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"Space behind. Uncharted trails"...

 

There are two things that hinder the 'unknown' to happened:

  1. Deceptiveness of the eye-site
  2. Physical tensions

In this workshop there will be a possibility to explore in details the use eye-site characteristics and the way it help change usual trajectories into unknown trails. On the way to find courage and playfulness, we will take time for recognition, release of tensions in the body to free the inner space .

Other themes that will be addressed in the workshop are:

  • * The back space - ways, skills and images using the space behind the back and backward movement.
  • * Up side down positions.
  • * Conscious disorientation.
  • * Awakening spirals in the body and in duets
  • * Composing time, movement, space and choices.
  • * Speed in movement as a challenge - awakening concentration and attention.
  • * Letting myself not be aware of the future. Practicing movement towards the unknown.

During my travel high up in the mountains, I realized that fear and anxiety are never behind or ahead of me, they are where I am right now. My courage also awakens just when I make the step above the chimney in the mountain. When I jump from stone to stone, I find myself scared, courageous and funny. This is what this workshop is about - the novelty of each step and movement, in solo, in duet and with in a group.

Angela Donii

Angela Donii is a dance improviser, choreographer and a teacher oriented to contact improvisation and contemporary dance. She was born in Kishinev, Moldavia. She was educated at the High School of Culture, St-Petersburg. After graduation in 1985, she was a theatrical choreographer for 10 Years. Since 1999 she is living in Moscow, and teaching Contact Improvisation, Improvisation and Movement Development.

Since September 2006 she has been the organizer and leader of a project of research, experiment and exchange which aims to support and develop the teaching and performance of Contact Improvisation and Improvisation in Moscow. She created the yearly, nine day, International Contact Improvisation and Performance Festival in Moscow.

At the moment her passion is to build the "Dans House" on the Nature close to Kazan city.

Angela says:

”I can not say I teach Contact. I share Contact Improvisation, I share my self, I share what my teachers taught me, my dance…. tea and water :-) The best joy for me is to create space for people to come together and discover meanings and sense of the dance and life.”

 

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Actiontheater™ Performance-Training

Actiontheater ist ein Improvisationstraining, das vom Körper ausgeht. Spontaneität, Präsenz und Spielfreude. Eine Entdeckungsreise in die Kreativität unserer Bewegung, Stimme und Sprache. Action Theater Training eröffnet spielerisch neue Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten.

Improvisationsübungen - einzeln und in der Gruppe - fördern spontanes Spiel und bewusste Gestaltung. Sie vertiefen die Fähigkeit Gefühle auszudrücken und entwickeln Stimme, Körperausdruck und Imagination.

Im Workshop werden wir Bewegungen, Worte und Sounds zu Performance-Momenten komponieren.

Jedesmal eine spannende Reise ins Unbekannte, ob mit oder ohne Worte, voll in „Action" oder ruhig, abstrakt, poetisch oder komisch.

Peter Krempelsetzer

1964 in München geboren, studierte Theater an der Scuola Dimitri in der Schweiz, außerdem Tanz und Improvisation. Actiontheater™ Improvisation lernte er in ausführlichen Trainings bei der Begründerin Ruth Zaporah und ist seit 2007 zertifizierter Lehrer der Methode.

Sein besonderes Interesse gilt der Improvisation als eigenständiger Kunstform. Als Darsteller, sowie als Regisseur eigener Produktionen arbeitet er spartenübergreifend zwischen Theater, Musik und Tanz. Er ist und war als Improvisationsspieler in vielen Gruppen tätig. Peter Krempelsetzer lebt in München und lehrt Theaterimprovisation, Contact Impro, Contango, Tanztheater und Performance an der ImproArt Improvisationsschule.

More about his backround and teaching on his webpages:
teaching: http://www.improart.de
performing: http://www.comtesse-co.dehttp://www.freefishing.de
official AT site: http://www.actiontheater.com

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Contact Impro meets Tango

Contango spielt mit den Möglichkeiten und Limits beider Tanzformen. Über die Analyse ihrer Stärken entwickelt sich ein Bild ihrer Qualitäten. In der zusammenführenden Rekonstruktion wird die weiche Rundheit des ContactTanzes mit der klaren Schärfe des Tango kombiniert, das Fallenlassen in verschiedenste Situationen beim Contact mit dem Rollenspiel des Tango, die Stille mit Geräuschen, Rhythmus und Musik. Elemente aus den Kampfkünsten, Physical Theatre und Bioenergetics unterstützen die neu entstehende, individuelle Expressivität.

Javier Cura

Der argentinisch-amerikanische Künstler Javier Cura ist Performer, Choreograph, bildender Künstler und Lehrer für Physical Theatre, Contact-Tango und Contact-Improvisation auf mehreren Kontinenten. Es ist sowohl bei Contact-Festivals in Freiburg oder San Francisco zu finden wie auch beim Phantastango in Deutschland oder Alchemie Tango in Prag.

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Delicious Dancing

An Introduction into Somatic Dance Paedagogy

Contact Improvisation, Movementdevelopment and Feldenkrais® based Bodywork
 
In this Intensive we will focus on dancing with our Integrated Body.
 
Contact Improvisation is most delicious, we find, when we are truley dancing with our Integrated Body: our awakend physical, emotional and „sensory-input“-body“.
 
Giving and taking impulses, listening to our own needs and the rythm of the dance, riding the waves of rest and activity – all that happens easily, when our body is informed. Technical aspects, lifting, falling, sharing weight, counterpoint etc., can help us deepen into the physical possibilities.
 
We will offer you inner pathways that go back in time into your own movement development., reliving single steps of physical and emotional development.
 
From there we will enjoy dancing Contact Improvisation, and also work technically and systematically on the principles of this wonderful danceform. To offer tools and material for beginners and advanced dancers we will sometimes work in smaller groups or even individually.
On a sensory input level we can open up doorways in our dancing that might have been closed off, through awareness, touch and specific placement of information through another body.
 
In this intensive we invite you to „come as you are“, and dive into the magic moments of connecting with yourself and others. 

Sabine Parzer (Fabie)

Sabine Parzer (Fabie) Is a dancer, choreographer, holistic dance- and movement teacher and works in a dance therapeutic setting. Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, she spent ten years abroad (USA and Germany). In Chicago she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Dance and danced professionally a.o. in Mordine & Company Dance Theatre and many independent productions. Her choreographies and improvisational structures have been performed in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, Mexico and many more. She was a co-founder of the collaboration group “Loop Troop”. Her latest collaboration “Point in Line” with didgeridoo player Dubravko Lapaine was premiered in Austria. 

Sabine has taught people from the age of 2 till 92 in improvisation, release/ holistic dance technique, contact improvisation and authentic movement (Intensives at: Impulstanz Vienna, Tanzquartier Wien, Israeli Contact Festival, Kontaktbudapest, Poland Contact Improvisation Festival and at Freiburg Contact Festival, Moscow International Contact Festival, Barcelona Nomad Festival, Osterimpro Göttingen a.o.). Since 1999 she has been teaching dance and movement at a rehabilitation centre in Austria for people after work/ traffic accidents and neurological diseases. Sabine is a practitioner of Systemische und Integrative Bewegungslehre® (an extended Feldenkrais method) and ZenBodytherapy® in her private practice. 
She has also been the organizer of the Greifenstein Contact Jam in Lower Austria and Co-Organizer of KulturLANDschaffen, Symposium for Sustainability.
The Institute of Holistic Dance- and Movementpedagogy was founded in 2010 by Sabine, to offer long term Teachers Training Programs, further education for doctors, therapists, artists and pedagogues, and as a platform for networking the field of holistic dance. 

Daniel Werner (* 1972, Heckenbeck/ Germany)

I teach CI since 1997, and love to continuously discover new dimensions of this amazing dance form on stage, in teaching and in the jam. My teaching is nurtured by the passion to systematically understand and categorize the underlying principles in CI. I studied contemporary dance at the North Karelia College in Finland and enjoy to work internationally as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Essential influences for my work also come from Body-Mind Centering, Release-Techniques and Asian Movement Arts. Further I am involved in the following projects: www.bide.be, www.easterimprofestival.info and www.body-mind-presence.de.

 

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Daniela Schwartz & Eckhard Müller : “ The Art of Sharing Weightless Weight ”

In this workshop we will investigate the relation of our body to the "UP" and the "DOWN" in stillness and movement.
We will explore the bone system and its relationship to gravity, as the weight falls through the architecture of the body into the floor, and we project from the ground into the three dimensionality of the space, finding the alignment of each situation. We will investigate the use of the floor, of the architecture of our bodies, of other bodies, the internal/external space, giving our attention to the breath as a tool to invite the active release to happen: into the touch, into the down, into the rising up and into the direction of the movement, all at the same time, supporting each other and the physical communication. Integrating this principles will invite you to be in the present moment, listening to the momentary needs of the bodies moving together, between earth and sky.
Our objective is to offer you tools to find more ease, lightness and freedom in your dance, to be comfortable as mobile underdancer/overdancer while you modulate the weight and tone of your body to open possible ways to relate to someone else.

Eckhard Mueller (Germany/France)

Falling in love with Contact Improvisation in 1988, Eckhard started studying contemporary dance,  including  improvisation and CI at bewegungs-art Freiburg (diploma 93) and with Alito Alessi, David Zambrano, Mark Tompkins, Julyen Hamilton, Martin Keogh, Nancy Stark-Smith, Daniel Lepkoff among many other masters.
Since then, he has been collaborating with various improvisers in research and performance groups to develop his own understanding of “instant composition” as an art form. As a dancer he has worked for choreographers such as Iztok Kovac, Mark Tompkins, David Zambrano. He has been teaching CI since 1994 to professionals of theatres/companies, dance students in academies and non-professionals in dance centres all over the world. For the last 7 years, he has been ‘touring’ in South America, co-teaching with Daniela Schwartz in diverse companies, festivals and institutions. For more than 20 years Eckhard  has been tremendously active to build up  “contact communities” in his home city Freiburg as well as in his new home Strasbourg and supporting others all over the world. He is co-founder of the contactfestival freiburg, a major CI event in Europe. In 2006 he developed SKIN, an interactive performance concept with elements of Contact Improvisation and instant composition. He realized this concept in collaboration with Daniela Schwartz in different cities worldwide, each time with a new group of professional dancers, musicians and videasts.

Daniela Schwartz (Argentina/France)

Dancer, Performer, Improviser and Teacher of Contact Improvisation and Instant Composition since 1998. Graduated in Fine Arts at ESAD, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg. She has participated in different projects, labs and performances in Cuba, Mexico, USA, Europe and South America. Influenced by Martin Keogh, Danny Lepkoff, Nancy Stark Smith, Mark Tompkins, Andrew Harwood, Julyen Hamilton... She has been invited co teaching with Eckhard Mueller in diverse Companies, Festivals and Institutions in South America.  As a member of the dance theater Cie Dégadézo, she co-created «Cabine d’essayage» ,  «Parlez moi d’amour» and has been teaching at Theater Pôle Sud, EMDS Ecole Municipale de Danse, TNS Teatre National, and CIRA, in Strasbourg. Years of jewelery making, objects, textile and fashion studies, video creation, installations, performances, and the different artistic aspects of «the body» informed her physical practice and her intellectual research, questioning the idea of «the human being separated form the world». Lately she assisted Eckhard Mueller to develop SKIN, an interdisciplinary and interactive performance project and realized in many cities worldwide.

Riding the bull home

(day class : 2 x 2.5 hrs)

Okay!
You’ve stayed open and available, worked hard to follow as much as lead, been careful to neither push nor force, and voilà: Material has been born, themes have developed, and an overarching narrative has emerged…

Now What?
What does is take to reach the final part of your journey?
How do you Ride the Bull Home?

In this advanced workshop we’ll explore how to bring our improvisational material home, looking for end-making in the final chapter—perhaps even in the very last moments of our improvisations—and practice not shying away from committing to a resolution. And we’ll discover how the searching for an organic closure is often an illusion, an unfulfilled desire—regardless of how much it is a natural human longing— and research how this impacts our performance attitude and relationship to the audience.

Through a series of exercises, we’ll investigate how:
- time determines perception of “success” and “failure”
- an alive compositional mind embraces absence and emptiness
- the nature and politics of endings affects our decision-making process

Be prepared to be challenged and annoyed, while enjoying the spirit of collaboration within a community of equals.

Into the night jungle

night class : 2 x 4 hrs (Wed 22:30-2:00 & Fri 22:30-2:30 [or later depending on performance timing])

presence perception performance laboratory

Although it is not possible to plan for transformational moments, we can choose to enter into the realm of mystery. Through humorous lightness and provocative intensity, deep body sensing and expansive imagination engagement, we practice bending our attentiveness towards the resonant present moment. In this unfolding landscape between knowing and not knowing, with our awareness heightened and consciousness expanded, the potential for transformation lives.

INTO THE NIGHT JUNGLE is for all adventurers who want to explore diverse improvisational states of mind, body & voice, and question their assumptions about the performative moment. Be prepared for mental and physical exhaustion, perception-bending and assumption-altering encounters, and for a serious amount of playful fun.

David Lakein (USA / Chicago-Berlin)

He is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer-director, performer, educator and writer, whose work swirls around the borders between dance, theatre, cabaret, installation and performance art. He collaborates extensively with other artists, and performs-researches-teaches across the globe in diverse venues, festivals and schools. Known for his inquisitive nature, Lakein is a well-respected teacher dedicated to his students and a rigorous learning process. Whether facilitating students in workshops and performance projects or bringing artists together in laboratories or festivals, he is committed to research as a creative act and dialogue as a transformational encounter.

Lakein studied philosophy & literature, and acting and directing in the United States, trained as a dancer and performer in Berlin and Amsterdam, and studied visual arts in Chicago; he holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a BFA from the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam School for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Arts from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Sensual spine

By releasing the energy flow in your spine and by aligning and lenghening the spine we will dive into three-dimensional spacious dancing. We will use elements of yoga, bodywork and simple leaning and moving support exercises. By waking up the vitality and strengh in our spines we can access into animal-like state of alertness and exploding energy as well as sensuality and sensitivity.

Iiris Raipala

Iiris Raipala is a dance artist; performer and teacher living in Helsinki. She graduated in 2004 as Master of Arts in dance from the Theatre Academy of Finland. She has also studied dance in School for New Dance Developement(S.N.D.O.) in Amsterdam and in many workshops around the world. She's been working closely with improvisation and contact improvisation in several performing groups. She is one of the organizers of Goa contact festival and Skiing on Skin -festival in Finland. At the moment she continues her studies as Iyengar yoga teacher. Besides dance and yoga her interests are raw food, osho-meditations and learning spanish.

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Kindern: Feuerworkshop

This workshop gives children the chance handle dangerous things, that they normally not allowed to play with – we walk on glass and dance with fire.
We will have different games and exercises to create clarity and presence.
There will be a performance in the end!

Inge Wöllhaf

My Love to dance I discovered 1997 through work with Keriac and deepened it with two Years of BmC - since than dance and contactimprovisation belongs to my live.Than I found the fun playing with fire. Since then I play with different firetoys like firechains, fens, rope skip etc. - loving the sound of flying fire.
Working in a nursery school, where children play and learn in the forest every day, it is a pleasure for me to have adventures with the children and sensual experiences.

Dieser Workshop erlaubt Kindern mit „gefährlichen“ Dingen umzugehen, mit denen sie normalerweise nicht spielen dürfen – wir gehen über Glasscherben und tanzen mit Feuer.
Wir werden verschiedene Spiele und Übungen machen um Klarheit und Präsenz zu schaffen.
Die Kinder können zum Abschluss dem Festival präsentieren, was sie gelernt haben.

Inge Wöllhaf - Meine Liebe zu Tanz und Körperarbeit habe ich 1997 durch die Ausbildung bei Keriac entdeckt und durch Fortbildungen in BMC bei Petra Vetter vertieft – seither gehört der Tanz und Kontaktimprovisation zu meinem Leben. Dann habe ich das Spiel mit dem Feuer entdeckt und seitdem spiele ich damit – mit brennenden Feuerketten, Fächern und Springseilen – ich liebe das Geräusch die um mich fliegenden Flammen.
Ich arbeite in einem Waldkindergarten, in dem Kinder täglich im Wald spielen und lernen, es ist mir ein Vergnügen mit Kindern Abenteuer zu erleben und sinnlich Erfahrungen zu ermöglichen.

 

"Saftiges Zentrum" in der Kontaktimprovisation

In diesem Workshop werden wir unsere Bäuche erwecken und die Weichheit und Flüssigkeiten in unserem Zentrum zu erspüren.

Auf einer Reise zu unserem Zentrum...in Verbindung zu anderen "Zentren"...werden wir mit den saftigen Fluss im Contact erforschen in eine offene Improvisation .

Alle Level willkommen!

Kabiro Eva Scheller , Deutschland

Tanz- u. Contactimprovisation seid 1994, Practitioner & Lehrende der Hawaiianischen Massage & Körperarbeit, Festival-Organisatorin:

Osterimprofestival, healingheartfestival.de (D), Alohatravelfestival.com (Hawaii)

Practiziert aus vollstem Herzen Tanz, Körperarbeit & Beratung.

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What about threesome..?

 

I love trios...!

...And I am very curious to explore dynamics and possibilities of contactimprovisation in trio-form. How to support, let go, follow in trio?
I am using a lot momentum and spirals in my dance, and especially in trios I find this very useful and fun to play with. How we can create space and air in the trio, but still stay connected?
When to enter and exit into contact? How to read the pathways and be a bit ahead in my choices and directions? What supports the situation, and what actually distracts the dynamics and
logics of the trio?

Simply - Welcome to play and have fun threesome!

 

Katri Luukkonen

 

 

Katri Luukkonen  is a dancer and danceteacher from Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from Theatre Academy of Finland 2008 (MA). She has been teaching at various contact- and dancefestivals all over Europe, Russia, India and Finland. As well as ”SkiingOnSkin” the finnish contactfestival, she is also one of the organizers of "GOA-Contact Festival" in India and "InTouch"-festival in Berlin. Besides contactimprovisation, contemporary dance and theatre, she has been practicing aikido and yoga, OSHO's active meditations and authentic movement.

Katri sings like an angel, looks like a spiralling carrot, smells like Vanilla Tiger, and feels like soft heaven. She is sweet girl, who has spontaneous and passionate relationship with her surroundings, and her inner child is alive & kicking.

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Moving into Writing ? Writing into Moving, If our gut were to speak…

 

Duration: 2 – 2:30 hours

Language: English and German (I can teach in either). I also speak Spanish, French and Portuguese

Basic description: This workshop integrates elements of improvisation and creative writing. Through movement explorations we uncover words, worlds and stories, organically connecting dance and writing. No dance or writing experience necessary, simply the desire to move and put pen to paper.

Class description: The warm-up begins with breath and the five healing sounds from Taoist Qigong, which I have been using in my Moving into Writing classes as a way of bringing in sound, body-awareness and emotional awareness. As we sound, we focus on a specific organ while encouraging the release of a specific emotion associated with that organ. We then invite in the corresponding color and positive emotion of this organ (i.e. for lungs we sound “ssss”, release sadness, bring in the color white, and invite courage.) The warm-up continues with an open movement exploration, focusing on one of the organs and its associated sound. (I am thinking that we perhaps work here with the liver since in Chinese philosophy/medicine, the liver is associated with spring. If it is warm enough, it could be nice to do the warm-up outside on the grass.) I finish the warm up by guiding participants through a variety of ways and qualities of moving (i.e. light-easy movement, circular movements, stretching, shaking, etc.). I often integrate the basic developmental patterns into the movement warm-up.

The movement warm-up is followed by a 5-10 minute free write.

Body-mapping: We create a drawing, or map, of the body based on a guided scan of the body. (This may also be done in partners with the aid of touch.) For each body part that has drawn our attention and which we have drawn in some form on our map, we write down several adjectives and verbs. From our map, we choose one or two parts (and words) to focus on for a movement study. We then engage in a more focused write (with the option of returning to moving when we want.) We share our movement studies with partners and do a creative write inspired by our partner’s movement. To end the workshop participants show their work—a combination of their writing and moving.

If there is time, I will include in this mix, a 5-10 minute write around spring, green, east.

 

Liz Erber

 

 

Liz Erber is an interdisciplinary artist/performer whose body-based works integrate elements of dance, theater, writing, music and/or video. She performs regularly in her own works, in collaboration with others, and as an improviser. In addition, she teaches various types of dance and improvisation to both children and adults, and is currently teaching classes in moving-writing and contact improvisation in Berlin. For the past decade Liz has worked professionally as a writer, proofreader/copyeditor, and Brazilian Portuguese to English translator. She holds bachelor's degrees in chemistry, dance, and drama(theater).

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Verspielte Physik

Ich glaube Robert Anderson hat das Wortspiel "Verspielte Physik" etabliert. Es beschreibt am Besten die Verbindung zwischen anatomisch orientierter contact Technik und spielerischen Umgang mit der Technik. Die Verspieltheit ist für die Technik wie die Seele/Geist für unseren physischen Körper. Durch den spielerischen Zugang wird der Körper schneller und intuitiver neue contact Techniken lernen.

