Robert Kingsbury

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Korean, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • piano teacher, videographer, dancer, organic farmer, comp...
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music
  • From Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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About Me


waking up to the dream


Recently I find myself engaged with sustainability, permaculture, contact dance, bodywork.

I love farming/gardening, creative cooking, exchange and growth through conversation. I like to see things outside of the institutional frame.. People living creatively for themselves and each other. I have a hard time with the idea of not knowing what you may or may not be working for, contributing to, representing.

I believe in the endless pursuit of embodiment, to be engaged, complex parts of our environment..


Self-determination, freedom and biodiversity in all its forms. grassroots. DIY.

I love philosophy and discussions on language. I am a huge nerd for the idea of phenomenology. I like to think of it as attempting to have one's own experience without it being imposed on by ideas whether your own or those of others. Allowing the senses to be free from the 'rational'.. Bringing the attention to what is actually happening in each moment. Bertolt Brecht anyone?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have surfed, met artists from other cities & exchanged bodywork.

I would love to offer bodywork and cooking to hosts or surfers. I used to have a job as a manny that turned into a job as a personal chef for a family of 6. ;)


great! have met likeminded people, connected locally in places where I otherwise wouldn't have.


organics, biodiversity, improvisation, cooking, the zodiac, body awareness, vintage camera lenses, feldenkrais, bodywork, sustainability, film, experimental music/dance/theatre

Music, Movies, and Books

The Wind up Bird Chronicle, Invisible Cities, Job's Body, Bodymind, Bioenergetics, Island, The Art of Seeing, Siddhartha, A clockwork Orange, The Body Electric

Movies: Alien, L'Avventura A Woman Under the Influence, Being John Malkovich, Everything by Peter Greenaway, THX 1138, Silence of the Lambs, Solaris (Tarkovsky), The Shining, I am Love

Music: Daft Punk, Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, Bjork, The Roots, Fleetfoxes, Hauschka, Radiohead, Michael Nyman, Chopin, Yma Sumac, Kid Koala, DJ Shadow, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Grimes

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

unravelled a full-bodied knit suit while walking over a 4 hour period, in the season of November for a video installation.

Teach, Learn, Share

bodywork (massage/physical therapy)
teach contemporary dance
teach piano
good conversation
planting, hand weeding, hoeing, mulching in your garden

Countries I’ve Visited

Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, South Korea

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