Nicolás Cambas (ARG)
Born in Argentina, in the last 16 years he works with an investigation of art and therapy, mainly using different aspects of Improvisation, Clown, Dance, Music and Shamanism. His travels brought him to study in-depth with the magic world of Andean-Amazonian Shamanism. He lived with indigenous tribes and native peoples of South America, exploring rituals and traditions, participating in humanitarian projects in areas of conflict areas during social emergencies.
He took part in different theatre companies, developing group and solo pieces and performed in several international festivals in Latinamerica and Europe. As a teacher he has developed workshops and seminaries about Clowning, Contact Improvisation and Creative Processes in Latinamerica and Europe. Since 2014 Nicolas is giving classes in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Finnland, Estonia, Rumania, Poland, England, Israel and Palestine, cooperating with different institutions (Clowns Without Borders, European Transpersonal Psychology Association, etc.). In Ecuador he is teaching "Art & Shamanism" at Durga's Tiger School.
Magdalena Haftner (AT)
From Austria, she is dedicated to the theatre as an actress and teacher inside and outside of Europe, in cooperation with Goethe-Institutes, Austrian and German embassies, international schools and universities. In Berlin and London she graduated at LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts), based on physical theatre technique of Jacques Lecoq. Magdalena completed her training as a theatre pedagogue and director of games at the Institute for Applied Theatre Vienna and did her Master degrees at the University of Vienna specialized in social and inclusive education. Since 2008 she is especially dedicated to improvisation, investigating in its potential in language learning, intercultural, business and social challenging environments. Magdalena is one of the founding members of improvisational theatre group "artig" from Vienna with whom she is creating different improv theatre formats for young audience aswell as adults. She has performed in German, English and Spanish in various locations in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Since 2014 she is part of the teaching team at the intercultural theatre- and dance project "TheaterFlucht Österreich". With "Labor für kreatives Theater" she worked on physical & devised theatre in Austria.