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Join us for 3 Interstitial Listening Workshops @ Lake Studios Berlin: September 10, 17, & 24!

Location:Scharnweberstraße 27, 12587

When you arrive, come through the building to the backyard

We will be in the outdoor studio. 

What to bring: You can wear any clothes that you feel comfortable sitting and doing light movement in. Perhaps bring some layers to stay warm, and journal and pen. 

Weather: The studio has a roof, so we will meet rain or shine!

Please note, this listening practice is progressive, building from one task to the next, so it is important that you arrive on time and remain present for the full duration of the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you there!

New DisTanz Solo Grant: IL & Interaction

Naccarato has received a second DisTanz Solo grant, for the period of May to October 2022, to support the project:

This grant will support the sustained development, documentation, and sharing of Interstitial Listening (IL) as a somatic listening practice integral to designing interaction in contemporary dance and music.

In collaboration, choreographer Teoma Naccarato and composer John MacCallum aim to: 1) deepen IL by way of intensive individual practice; 2) facilitate live/virtual workshops with professional dancers, musicians, and interaction
designers in Berlin; and 3) generate sustainable, multimodal, and accessible online resources.

Stay tuned here for information about upcoming workshops, as well as free guided training podcasts online!

“Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in the program
NEUSTART KULTUR, aid program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.” /

„Gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Programm
NEUSTART KULTUR, Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN des Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.“

Guided individual practice of Interstitial Listening now available online!

We’re excited to share the first in a series of online resources for Interstitial Listening. This 90-minute guided practice offers a window into the wealth of exercises, both individual and collective, that we have developed over the years. These initial online resources have been developed through a series of virtual and live workshops with performers in Berlin and beyond during summer 2021, with support from a DisTanz Solo Grant (see details and logos below). For additional context, you can read about Interstitial Listening here.

Additional online resources, as well as announcements regarding upcoming workshops, will be posted here on our site in the coming months. Feel free to get in touch and let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Interstitial Listening in practice @ Lake Studios Berlin

Thank you to everyone who joined for an intensive Interstitial Listening (IL) workshop at Lake Studios Berlin in August 2021! We started each day with a guided improvisation practice called “Game of Exclusion”, followed by variations on the IL sequence focussed specifically on movement and dance training. Here are some images from our time together!

Join us Aug 17, 18, and 19 for an intensive IL Workshop at Lake Studios Berlin!

In this 3-day intensive training for dancers and movement artists of all styles, choreographer Teoma Naccarato and composer John MacCallum will guide participants in the foundations of Interstitial Listening (IL) as a somatic technique for performers. Each day will begin with an hour-long structured movement improvisation session, followed by a three-hour IL workshop. Read more about IL on our website!

August 17, 18, and 19
9:30 – 10:30 Movement Improv Warmup (optional)
11:00-14:00 IL Workshop

Lake Studios Berlin (outdoor studio)
Scharnweberstraße 27, 12587 Berlin

FREE to take part!
Thanks to a DisTanz Solo Grant!

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the online form to briefly introduce yourself, and let us know why are are interested. We will confirm participants on a rolling basis, up to a maximum of 8 people, so the sooner you reach out the better!

COVID SAFETY: The entire training will take place outside, with social distancing, and each person will be required to provide a daily negative rapid test.

If you have any questions, you can email us at:

MacCallum & Naccarato awarded artist residency at Lake Studios Berlin!

For the month of June, and again in August 2021, Naccarato and MacCallum will be artists in residence at Lake Studios Berlin! During this period they will collaborate on several projects, including a new performance, as well as the ongoing development of Interstitial Listening in preparation for public workshops later in the summer and fall!

Naccarato receives a DisTanz Solo Grant to support IL!

Choreographer Teoma Naccarato has been awarded a DisTanz-Solo Grant to support the ongoing, collaborative development of Interstitial Listening! Over the course of six months, Naccarato will team up with composer John MacCallum to deepen and document the practice of IL, specifically as a somatic technique for professional dancers and choreographers. News about upcoming workshops will be posted here on a rolling basis!