for New Dance Development | Amsterdam School for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Arts from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. | www.lakeinworkshops.wordpress.com