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), physical theatre (at Teatro Dimitri), operas (at Theater Freiburg) and film. As a dancer, areas I am especially interested in are partnering / contact improvisation and instant composition. You can see me move on Vimeo.
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. I take art and dance as seriously as a child can take a game seriously.
I am very much interested in the connection between meditation and dance practices. I organise the weekly Friday Jam Freiburg and offer Contemplative Dance Practice every morning from Monday to Thursday at 7:50-9:00 in Freiburg-Haslach. If you want to join the morning practice, drop me a message.
Past performances (selection)
Was du nicht sagst, Instant compositions with Eva Krause
Noch ist es Zeit, Director: Eva Krause
Inventaire, Choreographers: Claire Pastier and Daniel Rakovsky
Niemals in denselben Überfluss, Instant Composition with Mathilde Bonte, Lena Schillebeeckx, Lee Ferguson and Thomas Wenk
Por una cabeza, Choreographers: Claire Pastier and Daniel Rakovsky
5 chambres, Choreographers: Claire Pastier and Daniel Rakovsky
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.