Thomas Kampe trained as a visual artist Germany and subsequently trained in dance at the Laban Centre and at Middlesex University in London. Thomas has worked in theatre for more than twenty years, as a choreographer, director, designer and as a performer, including work with Liz Aggiss, Hilde Holger, Rosemary Lee, and Julia Pascal. He has choreographed, taught, and performed in Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, and South America. Thomas received a British Council Fellowship in 1986, and a Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship in 1994 to study at LIMS, Susan Klein School and at Erick Hawkins studio in New York City. Works have included solo performances featured in galleries and venues including Moltkerei Cologne, The ICA London and The Purcell Room London, international collaborations with dance and theatre companies, installation work in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and his most recent site-specific choreography with a cast of 150 performers ( plus one dog!) in St. Pauli Stadium in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003. Thomas' research interests are in the developing of a contemporary, anatomically informed perspective on dance techniques, based in the Central European Modern Tradition, as well as in applying choreographic knowledge and methodologies to a wider theatrical context. He is a teacher and practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method ©,
Thomas was a senior lecturer at University College Chichester for nine years before joining the Performing Arts section of London Metropolitan University as Senior Lecturer for Dance and Movement studies in 2002.
Projects by Thomas at The Facility:
» Hilde Holger Centenary Project
» City of Refuge