Markus Hoft

Mir war es wichtig neben Contactimprovisation meinem Körper eine zeitgenössische Tanzausbildung zu gönnen, um mit Improvisation und Technik gleichermaßen spielen zu können (Moving Arts/Köln, SSCD/Dundee). Durch jahrelanges Training fließen Elemente aus Yoga/Pilates, Actiontheater, Tango und Capoeira in meinen Unterricht mit ein. Besonders am Herzen liegt mir mein körperfreundlicher verspielter Zugang zu Contactimprovisation. Neben Unterrichten ist es mir wichtig zu Choreografieren und selbst mit Tanz/Contactimprovisation aufzutreten. Mehr über mich auf: www.fooldance.de

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Das getanzte Seelenbild

 

Musik, Berührung, Farben, Bewegung, Tanz
Rücken an Rücken und Fuß an Fuß im Kreis sitzend und aneinander gelehnt, bewegt sich beim Zeichnen die Gruppe als verbundene Einheit. Die Bewegung der Hand folgt den eigenen Bewegungsimpulsen und greift auch die Bewegungsimpulse der Person die am Rücken lehnt auf. Gezeichnet wird zu Musik auf einem Transparentpapierblock. Nach einer Weile wird der Block mit der an den Rücken gelehnten Person ausgetauscht und ein neues transparentes Blatt wird über die bereits vorhandene Zeichnung gelegt. Die Blöcke wandern im Kreis. Es entstehen Bildgeschichten auf jedem Block, die am Schluss ausgelegt werden und in freie Bewegung und Tanz übertragen werden. Jede/ jeder tanzt die Geschichte zu seinem Ausgangsbild.

 

Mela Maresch

 

*1965 in Wien, Studium Kunstgeschichte, Stipendium am Museum of Modern art New York, Fortbildung zur Kunsttherapeutin, Training in systemischer Aufstellungsarbeit, Fortbildung für Tanz- und Bewegungspädagogik.
Kunstvermittlerin an der Kunsthalle Wien und am Essl Museum, Kunstprojekte im öffentlichen Raum in Kooperation mit dem Verein Wiener Jugendzentren, dem BMUK und dem ÖKS.
Wichtige Erfahrungen für mich waren: längere Reisephasen in Indien, der Türkei und Israel, die Geburt meines Sohnes, das Eintauchen in die Malerei, die Endeckung der Familienaufstellung und die Begegnung mit CI.

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Incantation Voice & Body Impro

The term derives from Latin "incantare" (tr.), meaning "to chant (a magical spell) upon," from in- "into, upon" and cantare "to sing"

 

The INCANTATION voice workshop is an insight into the power of the voice as an expressive and performative tool as well as a transformative healer.
Through vocal improvisation on the bases of Chant and Song, we will re-connect the voice and the body through a series of vocal & physical exercises that aid us in understanding our personal connection to our voices and to listen more closely to others. Circle sounds and song, words and gesture, tuning through an evolution of voice exploring primitive dialogues from breath into Glossolalia, through to more structured forms such as text on the one hand and song on the other forms of singing and chanting techniques from plainchant to polyphony as improvisation structures to create our own contemporary song and modern folk dance.

The investigation seeks to discover how chanting or singing is relevant to contemporary culture, personal stories and how the body supports the release of the voice in a supportive environment. We would like to create a voice orchestra to perform during the festival

 

Moss Beynon Juckes

 

2011: Moss Beynon Juckes (UK/BERLIN) is a performing artist and music maker.
She received her BA in Dance, Theatre & Live Art in Roehampton University, London in 2006. She has been working internationally for the past 5 years on projects that bridge the disciplines voice and body, performance art, theatre, contact-tango, and music. Her work searches for a personal politic, the boundaries between tradition and autonomy and cultural identity. A reoccurring area of study looks into how the body and voice evolved and how this is relevent to theatre training and performance making .She is presently touring the "Incantation: Body & Voice Workshop" and “Acting on Sound and Space” with Javier Cura and has been invited to teach at Hlasohled Voice Centre, Prague. Universitat der Kunste Berlin at Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien,Torino (Teatro Orfeo/ Molecole/Atelier Teatro Fisico), Roma (Societas Artepetia), Helsinki, Strasbourg (Pole Sud), and Paris. Performance Credits include Back to Black with Meyrick Kaminski at the 48 Hour Neukoln Festival. Home Sweet Home Performance Art Festival, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin. Tour Eu Balkans with The Folkloric and Artist Troupe of Dhalaristan. www.dhalaristan.com . Minimal TangoPerfomance at Divadle na Pradle, Prague. Lo Sguarda Sospesoat Notte Nera Festival. http://www.mossbeynonjuckes.com/; . Video Link for workshops: http://vimeo.com/30143501

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Orientierung - Desorientierung

 

Klare Ausrichtungen und Raumwahrnehmungen erfahren, um in der Bewegung und mit dem/n Partner/n die Orientierung zu finden. Mit der Verwirrung des „Nichtorientiertseins“ umgehen und geniessen lernen. Orientierung im Nichtorientiertsein finden. Andere Zustände erreichen.
Mit technischen Übungen und strukturierte Improvisationsanleitungen entdecken wir alleine oder mit PartnerInnen Neues und wenden unseren sensibilisierten Orientierungssinn im Tanzen an.

Fallen

Der Fokus liegt auf verschiedenen Fall- & Auffangtechniken, um besser fallen und mehr fliegen zu können, und mehr Freude am Risiko zu haben. Durch Entdecken und Schulen vom eigenen Auffangen & Fallen erweitern wir das Spektrum der Fallarten. Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten für den Fall beim Partner anbieten und ausprobieren. Das Fliegen im Fall geniessen, verlängern und damit experimentieren. Mehr Sicherheit im Fallen erlangen. Miteinander Tanzen, improvisieren und Spass haben.

Muriel Jeanne Mollet

Muriel Jeanne Mollet arbeitet als Tanzpädagogin, Performerin, Wassertherapeutin und mit systemischer Prozessgestaltung. Seit über 20 Jahren beschäftigt sich M mit Tanz und Improvisation, was sie zur Auseinandersetzung mit Tanz- und Kampfsportarten wie zeitgenössischer Tanz, Elementarer Tanz, Release, Contactimprovisation, Capoeira und Shinson Hapkido führte. Freudvolles Tanzen, Verspieltheit, Rhythmus, Musik, Fliessen, Experimentieren, Suchen, Herausfinden, Forschen und Entdecken sind die Schwerpunkte in ihrem Unterrichten und Tanzen.

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Bewegungsimprovisation

 

Angefangen von einfachen, auf Gehen basierenden Scores, gelangen wir zu immer komplexeren Möglichkeiten improvisierter Bewegung – und arbeiten uns dabei ständig an der Frage entlang: „Was kann ich verändern?“

Wir erforschen die grundlegenden Parameter von Bewegung – wie Raum, Höhe, Geschwindigkeit, etc. – um uns unserer Wahlmöglichkeiten bewußter zu werden. Gleichzeitig schulen wir unsere Gruppen-Aufmerksamkeit und benutzen diese dann als Grundlage für spielerische Interaktion.
Sich gegenseitig anzugucken und (sich zu trauen) gesehen zu werden ist ebenfalls Teil der Arbeit.
Der Fokus des Workshops ist Gruppen-Improvisation. Wir üben Wege, aufeinander Bezug zu nehmen, wie zum Beispiel durch Kontrast, Kopieren, Variieren, … – und Wege, die Aktion einer anderen Person zu unterstützen, indem man sie größer macht oder einen Ramen oder Hintergrund dazu kreiert. Eine sehr wichtige Improvisationsfähigkeit besteht darin, imstande zu sein, mit dem Konzept von Vorder- und Hintergrund umzugehen – also Vorder- und Hintergründe in Improvisationen erkennen zu können, erschaffen zu können und bewußt nutzen zu können. Wir üben sowohl ein kognitives als auch ein intuitives Verständnis davon.

Der Workshop ist gerichtet auf einen Zusammenfluss von Präsenz, Wahrnehmungsfähigkeiten und Intuition, die zusammen die Möglichkeit eröffnen für feinfühlige Momente der Kommunikation und Komposition.

Roland Nordeck

 After many years of CI practice I did half a year of fulltime dance training with Keriac in San Francisco and Stuttgart (2003/2004). In 2005 I got into the dance department of North Carelian Kollege, Outokumpu, Finnland, where I studied contemporary dance for three years. The core part of that education was contemporary dance technique. It also included a wide range of different other approaches to movement training, like for example Feldenkrais, BMC, Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Ballet, Improvisation and Butoh.

In 2008 I moved back to Germany. I am currently located in Göttingen, where I teach CI and contemporary dance.

I am seeing dance as a form of language, which reaches beyond the field of verbal expression. So dance and especially improvised dance complements my general interest in communication.

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Musikimprovisation

Dieser Workshop ist für jeden, der ahnt oder weiß, welche magischen Geschenke es zu entdecken gibt, wenn Du Musik nicht nach Noten oder vorgegeben Strukturen spielst, sondern in einem zutiefst schöpferischen Prozess aus der bewussten Präsenz des Augenblicks heraus entstehen lässt.

Wir werden im Rahmen dieses Workshops mit einigen der folgenden Elemente experimentieren:

  • Zuhören als Schlüssel zur kreativen Quelle in uns
  • Rhythmus als das Fundament der Verbindung
  • Spiel mit dem Nicht-Wissen – Musik aus der Stille
  • Auflösen von Du und Ich – Eintauchen im Fluß der Musik
  • Mut es falsch zu machen – das Spiel mit den eigenen Impulsen
  • Angst, Scham und Unsicherheit als Wegweiser zu Deiner lebendigen Präsenz

Dieser Workshop richtet sich an Menschen, die schon erste (oder auch mehr) musikalische Erfahrungen mit Instrument oder Stimme gesammelt haben. Dieser Workshop ist nicht geeignet für Menschen, die ihre allerersten musikalischen Erfahrungen sammeln wollen.

Shakya Matthias Grahe

Er spielt Violoncello, Dilruba, Gitarre, Keyboard, Perkussion und singt. Zahlreiche Auftritte in klassischen Ensembles, Pop-Rock-Bands und Latin-Formationen. Begleitung mit Live-Musik von Stummfilmen, Meditationen sowie Tanz- und Selbsterfahrungsworkshops. Gastmusiker auf zahlreichen CDs, Seminarleiter, ausgebildet in verschiedenen Massagen, Betriebswirt, Lebenskünstler. Mitgründer einer spirituellen Lebensgemeinschaft in Bonn.

Musikbegleitung für die Intensives und Abendjams

Viola Einsiedel spielt Violine,Viola und Nyckelharpa und inspiriert die Tänzer mit percussiv, indischen Instrumenten, Kalimba, Tampoura, Tenorflöte und ihrer Stimme.

Musik und Tanz sind für sie eine unzertrennbare Einheit, die im gemeinsamen Raum zu einem Kunstwerk entstehen. Ihre musikalische Improvisation entsteht durch das innere Erleben des eigenen Tanzes, den sichtbaren und unsichtbaren Impulsen im Raum, den Menschen, die ihr persönliches Universum mit offenem Herzen tänzerisch und mimisch mitteilen und einer unsichtbaren, göttlichen Energie, die im Musizieren durch sie fließt.

Mein musikalischer Ursprung liegt in der klassischen Musik in Sinfonieorchestern und kammermusikalischen Streichquartetten und meine Musikerfahrung erweiterte sich auf Reisen nach Südamerika und Indien, meiner 10jährigen selbstständigen, musikalischen Arbeit in Köln mit Musikern aus Ghana, Indien, Marokko, Peru, Iran, England und Frankreich.

Meine tänzerischen Erfahrungen wurzeln in Techniken der Contact-Improvisation, des Capoeiras, Körperreleasetechniken des Fallens und Kreisens, des Indischem Tanzes, Tai Chi und Yoga.

Ich mache Musik auf Contactimprovisationsfestivals seit 4 Jahren. Mein Weg zum Tanz began als Musikerin Mitte der 90iger Jahre in Köln, als ich in verschiedenen Tanztheatergruppen die Musik entwickelte, führte mich die Musik unmittelbar zum selber tanzen. Als Musikerin war ich auf folgenden Festivals engagiert-( FreiburgCIFestival, Israelcontactfesival,skiingonskin CI festival in finnland,

Ci- festival ibiza, Osterimprofestival Göttingen, HH- Festival)

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Links

www.dancecontact.de

Education Program Contact Improvisation in Berlin,

Intensives in Barcelona, and more about

Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance.

www.Body-Mind-Presence.de

Osteopathie, Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance,

living anatomy and developmental movement.

Education Programs, Festival on La Palma, Workshops and individual Sessions

www.omgym.eu

OmGym: Yoga • Dance • Bodywork

Aerial-Yoga, Partner-Yoga, Inversion, Core-Training, Workout,
ideal for childbirth preparation and involution,
rehabilitation.

Tutorials, workshops and sales

www.bide.be

Barcelona International Dance Exchange

www.healingheartfestival.de

creates space to celebrate many ARTS from the heart...

Dancing, playing, singing, painting, sweating, feeling…

various bodywork forms...and others

www.contactfestival.de

Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Freiburg, Germany ( every year in august )

www.contactil.org

Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Israel ( every year in december )

www.contactfestival.it

ZIP.Orvietofestival - International improvisation festival and live performing arts in Orvieto, Italy
includes Contact Improvisation intensive workshops, study labs, jams, performances, concerts

www.groundfloor.ro

www.theaterlabor-artproductions.com

www.tablab.de

a continiously laboratory of dance and movement research in Cologne, Germany

www.gravityhappens.net

Vienna and more

contact-impro-goettingen.de.tl/

CI in and around Göttingen

www.lella.at

Multimedial Arttherapy and CI

 

 

 

 

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"Space behind. Uncharted trails"...

 

There are two things that hinder the 'unknown' to happened:

  1. Deceptiveness of the eye-site
  2. Physical tensions

In this workshop there will be a possibility to explore in details the use eye-site characteristics and the way it help change usual trajectories into unknown trails. On the way to find courage and playfulness, we will take time for recognition, release of tensions in the body to free the inner space .

Other themes that will be addressed in the workshop are:

  • * The back space - ways, skills and images using the space behind the back and backward movement.
  • * Up side down positions.
  • * Conscious disorientation.
  • * Awakening spirals in the body and in duets
  • * Composing time, movement, space and choices.
  • * Speed in movement as a challenge - awakening concentration and attention.
  • * Letting myself not be aware of the future. Practicing movement towards the unknown.

During my travel high up in the mountains, I realized that fear and anxiety are never behind or ahead of me, they are where I am right now. My courage also awakens just when I make the step above the chimney in the mountain. When I jump from stone to stone, I find myself scared, courageous and funny. This is what this workshop is about - the novelty of each step and movement, in solo, in duet and with in a group.

Angela Donii

Angela Donii is a dance improviser, choreographer and a teacher oriented to contact improvisation and contemporary dance. She was born in Kishinev, Moldavia. She was educated at the High School of Culture, St-Petersburg. After graduation in 1985, she was a theatrical choreographer for 10 Years. Since 1999 she is living in Moscow, and teaching Contact Improvisation, Improvisation and Movement Development.

Since September 2006 she has been the organizer and leader of a project of research, experiment and exchange which aims to support and develop the teaching and performance of Contact Improvisation and Improvisation in Moscow. She created the yearly, nine day, International Contact Improvisation and Performance Festival in Moscow.

At the moment her passion is to build the "Dans House" on the Nature close to Kazan city.

Angela says:

”I can not say I teach Contact. I share Contact Improvisation, I share my self, I share what my teachers taught me, my dance…. tea and water :-) The best joy for me is to create space for people to come together and discover meanings and sense of the dance and life.”

 

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Actiontheater™ Performance-Training

Action Theater improvisational training, starts with the body and leads into playfulness and flow. A journey into the creativity of our movement, voice and speech. The AT tools are opening new ways of expression.
Improvisational exercises – alone and in groups – develop spontaneity and conscious compositional choice. They deepen the ability to express feelings and expand voice, bodyexpression and imagination.
In the workshop we will compose with movements, words and sounds to create performance moments.
Each time an exiting journey into the unknown, with or without words, full of action or quiet, abstract, poetic or funny.

Peter Krempelsetzer

1964 born in Munich, studied theater at the Scuola Dimitri in Switzerland, dance and improvisation. He learned Actiontheater™ Improvisation in intensive studies with the founder, Ruth Zaporah, USA. He is a certified teacher in this method since 2007.
His special interest is in improvisation as a performance-art. As performer and director of his own productions, he explores and expands the borders between acting, dancing and music. He has created improvised performances with many groups.
Peter Krempelsetzer is based in munich and teaches Theaterimprovisation, Contact Impro, Dancetheater, Contango and Performance at the ImproArt improvisation school.
More about his backround and teaching on his webpages:
teaching: http://www.improart.de
performing: http://www.comtesse-co.dehttp://www.freefishing.de
official AT site: http://www.actiontheater.com

 

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Contact Impro meets Tango

Contango plays with the possibilities and limits of both forms of dance. Through analysis of their strengths, a picture of their qualities develops. The merging and reconstruction of the two forms combines the soft boundaries of Contact Improvisation with the crisp precision of Tango—silence mixed with sound, rhythm and music. Elements of martial arts, physical theatre and bioenergetics support the individual's newly developing expressiveness.

Javier Cura

The Argentine-American artist Javier Cura is a performer, choreographer, visual artist and teacher of Physical Theatre, Contact-Tango and Contact Improvisation on several continents. He can be found both at the Contact Festival in Freiburg or San Francisco, as well as at the Phantastango in Germany or alchemy Tango in Prague.

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Delicious Dancing

An introduction into Somatic Dance Paedagogy

Contact Improvisation, Movementdevelopment and Feldenkrais® based Bodywork
 
In this Intensive we will focus on dancing with our Integrated Body.
 
Contact Improvisation is most delicious, we find, when we are truley dancing with our Integrated Body: our awakend physical, emotional and „sensory-input“-body“.
 
Giving and taking impulses, listening to our own needs and the rythm of the dance, riding the waves of rest and activity – all that happens easily, when our body is informed. Technical aspects, lifting, falling, sharing weight, counterpoint etc., can help us deepen into the physical possibilities.
 
We will offer you inner pathways that go back in time into your own movement development., reliving single steps of physical and emotional development.
 
From there we will enjoy dancing Contact Improvisation, and also work technically and systematically on the principles of this wonderful danceform. To offer tools and material for beginners and advanced dancers we will sometimes work in smaller groups or even individually.
On a sensory input level we can open up doorways in our dancing that might have been closed off, through awareness, touch and specific placement of information through another body.
 
In this intensive we invite you to „come as you are“, and dive into the magic moments of connecting with yourself and others. 

Sabine Parzer (Fabie)

Sabine Parzer (Fabie) Is a dancer, choreographer, holistic dance- and movement teacher and works in a dance therapeutic setting. Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, she spent ten years abroad (USA and Germany). In Chicago she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Dance and danced professionally a.o. in Mordine & Company Dance Theatre and many independent productions. Her choreographies and improvisational structures have been performed in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, Mexico and many more. She was a co-founder of the collaboration group “Loop Troop”. Her latest collaboration “Point in Line” with didgeridoo player Dubravko Lapaine was premiered in Austria. 

Sabine has taught people from the age of 2 till 92 in improvisation, release/ holistic dance technique, contact improvisation and authentic movement (Intensives at: Impulstanz Vienna, Tanzquartier Wien, Israeli Contact Festival, Kontaktbudapest, Poland Contact Improvisation Festival and at Freiburg Contact Festival, Moscow International Contact Festival, Barcelona Nomad Festival, Osterimpro Göttingen a.o.). Since 1999 she has been teaching dance and movement at a rehabilitation centre in Austria for people after work/ traffic accidents and neurological diseases. Sabine is a practitioner of Systemische und Integrative Bewegungslehre® (an extended Feldenkrais method) and ZenBodytherapy® in her private practice. 
She has also been the organizer of the Greifenstein Contact Jam in Lower Austria and Co-Organizer of KulturLANDschaffen, Symposium for Sustainability.
The Institute of Holistic Dance- and Movementpedagogy was founded in 2010 by Sabine, to offer long term Teachers Training Programs, further education for doctors, therapists, artists and pedagogues, and as a platform for networking the field of holistic dance. 

Daniel Werner (* 1972, Heckenbeck/ Germany)

I teach CI since 1997, and love to continuously discover new dimensions of this amazing dance form on stage, in teaching and in the jam. My teaching is nurtured by the passion to systematically understand and categorize the underlying principles in CI. I studied contemporary dance at the North Karelia College in Finland and enjoy to work internationally as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Essential influences for my work also come from Body-Mind Centering, Release-Techniques and Asian Movement Arts. Further I am involved in the following projects: www.bide.be, www.easterimprofestival.info and www.body-mind-presence.de.

 

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Daniela Schwartz & Eckhard Müller : “ The Art of Sharing Weightless Weight ”

In this workshop we will investigate the relation of our body to the "UP" and the "DOWN" in stillness and movement.
We will explore the bone system and its relationship to gravity, as the weight falls through the architecture of the body into the floor, and we project from the ground into the three dimensionality of the space, finding the alignment of each situation. We will investigate the use of the floor, of the architecture of our bodies, of other bodies, the internal/external space, giving our attention to the breath as a tool to invite the active release to happen: into the touch, into the down, into the rising up and into the direction of the movement, all at the same time, supporting each other and the physical communication. Integrating this principles will invite you to be in the present moment, listening to the momentary needs of the bodies moving together, between earth and sky.
Our objective is to offer you tools to find more ease, lightness and freedom in your dance, to be comfortable as mobile underdancer/overdancer while you modulate the weight and tone of your body to open possible ways to relate to someone else.

