Benjamin Richter has been juggling, dancing, performing and teaching professionally since 1991.  He has toured world wide with Gandini Juggling, Cirkus Cirkör, Cirqu’Oui, PlatzRegen and countless other ensemble and solo projects. 

He trained, and continues to train, with many leading teachers of circus, dance, clown and theatre.  He has studied somatic practices including Feldenkreis, Alexander, Yoga, Shiatsu, Klein technique and Body-Mind Centering. Benjamin has been developing and teaching his personal movement practice “Floating Spine” since 2005 and his object practice “The Language of Objects” (TLO) since 2010.  He is a regular guest lecturer and mentor at DOCH in Stockholm and teaches workshops throughout Europe.

Benjamin has a strong interest in the complementary aspects of academic study and artistic expression. His personal artistic research “The Language of Objects”, is concerned with the phenomenology, qualities and properties of objects and their use as a catalyst and tool in pedagogical, creative and performative contexts.

Benjamin directed “Stehfleisch & Sitzvermögen” by german company “Spot the Drop” and co-directed “The Moon Illusion” by award winning Danish company “Rapid Eye”.  He directed Wes Peden’s  solo piece Zebra and was a consultant for John-Paul Zaccarini’s latest work “Head”. 

He lives with his wife and son in Berlin.

Photo credits – Andrea Salustri