Ka Rustler - Folding and Unfolding

Perception of touch and movement are the first senses to develop. From our vginning our cells communicate, correspond and develop in continuous movement: migrating, folding and unfolding, expanding, spiralling and creating space in specific time parameters. I perceive in Contact Improvisation all these various phases of our early development are inherent and exemplary modelled.

Each day we will dive into one aspect of our cellular landscape venturing into unknown territory with various structures and strategies for embodied exploration into Contact Improvisation. Working from the cellular expanding out we will examine how we inhabit new realms of consciousness offering diverse layers to our movement qualities, perception and movement action. With the meeting of any two forces a third is automatically created moving in multidimensional direction.

 

Ka Rustler

Originally trained as a gymnast and classical dancer Ka Rustler continued her education at the SNDO in Amsterdam working with pioneers in the field of improvisation and dance. Over the course of 30 years Ka has been a leading member of Tanzfabrik Berlin, a networker and co-organizer of European Contact Improvisation Teacher Conferences, Exchanges and CI Festivals, a performer, choreographer, improviser and researcher. Supported by a fellowship grant she studied with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen the basic physiological and developmental movement system, and received her degree as a Body-Mind Centering® practitioner and Somatic Movement Educator in ’94, profoundly influencing science and somatic practice into dance education in Europe. She has collaborated with numerous artists internationally inspired by her curiosity to explore and finding the joy, risk and freedom to go beyond limitation. Her work for film and stage has been featured at dance and theatre festivals in Europe, Mexico, Russia, Japan and USA.

Ka’s work experience also includes somatic psychotherapy and international top management trainings. Currently she teaches Methods and Tools derived from BMC® and other somatic systems researching their application in movement, choreographic explorations and neuroscientific connections of Learning with Movement at Universities and Institutions internationally.

She is co- founder of the Berlin based Institute for Body, Dance and Therapy, member of the Authentic Movement Practice Unwinding the Body and Embodiment Research Group Emergence of Form. She is mother of two children.

 

Julian Elizari Romeo (Ger/ Arg):  Contact-Tango:"Dancing Witness“ 

Contemporary Tango, the witness of the Contact Impro as partner  dance. We will use the bases of contact Improvisation for enriching the flow in ouer partner dance. Finding common elements between Tango and Contact Improv. 
The classes will invite us to discover new points of contact, during  landen, suspensions, sharing weight. We will play with levels and qualities , using less muscle effort and finding the “momentum”.
 
Playing with the challenge of the change, where the listening and to be present is the conductive axis and where the surrounding space inviting us to the improvisation. 
We will play with the rolls in the dances.
Every class is an investigation space,
You don ́t need previous experience.
 

Julian Elizari Romeo

Julian Elizari Romeo was born in 1974 in Bs As, Argentina. He began taking modern dance classes from young age and Took classes wiht traditional Tango dancers in Argentina. At the age of 22, he received his degree from the Institute of National Physical Education in Bs As, Argentina. Learning different Techniques,as Release, Low flow and Contact Improvisation in Bs.As He travel to Europe and Studied at the Lilia Bertelli school of “Danza e movimento”. Florence, Italy. He was then hired as an actor and after as dance teacher by the Isole Compresse Theatre company. He explore always more Contact Improvisation developing his dances with different partner dances technique. Julian has been teaching Traditional and Modern Tango argentino for more then 15 years. Currently he teaches Tango, Contact Improvisation and Contactango in Berlin Germany and in different dance Festivals.

 

 

Thomas Kampe - Wide Open Dancing: The Feldenkrais Method and Contact Improvisation

In this workshop we will draw on gentle and playful learning processes based on The Feldenkrais Method® to support our shared dance practice. We will focus on developing an increased and fluid coordination of our core, and on fine-tuning our ability to relate creatively to our living environment. This workshop will also explore the creative use of vision and seeing, and some basic upside down skills – handstands and assisted back-flips - to increase the three–dimensional range of our CI-dancing. The Feldenkrais Method makes use of two approaches, ‘Awareness through Movement®’(ATM) and ‘Functional Integration®’(FI) to facilitate conditions from which ‘awareness’ and possibilities for new ways of moving can be cultivated. This is achieved through non-corrective, pleasurable and structured inquiries in empathic, improvisational dialogues.

 

Thomas Kampe

Thomas Kampe (UK/GER) lives in London and has worked with dance, theatre and movement for the last 30 years. He has worked as performer, choreographer and director in Germany and Britain, and works as Senior Lecturer for Movement for Actors at Bath Spa University, UK. Thomas has taught somatic approaches towards Movement Education, Theatre and Contact Improvisation in different settings around the world. Thomas is a qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method® which forms a foundation for his teaching of dance and movement. He holds a Phd - ‘The Art of Making Choices: The Feldenkrais Method as a Choreographic Resource‘ and regularly writes about Somatics and critical culture. www.thomaskampe.com

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