Eckhard Mueller (Germany/France)

Falling in love with Contact Improvisation in 1988, Eckhard started studying contemporary dance,  including  improvisation and CI at bewegungs-art Freiburg (diploma 93) and with Alito Alessi, David Zambrano, Mark Tompkins, Julyen Hamilton, Martin Keogh, Nancy Stark-Smith, Daniel Lepkoff among many other masters.
Since then, he has been collaborating with various improvisers in research and performance groups to develop his own understanding of “instant composition” as an art form. As a dancer he has worked for choreographers such as Iztok Kovac, Mark Tompkins, David Zambrano. He has been teaching CI since 1994 to professionals of theatres/companies, dance students in academies and non-professionals in dance centres all over the world. For the last 7 years, he has been ‘touring’ in South America, co-teaching with Daniela Schwartz in diverse companies, festivals and institutions. For more than 20 years Eckhard  has been tremendously active to build up  “contact communities” in his home city Freiburg as well as in his new home Strasbourg and supporting others all over the world. He is co-founder of the contactfestival freiburg, a major CI event in Europe. In 2006 he developed SKIN, an interactive performance concept with elements of Contact Improvisation and instant composition. He realized this concept in collaboration with Daniela Schwartz in different cities worldwide, each time with a new group of professional dancers, musicians and videasts.

Daniela Schwartz (Argentina/France)

Dancer, Performer, Improviser and Teacher of Contact Improvisation and Instant Composition since 1998. Graduated in Fine Arts at ESAD, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg. She has participated in different projects, labs and performances in Cuba, Mexico, USA, Europe and South America. Influenced by Martin Keogh, Danny Lepkoff, Nancy Stark Smith, Mark Tompkins, Andrew Harwood, Julyen Hamilton... She has been invited co teaching with Eckhard Mueller in diverse Companies, Festivals and Institutions in South America.  As a member of the dance theater Cie Dégadézo, she co-created «Cabine d’essayage» ,  «Parlez moi d’amour» and has been teaching at Theater Pôle Sud, EMDS Ecole Municipale de Danse, TNS Teatre National, and CIRA, in Strasbourg. Years of jewelery making, objects, textile and fashion studies, video creation, installations, performances, and the different artistic aspects of «the body» informed her physical practice and her intellectual research, questioning the idea of «the human being separated form the world». Lately she assisted Eckhard Mueller to develop SKIN, an interdisciplinary and interactive performance project and realized in many cities worldwide.

Riding the bull home

(day class : 2 x 2.5 hrs)

Okay!
You’ve stayed open and available, worked hard to follow as much as lead, been careful to neither push nor force, and voilà: Material has been born, themes have developed, and an overarching narrative has emerged…

Now What?
What does is take to reach the final part of your journey?
How do you Ride the Bull Home?

In this advanced workshop we’ll explore how to bring our improvisational material home, looking for end-making in the final chapter—perhaps even in the very last moments of our improvisations—and practice not shying away from committing to a resolution. And we’ll discover how the searching for an organic closure is often an illusion, an unfulfilled desire—regardless of how much it is a natural human longing— and research how this impacts our performance attitude and relationship to the audience.

Through a series of exercises, we’ll investigate how:
- time determines perception of “success” and “failure”
- an alive compositional mind embraces absence and emptiness
- the nature and politics of endings affects our decision-making process

Be prepared to be challenged and annoyed, while enjoying the spirit of collaboration within a community of equals.

Into the night jungle

night class : 2 x 4 hrs (Wed 22:30-2:00 & Fri 22:30-2:30 [or later depending on performance timing])

presence perception performance laboratory

Although it is not possible to plan for transformational moments, we can choose to enter into the realm of mystery. Through humorous lightness and provocative intensity, deep body sensing and expansive imagination engagement, we practice bending our attentiveness towards the resonant present moment. In this unfolding landscape between knowing and not knowing, with our awareness heightened and consciousness expanded, the potential for transformation lives.

INTO THE NIGHT JUNGLE is for all adventurers who want to explore diverse improvisational states of mind, body & voice, and question their assumptions about the performative moment. Be prepared for mental and physical exhaustion, perception-bending and assumption-altering encounters, and for a serious amount of playful fun.

David Lakein (USA / Chicago-Berlin)

He is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer-director, performer, educator and writer, whose work swirls around the borders between dance, theatre, cabaret, installation and performance art. He collaborates extensively with other artists, and performs-researches-teaches across the globe in diverse venues, festivals and schools. Known for his inquisitive nature, Lakein is a well-respected teacher dedicated to his students and a rigorous learning process. Whether facilitating students in workshops and performance projects or bringing artists together in laboratories or festivals, he is committed to research as a creative act and dialogue as a transformational encounter.

Lakein studied philosophy & literature, and acting and directing in the United States, trained as a dancer and performer in Berlin and Amsterdam, and studied visual arts in Chicago; he holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a BFA from the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam School for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Arts from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

http://www.lakeinworkshops.wordpress.com/

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Sensual spine

By releasing the energy flow in your spine and by aligning and lenghening the spine we will dive into three-dimensional spacious dancing. We will use elements of yoga, bodywork and simple leaning and moving support exercises. By waking up the vitality and strengh in our spines we can access into animal-like state of alertness and exploding energy as well as sensuality and sensitivity.

Iiris Raipala

Iiris Raipala is a dance artist; performer and teacher living in Helsinki. She graduated in 2004 as Master of Arts in dance from the Theatre Academy of Finland. She has also studied dance in School for New Dance Developement(S.N.D.O.) in Amsterdam and in many workshops around the world. She's been working closely with improvisation and contact improvisation in several performing groups. She is one of the organizers of Goa contact festival and Skiing on Skin -festival in Finland. At the moment she continues her studies as Iyengar yoga teacher. Besides dance and yoga her interests are raw food, osho-meditations and learning spanish.

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"juicy center" in Contact Improvisation

In this workshop we will awake our bellis to feel the softness and liquids in our center.
On a journey into our center...in connection with other centers...we will explore the juicy flow in contact into an open improvisation.

Welcome to all levels!

Kabiro Eva Scheller, Germany

Dance- and contactimprovisation since 1994, practitioner & teacher in Hawaiian Massage and Bodywork , festivalorganizer & initiator of Osterimprofestival & HealingHeartFestival(Ger) & Alohafestival (Hawaii).
Full-hearted dancer, bodyworker, teacher, counsellor

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What about threesome..?

 

I love trios...!

...And I am very curious to explore dynamics and possibilities of contactimprovisation in trio-form. How to support, let go, follow in trio?
I am using a lot momentum and spirals in my dance, and especially in trios I find this very useful and fun to play with. How we can create space and air in the trio, but still stay connected?
When to enter and exit into contact? How to read the pathways and be a bit ahead in my choices and directions? What supports the situation, and what actually distracts the dynamics and
logics of the trio?

Simply - Welcome to play and have fun threesome!

 

Katri Luukkonen

 

 

Katri Luukkonen  is a dancer and danceteacher from Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from Theatre Academy of Finland 2008 (MA). She has been teaching at various contact- and dancefestivals all over Europe, Russia, India and Finland. As well as ”SkiingOnSkin” the finnish contactfestival, she is also one of the organizers of "GOA-Contact Festival" in India and "InTouch"-festival in Berlin. Besides contactimprovisation, contemporary dance and theatre, she has been practicing aikido and yoga, OSHO's active meditations and authentic movement.

Katri sings like an angel, looks like a spiralling carrot, smells like Vanilla Tiger, and feels like soft heaven. She is sweet girl, who has spontaneous and passionate relationship with her surroundings, and her inner child is alive & kicking.

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Moving into Writing ? Writing into Moving, If our gut were to speak…

 

Duration: 2 – 2:30 hours

Language: English and German (I can teach in either). I also speak Spanish, French and Portuguese

Basic description: This workshop integrates elements of improvisation and creative writing. Through movement explorations we uncover words, worlds and stories, organically connecting dance and writing. No dance or writing experience necessary, simply the desire to move and put pen to paper.

Class description: The warm-up begins with breath and the five healing sounds from Taoist Qigong, which I have been using in my Moving into Writing classes as a way of bringing in sound, body-awareness and emotional awareness. As we sound, we focus on a specific organ while encouraging the release of a specific emotion associated with that organ. We then invite in the corresponding color and positive emotion of this organ (i.e. for lungs we sound “ssss”, release sadness, bring in the color white, and invite courage.) The warm-up continues with an open movement exploration, focusing on one of the organs and its associated sound. (I am thinking that we perhaps work here with the liver since in Chinese philosophy/medicine, the liver is associated with spring. If it is warm enough, it could be nice to do the warm-up outside on the grass.) I finish the warm up by guiding participants through a variety of ways and qualities of moving (i.e. light-easy movement, circular movements, stretching, shaking, etc.). I often integrate the basic developmental patterns into the movement warm-up.

The movement warm-up is followed by a 5-10 minute free write.

Body-mapping: We create a drawing, or map, of the body based on a guided scan of the body. (This may also be done in partners with the aid of touch.) For each body part that has drawn our attention and which we have drawn in some form on our map, we write down several adjectives and verbs. From our map, we choose one or two parts (and words) to focus on for a movement study. We then engage in a more focused write (with the option of returning to moving when we want.) We share our movement studies with partners and do a creative write inspired by our partner’s movement. To end the workshop participants show their work—a combination of their writing and moving.

If there is time, I will include in this mix, a 5-10 minute write around spring, green, east.

 

Liz Erber

 

 

Liz Erber is an interdisciplinary artist/performer whose body-based works integrate elements of dance, theater, writing, music and/or video. She performs regularly in her own works, in collaboration with others, and as an improviser. In addition, she teaches various types of dance and improvisation to both children and adults, and is currently teaching classes in moving-writing and contact improvisation in Berlin. For the past decade Liz has worked professionally as a writer, proofreader/copyeditor, and Brazilian Portuguese to English translator. She holds bachelor's degrees in chemistry, dance, and drama(theater).

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Playfull physics

I guess Robert Anderson created this phrase "playful physics" and it describes best the balance between teaching anatomical orientated contact techniques as well as teaching the playful use of these tools. The playfulness is for the technique like the soul/spirit for our anatomical body/skeleton. We will play with this state of mind and finding easy entrances for our body learning intuitive new physical contact techniques.

Markus Hoft

It was important next to contactimprovisation to train my body also in contemporary dance techniques to play with many tools of my body (Moving Arts/Köln, SSCD/Dundee). Trough long trainings in Yoga/Pilates, Actiontheater, Capoeira and Tango many other techniques add to my teaching style. Especially important to me is my playful aproach to contactimprovisation. Next to teaching I choreograf and perform myself with dance/contact on stage. More infos about my work: www.fooldance.de

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The Picture of the Soul

Music, Touch, Colour, Movement, Dance
Everybody is sitting on the ground in a circle, back to back and feet to feet. The whole group is connected and moving together and everybody is drawing on a block of transparent paper. The movement of the hand is following the own movement as well as the group impulses. Music is leading the drawing process. After a while the block is passed to the person in the back and everybody continues drawing on a new paper while the drawing of the partner is seen below. The blocks will travel a few times from person to person in the circle. A drawing story will be developed. This story can be danced in the end. Each person is dancing the story to his first drawing.

Mela Maresch

* 1965 in Vienna, study of art history, Stipend at the Museum of modern Art in New York, Study of Art Therapy, Training in Systemic Family Set Ups, Training in dance-and movement Pedagogy.
Art Education at the Art Hall Vienna and the Essl Museum, Art Projects in the public space in Cooperation with the Vienna Youth Centres, BMUK (Ministry of Education and Art), ÖKS (Austrian Cultural Service).
Important Experiences for me: Journeys to India, Turkey and Israel, The Birth of my Son, the Process of Painting, the Discover of Family Set UPS, getting in Contact with CI.

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 Incantation Voice & Body Impro

The term derives from Latin "incantare" (tr.), meaning "to chant (a magical spell) upon," from in- "into, upon" and cantare "to sing"

 

The INCANTATION voice workshop is an insight into the power of the voice as an expressive and performative tool as well as a transformative healer.
Through vocal improvisation on the bases of Chant and Song, we will re-connect the voice and the body through a series of vocal & physical exercises that aid us in understanding our personal connection to our voices and to listen more closely to others. Circle sounds and song, words and gesture, tuning through an evolution of voice exploring primitive dialogues from breath into Glossolalia, through to more structured forms such as text on the one hand and song on the other forms of singing and chanting techniques from plainchant to polyphony as improvisation structures to create our own contemporary song and modern folk dance.

The investigation seeks to discover how chanting or singing is relevant to contemporary culture, personal stories and how the body supports the release of the voice in a supportive environment. We would like to create a voice orchestra to perform during the festival

 

Moss Beynon Juckes

 

2011: Moss Beynon Juckes (UK/BERLIN) is a performing artist and music maker.
She received her BA in Dance, Theatre & Live Art in Roehampton University, London in 2006. She has been working internationally for the past 5 years on projects that bridge the disciplines voice and body, performance art, theatre, contact-tango, and music. Her work searches for a personal politic, the boundaries between tradition and autonomy and cultural identity. A reoccurring area of study looks into how the body and voice evolved and how this is relevent to theatre training and performance making .She is presently touring the "Incantation: Body & Voice Workshop" and “Acting on Sound and Space” with Javier Cura and has been invited to teach at Hlasohled Voice Centre, Prague. Universitat der Kunste Berlin at Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien,Torino (Teatro Orfeo/ Molecole/Atelier Teatro Fisico), Roma (Societas Artepetia), Helsinki, Strasbourg (Pole Sud), and Paris. Performance Credits include Back to Black with Meyrick Kaminski at the 48 Hour Neukoln Festival. Home Sweet Home Performance Art Festival, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin. Tour Eu Balkans with The Folkloric and Artist Troupe of Dhalaristan. www.dhalaristan.com . Minimal TangoPerfomance at Divadle na Pradle, Prague. Lo Sguarda Sospesoat Notte Nera Festival. http://www.mossbeynonjuckes.com/; . Video Link for workshops: http://vimeo.com/30143501

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Orientation - Disorientation

 We work with a clear alignement and sensation of the room to find orientation with a partner whilst moving. We play with the confusion of the disorientated being“, learning to access it and enjoy it.

It is our goal to find orientation in disorientation and to reach other states of sensation. By combining technical exercices with structured improvisations we discover new moves and sensations (either alone or with a partner). These are integrated with the sense of orientation during dance.

Falling

We focus on different techniques of falling and supporting or catching to fall and fly more easily and to have more fun fort he risk. We enlarge the spectrum of falls by discovering and learning different ways of falling and catching ourself.
We experiment and offer different possibilities of supporting the falling of our partner.
To enjoy the moment of flying during the falling, to prolongue it and experiment with it.
We build more trust in falling. Dancing together, improvise and having fun together are also a goal of this afternoon.

Muriel Jeanne Mollet

Muriel Jeanne Mollet is working as a danceteacher, dancer, watertherapist and with systemische Prozessgestaltung. Since more than 20 years M is exploring and working with dance and improvisation. This brought her to different dance and martial arts like contemporary dance, Elementarer Tanz, Releasing, Contactimprovisation, Capoeira and Shinson Hapkido. Joyfull dancing, Games, experimenting with movement and physical forces, discovering the extremes and limits, rhythm, music and flow are the most important in her teaching and dancing. In her lessons she tries to get the balance between technique, improvisations skills and sensitiv awareness.

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Movement Improvisation

Starting from simple walking-scores we proceed to more and more complex options of improvised movement – always working along the question: „What can I change?“

We explore the basic parameters of movement – like space, height, speed, etc. – in order to become more aware of our choices. At the same time we practice group awareness and then use it as a base for playfull interaction.
Watching each other and (daring) being watched is also part of the work.
The Focus of the workshop is group improvisation. So we practice ways of relating to each other – for example by contrasting, copying, varying, … – and ways of supporting another persons action by making it bigger or creating a frame or a background for it. A very important improvisation skill is the abillity to deal with the concept of foreground and background – how to recognize fore- and backgrounds, how to create them and how to make use of them. We practice both a cognitive and an intuitive understanding of this.

The workshop aims for a confluence of presence, perception skills and intuition – together opening up the chance for delicate moments of communication and composition.

Roland Nordeck

 After many years of CI practice I did half a year of fulltime dance training with Keriac in San Francisco and Stuttgart (2003/2004). In 2005 I got into the dance department of North Carelian Kollege, Outokumpu, Finnland, where I studied contemporary dance for three years. The core part of that education was contemporary dance technique. It also included a wide range of different other approaches to movement training, like for example Feldenkrais, BMC, Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Ballet, Improvisation and Butoh.

In 2008 I moved back to Germany. I am currently located in Göttingen, where I teach CI and contemporary dance.

I am seeing dance as a form of language, which reaches beyond the field of verbal expression. So dance and especially improvised dance complements my general interest in communication.

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The magic gifts of spontaneous music improvisation

This workshop is for anybody who knows or has a glimpse of the magic gifts of spontaneous music improvisation: leaving written notes and preset structures behind – opening up to a deeply creative process, letting music happen out of consciousness in the moment..

We will experiment with some of the following issues:

  • Listening - the key to the creative source in us.
  • Playing without knowing – music out of stillness.
  • Dissolving ‘you’ and ‘me’ – diving into the flow of music together with other musicians:
  • Rhythm - the root of connection in yourself and with others.
  • The courage to do it wrong – playing by following your own impulses.
  • Fear, shame and insecurity pointing you back to your living presence.

To participate in this workshop you need at least a little experience which you have made with any instrument our your voice before. It is not suitable for people who want to explore making music together for the very first time.

Shakya Matthias Grahe

Shakya Matthias Grahe plays violoncello, dilruba, guitar, keyboard, percussion and voice. He has given countless concerts in classical ensembles, pop rock bands and Latin groups, providing live accompaniment for silent movies, meditations, dance and healing events. He has also appeared as a guest musician on many CDs. He is a workshop leader, business economist and co-founder of a spiritual commune in Bonn (Germany) and is trained in various massages

Music for intensives and eveningjams

Viola Einsiedel plays Violin,viola, nyckelharpa and will inspire the dancers during the morning intensives with indian instruments, tampoura, tenorflute,and her voice.

Dance and music is for her a unity which will create a common artwork in the performing room.

Her improvisations are developped through the inner feeling, her dance, the visible and invisible impulses in space, the humans, which are presenting their personal universe with open heart and a divine energy which streams through.

My musical roots are in classical music, sinfonie orchestras, developed while travelling in Southamerica and india and inspired by musicians from Ghana, india,peru, iran, england and france.

My dance experiences are rooted in techniques from CI, Capoeira, indian Dance, Tai Chi, yoga.

I play musi for CI- Festivals since 4 years. I started to play music for dancetheatres in Cologne and this was the beginning for dancing.

I was engaged to play my music in CI Festival Freiburg, IsraelCI festival, finnlandsosfestival, Ibizafesival Osterimprofestival in Göttingen, HH festival.

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Links

www.dancecontact.de

Fortbildung Contact Improvisation in Berlin,

Intensives in Barcelona, und weitere Angebote in den Bereichen

Contact Improvisation und zeitgenössischer Tanz.

www.Body-Mind-Presence.de

Osteopathie, Contact Improvisation und zeitgenössischer Tanz,

lebendige Anatomie und (frühkindliche-) Bewegungsentwicklung.

Fortbildungen, Festival auf La Palma, Seminare, Workshops und Einzelarbeit.

www.omgym.eu

OmGym: Yoga • Tanzen • Bodywork

Aerial-Yoga, Partner-Yoga, kopfüber hängen, Geschicklichkeits- und Muskeltraining, Core-Training, Workout,
Ideal auch für Schwangerschaft und Rückbildung,
Rehabilitation

Anleitungen, Workshops und Verkauf

www.bide.be

Barcelona International Dance Exchange

www.healingheartfestival.de

bietet Raum, sich an vielen Herzens-künsten zu erfeuen...

...Tanzen, Spielen, Singen, Malen, Schwitzen, Fühlen,

versch. Körperarbeit...Feiern u.a.

www.contactil.org            

jährliches Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Israel ( im Dezember )

www.contactfestival.de       

jährliches Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Freiburg, Germany ( im August )

www.contactfestival.it

ZIP.Orvietofestival - International improvisation festival and live performing arts in Orvieto, Italy
includes Contact Improvisation intensive workshops, study labs, jams, performances, concerts

www.groundfloor.ro

CI-festival in Rumänien

www.theaterlabor-artproductions.com

Die Initiative TheaterLabor ArtProductions verfolgt einen interdisziplinären Ansatz und sucht die gleich- berechtigte Zusammenarbeit mit Kunstschaffenden aus allen künstlerischen Bereichen: Bildende Kunst, Musik, etc

www.tablab.de                    

Das Tanz- und Bewebungslabor ist ein kontinuierliches Forum für Tanz, Performance und Kontaktimprovisation in Köln.

www.gravityhappens.net

ort für bewegung und nichtstun

contact-impro-goettingen.de.tl/

CI in Göttingen und Umgebung

www.lella.at

Multimedial Kunsttherapie und CI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniela Schwartz & Eckhard Müller : “ The Art of Sharing Weightless Weight ”

In this workshop we will investigate the relation of our body to the "UP" and the "DOWN" in stillness and movement.
We will explore the bone system and its relationship to gravity, as the weight falls through the architecture of the body into the floor, and we project from the ground into the three dimensionality of the space, finding the alignment of each situation. We will investigate the use of the floor, of the architecture of our bodies, of other bodies, the internal/external space, giving our attention to the breath as a tool to invite the active release to happen: into the touch, into the down, into the rising up and into the direction of the movement, all at the same time, supporting each other and the physical communication. Integrating this principles will invite you to be in the present moment, listening to the momentary needs of the bodies moving together, between earth and sky.
Our objective is to offer you tools to find more ease, lightness and freedom in your dance, to be comfortable as mobile underdancer/overdancer while you modulate the weight and tone of your body to open possible ways to relate to someone else.

