My name is Kai Brügge. I am a contemporary dancer...
I am a versatile performer having performed not only in dance pieces, but also street theatre (as a member of Compagnie Oniversum), performance arts (at Fondation Beyeler and Art Basel) and operas (at Theater Freiburg). As a dancer, an area I am especially interested in is partnering. Two schools of dance technique which have especially influenced me are Gaga and Axis Syllabus. You can see me move on Vimeo. I have a deeper experience than most dancers in instant composition, but almost no training in ballet.
As a professional performer I embrace and feel confident with the performance of taboo topics like violence, nakedness etc. As a creator it is important for me to create performances which non-dancers can relate to and which illuminate real life through meaningful movement.
Pas de deux, Choreographers: Claire Pastier and Daniel Rakovsky
The Sacr[ific]ed Dance, Choreographer: Rebecca Narum
12 Zimmer, Choreographers: Claire Pastier and Daniel Rakovsky
Past performances (selection)
Akt 1, Co-created with Julia Klockow
Dido and Aeneas, Director: Tilman Knabe
Ce qu'il fallait dire, Choreographers: Claire Pastier and Daniel Rakovsky
Amour muet (R&J), Choreographer: Daniel Rakovsky
Don Giovanni, Director: Katarzyna Borkowska, Choreographer: Tomasz Wygoda
Hulda, Director: Tilman Knabe, Choreographer: Peter Pruchniewitz
Divine comedy, Director: Rirkrit Tiravanija
Aggregate, Director: Alexandra Pirici
Tuschekörper, Kai Brügge and Rebecca Narum
The players, Choreographer: Edan Gorlicki
...and an artificial intelligence researcher.
As a computer scientist and mathematician I concentrate on artificial intelligence or rather machine learning. I am researching the theoretical foundation of Markov chains and generative models. I am more interested in finding deeper understanding and mathematical beauty than in finding solutions, which just work. The programming languages I have the most experience with are Haskell and Python.
Kai Brügge, Asja Fischer, and Christian Igel. On the convergence of the Metropolis algorithm with fixed-order updates for multivariate binary probability distributions. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (pp. 469-477), PMLR, 2021.