Volker Eschmann is an artist who places his artistic work in the context of society. He successfully develops and realizes concepts, strategies and ways of working within the framework of different life worlds. In relation to specialized systems, he understands non-artistic issues, problems and prejudices in order to respond to them professionally and justify the relevance of his own work.
He studies with focus on rituals in traditional communities. His most important mentor and teacher, the griot (trad. myth teller) Nago Koite from Senegal/Berlin, introduced him to African dance, music and storytelling.
He lives in Berlin/& Portugal, is in several leadership teams of Contact Improvisation and Ecstatic Dance Festivals worldwide. He is the initiator of Forgotten Land on the beach of Arambol and co-founder of the Yoga & Dance Retreat “Ibiza Moving Arts”, as well as a founding member of Spacewalk. Spacewalk works with interventions in social and spatial fields of conflict using means and methods of theater, dance, music, video and visual arts.