Eckhard Mueller (Germany/France)

Falling in love with Contact Improvisation in 1988, Eckhard started studying contemporary dance,  including  improvisation and CI at bewegungs-art Freiburg (diploma 93) and with Alito Alessi, David Zambrano, Mark Tompkins, Julyen Hamilton, Martin Keogh, Nancy Stark-Smith, Daniel Lepkoff among many other masters.
Since then, he has been collaborating with various improvisers in research and performance groups to develop his own understanding of “instant composition” as an art form. As a dancer he has worked for choreographers such as Iztok Kovac, Mark Tompkins, David Zambrano. He has been teaching CI since 1994 to professionals of theatres/companies, dance students in academies and non-professionals in dance centres all over the world. For the last 7 years, he has been ‘touring’ in South America, co-teaching with Daniela Schwartz in diverse companies, festivals and institutions. For more than 20 years Eckhard  has been tremendously active to build up  “contact communities” in his home city Freiburg as well as in his new home Strasbourg and supporting others all over the world. He is co-founder of the contactfestival freiburg, a major CI event in Europe. In 2006 he developed SKIN, an interactive performance concept with elements of Contact Improvisation and instant composition. He realized this concept in collaboration with Daniela Schwartz in different cities worldwide, each time with a new group of professional dancers, musicians and videasts.

Daniela Schwartz (Argentina/France)

Dancer, Performer, Improviser and Teacher of Contact Improvisation and Instant Composition since 1998. Graduated in Fine Arts at ESAD, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg. She has participated in different projects, labs and performances in Cuba, Mexico, USA, Europe and South America. Influenced by Martin Keogh, Danny Lepkoff, Nancy Stark Smith, Mark Tompkins, Andrew Harwood, Julyen Hamilton... She has been invited co teaching with Eckhard Mueller in diverse Companies, Festivals and Institutions in South America.  As a member of the dance theater Cie Dégadézo, she co-created «Cabine d’essayage» ,  «Parlez moi d’amour» and has been teaching at Theater Pôle Sud, EMDS Ecole Municipale de Danse, TNS Teatre National, and CIRA, in Strasbourg. Years of jewelery making, objects, textile and fashion studies, video creation, installations, performances, and the different artistic aspects of «the body» informed her physical practice and her intellectual research, questioning the idea of «the human being separated form the world». Lately she assisted Eckhard Mueller to develop SKIN, an interdisciplinary and interactive performance project and realized in many cities worldwide.

David Lakain : “ The Theater or Being an Artist and a Con Artist ”

Standing at the threshold between
presence and performance exploring the
convergences of vulnerability,
transparency, intimacy, liminality and
mystery demands an experimental
somatic approach to re-awakening both
the thinking body and the moving
thought, thereby revealing the
re-emergence potential for ranting
Provacateurs and visionary Tricksters.

David Lakain

David Lakein (Berlin/Chicago) is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer-director, performer, educator, organizer-curator and writer, whose work swirls around the borders between dance, theater, cabaret, installation and performance art. He has over twenty years experience with physical, performing and performance arts, and with somatic movement arts (body-mind-centering, alexander technique, etc), martial arts (aikido, qi gong, etc) and meditation practices. He collaborates extensively with other artists, and performs-researches-teaches across the globe in diverse venues, festivals and schools. | Known for his inquisitive nature, Lakein is a well-respected teacher dedicated to his students and a rigorous learning process. Whether facilitating students in workshops and performance projects or bringing artists together in laboratories or festivals, he is committed to research as a creative act and dialogue as a transformational encounter. | Lakein studied philosophy and literature, and acting and directing in the United States, trained as a dancer and performer in Berlin and Amsterdam, and studied visual arts in Chicago; he holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a BFA from the School for New Dance Development | Amsterdam School for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Arts from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. | www.lakeinworkshops.wordpress.com

Ingo Reulecke:  “Spielerisches zeitgenössisches Tanztraining in Performance”

Durch das Training, primär wird auf Prinzipien der Susan Klein Methode und Alexander Technik eingegangen, versuchen wir einen Körpergefühl der Wachheit, wie des ganzheitlichen Bewegens in allen denkbaren Dimensionen.  
Auf dieser Basis können wir den Raum in allen denkbaren Richtungen, wie die Zeit in allen möglichen Dynamiken wahrnehmen.

Wir werden mit einer Kombination aus Improvisation und festgelegten Bewegungsmaterial arbeiten. Während dieses Prozesses werden CI nahe Partnering-Ansätze, wie einfache choreographische wie performative Ideen Gewicht bekommen.

Das Spiel mit dieses Ansätzen wird uns eine größere Klarheit in der Auseinandersetzung mit dem Raum und der Zeit vermitteln helfen. All dieses wird über die Soloarbeit weitergeführt in Duett- und Gruppenarbeiten. Von hier aus wenden wir uns mehr den performativen Aufgaben im Bereich des Sehens und Gesehenwerdens zu.

 

Ingo Reulecke

Nach einer zeitgenössischen Tanzausbildung, wie einem Choreographiestudium arbeitete ich als Tänzer einerseits in Projekten unterschiedlicher ChoreographInnen, andererseits choreographierte ich selbst zahlreiche Solo- und Gruppenchoreographien.

Während meiner Arbeit mit festgelegtem Schrittmaterial wurde ich von früh an neugierig auf das Feld der Improvisation. Für mich wurde Improvisation zu einer kreativen und lebendigen Form des Ausdrucks, nicht zuletzt weil es auf das dringlichste fordert im Moment zu sein.

Mit meiner Öffnung zur 'real time composition' fand ich ein zunehmendes Interesse an dieser    herausvordernden Ausdrucksform. Wohlbekannte Grenzen schienen sich zu erweitern. So kam die Möglichkeit neuer Performance-Orte jenseits von Theaterräumen oder Blackboxes ins Spiel. Sogar der Aussenraum wurde für Performances interessant und spannend. Hierbei wurde mir klar, dass in der westlichen Welt primär Innenräume als Vorstellungsräume gewählt werden. Neben dem Raum, sind diverse andere Stimuli für die Kreation von 'site-specific' Performances wertvoll.

Instant composition scheint mir eine Metaphor für das ( alltägliche ) Leben zu sein. Es ist nichts wirklich voraussehbar und jeder Augenblick muß neu erfahren werden. Das Befreien der unterschiedlichsten Bewegungsansätze in allen denkbaren Richtungen hilft mir mehr und mehr zu meiner eigenen Bewegungsqualität zu finden. Aber auch andere Ausdrucksformen wie das Sprechen oder sogar das Generieren von Sounds wird zu einer greifbaren und spannenden Möglichkeit.
In dieser Richtung der kreativen Erfahrung werden das Alter wie andere Hindernisse komplett uninteressant. Der Austausch mit KollegInnen auf Jams oder in Performances kann jeweils zu einer reichen Auseinandersetzung und spannenden Kommunikation werden. Weiterhin empfinde ich es als absolut faszinierend erfahrene Performer unabhängig von der Kunstgattung bei diesem Spiel des im Momentseins zu erleben.

Kabiro Scheller & Daniel Werner : "Liquid Gravity – Center into Flow & Contact-Skills" - from water to land

In this intensive we will explore our inner states of motion in water (in a swimmingpool), on earth and in space.
We will focus on different qualities in our body and our presence takes us deeper into our own movement and the contact dance with others.
What is moving me? The liquid quality of water & blood... stabilty of the bones... release of the muscles... the heartbeat... the breath... the soul... the moment of improvisation in this unique meeting??

The quality of water will remind us about the fluids in our body and supports us in the experience to “be carried” in an ocean of abundant movement possibilities.
Then on land, how does this quality feel like in a effortless contact dance...? 
  
Furthermore we explore how fascia as an internal elastic network builds a bridge for the transition from water to land

And through more body awareness & relaxation in bodywork and basic contact-principles we invite you to find new movement possibilities & pathways to enrichen your contact-dance.

Daniel Werner

Daniel Werner studied Dance, Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering and other Somatic Methods and Practises with various teachers, and works internationally in this field since ´97 as a dancer, teacher and director. He graduated in contemporary dance at the North Karelia College in Finland. Furthermore he is a teacher for Qigong and Tai Chi in the line of Master Mantak Chia.

Also he is involved in the following projects: 

Kabiro Eva Scheller

Kabiro Eva Scheller is dancing contac timprovisation since 1994 with a lot of different teachers from USA.
She is teaching contact & dance-improvisation since 2001, Hawaiian bodywork and body awareness.
She also acts as a festival organizer & initiator of the Oster-Impro-Festival & the Healing Heart Festival (both in Germans) & the Aloha Travel Festival (Hawaii).
She is a full-hearted dancer, body worker, teacher and counsellor.

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Musik von/mit Carola Fürbaß

Carola liebt es zu improvisieren, sie singt, performt, spielt Gitarre und andere Intrumente. Besonders köstlich und reizvoll ist für sie immer wieder das Wechselspiel zwischen Musikern und Publikum bzw. Musikern und Tänzern.
So entsteht oft wo sie auftaucht, ein gemeinsamer Klang- und Erlebnisraum.
Mit ihrer Musik zaubert Carola Fürbaß ein Lächeln in die Herzen, was auch auf ihrer CD Majela zu spüren ist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR8hzueujgM
www.tongala.de

Tongala Workshop "Let me hear your body sing!"

Verbinde Dich mit Deiner kreativ-heilsamen Quelle und nutze sie!

Spiele und Improvisiere!
Tanz und Gesang verweben und inspirieren sich. Wir erleben Musik zu sein und den Körper sich tanzen zu lassen.

Singen frei von der Leber weg, aus dem Bauch heraus, aus deinem Herzen. Singen tief verbunden mit Dir selbst und der Gemeinschaft. Let me hear your body sing!

Lausche!
Hin und wieder schweigen wir und lauschen unserer inneren Stimme, dem Nachklang und der Stille in uns.

Zitat Carola: „Tanz und Gesang sind die Urformen der Selbstheilung und ist die Verbindung von Spirituellem und Weltlichem Sein. Meine Erfahrung zeigt, daß ALLE MENSCHEN- meißt sehr schnell- Zugang zu dieser Heilform haben, auch wenn viele das vergessen haben.
Meine Auf-Gabe und Be-Gabung ist es, mit Humor und Tiefgang Menschen an dieses Wissen, daß wir alle in uns tragen, wieder zu erinnern um dieses zu be-leben. Gesang und Tanz sind für mich Gebete an das Leben und Ausdruck purer Lebensfreude."

mögliche Elemente sind: bewußte Körperarbeit, Meditation, heilsames Besingen, Rhythmus und Melodiespiele mit Stimme und Bewegung, Circle Singing

Carola Fürbaß

Carola Fürbaß ist leidenschaftliche Sängerin und Komponistin im Bereich Weltmusik und Improvisation (CD Veröffentlichung Majela Dez 2012). Desweiteren ist sie Heilpraktikerin und Heil-Künstlerin. Sie genoß u.a. die 3-jährige Weiterbildung in ganzheitlicher Stimm-und Gesangs-Therapie am ISGT Berlin. Sie entwickelte Tongala als ganzheitliche Heilkunst zur Entfaltung der Stimme und der Persönlichkeit. Mit viel Herz und Humor leitet sie seit 2002 Singkreise und Tongala Workshops.

Elske Seidel - Between Earth and Sky
Contact Improvisation

An exploration of how to fall together, moving through space together through all levels - between earth and sky - sharing one common center of weight. Trusting each other, relying on one another, we begin to take risks, asking for support, offering support.
We will discover freedom in 3-dimensional movement, experiencing a state of readiness for what is happening now. We play, meet and fly – in body and mind – opening possibilities and expanding our understanding of movement choices in contact.

Elske Seidel

Elske Seidel, based in Berlin, is a passionate CI dancer & teacher, deeply committed to CI and its community internationally. She has been teaching dance full time and wholeheartedly for over 19 years, CI since 2004. In her teaching she is interested in ‘opening spaces where dance in all its magic and play can happen’.
She likes to create CI projects that bring the studio focus outside into nature and into the experience. She enjoys gathering community merging life and dance together. She has taught CI in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Argentina, Israel and Russia and is now invited to the Contact Festival Tokyo.
Some of her projects are: Annual Contact Festival Fuerteventura, Summer Contact Sylt, Contact Saturday Berlin, Berlin Weekend Jam and North Sea CI Camp.
http://www.improtanz.de
http://canarian.contactfestival.info/

Jamus Wood & Lee Bolton - Embodied Presence

Invites You
• To rediscover the physical and emotional intelligence and capacity you were born with.
• To journey close to yourself. To relax into who you really are, and to open into life offering your true gifts out into the world.
• As you increasingly meet yourself, you may find a capacity to meet nature and each other in a new way.
A sense of intimacy with one’s self and our environment begins to arise.
• If we can learn to truly listen, to the mystery of the ground beneath us, to ourselves and to life. We tune in to radio station ‘Here and Now’. Allowing this listening to guide us, in our life choices, moment to moment.

Proposal 1: Animal Body

When I dance, I find moments when my instincts take over. In these moments I discover a vibrancy and a sheer physicality that can be absent at other times. By waking up to my instincts I find new movement potential and an enlivening interest in the dance. Movement, I would never thought of making come through as does a committed quality.
This work is grounded in evolutionary developmental patterns that exist in your body.
We will spend time sensitising ourselves to our natural instincts waking up the animal body and from here we will explore touch, weight and communication with each other.
• Discovering the power within muscle, bone, blood.
• Learning to to trust our animal knowing.
• Inquiry into the nature of embodiment.
• Welcoming Freshness and spontaneity, dancing outside the box.

Proposal 2: Heartful Animal

This class is an invitation to move from our animal body including our passionate heart. It is an opportunity to dance close to ourselves and close to each other. We invite you to bring your curiosity and interest in your partners and the shared space. Come ready to move your body and your feelings. Within this we will include movement with openings for expressing our feelings and sensations; that which we do want and that which we don't plus the space in between.
This class will include explorations into:
• Instinctual Body (Evolutionary Developmental Movement Patterns).
• Physical movement exploration of our heart.
• Heart Inquiries that include movement and clear spoken communication.
• Developing both compassionate awareness and heart full connection for ourselves and each other.
• Developing a very real understanding of our needs and limits and how to meet them.
• The possibility of living simply and clearly, with truth and integrity.
Sessions Length 120 minutes and will include amplified music.

Jamus

I love to move, to inspire creativity through dance and connection. I guide classes in Movement, Contact Improvisation, Somatic Yoga and perform professionally with the Touch Down Dance Company. Now I am weaving these practices and principles of embodiment into my own work.
This Is It: Waking Up in the Body, Finding Our Source, Discovering Support, Listening to our Heart and resting into Silence. This is what I offer you.
Unusually, my path has been defined by a congenital eye condition - I almost lost my sight 10 years ago. Six operations on, my sight is improving. I have found ways to transform my wounding into a unique gift. My life is not what it would have been without my eye condition, many doors initially shut, while others opened. Along my journey, I have had the good fortune to work with many gifted teachers principally Adam Bradpiece who’s work, underscores my teaching.

Lee

I suppose you could say at the heart of it all I am a dancer. It seems my body was born to move. My softness, my passion, my sadness, my rage, my sensuousness, my sense of chaos all come through when I dance. This is where more than anywhere else I can be close to myself and have the capacity to touch life with freshness.
My passion for dance and in particular the drive to be as authentic in each moment as possible has led me from 5 Rhythms to Contact Improvisation and latterly into a practice of Non-Stylised movement based on the teachings of Helen Poyner.
This has led me to co-design a series of classes and workshops that interweave the teachings of fundamental movement, contact improvisation and presence based on the Movement of Being (Devon) teachings.
Dance for me is a metaphor for life. How can I really meet myself? How can I truly be here in this moment to experience life and meet you? This is what fascinates me. Movement offers the opportunity to ask these questions, with the potential to experience depth and understanding.
I offer a space for this exploration.

More info: www.embodiedpresence.co.uk

Karunesh - „Lasst uns gegenseitig erheben, höher und höher!“

Fliegen und landen, freudvoll und sicher in Contact.

Bewährte Wege und Prinzipien des fliegens und landens.
Körperlich gehoben, geflogen zu werden erhebt uns meist innerlich auch.
Wir erfahren den Spass und den Flow dabei und gleichzeitig üben wir unsere Grenzen wahrzunehmen und zu achten.
Schritt für Schritt erweitert sich unser Kreis der Möglichkeiten.
Zuhören mit dem Körper ist das Schlüsselelement für leichte und freudvolle Ritte auf der Momentumflow- Welle. Ebenso das erkennen von Möglichkeiten und Angeboten für Flüge. Als Vorbereitung legen wir unsere Aufmerksamkeit darauf was es braucht um jederzeit weich landen zu können. Das beinhaltet auch die spezielle Kunst der Unterstützung des liftenden Partners.
Für alle Erfahrungslevels möglich.
Geniesse die Reise!

Karunesh

Mit Contact Improvisation bin ich seit ca. 2 Jahrzehnten in Liebe verbunden.
Lehrer auf meinem Weg: All die Tänzer auf den vielen Jams, Festivals und Workshops. Die berühmteste ist wohl Nancy Stark Smith. Bedeutend wahren für mich auch Martin Koegh und Scott Wells. In letzter Zeit hab ich Workshops und tänze mit Leilani Weiss, Mirva Mäkinen und Heike Pourian genossen.
Den ersten eigenen Wochenendworkshop habe ich 1998 gegeben.
Tango Argentino und Salsa gehören zu den Tänzen die ich intensiv über Jahre getanzt und unterrichtet habe.
Ebenso fließen Erfahrungen aus meiner Atempädagogikausbildung und spiritueller Herzensbildung mit ein. Contact Improvisation ist für mich ein Weg die Weisheit des Körpers die über den Körper hinausgeht zu erfahren.

TRIO WITTNESSING SCORE

This session will offer you a focused time and space to explore themes, what you are interested in dance.

Physical, emotional, thematical, energetical, filosofical ones...

We will work in trios, dancing in longer duets, while the third one is wittnessing the dance. After each duet

We will have a moment of sharing and reflecting what happened in our dance. In this structure you will have a duet & sharing with each person in your trio. After we will continue dancing in full trio – and then another trio wittnessing the other trio, and sharing this experience with each others. So this is not a class to learn specific technical skills, but more a safe container to dive deeper in your own dance, and your interests and inspirations, fears and wishes, challenges and dreams, and sharing it with the others...

 

VEGA (Katri Luukkonen)

is a dancer and danceteacher, performance-artist from Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from Theatre Academy of Finland 2008 (Master of Arts). Vega has been teaching and performing at various contact- and dancefestivals all over Europe, India, Russia and Finland. Besides contact-improvisation, contemporary dance and theatre, she has been practicing aikido and yoga, OSHO's active meditations and authentic movement. Vega is one of the co-organizers of GOA Contact Festival, and In Touch -festivals in different countries...

"On the moment I am living in Berlin, and I love it! I am in fire with singing and voice, sounding my soul out! I am spiralling and biking, dancing and performing in sweet streets and funny corners of Neukölln... Flow and Love in their all senses are my guides in life. I trust that the right things are happening, so there is nothing to be afraid. Just learning and groving with life. I love dancing and connecting, I love fighting and feeling the fire, I love honesty and authencity, I love weight and sweat, spontaneity and extremities. Every moment can be amazing, and every moment can be boring. You can choose. To be in NOW"

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Lella-elayla Heindl - Colour up your dance

In diesem Workshop geht es um die Zusammenführung von Contact improvisation, Bodywork und dem künstlerischen Ausdruck, wie z.B. malen oder plastizieren, in einen spielerisch-künstlerischen lustvollen Umgang.

Die Sensibilisierung der Sinne, das Nachfühlen der eigenen Emotionen, das achtsame Lauschen auf den Tanzpartner stehen hier im Vordergrund, sowie die Umsetzung von Eindrücken auf ein künstlerisches Medium, wie z.B. Papier oder Ton. Wir lassen uns ein, auf das Spiel zwischen Bewegung und den künstelerischen Ausdruck mit einem Medium, fühlen nach, was auf diese Weise manifestiert werden möchte, bzw was welche Resonanz durch die Berührung mit dem Partner in uns zum Klingen kommt und in den Ausdruck möchte.

So bekommen wir die Möglichkeit innezuhalten und tief in uns hinein zu lauschen, um von diesem innersten Raum aus wieder auf des Du heranzutreten, bzw in Kontakt zu kommen.

Lella-elayla Heindl (*1970)

Einfluß auf Tanz

Interesse an energetischen Abläufen in und um den Körper, an Thai Chi, Shiatsu, Reiki, Bodywork, Massagen, intuitiv heilender Körperarbeit,Autenthic Movement, Achtsamkeit in Gedanken Worten und Werken, Bewusst-Sein, Erforschung der energetischen und therapeutischen Einflüsse der CI auf uns Menschen

Inspiriert durch

Oi Gong, die Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin, multimedialen Kunsttherapeutin, ganzheitliche Tanz- und Bewegungspädagogin, Quantenheilung, Lichtmeditationen, Flower of Life.

Contact Improvisation, Ausdruckstanz und Performance-Improvisation seit 1987

Organisation und Leitung von Workshops.

 Ihre Webseite: www.lella.at

Linda Priha - Enjoying skin

Skin is the amazing connecting (and separating) tissue between our inner world and the outer world: at the same time the thick protector and the sensitive transparent mediator.

