Andrea Keiz is an educated biologist and teacher for dance improvisation. Contact improvisation is her physical practice since 1990 and has been enriched through various body related somatic practices. Improvisation is her practice not only as an art form in dance but it informs as well her practice as videographer. Since 2000 she works as a freelance artist in the field of video documentation of performing arts and as a video artist. Besides filming and editing, she is advising students in documentation, camera work and archiving in several dance programs in Germany as well as offering workshops in video/dance and perception. Her ongoing interest is documentation as (part of) artistic research – and last but not least the continuous exchange with friends and colleagues.