Thomas Kampe (PhD) has worked as a performing artist, researcher and somatic educator across the globe. Artistic collaborations include work with Liz Aggiss, Hilde Holger, Julia Pascal, Tanzinitiative Hamburg, Somatische Akademie Berlin, and with Carol Brown on re-embodying the diasporic practices of Modernist choreographer Gertrud Bodenwieser.
Thomas’ research focuses on critical somatic legacies. Thomas is a practitioner of The Feldenkrais Method® and guest editor of the IFF research Journal Vol. 6 (2019): Practices of Freedom: The Feldenkrais Method and Creativity. In 2017 he edited JDSP Vol. 9. ‘Bodily undoing: Somatics as practices of critique’ with Kirsty Alexander. Since 2015 direction of international symposia: (re)storing performance (2015); Theatre, youth, trauma and Europe in crisis (2016); Bodily Undoing–Somatic Performance Cultures and Activisms as critical practice (2016); Beyond Forgetting 1938-2018: persecution/exile/memory (2018). He co-directed the international Body IQ Berlin Festival with Somatische Akademie Berlin in 2019. Together with his brother Prof. Gerhard Kampe (University of Coburg, Germany) he is the co-editor of the book ‘Beyond Forgetting: persecution/exile/memory – transdisciplinary perspectives on education in design and performance’ (Cuvillier 2020).