In this work shop we’ll be studying sensing, surrendering and enjoying the skin. Through augmenting awareness of our skin and its many layers we can perceive both ourselves and the world around us more accurately. We can let ourselves surrender to meeting other skins and enjoy these meetings fully, then letting the connection to develop deeper in its own time. Through the skin we breathe the world in Here and Now, we become sensitive and aware of all directions and we get and create pleasure. In our thick skin we also store a huge amount of knowledge and memories that can help us in exploring our lives more deeply as we open pathways to get in touch with those.

In my teaching I also draw inspiration from the following ideas:

- What if I am interested and enjoy (in what I’m doing and exploring..) – what if this makes it all interesting to the other one as well?
- How can I find total surrender, to become a channel for the love and creativity to work through me?
- The more I perceive, the more I enjoy, the more I create pleasure..?
- The more I surrender to this space and time= the more I surrender to myself, = the more I surrender to my partner = the more I surrender to existence = the more I surrender to this space and time…
- The deeper I breathe, the greater the experience of life and its mysteries…

Linda Priha

My body is a stage. I am a witness.
My mind is active and my soul is free


To study and to ask.
To laugh and to enjoy.

To jump up and to fall down.
To make weird voices.

To stay interested.

To meet and to listen, to say.
To scratch and to love.
To breath.


I believe in chaos inside the harmony,
in harmony inside the chaos

Linda Priha is a freelance dancer, contact dancer, performer, dance teacher and choreograph. She is a Masterof Arts (dance department, Theatre Academy in Helsinki) and has been working since 2005 in the dance field in Finland and abroad. Besides working in groups Linda is creating her own work, teaching work shops, performing in improvisation happenings, co-arranging a performance impro club, participating in different festivals and workshops around Europe. Priha writes about dance and body related subjects to the Finnish Dance web magazine: Liikekieli and is one of the organizers of the Skiing on skin contact improvisation festival in Finland. Besides dance and movement Priha is practising yoga, meditation, singing, loving, different languages, playing guitar, being a world citizen…

Martina Rožić - Dance and enjoy your freedom

A workshop for beginners (as well as for everyone else:)

In this workshop we are going to explore our own body and movement, search and explore the center, circle and spiral around the center, dance on our own first and see what possibilities there to come up from the floor and sink down again, becoming friend with the floor first.
Then, we will gently dare to go beyond, travel through space, create waves in our bodies (more than 70% of our body is made up of water) and have courageous heart and freedom to dance without having anything to lose except the limits we believe to have.
Spiraling will lead us into rolling and by getting into contact we will intertwine our spirals with other bodies' spirals, weaving a story about one organic being breathing and moving together and going back to our own places where we can see what works best for us, creating space and making up time to continue....
Finally, when our centers meet again we will become soul-mates, twins, listening to each other, eyes closed, moving through space, changing levels, leading, following, listening, breathing—paying special attention to the moments when we separate and meet again, when we slow down or speed up, our dance never ending.
Just like in life, we meet and go away, we meet again and part again, the story as old as our soul continues, feeling good on our own as well as when we are together, our dance never ceases, the new waves are coming and we flow again....

Martina Rožić

She is an Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga teacher, dancer, contact impro dancer and teacher, interpreter and tango dancer. Since 2009 she has been working with Sabine Parzer and completed her Holistic Dance and Movement Pedagogy teacher training. Different techniques and methods are used like: contact improvisation, authentic movement, Feldenkrais and bodywork which are all useful for dance and movement therapy, dynamic meditation and self-awareness. She is a certified yoga teacher (RYT 200) and has been teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga for more than four years now.

"Yoga practices help us develop awareness and detachment. When we can begin to watch our personality's fearful reactions to situations, we can develop compassion for our own lack of courage. Through compassion we realize there's nothing to lose. There's nothing to grasp, nothing to get -- we are everything. Flexibility of mind as well as body allows for adaptability and ease of being in an ever-changing world." (unknown author)

Musikimprovisation

Dieser Workshop ist für jeden, der ahnt oder weiß, welche magischen Geschenke es zu entdecken gibt, wenn Du Musik nicht nach Noten oder vorgegeben Strukturen spielst, sondern in einem zutiefst schöpferischen Prozess aus der bewussten Präsenz des Augenblicks heraus entstehen lässt.

Wir werden im Rahmen dieses Workshops mit einigen der folgenden Elemente experimentieren:

  • Zuhören als Schlüssel zur kreativen Quelle in uns
  • Rhythmus als das Fundament der Verbindung
  • Spiel mit dem Nicht-Wissen – Musik aus der Stille
  • Auflösen von Du und Ich – Eintauchen im Fluß der Musik
  • Mut es falsch zu machen – das Spiel mit den eigenen Impulsen
  • Angst, Scham und Unsicherheit als Wegweiser zu Deiner lebendigen Präsenz

Dieser Workshop richtet sich an Menschen, die schon erste (oder auch mehr) musikalische Erfahrungen mit Instrument oder Stimme gesammelt haben. Dieser Workshop ist nicht geeignet für Menschen, die ihre allerersten musikalischen Erfahrungen sammeln wollen.

Shakya Matthias Grahe

Er spielt Violoncello, Dilruba, Gitarre, Keyboard, Perkussion und singt. Zahlreiche Auftritte in klassischen Ensembles, Pop-Rock-Bands und Latin-Formationen. Begleitung mit Live-Musik von Stummfilmen, Meditationen sowie Tanz- und Selbsterfahrungsworkshops. Gastmusiker auf zahlreichen CDs, Seminarleiter, ausgebildet in verschiedenen Massagen, Betriebswirt, Lebenskünstler. Mitgründer einer spirituellen Lebensgemeinschaft in Bonn.

Integrative bodywork & improvisation/composition
based on body mind centering/bmc and authentic movement

In these short classes you will get a taste of three wonderful disciplines. We will start with a warm up by remembering and practicing the developmental patterns on the floor and connect with our mind of being and doing. In working with partners we will stimulate movements and practice the art of touch. The developmental patterns once been practiced long enough, they are a strong support for our future movements. There is a connection between heart, eyes and hands which shows how we reach out into the world. In Authentic Movement we will perceive how our internal source brings us into movement and will be seen by a witness. The attitude of the witness towards the mover is nurturing and protective; the witness honors the mover's dependency on her and understands its value. They will share the process by talking, which clarifies and slowly organizes the material. With the support of BMC and Authentic Movement we will create Instant Compositions, which come from deeper Body Levels and create a Consciousness about how we are in space and in relationship to others.  

 

Ula Corn, Berlin/Menorca

It is not easy to make it short after a practice of 30 years of teaching and making art. I studied Art at Universität der Künste Berlin. Between my first and second Examination I became an actor with emphasis on movement, mime, dance & acrobatics. I am a founder of the Göttinger Kindertheaterfestival and I created Festivals for Improvisation in Music and Dance. I acted for children and adults. In the 80th I started studying in Spain with Nancy Stark Smith and Julyen Hamilton and many other beautiful teacher. They nurtured my appetite for Improvisation and I became first a Teacher for Contact and later a Teacher for Improvisation. I dedicated myself totally into Improvisation with my artistic work and teaching. I worked in different International Companies and created Solo works. I have been studying and practicing Martial Arts, Yoga and different kinds of Bodywork. But the most imprint I got with BMC and Linda Hartley. With her I became an Integrative Body Worker. Since 2004 I live and work in Spain and Berlin, Menorca has become my heart home. When I moved to spain I got passionate about Nature. I love to unify with Nature. A natural Environment has become the strongest stimulation beside my curiosity and playfulness. I work with Video and Photography and since some years I improvise at the piano. 

Vanessa Briel - Action painting on widespread canvas

In this workshop we will work with the technics of Action painting which was widespread from the 1940s until the early 1960s, and is closely associated with abstract expressionism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_expressionism) or is also sometimes called "gestural abstraction". It is a style of painting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painting) in which paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than being carefully applied.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestural_abstraction#cite_note-0) The resulting work often emphasizes the physical act of painting itself as an essential aspect of the finished work or concern of its artist.
Different to the original method of Action Painting i will also work on the compositon and the combination of dancing and painting. ……
I invite you to an experimental journey with paints and colours, dive into a world of dancing your picture, let brushes be extensions of your arms , the stroke is just the outcome of the entire body, dare to spill and waste paint, feel it arise under your feet between your fingers, shake, drop, splash, sprinkel..................... express yourself....................
no longer focusing on only the outcome but let the process be the artwork.... *…bring old cloths…*

Vanessa Briel

Vanessa Briel is working as a fashion artist/designer and circus educator for kids in Berlin right now. Painting since 20 years now herself she has been working with al kinds of material and technics, like oil, acrylics, serigraphy, aquarell, sketching and also does sculptures with clay and waste. Beside exhebitions she has done projekts with painting and dancing, bodypainting and performance, physical theater as well as illustrating lyrics.
Since she started dancing contact improvisation in 2009, she is also interested in painting in motion.
Between 2004-2009 she studied pedagogy, grafiks and painting in Marburg and organized Multiartistic Festivals, being appropriate for the section of fine arts and exhibition.

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Daniela Schwartz & Eckhard Müller : “ The Art of Sharing Weightless Weight ”

In this workshop we will investigate the relation of our body to the "UP" and the "DOWN" in stillness and movement.
We will explore the bone system and its relationship to gravity, as the weight falls through the architecture of the body into the floor, and we project from the ground into the three dimensionality of the space, finding the alignment of each situation. We will investigate the use of the floor, of the architecture of our bodies, of other bodies, the internal/external space, giving our attention to the breath as a tool to invite the active release to happen: into the touch, into the down, into the rising up and into the direction of the movement, all at the same time, supporting each other and the physical communication. Integrating this principles will invite you to be in the present moment, listening to the momentary needs of the bodies moving together, between earth and sky.
Our objective is to offer you tools to find more ease, lightness and freedom in your dance, to be comfortable as mobile underdancer/overdancer while you modulate the weight and tone of your body to open possible ways to relate to someone else.

Eckhard Mueller (Germany/France)

Falling in love with Contact Improvisation in 1988, Eckhard started studying contemporary dance,  including  improvisation and CI at bewegungs-art Freiburg (diploma 93) and with Alito Alessi, David Zambrano, Mark Tompkins, Julyen Hamilton, Martin Keogh, Nancy Stark-Smith, Daniel Lepkoff among many other masters.
Since then, he has been collaborating with various improvisers in research and performance groups to develop his own understanding of “instant composition” as an art form. As a dancer he has worked for choreographers such as Iztok Kovac, Mark Tompkins, David Zambrano. He has been teaching CI since 1994 to professionals of theatres/companies, dance students in academies and non-professionals in dance centres all over the world. For the last 7 years, he has been ‘touring’ in South America, co-teaching with Daniela Schwartz in diverse companies, festivals and institutions. For more than 20 years Eckhard  has been tremendously active to build up  “contact communities” in his home city Freiburg as well as in his new home Strasbourg and supporting others all over the world. He is co-founder of the contactfestival freiburg, a major CI event in Europe. In 2006 he developed SKIN, an interactive performance concept with elements of Contact Improvisation and instant composition. He realized this concept in collaboration with Daniela Schwartz in different cities worldwide, each time with a new group of professional dancers, musicians and videasts.

Daniela Schwartz (Argentina/France)

Dancer, Performer, Improviser and Teacher of Contact Improvisation and Instant Composition since 1998. Graduated in Fine Arts at ESAD, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg. She has participated in different projects, labs and performances in Cuba, Mexico, USA, Europe and South America. Influenced by Martin Keogh, Danny Lepkoff, Nancy Stark Smith, Mark Tompkins, Andrew Harwood, Julyen Hamilton... She has been invited co teaching with Eckhard Mueller in diverse Companies, Festivals and Institutions in South America.  As a member of the dance theater Cie Dégadézo, she co-created «Cabine d’essayage» ,  «Parlez moi d’amour» and has been teaching at Theater Pôle Sud, EMDS Ecole Municipale de Danse, TNS Teatre National, and CIRA, in Strasbourg. Years of jewelery making, objects, textile and fashion studies, video creation, installations, performances, and the different artistic aspects of «the body» informed her physical practice and her intellectual research, questioning the idea of «the human being separated form the world». Lately she assisted Eckhard Mueller to develop SKIN, an interdisciplinary and interactive performance project and realized in many cities worldwide.

David Lakain : “ The Theater or Being an Artist and a Con Artist ”

Standing at the threshold between
presence and performance exploring the
convergences of vulnerability,
transparency, intimacy, liminality and
mystery demands an experimental
somatic approach to re-awakening both
the thinking body and the moving
thought, thereby revealing the
re-emergence potential for ranting
Provacateurs and visionary Tricksters.

David Lakain

David Lakein (Berlin/Chicago) is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer-director, performer, educator, organizer-curator and writer, whose work swirls around the borders between dance, theater, cabaret, installation and performance art. He has over twenty years experience with physical, performing and performance arts, and with somatic movement arts (body-mind-centering, alexander technique, etc), martial arts (aikido, qi gong, etc) and meditation practices. He collaborates extensively with other artists, and performs-researches-teaches across the globe in diverse venues, festivals and schools. | Known for his inquisitive nature, Lakein is a well-respected teacher dedicated to his students and a rigorous learning process. Whether facilitating students in workshops and performance projects or bringing artists together in laboratories or festivals, he is committed to research as a creative act and dialogue as a transformational encounter. | Lakein studied philosophy and literature, and acting and directing in the United States, trained as a dancer and performer in Berlin and Amsterdam, and studied visual arts in Chicago; he holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a BFA from the School for New Dance Development | Amsterdam School for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Arts from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. | www.lakeinworkshops.wordpress.com

 

Ingo Reulecke: “Playful Contemporary Dance Technique into Performance”

We will start with a focus on training, (primarily drawing on principles from Susan Klein Method and the Alexander Technique) to work towards creating an awakened body which is holistically available for movements in all possible dimensions. With this basis we will experience space in all its different dimensions, and time in all its different dynamics.

We will work with a combination of both improvisation exercises and fixed movement phrases. Along the process we will integrate CI-related partner work, as well as simple choreographic and performance ideas.

Playing with these guidelines will generate a greater clarity in space and time. All this will enrich solo performance making it more pleasureable and will create a wealth of nuances when improvising with a partner or a bigger group. From that standpoint we will then go into more performative tasks focussing on the idea of seeing and being seen.

Ingo Reulecke

After a contemporary dance and choreography education I worked as a dancer in pieces that I created and performed in projects with different choreographers. I also created many solos and group dance productions by myself.

While I was working with set material I started to become more interested in the field of improvisation. For me improvisation is a more creative and vivid way of expression, as it involves being in the moment.

With my opening towards 'real time composition' I found more possibilities and interests within me. Well known boundaries seemed to vanish or at least move further away. For example, a wide range of diverse performance spaces/venues besides theatres and black boxes started to open up. Even  outdoor spaces became a possibility, which was particularly interesting considering that dance happens mostly indoors in the western world. Furthermore, there is the direct reaction towards a space or many other kinds of stimuli which generate site-specific compositions.

Instant composition seems to me a real metaphor of life. Freeing up diverse ways of moving in all kinds of directions enabled me to find my own movement language/vocabulary more and more. But also other forms of expression like talking and even making sounds became available.

In this kind of creative experience, age or other obstacles and issues become completely irrelevant. The exchange and work in rehearsals, jams or performances with artists of all sorts seems to me an incredibly rich creative process. Last but not least, as an audience member, it is absolutely fascinating for me how experienced performers are able to create moment to moment.


Kabiro Scheller & Daniel Werner : "Liquid Gravity – Center into Flow & Contact-Skills" - from water to land

In this intensive we will explore our inner states of motion in water (in a swimmingpool), on earth and in space.
We will focus on different qualities in our body and our presence takes us deeper into our own movement and the contact dance with others.
What is moving me? The liquid quality of water & blood... stabilty of the bones... release of the muscles... the heartbeat... the breath... the soul... the moment of improvisation in this unique meeting??

The quality of water will remind us about the fluids in our body and supports us in the experience to “be carried” in an ocean of abundant movement possibilities.
Then on land, how does this quality feel like in a effortless contact dance...?
 
Furthermore we explore how fascia as an internal elastic network builds a bridge for the transition from water to land

And through more body awareness & relaxation in bodywork and basic contact-principles we invite you to find new movement possibilities & pathways to enrichen your contact-dance.

Daniel Werner

Daniel Werner studied Dance, Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering and other Somatic Methods and Practises with various teachers, and works internationally in this field since ´97 as a dancer, teacher and director. He graduated in contemporary dance at the North Karelia College in Finland. Furthermore he is a teacher for Qigong and Tai Chi in the line of Master Mantak Chia.

Also he is involved in the following projects: 

 

Kabiro Eva Scheller

Kabiro Eva Scheller is dancing contac timprovisation since 1994 with a lot of different teachers from USA.
She is teaching contact & dance-improvisation since 2001, Hawaiian bodywork and body awareness.
She also acts as a festival organizer & initiator of the Oster-Impro-Festival & the Healing Heart Festival (both in Germans) & the Aloha Travel Festival (Hawaii).
She is a full-hearted dancer, body worker, teacher and counsellor.

 

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Music by Carola Fürbaß

Carola loves it to improvise, she is singing, performing, playing guitar and other instruments. Especially delicious and attractive for her is the interplay between musicians and audience or musicians and dancers.
So, often where she turnes up, a shared space of playing/singing/dancing together is evolving.
With the music coming through Carola Fürbaß she conjures up a smile into the hearts, what you can also feel on her CD Majela (2012).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR8hzueujgM
www.tongala.de

Tongala Workshop "Let me hear your body sing!"

Connect with your creative-healing source and make use of it!

Play and improvise!
Dancing and Singing inter-weave and inpire each other.
We expirience being music and letting our body dance itself.

Singing „free from the liver“ (german saying), out of your guts, from your heart. Singing deeply connected with yourself and the group. Let me hear your body sing!

Listen!
Off and on we go in silence together and listen to our inner voice, the resonance and the stillness in us.

Quote Carola: „Dance and Singing are the archetypical form of self healing and  are the bridge between the spiritual and worldy realm. From my expirience  I have learned, that ALL PEOPLE- most of them very quickly- gain access to this healing art, eventhough many have forgotten about it.

My job and gift is it, with humour and depth, to remind people about this knowledge, that we all have inside us and to encourage you to live it.
Singing and Dancing for me are prayers to life and are the expression of pure joy of life."

possible elements are: conscious bodywork, meditation, healing toning, rhythm and melody games with voice and movement, Circle Singing

Carola Fürbaß

Carola Fürbaß 

is passionate singer and composer (word music, own style and improvisation) (CD release „Majela“ dez 2012)as well as a naturopath and healing artist. She attended the 3 years-course for wholistic voice and singing therapy at the ISGT Berlin.
With Tongala she developted as a wholistic healing art for unfolding your voice and your personality.
With alot of heart and humour she is leading singing circles and Tongala workshops in germany and switzerland for over 10 years and is on stage with her solo concert-performance „Encantar“.

Elske Seidel - Between Earth and Sky
Contact Improvisation

An exploration of how to fall together, moving through space together through all levels - between earth and sky - sharing one common center of weight. Trusting each other, relying on one another, we begin to take risks, asking for support, offering support.
We will discover freedom in 3-dimensional movement, experiencing a state of readiness for what is happening now. We play, meet and fly – in body and mind – opening possibilities and expanding our understanding of movement choices in contact.

Elske Seidel

Elske Seidel, based in Berlin, is a passionate CI dancer & teacher, deeply committed to CI and its community internationally. She has been teaching dance full time and wholeheartedly for over 19 years, CI since 2004. In her teaching she is interested in ‘opening spaces where dance in all its magic and play can happen’.
She likes to create CI projects that bring the studio focus outside into nature and into the experience. She enjoys gathering community merging life and dance together. She has taught CI in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Argentina, Israel and Russia and is now invited to the Contact Festival Tokyo.
Some of her projects are: Annual Contact Festival Fuerteventura, Summer Contact Sylt, Contact Saturday Berlin, Berlin Weekend Jam and North Sea CI Camp.
http://www.improtanz.de
http://canarian.contactfestival.info/

Jamus Wood & Lee Bolton - Embodied Presence

Invites You
• To rediscover the physical and emotional intelligence and capacity you were born with.
• To journey close to yourself. To relax into who you really are, and to open into life offering your true gifts out into the world.
• As you increasingly meet yourself, you may find a capacity to meet nature and each other in a new way.
A sense of intimacy with one’s self and our environment begins to arise.
• If we can learn to truly listen, to the mystery of the ground beneath us, to ourselves and to life. We tune in to radio station ‘Here and Now’. Allowing this listening to guide us, in our life choices, moment to moment.

Proposal 1: Animal Body

When I dance, I find moments when my instincts take over. In these moments I discover a vibrancy and a sheer physicality that can be absent at other times. By waking up to my instincts I find new movement potential and an enlivening interest in the dance. Movement, I would never thought of making come through as does a committed quality.
This work is grounded in evolutionary developmental patterns that exist in your body.
We will spend time sensitising ourselves to our natural instincts waking up the animal body and from here we will explore touch, weight and communication with each other.
• Discovering the power within muscle, bone, blood.
• Learning to to trust our animal knowing.
• Inquiry into the nature of embodiment.
• Welcoming Freshness and spontaneity, dancing outside the box.

Proposal 2: Heartful Animal

This class is an invitation to move from our animal body including our passionate heart. It is an opportunity to dance close to ourselves and close to each other. We invite you to bring your curiosity and interest in your partners and the shared space. Come ready to move your body and your feelings. Within this we will include movement with openings for expressing our feelings and sensations; that which we do want and that which we don't plus the space in between.
This class will include explorations into:
• Instinctual Body (Evolutionary Developmental Movement Patterns).
• Physical movement exploration of our heart.
• Heart Inquiries that include movement and clear spoken communication.
• Developing both compassionate awareness and heart full connection for ourselves and each other.
• Developing a very real understanding of our needs and limits and how to meet them.
• The possibility of living simply and clearly, with truth and integrity.
Sessions Length 120 minutes and will include amplified music.

Jamus

I love to move, to inspire creativity through dance and connection. I guide classes in Movement, Contact Improvisation, Somatic Yoga and perform professionally with the Touch Down Dance Company. Now I am weaving these practices and principles of embodiment into my own work.
This Is It: Waking Up in the Body, Finding Our Source, Discovering Support, Listening to our Heart and resting into Silence. This is what I offer you.
Unusually, my path has been defined by a congenital eye condition - I almost lost my sight 10 years ago. Six operations on, my sight is improving. I have found ways to transform my wounding into a unique gift. My life is not what it would have been without my eye condition, many doors initially shut, while others opened. Along my journey, I have had the good fortune to work with many gifted teachers principally Adam Bradpiece who’s work, underscores my teaching.

Lee

I suppose you could say at the heart of it all I am a dancer. It seems my body was born to move. My softness, my passion, my sadness, my rage, my sensuousness, my sense of chaos all come through when I dance. This is where more than anywhere else I can be close to myself and have the capacity to touch life with freshness.
My passion for dance and in particular the drive to be as authentic in each moment as possible has led me from 5 Rhythms to Contact Improvisation and latterly into a practice of Non-Stylised movement based on the teachings of Helen Poyner.
This has led me to co-design a series of classes and workshops that interweave the teachings of fundamental movement, contact improvisation and presence based on the Movement of Being (Devon) teachings.
Dance for me is a metaphor for life. How can I really meet myself? How can I truly be here in this moment to experience life and meet you? This is what fascinates me. Movement offers the opportunity to ask these questions, with the potential to experience depth and understanding.
I offer a space for this exploration.

More info: www.embodiedpresence.co.uk

Karunesh - „We shall lift each other, higher and higher!“

Flying and landing joyful and save in Contact.

Proven ways and principles of lifting and landing.
To be lifted physically mostly elevates our inner state too.
We experiencing that joy and flow and at the same time we are practicing being aware and respectful with boundaries.
Little by little our circle of possibilitys is expanding.
Listening with our body ist the key element for joyful and easy rides on the wave of momentumflow. As also recognising possibilitys and offers to fly. As preparation we will keep our attention on what we need to land softly at any time. That includes practicing the special art of support from the lifting partner.
All levels.
Enjoy the trip!

Karunesh

I am in love with Contact since about 2 decades.
Teachers on my way: All the dancers i danced with on jams, festivals and workshops.
The most famous is probably Nancy Stark Smith. Meaningful was also Martin Koegh and Scott Wells. Recently i enjoyed the Workshops and to dance with Leilani Weiss, Mirva Mäkinnen and Heike Pourian.
My first own Weekendworkshop i gave 1998.
Tango Argentino and Salsa belong to the dances i danced and teached intensely
over years.
As well as my experience from my breathingtherapy-education and my spiritual background flows in.
Contact improvisation is for me a way to experience the wisdom of the body thats beyond the body.

TRIO WITTNESSING SCORE

This session will offer you a focused time and space to explore themes, what you are interested in dance.

Physical, emotional, thematical, energetical, filosofical ones...

We will work in trios, dancing in longer duets, while the third one is wittnessing the dance. After each duet

We will have a moment of sharing and reflecting what happened in our dance. In this structure you will have a duet & sharing with each person in your trio. After we will continue dancing in full trio – and then another trio wittnessing the other trio, and sharing this experience with each others. So this is not a class to learn specific technical skills, but more a safe container to dive deeper in your own dance, and your interests and inspirations, fears and wishes, challenges and dreams, and sharing it with the others...

 

VEGA (Katri Luukkonen)

is a dancer and danceteacher, performance-artist from Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from Theatre Academy of Finland 2008 (Master of Arts). Vega has been teaching and performing at various contact- and dancefestivals all over Europe, India, Russia and Finland. Besides contact-improvisation, contemporary dance and theatre, she has been practicing aikido and yoga, OSHO's active meditations and authentic movement. Vega is one of the co-organizers of GOA Contact Festival, and In Touch -festivals in different countries...

"On the moment I am living in Berlin, and I love it! I am in fire with singing and voice, sounding my soul out! I am spiralling and biking, dancing and performing in sweet streets and funny corners of Neukölln... Flow and Love in their all senses are my guides in life. I trust that the right things are happening, so there is nothing to be afraid. Just learning and groving with life. I love dancing and connecting, I love fighting and feeling the fire, I love honesty and authencity, I love weight and sweat, spontaneity and extremities. Every moment can be amazing, and every moment can be boring. You can choose. To be in NOW"

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Lella-elayla Heindl - Colour up your dance

This workshop is about the joining of Contact Improvisation, bodywork and artistic expression (such as painting or plasticising) in a playful, artistic and sensual way.

The sensitisation of the senses, the honest feeling of our own emotions and the mindful listening to our dance partners have priority here, as does the transfer of our impressions to an artistic medium, e.g. paper or clay. We allow ourselves to open up to the interplay between movement and creative expression in a medium. We sense whatever it is that wants to manifest itself in this way. We try to sense the resonance that is created through the encounter and touch with a partner and we let this resonance express itself.
Thus, we gain the possibility to pause and listen closely to what is inside us. Starting from this innermost space, we can approach the “You” again and come into contact once more.

Lella-elayla Heindl (*1970)

Influences on dance

Interest in energetic processes in and around the body, interest in Tai Chi, Shiatsu, Reiki, bodywork, massage, intuitively healing bodywork, Authentic Movement, mindfulness in thoughts, words and deeds, conscious being, exploration of the energetic and therapeutic influences of CI on human beings

Inspired by

Qi Gong, Yoga teacher training, training in multimedia art therapy, teachers training in holistic dance and movement pedagogy, Quanta healing, light meditations, Flower of Life

Contact Improvisation, free expressive dance and performative improvisation since 1987
Workshop organiser and teacher  

Her website: www.lella.at

 

Martina Rožić - Dance and enjoy your freedom

A workshop for beginners (as well as for everyone else:)

In this workshop we are going to explore our own body and movement, search and explore the center, circle and spiral around the center, dance on our own first and see what possibilities there to come up from the floor and sink down again, becoming friend with the floor first.
Then, we will gently dare to go beyond, travel through space, create waves in our bodies (more than 70% of our body is made up of water) and have courageous heart and freedom to dance without having anything to lose except the limits we believe to have.
Spiraling will lead us into rolling and by getting into contact we will intertwine our spirals with other bodies' spirals, weaving a story about one organic being breathing and moving together and going back to our own places where we can see what works best for us, creating space and making up time to continue....
Finally, when our centers meet again we will become soul-mates, twins, listening to each other, eyes closed, moving through space, changing levels, leading, following, listening, breathing—paying special attention to the moments when we separate and meet again, when we slow down or speed up, our dance never ending.
Just like in life, we meet and go away, we meet again and part again, the story as old as our soul continues, feeling good on our own as well as when we are together, our dance never ceases, the new waves are coming and we flow again....

Martina Rožić

She is an Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga teacher, dancer, contact impro dancer and teacher, interpreter and tango dancer. Since 2009 she has been working with Sabine Parzer and completed her Holistic Dance and Movement Pedagogy teacher training. Different techniques and methods are used like: contact improvisation, authentic movement, Feldenkrais and bodywork which are all useful for dance and movement therapy, dynamic meditation and self-awareness. She is a certified yoga teacher (RYT 200) and has been teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga for more than four years now.

"Yoga practices help us develop awareness and detachment. When we can begin to watch our personality's fearful reactions to situations, we can develop compassion for our own lack of courage. Through compassion we realize there's nothing to lose. There's nothing to grasp, nothing to get -- we are everything. Flexibility of mind as well as body allows for adaptability and ease of being in an ever-changing world." (unknown author)

The magic gifts of spontaneous music improvisation

This workshop is for anybody who knows or has a glimpse of the magic gifts of spontaneous music improvisation: leaving written notes and preset structures behind – opening up to a deeply creative process, letting music happen out of consciousness in the moment..

We will experiment with some of the following issues:

  • Listening - the key to the creative source in us.
  • Playing without knowing – music out of stillness.
  • Dissolving ‘you’ and ‘me’ – diving into the flow of music together with other musicians:
  • Rhythm - the root of connection in yourself and with others.
  • The courage to do it wrong – playing by following your own impulses.
  • Fear, shame and insecurity pointing you back to your living presence.

To participate in this workshop you need at least a little experience which you have made with any instrument our your voice before. It is not suitable for people who want to explore making music together for the very first time.

Shakya Matthias Grahe

Shakya Matthias Grahe plays violoncello, dilruba, guitar, keyboard, percussion and voice. He has given countless concerts in classical ensembles, pop rock bands and Latin groups, providing live accompaniment for silent movies, meditations, dance and healing events. He has also appeared as a guest musician on many CDs. He is a workshop leader, business economist and co-founder of a spiritual commune in Bonn (Germany) and is trained in various massages

Integrative bodywork & improvisation/composition
based on body mind centering/bmc and authentic movement

In these short classes you will get a taste of three wonderful disciplines. We will start with a warm up by remembering and practicing the developmental patterns on the floor and connect with our mind of being and doing. In working with partners we will stimulate movements and practice the art of touch. The developmental patterns once been practiced long enough, they are a strong support for our future movements. There is a connection between heart, eyes and hands which shows how we reach out into the world. In Authentic Movement we will perceive how our internal source brings us into movement and will be seen by a witness. The attitude of the witness towards the mover is nurturing and protective; the witness honors the mover's dependency on her and understands its value. They will share the process by talking, which clarifies and slowly organizes the material. With the support of BMC and Authentic Movement we will create Instant Compositions, which come from deeper Body Levels and create a Consciousness about how we are in space and in relationship to others.  

 

Ula Corn, Berlin/Menorca

It is not easy to make it short after a practice of 30 years of teaching and making art. I studied Art at Universität der Künste Berlin. Between my first and second Examination I became an actor with emphasis on movement, mime, dance & acrobatics. I am a founder of the Göttinger Kindertheaterfestival and I created Festivals for Improvisation in Music and Dance. I acted for children and adults. In the 80th I started studying in Spain with Nancy Stark Smith and Julyen Hamilton and many other beautiful teacher. They nurtured my appetite for Improvisation and I became first a Teacher for Contact and later a Teacher for Improvisation. I dedicated myself totally into Improvisation with my artistic work and teaching. I worked in different International Companies and created Solo works. I have been studying and practicing Martial Arts, Yoga and different kinds of Bodywork. But the most imprint I got with BMC and Linda Hartley. With her I became an Integrative Body Worker. Since 2004 I live and work in Spain and Berlin, Menorca has become my heart home. When I moved to spain I got passionate about Nature. I love to unify with Nature. A natural Environment has become the strongest stimulation beside my curiosity and playfulness. I work with Video and Photography and since some years I improvise at the piano. 

Vanessa Briel - Action painting on widespread canvas

In this workshop we will work with the technics of Action painting which was widespread from the 1940s until the early 1960s, and is closely associated with abstract expressionism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_expressionism) or is also sometimes called "gestural abstraction". It is a style of painting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painting) in which paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than being carefully applied.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestural_abstraction#cite_note-0) The resulting work often emphasizes the physical act of painting itself as an essential aspect of the finished work or concern of its artist.
Different to the original method of Action Painting i will also work on the compositon and the combination of dancing and painting. ……
I invite you to an experimental journey with paints and colours, dive into a world of dancing your picture, let brushes be extensions of your arms , the stroke is just the outcome of the entire body, dare to spill and waste paint, feel it arise under your feet between your fingers, shake, drop, splash, sprinkel..................... express yourself....................
no longer focusing on only the outcome but let the process be the artwork.... *…bring old cloths…*

Vanessa Briel

Vanessa Briel is working as a fashion artist/designer and circus educator for kids in Berlin right now. Painting since 20 years now herself she has been working with al kinds of material and technics, like oil, acrylics, serigraphy, aquarell, sketching and also does sculptures with clay and waste. Beside exhebitions she has done projekts with painting and dancing, bodypainting and performance, physical theater as well as illustrating lyrics.
Since she started dancing contact improvisation in 2009, she is also interested in painting in motion.
Between 2004-2009 she studied pedagogy, grafiks and painting in Marburg and organized Multiartistic Festivals, being appropriate for the section of fine arts and exhibition.

Links

www.dancecontact.de

Fortbildung Contact Improvisation in Berlin,

Intensives in Barcelona, und weitere Angebote in den Bereichen

Contact Improvisation und zeitgenössischer Tanz.

www.Body-Mind-Presence.de

Osteopathie, Contact Improvisation und zeitgenössischer Tanz,

lebendige Anatomie und (frühkindliche-) Bewegungsentwicklung.

Fortbildungen, Festival auf La Palma, Seminare, Workshops und Einzelarbeit.

www.omgym.eu

OmGym: Yoga • Tanzen • Bodywork

Aerial-Yoga, Partner-Yoga, kopfüber hängen, Geschicklichkeits- und Muskeltraining, Core-Training, Workout,
Ideal auch für Schwangerschaft und Rückbildung,
Rehabilitation

Anleitungen, Workshops und Verkauf

www.bide.be

Barcelona International Dance Exchange

www.healingheartfestival.de

bietet Raum, sich an vielen Herzens-künsten zu erfeuen...

...Tanzen, Spielen, Singen, Malen, Schwitzen, Fühlen,

versch. Körperarbeit...Feiern u.a.

www.contactil.org            

jährliches Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Israel ( im Dezember )

www.contactfestival.de       

jährliches Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Freiburg, Germany ( im August )

www.contactfestival.it

ZIP.Orvietofestival - International improvisation festival and live performing arts in Orvieto, Italy
includes Contact Improvisation intensive workshops, study labs, jams, performances, concerts

www.groundfloor.ro

CI-festival in Rumänien

www.theaterlabor-artproductions.com

Die Initiative TheaterLabor ArtProductions verfolgt einen interdisziplinären Ansatz und sucht die gleich- berechtigte Zusammenarbeit mit Kunstschaffenden aus allen künstlerischen Bereichen: Bildende Kunst, Musik, etc

www.tablab.de                    

Das Tanz- und Bewebungslabor ist ein kontinuierliches Forum für Tanz, Performance und Kontaktimprovisation in Köln.

www.gravityhappens.net

ort für bewegung und nichtstun

contact-impro-goettingen.de.tl/

CI in Göttingen und Umgebung

www.lella.at

Multimedial Kunsttherapie und CI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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David Lakein: Ensemble Improvisation Practise: “The play of Presence in Performance”

*Lingering in Sensation : The Theater of Intimacy*

The diligence of sustaining a state, the practice of absorbing emotion, the discipline of persisting in thought demands physicality, imagination and an intimate collaboration with spacetime.

This intensive outing takes the above statement as both a challenging point of departure and a comforting place of arrival. Our research into the performer-audience relationship in theatrical scenarios dives into questions about duration, intensity, texture and dynamic, among other compositional considerations—all toward revealing insights into these central questions:

What is the narrative potential of distinct sensations?
How do layers of intimacy create emerging storylines?


David Lakein

David Lakein (Berlin/Chicago) is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer-director, educator-facilitator, organizer and writer, who collaborates extensively with other artists from diverse backgrounds and performs-researches-teaches across the United States & Europe and around the world. His work swirls around the borders between dance, theater, cabaret, performance art and social scenarios, often incorporating installation and video elements. Whether completely set or entirely improvised, a solo performance or community gathering, on stage or in the back bushes, the work often includes a significant degree of interactivity—inviting and provoking participation from the viewing-listening-reading audience. Lakein embraces and confronts the tensions between the ordinary and sublime, situating his performative creations on the edges between the profoundly serious and ridiculously silly, especially in the intersections of daily life, metaphysics and spirituality. His practice is built on a foundation of image-making, improvisational scores and dramaturgical devising, and strongly influenced by books & bars, stand-up & standing-around and meaning & mystery.

Lakein is a well-respected teacher and facilitator known for his inquisitive nature and dedication to a rigorous (un)learning process that embraces generous discipline and intelligent laziness. He has over twenty years experience with physical, performing and performance arts, and with somatic movement arts (body-mind-centering, alexander technique, etc), martial arts (aikido, qi gong, etc) and meditation practices. Whether facilitating students in workshops and performance projects or bringing artists together in laboratories or festivals, he is committed to dialogue as a creative act and research as a transformational encounter.

Lakein studied philosophy & literature, and acting & directing in the United States, trained as a dancer, choreographer and performer in Berlin, Amsterdam and San Francisco, and studied visual arts in Chicago; he holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a BFA from the School for New Dance Development Amsterdam School for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Arts from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

http://lakeinworkshops.wordpress.com/

 

Elske Seidel (Ger): A State of Presence in Contact Improvisation

This intensive is an invitation to open into a state of presence.

We will be.
Listening. Sensing.

Connecting deeply with the earth we will follow our movement quality from within. Releasing into the place where we will discover timelessness & ease, trust & freedom. We will close our eyes looking, finding and allowing, researching as we explore our body in relation to gravity. Diving into the continuous and ever-fascinating dialogue with gravity’s forces, we will play, learn, and move from discovery.
Based on sharing one common center of weight we will enter our conversation with gravity. Out of a deep place of trust we will meet moments of flight where the body listens, knows and responds catlike. Where we have to do less, practicing ‘getting out of the way’ allowing the body to respond, rather than our minds to control. What organization does my body need, when I allow gravity to play with me? How can I use my body’s innate knowledge and very weight ‘to play’ gravity?
I am interested in the movement quality sourcing inside of us. Can we sense our bones ‘floating inside of us’ as we move? Can we allow our body to stay easy, soft and open, - to be like its water as we move together through different levels, transitioning continuously from supporting into being supported, from under-dance into flight?

For me as a teacher I am deeply inspired to open and support a space where dance in all its freedom and vital magic can happen. I witness that as I hold the space, the simple experience of presence creates meaning & depth in each of us. Our potential for transformation in dance and beyond becomes available to us and I am profoundly touched by this natural process, blowing gently on the sparks of light within us all.

Elske Seidel

Elske Seidel (Berlin) ist eine global vernetzte und international engagierte Contact Lehrerin, Tänzerin und Bewegungsforscherin. Sie unterrichtet seit zwei Jahrzehnten kontinuierlich und von ganzem Herzen Tanz, Contact seit 2004.
Für Elske bedeutet Contact Improvisation zu unterrichten, „den Boden dafür zu legen, dass dieser Tanz geschehen kann.“
Sie kreiert mit Vorliebe Projekte, die Contact & Natur und Leben & Tanz verbinden (Contact Festival Fuerteventura und Nordsee CI Camp St. Peter Ording). Des Weiteren liebt sie Forschung & Jammen und öffnet dafür den Raum in folgenden Projekten: Berlin Weekend Jam, 23Stunden Jam Berlin, Contact Samstag Berlin, Dance Your Questions: CI Research Week/ Ponderosa/ Stolzenhagen und CI Fortbildungsreihe Hamburg.

http://canarian.contactfestival.info/

http://www.improtanz.de

Kabiro Scheller & Daniel Werner : “Liquid Motion” -  Contact Improvisation im Wasser & an Land

Wir lauschen unseren inneren Bewegungen, die aus unterschiedlichen Welten geboren werden...

...“Die Welt des Wassers” durch Wassertanz lässt Erinnerungen an sehr frühe
Bewegungsmuster und –qualitäten aufsteigen, welche grundlegend sind für unser
hochentwickeltes und komlexes Bewegungspotential.

“An Land “geben wir dem Körper Raum ausserhalb des Wassers die Erfahrung von "Getragen Sein" zu machen.
Die Bewegung entspringt aus einem wachen & lebendigen Körperzentrum, was alle Bereiche unseres Lebens “betanzt”.

Im Spiel mit Elementen aus dem Body-Mind Centering, frühenkindlichen Bewegungsentwicklung, Körperarbeit u Improvisation
entseht ein sehr direkter Zugang zu “natürlicher” Bewegung.
Eine wundervolle Möglichkeit CI-Bewegungsmaterial zu erlernen, zu vertiefen und zu “befühlen”.

Daniel Werner

Daniel Werner arbeitet international als Tänzer und Tanzpädagoge und unterrichtet Contact Improvisation seit ´97. Er studierte zeitgenössischen Tanz am North Karelia College in Finland. Desweiteren ist sein Bewegen und Unterrichten inspiriert von Body-Mind Centering, asiatischen Bewegungskünsten und Release-Techniken.

Also he is involved in the following projects: 

Kabiro Eva Scheller

Kabiro Eva Scheller tanzt Contact-Improvisation seid 1994 mit unterschiedlichen LehrerInnen aus den USA und Europa. 

Sie unterrichtet Contact Improviation und Hawaiianische Massage und hat einen reichhaltigen Erfahrungsschatz Menschen mit Liebe und Freude in ihr einmaliges Bewegungs-& Lebenspotential zu führen. Sie ist Initiatorin des Osterimprofestival.info & Healingheartfestival.de und begleitet Reisen nach Hawaii.

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Peter Krempelsetzer: Contango

Contango ist ein Mix aus argentinischem Tango, Contact Improvisation und Freestyle Dance. Wie bereichern sich diese Tanzformen gegenseitig?
Tango steht für Sinnlichkeit und Herzens-Nähe im Tanz. Im Führen und Folgen wird sehr fein aufeinander gehört, wobei beim Contango durch wechselnde Führung neue Möglichkeiten für die Männer- und Frauenrolle entstehen. Von der Contactimprovisation kommen Lehnungen, Hebungen und freier Bewegungsfluss ohne Führung hinzu.
So entsteht ein freier und gleichzeitig verbindlicher Paartanz 
voller Kreativität, Bewegungsfreude und überraschender Momente. 
Getanzt wird mit wechselnden Tanzpartnern und teilweise auch in Trios. Peters Unterricht ist spielerisch. Er gibt experimentierfreudigen Tango-Tänzern kreative Impulse und schafft gleichzeitig einen leichten Einstieg für Anfänger ohne Tangokenntnisse.
Hingebungsvolle und groovige Tänze erwarten Euch!

Der Intensive ist für alle Tanzniveaus geeignet.

Intensive Teacher: Peter Krempelsetzer
Assistenz: Andrea Gröger

Peter Krempelsetzer

geb. 1964, studierte Bewegungstheater an der Scuola Dimitri (CH) außerdem Tanz und Improvisation. Contango entwickelt er seit 2007 in München und leitet dort regelmäßig Contango-Milongas. 
In seinen Bühnenproduktionen arbeitet Peter als Performer spartenübergreifend zwischen Tanz, Musik und Theater. Sein besonderes Interesse gilt der Improvisation als eigenständiger Kunstform. Peter lebt in München und gründete dort die ImproArt Improvisationsschule. Er unterrichtet Contact Impro, Contango, Action Theater Improvisation, Tanztheater und Performance.
Mehr über seinen Hintergrund und Unterricht:

teaching: http://www.improart.de

performing: http://www.comtesse-co.dehttp://www.freefishing.de

 

Andrea Gröger: „Stimmig“ im Contact!

Ein Verbindungsexperiment zwischen Stimmimprovisation und Contactimprovisationstanz.

Zunächst möchte ich Dich auf eine kleine Reise zu Deiner momentanen Stimmung und Stimme einladen.
Bereichert mit dem Schatz der Verbindung zu uns selbst, wollen wir neue Contactmöglichkeiten ausprobieren und erforschen.
Nicht nur die Bewegungen unserer Muskeln fließen durch unseren Körper, sondern auch die Schallwellen unserer Stimme. In diesem Experiment werden uns zum einen die Bewegungen und die Berührungen im Tanz als Inspirationsquellen für unsere Lautäußerungen dienen, zum anderen wird unsere Stimme in den Kontakt, in die Berührungen und in den Tanz fließen.
Ein neues Wechselspiel und Medium der Inspiration und des Ausdrucks im Contactimprovistionstanz entsteht.

Für alle Stimmfreudigen und –neugierigen, sowie für alle Erfahrungslevels möglich.

Andrea Gröger

Tanz begleitet mich schon mein ganzes Leben.
Ich lebe mit meiner 12-jährigen Tochter, bin Tanz- und Ergotherapeutin und kreiere nebenher Bekleidungsstücke aus Walk, sowie Tanzröcke.
Seit einigen Jahren gibt mit die Contactimprovisation und der Contango eine tänzerische Heimat. Die spielerische und künstlerische Verbindung zwischen Tanz und Stimme lebe ich seit ca. 2005 in der Performance und Tanztheatergruppe „Soundmover“ aus.

Lella-Elayla Heindl - Play with colours

der tanz der farben über die haut

bodypainting trifft contact improvisation
wie beeinflusst die farbe auf meinem körper meinen tanz?
Wie verändert ein bemalter körper den contact zu tanzpartnerInnen?
Wie drückt sich die kunst des augenblickes auf meiner haut aus?
Wie geht es mir, wenn ich jemanden bemale/ bemalt werde?

JedeR darf selbst bestimmen, wie viel der eigenen haut bemalt werden mag
bitte dazu kleidung anziehen, die bunt werden darf!
Für die mutigen unter uns: unterwäsche, die farbe ab bekommen möchte :-)

Lella-Elayla Heindl

geb am 6.3.1970, tanze ich seit 1987 regelmäßig.
Contact Improvisation verbinde ich gerne mit meditativer Achtsamkeit, maximaler Aufmerksamkeit und Spaß am individuellen Spiel des Tanzes.
Mein Passion liegt im Erforschen der energetischen Abläufe vor, während und nach dem Tanz.

selbständig seit 1995, Integrative Tanz- und Bewegungspädagogin, Ensemblemitglied bei Vimprodaco-Vienna Improvisation Dance Company, Multimediale Kunsttherapeutin, Yogalehrerin-persönlicher Schwerpunkt Prana-Energiearbeit; Chakren, Nadis, Koshas, Energetikerin, Bodyworkerin, Co-Leitung TAFF-Performance-Werkstatt, Workshop Performancetanztheater mit Kunsttherapeutischer Begleitung, diverse Projekte mit Schülern der Oberstufe in freien Schulen, Organisation und Leitung von Workshops in Contact Improvisation, Organisation von Weiterbildungen, co-organisation des contactfestivalsvienna.at***

 

Martina & Iva: A journey to dance with a yoga ticket
or how to use dynamic yoga to travel into a dance sequence and contact

Breath and moving with it will bring our awareness to our centre. When we are able to control our breath, we can control our movements and when we let go of the control, we let ourselves flow with trust and safety. We'll search for grounding and play with weight, then learn how to push into support in order to rise up. Letting go can be a nice experience if we witness our movements in slow flow and with patience first. Our body and heart will start opening and we'll dive into timeless space where we can experience the freedom of movement and thus weave an anatomically logical sequence that will serve as a basis for more creative dance improvisation and contact improvisation. The rest is up to your own imagination and creativity...

Yoga (morning flow vinyasa classes)

Yoga practice is an excellent way to start your day. Vinyasa means linking breath and movement where breath and deep stretching asanas are linked together creating the dance sequence of postures. Surrendering to 'ocean sound breath' or Ujjayi we simply go with the flow in a fun and easy way :)
It is a cardiovascular exercise as well as meditation in motion. Breath leads the way to lightness in postures and flowing through positions creates awareness and concentration.
Yoga brings harmony into our lives. There are different yoga styles, but they all have the same goal: physical, mental and spiritual health.
By doing yoga asanas or postures we increase the strength and flexibility of our bodies, strengthen our joints, increase circulation, improve the digestive system, cardiovascular and nervous system and the centre of gravity. Besides, regular yoga practice increases energy and vitality and boosts our immune system. Yoga asanas and pranayama remove toxins from our body more effectively than any other physical activity.

Namaste (I bow to you)

"Yoga practices help us develop awareness and detachment. When we can begin to watch our personality's fearful reactions to situations, we can develop compassion for our own lack of courage. Through compassion we realize there's nothing to lose. There's nothing to grasp, nothing to get -- we are everything. Flexibility of mind as well as body allows for adaptability and ease of being in an ever-changing world." (unknown author)

Contact improvisation is a practise rooted in contemporary dance in which an improvised movement is created through the contact between two or more dancers. It is based on sharing, giving and receiving and on the play with gravity and momentum - rolling, stopping, flying and falling. At times it develops into a meditative state, and at times it becomes an unstoppable, almost acrobatic challenge. This activity helps develop a sense of control and raises awareness of the body overall, in addition to sharpening of the senses and developing trust, communication and awareness of self and the other.

Martina

Martina is a yoga and contact teacher, contemporary dancer and tango lover. She also teaches languages, translates and enjoys working with people, likes travelling, meeting new people and cultures. 
As a child she did gymnastics, acted in theatre , and in dance she started practicing Cunningham technique with Kilina Cremona and ballet, later followed by contemporary techniques like release, contact improvisation, improvisation, dynamic meditation, Feldenkrais (she’s been using these techniques ever since). She has performed, acted, danced and collaborated with many international dancers, directors and choreographers.
She's worked with Sabine Parzer and completed her Holistic Dance and Movement Pedagogy teacher training. She's also completed Daniel Werner & Joerg Hassmann's CI training programme and has been teaching at Osterimprofestival (Germany), Tempelhof CI Festival (Germany), Vienna CI festival (Austria), Warsaw Flow CI festival, New Year London Jam etc.
Her work is based on contact improvisation, authentic movement, bodywork and contemporary dance as well as some shamanic practices which are all useful for dance and movement therapy, dynamic meditation and raising self-awareness. Her work and teaching is now enriched with the collaboration with her dance partner and long-standing friend Iva Hladnik.

Iva Hladnik

Iva is a contemporary dancer, a contacter and a yoga teacher. For many years she has been involved in contemporary dance and has been collaborating with different Croatian as well as international choreographers and collectives. She is one of the organizers and initiators of the development of improvisational dance and contact improvisation in Croatia. She is particularly interested in the sphere in which breath, movement and dance meet and their therapeutic impact and application. She teaches yoga and contact improvisation with passion, full commitment and enthusiasm.
She's also completed Daniel Werner & Joerg Hassmann's CI training programme. 
 

Moksha Ganesh: Fooling - relax into the risk

... als weiser Narr, mit weit offen und neugierigen Kinderaugen...
Mit dieser empfänglichen inneren Haltung bewegst du dich dich intuitiv, ursprünglich, spontan und präsent. 
Beim FOOLING springst du auf die Bühne ... in den leeren Raum...
ohne zu wissen, was du tun und sagen wirst, spielst du mit dem, was sich in diesem Moment durch deinen Körper ausdrücken möchte.
Du tanzt am Rande mit einem Fuß auf festen Boden des Bekannten, 
der andere schwebt über dem Abgrund des Unbekannten.
Du spielst ausschließlich zum Wohle der Freude am Spiel,
völlig absorbiert, ohne Rücksicht auf Erfolg oder Misserfolg. 
In diesem leeren Raum begegnest du anderen „Narrenkindern“ und entdeckst die Freiheit, wenn du spielst, jenseits von richtig und falsch, dabei wach, achtsam und respektvoll mit deinen Grenzen und den Grenzen der Anderen.
Wir spielen mit Authentic Movment, dynamischen Systemaufstellungen, Bodywork, Contact~ und Theaterimprovisation.

Moksha Ganesh

Als leidenschaftlicher Tänzer, Bodyworker, Bewegungs- und Bewusstseinslehrer kreiere ich seit Mitte der 90er Jahre befreiende Lern- und Spielräume für mühelose und sinnliche SEINserfahrung. Inspiriert durch die verschiedensten künstlerischen und therapeutischen Systeme, genieße ich mich mehr und mehr im Loslassen aller Konzepte.

www.somaart.de

Muriel Jeanne Mollet: Gegengewicht – aus dem Gleichgewicht

Wir werden verschiedene Arten von aus der Balance fallen und gemeinsam die Balance und das Gleichgewicht halten fokusieren und damit arbeiten. 
Durch unterschiedliche aufbauende Übungen in Improvisation und Technik mit Deiner/m PartnerIn oder mit dir alleine werden wir die Balance finden und auch der Zustand von nicht in der Balance sein geniessen.
Wir experimentieren und bieten verschiedene Möglichkeiten an, wie wir das Fallen unserer Partner unterstützen können. Miteinander Tanzen, Spass haben zusammen sind auch Ziele in diesem Unterricht.

Muriel Jeanne Mollet

Muriel Jeanne Mollet arbeitet als Tanzpädagogin, Tänzerin, Anleiterin Kampfesspiele® und als Wassertherapeutin. Nach Erhalt des SBTG-Diploms als Bewegungspädagogin (1989) studierte sie Elementaren Tanz an der Sporthochschule Köln. Kontinuierliche Weiterbildungen in verschiedenen Tanz- und Improvisationstechniken & in Kampfsportarten wie Capoeira und Shinson Hapkido. Sie war Leiterin und Gründerin des SURIEL tanztheaters 1993-97 und seit 2003 Mitglied des Impro-, Research- & Performancekollektivs „x-group“. Auftritte mit eigenen Soloproduktionen, Gruppenstücken und Capoeira-shows führten sie durch die Schweiz und ins Ausland. Seit 2006 Ausbildungsteile und Assistenzen in Wassertanzen bei Arjana Brunschwiler. 2011 Diplom systemische Prozessgestaltung/Erlebnispädagogik. 2013 Diplom Anleiterin Kampfesspiele®, Gewaltprävention mit Jungen.

 

Roland Nordeck: Grundlagen der Kontaktimprovisation

Ein Workshop für Anfänger und alle anderen, die sich Zeit nehmen möchten, um sich auf die grundlegenden Prinzipien der Kontaktimprovisation zu fokussieren. Wir üben, sowohl uns selbst zu spüren, als auch den Boden und den/die Partner. Wir lernen etwas über Zentrumskontakt, Bodysurfing (im Liegen über einen rollenden Partner gleiten), und gemeinsame Wege auf den Boden und vom Boden nach oben. Wir spielen mit Führen und Folgen und fokussieren auf das wesentliche Prinzip von sich anlehnen und Gewicht teilen. Unabhängig vom tanztechnischen Niveau ist es immer das Spüren und Erforschen, das die Grundlage unseres Lernprozesses darstellt. Indem wir einige grundlegende tänzerische Werkzeuge erlernen und gleichzeitig unseren eigenen Sinnen vertrauen, können wir erfahren, wie wir uns in einer Jam Situation sicher und frei fühlen können.

Roland Nordeck

Nachdem ich viele Jahre Contact getanzt hatte nahm ich an der 6-monatigen New Dance Performance Ausbildung mit Keriac in San Francisco und Stuttgart teil. Der Schwerpunkt war kreative Arbeit. 2005 wurde ich am Nordkarelischen College, Outokumpu, Finnland aufgenommen, wo ich drei Jahre lang Zeitgenössischen Tanz studierte. Das Kernstück dieser Ausbildung war Zeitgenössische Tanztechnik. Darüber hinaus beinhaltete sie eine große Bandbreite anderer Zugänge zu Bewegung, wie zum Beispiel Feldenkrais, BMC, Kontaktimprovisation, Authentic Movement, Ballett, Improvisation und Butoh. 2008 bin ich zurück nach Göttingen gezogen, wo ich Contact und Zeitgenössischen Tanz unterrichte. Außerdem beschäftige ich mich zur Zeit intensiv mit der Verbindung von Tanz und Körperarbeit (Shiatsu). Ich betrachte Tanz als eine Art Sprache, die über das Feld des verbalen Ausdrucks hinausreicht. Tanz und besonders improvisierter Tanz vervollständigt meine generelles Interesse an Kommunikation.

 

Shakya: Klang & Stille
Die Kunst der Musik-Improvisation

(Voraussetzung ist Erfahrung mit einem Instrument oder Gesang)

In diesem Workshop werde mir in musikalische Begegnungen auf der Grundlage spontaner Improvisation eintauchen. Wir beginnen unsere Klangreisen von einem Ort innerer Stille. Wir lassen jede Vorstellung los, jede Absicht, den Druck etwas darstellen oder es „richtig“ machen zu müssen. Wir wertschätzen die Schönheit und Einzigartigkeit jedes Klangs, der entsteht, jenseits aller Gewohnheiten ihn zu beurteilen. Je präsenter wir in jedem Augenblick und jeder einzelnen Note sind, die wir spielen, desto stärker wird die Verbindung mit der Quelle wahrer Spontaneität in unserem Inneren, die nur darauf wartet, unser Spiel zu tragen.

Wir werden ebenso mit verschiedenen Strukturen experimentieren, die uns dabei unterstützen können, nicht in der Unendlichkeit der vielen Möglichkeiten verloren zu gehen, sondern mit einem gewählten Fokus tiefer in die Begegnungen vorzudringen: Melodie/Begleitung, Frage/Antwort, Rhythmus/Linie etc. In allen diesen Erfahrungen stärken wir unsere Fähigkeit zu lauschen, im Spielen zu empfangen, uns im Nicht-Machen zu verwurzeln und – Spaß zu haben!

Sus Palm: Cranio Sacral Balancing

Einführung in das Flüssigkeits – und Energiefeld der Cranio Sacral Therapie.

Wir gehen in Kontakt mit den Gezeitenbewegungen der Cerebrospinalflüssikeit der Wirbelsäule und der zentralen Energielinie im Körper.

In Partnerarbeit eröffnen wir die Möglichkeit unseren inneren Raum zu fühlen und tiefe Entspannung einzuladen.

Auf diesem Weg können wir regenerieren und uns reorganisieren.
Impulse und Eindrücke können integriert werden auf körperlicher, mentaler und emotionaler Ebene.

Wir umarmen alles was da sein möchte mit einem offenen Herzen.

Sus Palm

Sus Palm ist Bewegungstherapeutin, Tänzerin und Cranio Sacral Therapeutin.

Sie arbeitet mit Cranio Sacral Balancing seit 11 Jahren und schätzt diese Arbeit als eine wunderbare Art dem menschlichen System in einer ganzheitlichen Weise zu zuhören und es zurück in die Balance zu unterstützen.

Sus lebt mit Ingo Rosenkranz und Ihrer Tochter Nika in Ulm.

Taro : Aliveness Art

Eintauchen ins Unbekannte mit dem Gespann von Tanz , Stimme , Klang- , Melodie-Instrumenten und dem Wunder der Improvisation .

Du kannst hier nichts falsch machen aber auch nichts richtig .
Es ist diese offene Stimmung, in der du nicht weisst was als nächstes passiert ,und du dich selbst zum Staunen & Wundern eingeladen hast .
Du nimmst diese vogelfrei Aufmerksamkeit wahr und siehst möglicherweise ,dass das Spiel der Elementen völlig von selbst tanzt .
Shakti ist nicht still sie wandelt unentwegt ihr Qualität (Energie) mal sanft mal wild mal mild mal stürmisch ....

Taro

Ich liebe es in den Raum der Improvisation von Klängen & Bewegung ein zu tauchen und mich auf das Unbekannte ein zulassen, um zu staunen und mich zu wundern wie das Leben so spielt.
Sound & Movement Künstler in verschiedenen Performance-projekten.

Vanessa Briel: Workshop and Lab - Hall of paint

From soft to wild from small to big from realistic to abstract and vice versa

In this painting workshop we will work with different stations ,sensations and ways of expressions and the diversity of material, size and dynamics.
A playground for Clear realistic pencil scetches, romantic watercolours, expressiv acrylics , brushes, pens, pencil, fingers, small paper, canvas, collage…what ever u choose…
is ready to be discovered…..have a walk around the hall of options and find your tools and inspiration.

Vanessa Briel

Vanessa Briel (*1979), working as a fashion artist/designer, actress and circuseducator, is living in Berlin right now. Between 2003-2007 she studied painting and grafiks, pedagogy in Marburg University , Germany and organized theater and improvisation festivals, there being appropriate for the section of fine arts and exhibition. Painting since 20 years now herself she has been working with al kinds of material and technics, like oil, acrylics, serigraphy, aquarell, sketching and also does sculptures with clay and waste.
Beside several single or group exhebitions over the years she has done projekts with painting and dancing, bodypainting and performance, physical theater as well as illustrating lyrics. After years of studying different kinds of movement thechnics like dance, yoga, artistic,akrobatics, she did a lot of performance projects in groups mainly based on physical experimental theater and video or/and dance in different countries. Since 2009 she is part of a professionel theaterensembel playing for school kids.Vanessa started dancing contact improvisation in 2009, and is teaching workshops in actionpainting and painting in motion.

Vega: "Riding with the wind, flowing like the waters"

I am interested about Flow, in dance - and in life as well -- What is restricting us from flowing...? Resistance, that we don´t let go, surrender and follow what is there...

Water finds always the easy way - it does not try to push itself through the stone. It is every moment ready to change it´s direction, force and volume. That´s what I am interested to explore in dance as well. Use of minimum effort and ease. Readyness to change directions. When we are listening the body-time, we are automatically having the right timing... Being too slow, or too fast is taking away the natural flow - but when we are able to feel the right timing in all deeper layers of our body - we get all advantages of momentum, suspension and swing...

Flow can be slow or fast - like magma or like wind -

We will work with tools of contact-improvisation, as well as solo-work and group improvisation as well.

Welcome to find your flow!

Vega (Katri Luukkonen)

is a dancer and singer, performance-artist and festival-organizer originally from Helsinki, Finland.
"...I am living in Berlin, and I Looooove it...! I am in fire with dancingmovingshakingsqueezingturningslidingrolling my body. ...And by singing and breathing, I am sounding my soul out! I am spiralling and biking, often performing in sweet streets and strange spaces of this beloved city..."
I Love dancing and kissing, I love fighting and feeling the fire, I love honesty and authenticity, spontaneity and extremes. Flow and Intuition. Every moment can be amazing, and every moment can be boring. You create the Air you are breathing in."

I love sweating
I love fighting
I love weight
I love gravity
I love fire
I love passion
I love papaya
I love coconut

Love me tender, love me sweet
Always let me go
I need to feel the wind in my hair, otherwise I die.
I need to feel the fire in my heart, otherwise I say goodbye.

I´m an angel,
I´m a devil
I´m everything in between.
I am a child,
I am a baby

I only need to be seen.

Viola Einsiedel - Erdung-Herzöffnung-Begegnung

Erdung-Herzöffnung –Begegnung

Am Anfang ist die Erdung
Am Anfang ist das Singen
Am Anfang ist das Hören

Eingestimmt auf diese Grundpfeiler beginnt der Tanz, findet Berührung statt, werden die Tänzer angeleitet in verschiedene Bewegungsmöglichkeiten der Contactimprovisation, getragen und geführt von meiner Violine, meiner Stimme, meiner Gedichte und Bewegungsimpulse.

Viola Einsiedel

Viola Einsiedel lebt in Bremen und ist eine weitgereiste Tänzerin und Musikerin, sie hat ihre Musik in den unterschiedlichsten Ländern, Orten, Festivals erklingen lassen.

 

Links

www.dancecontact.de

Education Program Contact Improvisation in Berlin,

Intensives in Barcelona, and more about

Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance.

www.Body-Mind-Presence.de

Osteopathie, Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance,

living anatomy and developmental movement.

Education Programs, Festival on La Palma, Workshops and individual Sessions

www.omgym.eu

OmGym: Yoga • Dance • Bodywork

Aerial-Yoga, Partner-Yoga, Inversion, Core-Training, Workout,
ideal for childbirth preparation and involution,
rehabilitation.

Tutorials, workshops and sales

www.bide.be

Barcelona International Dance Exchange

www.healingheartfestival.de

creates space to celebrate many ARTS from the heart...

Dancing, playing, singing, painting, sweating, feeling…

various bodywork forms...and others

www.contactfestival.de

Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Freiburg, Germany ( every year in august )

www.contactil.org

Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Israel ( every year in december )

www.contactfestival.it

ZIP.Orvietofestival - International improvisation festival and live performing arts in Orvieto, Italy
includes Contact Improvisation intensive workshops, study labs, jams, performances, concerts

www.groundfloor.ro

www.theaterlabor-artproductions.com

www.tablab.de

a continiously laboratory of dance and movement research in Cologne, Germany

www.gravityhappens.net

Vienna and more

contact-impro-goettingen.de.tl/

CI in and around Göttingen

www.lella.at

Multimedial Arttherapy and CI

 

 

 

 

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David Lakein: Ensemble Improvisation Practise: “The play of Presence in Performance”

*Lingering in Sensation : The Theater of Intimacy*

The diligence of sustaining a state, the practice of absorbing emotion, the discipline of persisting in thought demands physicality, imagination and an intimate collaboration with spacetime.

This intensive outing takes the above statement as both a challenging point of departure and a comforting place of arrival. Our research into the performer-audience relationship in theatrical scenarios dives into questions about duration, intensity, texture and dynamic, among other compositional considerations—all toward revealing insights into these central questions:

What is the narrative potential of distinct sensations?
How do layers of intimacy create emerging storylines?


David Lakein

David Lakein (Berlin/Chicago) is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer-director, educator-facilitator, organizer and writer, who collaborates extensively with other artists from diverse backgrounds and performs-researches-teaches across the United States & Europe and around the world. His work swirls around the borders between dance, theater, cabaret, performance art and social scenarios, often incorporating installation and video elements. Whether completely set or entirely improvised, a solo performance or community gathering, on stage or in the back bushes, the work often includes a significant degree of interactivity—inviting and provoking participation from the viewing-listening-reading audience. Lakein embraces and confronts the tensions between the ordinary and sublime, situating his performative creations on the edges between the profoundly serious and ridiculously silly, especially in the intersections of daily life, metaphysics and spirituality. His practice is built on a foundation of image-making, improvisational scores and dramaturgical devising, and strongly influenced by books & bars, stand-up & standing-around and meaning & mystery.

Lakein is a well-respected teacher and facilitator known for his inquisitive nature and dedication to a rigorous (un)learning process that embraces generous discipline and intelligent laziness. He has over twenty years experience with physical, performing and performance arts, and with somatic movement arts (body-mind-centering, alexander technique, etc), martial arts (aikido, qi gong, etc) and meditation practices. Whether facilitating students in workshops and performance projects or bringing artists together in laboratories or festivals, he is committed to dialogue as a creative act and research as a transformational encounter.

Lakein studied philosophy & literature, and acting & directing in the United States, trained as a dancer, choreographer and performer in Berlin, Amsterdam and San Francisco, and studied visual arts in Chicago; he holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a BFA from the School for New Dance Development Amsterdam School for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Arts from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

http://lakeinworkshops.wordpress.com/

 

Elske Seidel (Ger): A State of Presence in Contact Improvisation

This intensive is an invitation to open into a state of presence.

We will be.
Listening. Sensing.

Connecting deeply with the earth we will follow our movement quality from within. Releasing into the place where we will discover timelessness & ease, trust & freedom. We will close our eyes looking, finding and allowing, researching as we explore our body in relation to gravity. Diving into the continuous and ever-fascinating dialogue with gravity’s forces, we will play, learn, and move from discovery.
Based on sharing one common center of weight we will enter our conversation with gravity. Out of a deep place of trust we will meet moments of flight where the body listens, knows and responds catlike. Where we have to do less, practicing ‘getting out of the way’ allowing the body to respond, rather than our minds to control. What organization does my body need, when I allow gravity to play with me? How can I use my body’s innate knowledge and very weight ‘to play’ gravity?
I am interested in the movement quality sourcing inside of us. Can we sense our bones ‘floating inside of us’ as we move? Can we allow our body to stay easy, soft and open, - to be like its water as we move together through different levels, transitioning continuously from supporting into being supported, from under-dance into flight?

For me as a teacher I am deeply inspired to open and support a space where dance in all its freedom and vital magic can happen. I witness that as I hold the space, the simple experience of presence creates meaning & depth in each of us. Our potential for transformation in dance and beyond becomes available to us and I am profoundly touched by this natural process, blowing gently on the sparks of light within us all.

Elske Seidel

Elske Seidel, based in Berlin, is a passionate CI dancer & teacher, deeply committed to CI and its community internationally. She has been teaching dance full time and wholeheartedly for two decades, CI since 2004. In her teaching she believes in ‘opening spaces where dance in all its vital magic and play can happen’.
She likes to create CI events that bring the studio focus outside into nature and into the experience. She enjoys gathering community merging life and dance together. She loves to support practice, jamming and research. She has taught CI in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Argentina, Israel, Russia and Japan.
She is the artistic director of the Annual Contact Festival Fuerteventura/ Spain, Contact Saturday Berlin, as well as co-creating the Berlin Weekend Jam, 23h Jam Berlin, North Sea CI Camp/ Germany, Dance Your Questions: CI Research Week for Experienced Contact Dancers at Ponderosa / Stolzenhagen/ Germany and CI Training Program Hamburg/ Germany.

http://canarian.contactfestival.info/

http://www.improtanz.de

Kabiro Scheller & Daniel Werner : Contact-Improvisation in Water & on Land

We listen to our inner movements which are born in different “worlds”.
Through waterdance , the “Waterworld” brings memories from very early movement patterns
and qualities, which are basic for our highly developed and very complex movement potential .

“On Land” we will give the body space for the experience of ‘being carried’. The movement arises from
an alive and awakened body-centre, which is ‘dancing’ through all levels in space.
We get in touch with our natural movement power by playing with elements of body-mind-centering, early childhood developmental movement patterns, bodywork & improvisation.

A wonderful possibility to learn & to deepen essential material and skills in Contact Improvisation.

 

Daniel Werner

Daniel Werner works internationally as a teacher for dance and is teaching Contact Improvisation since 1997. He studied Contemporary Dance at the North Karelia College in Finnland. His movement, being and teaching is also inspired by body-mind-centering, asian movement arts and fascia research.

Also he is involved in the following projects: 

 

Kabiro Eva Scheller

dances Contact-Improvisation since 1994 together with different teachers from the USA and Europe. She teaches Contact-Improvisation and Hawaiian Massage and has a very much experiance to lead people into their unique movement- and life-potential with love and joy.
She is organising the osterimprofestival.info and the healingheartfestival.de and she accompanies groups to Hawaii.

 

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Peter Krempelsetzer: Contango

Contango is a fusion of Argentinian Tango, Contact Improvisation and freestyle dance. How do these danceforms enrich each other?

Tango stands for sensuality and heart-connection in the dance. There is Leading and following with very fine listening to each other. In Contango the change of lead gives new possibilitys for the male and female role.
Contact Improvisation adds moments of leaning, lifting and free flow of movement without leadership.
That creates a free and at the same time committed couple dance full of creativity, joy of movement and surprising moments.
We dance with changing partners and sometimes in trios. Peter teaches in a playful way. He offers creative impulses for tangodancers and at the same time an easy approach for dancers without any tangoknowlege.You can exspect sensual, slow dances and also beats to rave up.

Intensive Teacher: Peter Krempelsetzer
Assistenz: Andrea Gröger

Peter Krempelsetzer

born 64, studied movementtheater at Scuola Dimitri (Switzerland), furthermore Dance and Improvisation. He develops Contango since 2007 in munich and leads there regulary Contango-Milongas.
In his stage productions Peter works as a performer crossover in dance, music and theater. His special interest is in improvisation as an independent form of Art. Peter lives in munich and founded there the ImproArt improvisation-school. He teaches Contact Impro, Contango, Action Theater Improvisation, Dancetheater and Performance.
More about his backround and teaching:

teaching: http://www.improart.de

performing: http://www.comtesse-co.de, http://www.freefishing.de

 

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Lella-Elayla Heindl - Play with colours

Colours dancing on your skin

Bodypainting meets Contact Improvisation
How does the colour on my body influence my dance?
How is the connection to my dance partner(s) modified by the painted body?
How does the art of this very moment express itself on my skin?
How do I feel while painting on somebody and being painted on?

You choose for yourself how much of your skin you want to be coloured
Please wear clothes that may get dirty=coloured for this workshop!
For the adventurous among us: You can wear underwear that wants to see some colour 

Lella-Elayla Heindl

born 6th of March 1970, I've been dancing regularly since 1987.
I like to associate Contact Improvisation with meditative mindfulness, maximum attentiveness and the pleasure in the distinct play of the dance.
My passion lies in exploring the energetic processes occurring before, during and after the dance.

Self-employed since 1995, teacher for holistic dance and movement pedagogy, part of Vimprodaco-Vienna Improvisation Dance Company, multimedia art therapist, Yoga teacher with a personal focus on Prana energy work; Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, energy worker, body worker, co-management at TAFF-Performance-Werkstatt, workshop performative dance theatre with the support of art therapy, various projects with upper secondary students at alternative schools, organising and teaching Contact Improvisation workshops, organising teachers trainings, co-organising contactfestivalvienna.at***

Martina & Iva: A journey to dance with a yoga ticket
or how to use dynamic yoga to travel into a dance sequence and contact

Breath and moving with it will bring our awareness to our centre. When we are able to control our breath, we can control our movements and when we let go of the control, we let ourselves flow with trust and safety. We'll search for grounding and play with weight, then learn how to push into support in order to rise up. Letting go can be a nice experience if we witness our movements in slow flow and with patience first. Our body and heart will start opening and we'll dive into timeless space where we can experience the freedom of movement and thus weave an anatomically logical sequence that will serve as a basis for more creative dance improvisation and contact improvisation. The rest is up to your own imagination and creativity...

Yoga (morning flow vinyasa classes)

Yoga practice is an excellent way to start your day. Vinyasa means linking breath and movement where breath and deep stretching asanas are linked together creating the dance sequence of postures. Surrendering to 'ocean sound breath' or Ujjayi we simply go with the flow in a fun and easy way :)
It is a cardiovascular exercise as well as meditation in motion. Breath leads the way to lightness in postures and flowing through positions creates awareness and concentration.
Yoga brings harmony into our lives. There are different yoga styles, but they all have the same goal: physical, mental and spiritual health.
By doing yoga asanas or postures we increase the strength and flexibility of our bodies, strengthen our joints, increase circulation, improve the digestive system, cardiovascular and nervous system and the centre of gravity. Besides, regular yoga practice increases energy and vitality and boosts our immune system. Yoga asanas and pranayama remove toxins from our body more effectively than any other physical activity.

Namaste (I bow to you)

"Yoga practices help us develop awareness and detachment. When we can begin to watch our personality's fearful reactions to situations, we can develop compassion for our own lack of courage. Through compassion we realize there's nothing to lose. There's nothing to grasp, nothing to get -- we are everything. Flexibility of mind as well as body allows for adaptability and ease of being in an ever-changing world." (unknown author)

Contact improvisation is a practise rooted in contemporary dance in which an improvised movement is created through the contact between two or more dancers. It is based on sharing, giving and receiving and on the play with gravity and momentum - rolling, stopping, flying and falling. At times it develops into a meditative state, and at times it becomes an unstoppable, almost acrobatic challenge. This activity helps develop a sense of control and raises awareness of the body overall, in addition to sharpening of the senses and developing trust, communication and awareness of self and the other.

Martina

Martina is a yoga and contact teacher, contemporary dancer and tango lover. She also teaches languages, translates and enjoys working with people, likes travelling, meeting new people and cultures. 
As a child she did gymnastics, acted in theatre , and in dance she started practicing Cunningham technique with Kilina Cremona and ballet, later followed by contemporary techniques like release, contact improvisation, improvisation, dynamic meditation, Feldenkrais (she’s been using these techniques ever since). She has performed, acted, danced and collaborated with many international dancers, directors and choreographers.
She's worked with Sabine Parzer and completed her Holistic Dance and Movement Pedagogy teacher training. She's also completed Daniel Werner & Joerg Hassmann's CI training programme and has been teaching at Osterimprofestival (Germany), Tempelhof CI Festival (Germany), Vienna CI festival (Austria), Warsaw Flow CI festival, New Year London Jam etc.
Her work is based on contact improvisation, authentic movement, bodywork and contemporary dance as well as some shamanic practices which are all useful for dance and movement therapy, dynamic meditation and raising self-awareness. Her work and teaching is now enriched with the collaboration with her dance partner and long-standing friend Iva Hladnik.

Iva Hladnik

Iva is a contemporary dancer, a contacter and a yoga teacher. For many years she has been involved in contemporary dance and has been collaborating with different Croatian as well as international choreographers and collectives. She is one of the organizers and initiators of the development of improvisational dance and contact improvisation in Croatia. She is particularly interested in the sphere in which breath, movement and dance meet and their therapeutic impact and application. She teaches yoga and contact improvisation with passion, full commitment and enthusiasm.
She's also completed Daniel Werner & Joerg Hassmann's CI training programme. 


 

Moksha Ganesh: Fooling - relax into the risk

... as an innocent fool,
with wide open and curious eyes of a child ...
with this inner receptive attitude you are intuitive, original, spontaneous and present
FOOLING means: you jump on the stage ... in the empty space ...
You don't knowing what you're going to do and say, you play with what wants to be expressed at this moment through your body.
You're dancing on the edge with one foot on solid ground of the known,
the other hovers on the brink of the unknown.
You play exclusively for the benefit of enjoyment of the game,
completely absorbed, regardless of success or failure.
In this empty space you encounter other "fool children" and discover the freedom, when you play, beyond right and wrong, mindful and respectful of your limits and the limits of others.
We play with authentic movement, dynamic system lineups, bodywork, contact and theater improvisation...

 

Moksha Ganesh

As passionate dancer, bodyworker, movement and consciousness teacher, since the mid-90s I create liberating learning and scope for effortless and sensual experience of Being. Inspired by the diverse artistic and therapeutic systems, I enjoy myself more and more in letting go of all concepts.

www.somaart.de

Muriel Jeanne Mollet: Counterbalance - out of balance

We will focus on different ways of falling out of balance or keeping the balance together. Through several up building exercises of improvisation and technic with your partner or on your own we will find balance and also enjoy the state of being out of balance. We experiment and offer different possibilities of supporting the small falling of our partner. Dancing together, improvising and having fun together are also a goal of this afternoon.

Muriel Jeanne Mollet

Muriel Jeanne Mollet is working as a dance teacher, dancer, instructor of Kampfesspiele® and water therapist. After her education at the Professional School for Dance and Gymnastic in Baden, Switzerland (SBTG-Diplom 1989) she studied „Elementarer Tanz“ at the University of Sports Köln. She continued studying different Dance- and Improvisation Techniques and Martial Arts (Capoeira, Shinson Hapkido). She was founder and director of SURIEL dance theater (‘93-‘97). Since 2003 she is a member of the Research-, Improvisation- & Performance- Group „x-group“. Performances with the Capoeira Show group and dancing in different dance productions guided her as a dancer through Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Brasil.

Joyful dancing, games, experimenting with movement and physical forces, discovering the extremes and limits, rhythm, music and flow are the most important in her teaching and dancing.

 

Roland Nordeck: Contact Basics

A Workshop for beginners and anyone else who wants to take some time focusing on the basic principles of Contact Improvisation. We practice sensing ourselfs, the floor and the partner(s). We learn about center touch, bodysurfing, and ways down on the floor and up from the floor together. We play with leading and following and take time to focus on the crucial principle of leaning and sharing weight. No matter what the technical level ist, it is always sensing and exploring that builds the base of our dance and our learning process. By learning some basic dance tools and at the same time trusting our own senses we experience how to feel safe and free in a jam situation.

Roland Nordeck

After many years of CI practice I did half a year of New Dance Performance training with Keriac in San Francisco and Stuttgart (2003/2004). The focus was on creative work. In 2005 I got into the dance department of North Carelian Kollege, Outokumpu, Finnland, where I studied contemporary dance for three years. The core part of that education was contemporary dance technique. It also included a wide range of different other approaches to movement training, like for example Feldenkrais, BMC, Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Ballet, Improvisation and Butoh. In 2008 I moved back to Germany. I am currently located in Göttingen, where I teach CI and contemporary dance. At the moment I am also intensely exploring the conjunction of dance and Bodywork (Shiatsu). I am seeing dance as a form of language, which reaches beyond the field of verbal expression. So dance and especially improvised dance complements my general interest in communication.

 

Shakya: Sound & Silence
The Art of Music Improvisation

(experience in playing an instrument or in singing required)

In this workshop we will explore musical meetings on the base of spontaneous improvisations. We encompass our musical journey from a space of inner stillness. We let go of any concept, any intention, any need to perform or to “do it right”. We focus on the beauty and uniqueness of every sound happening regardless of habitual judging. The more we are present in each moment and each note we play the more we are able to connect with the source of true spontaneity within us that is waiting to carry our playing.

Also we will experiment with different frames and structures that can help us to not get lost in the infinity of possibilities but to go deeper into the meetings with a chosen focus like melody/accompaniment, call/response, rhythm/tune etc. In all this we strengthen our ability to listen, to receive while we are playing, to be non-doing and – to have fun!

Sus Palm: Cranio Sacral Balancing

Introduction to the fluid and energetic field of Cranio Sacral Therapie.
We are connecting with the tides of the spinal fluid and the center energieline in the body.
In partnerwork we give space to feel the inner realm and invite deep relaxation.
This way we can regenerate and reorganise ourselves. New impulses and impressions can be integrated on physical, mental and emotional level.
Embracing everything that is there with an open heart.

Sus Palm

Sus Palm is a Movement Therapist, Dancer and Cranio Sacral Therapist.
She is working with Cranio Sacral Balancing since 11 years and apreciates this work for beeing a deeply rewarding way of listening to and supporting the human system in a holistic way back into balance.
Sus lives with Ingo Rosenkranz and their daughter Nika in Ulm.
She works as a therapist, a dancer in Strado Dansa Dance Companie and creates Danceperformances in collaboration with different artists.

Taro : Aliveness Art

To jump into the unknown with the interplay of dance, voice, sound-, melodie-instruments and the miracle of improvisation.

Here you can not do anything wrong but also nothing right.
Its that openess in which you do not know what will happen next and where you invite yourself to be astonished & surprised.

You percieve that outlawed attention and you recognize that the play of the elements dances by Itself.
Shakti is not still she changes all the time her quality, sometimes wild or mild or stormy...

Taro

I love to dive into the space of improvisation of sound & movement.
To surrender fully to the unknown and to be surprised how “life is playing along”.
Sound 6 movement artist in differnt performance-projects.

Vanessa Briel: Workshop and Lab - Hall of paint

From soft to wild from small to big from realistic to abstract and vice versa

In this painting workshop we will work with different stations ,sensations and ways of expressions and the diversity of material, size and dynamics.
A playground for Clear realistic pencil scetches, romantic watercolours, expressiv acrylics , brushes, pens, pencil, fingers, small paper, canvas, collage…what ever u choose…
is ready to be discovered…..have a walk around the hall of options and find your tools and inspiration.

Vanessa Briel

Vanessa Briel (*1979), working as a fashion artist/designer, actress and circuseducator, is living in Berlin right now. Between 2003-2007 she studied painting and grafiks, pedagogy in Marburg University , Germany and organized theater and improvisation festivals, there being appropriate for the section of fine arts and exhibition. Painting since 20 years now herself she has been working with al kinds of material and technics, like oil, acrylics, serigraphy, aquarell, sketching and also does sculptures with clay and waste.
Beside several single or group exhebitions over the years she has done projekts with painting and dancing, bodypainting and performance, physical theater as well as illustrating lyrics. After years of studying different kinds of movement thechnics like dance, yoga, artistic,akrobatics, she did a lot of performance projects in groups mainly based on physical experimental theater and video or/and dance in different countries. Since 2009 she is part of a professionel theaterensembel playing for school kids.Vanessa started dancing contact improvisation in 2009, and is teaching workshops in actionpainting and painting in motion.

Vega: "Riding with the wind, flowing like the waters"

I am interested about Flow, in dance - and in life as well -- What is restricting us from flowing...? Resistance, that we don´t let go, surrender and follow what is there...

Water finds always the easy way - it does not try to push itself through the stone. It is every moment ready to change it´s direction, force and volume. That´s what I am interested to explore in dance as well. Use of minimum effort and ease. Readyness to change directions. When we are listening the body-time, we are automatically having the right timing... Being too slow, or too fast is taking away the natural flow - but when we are able to feel the right timing in all deeper layers of our body - we get all advantages of momentum, suspension and swing...

Flow can be slow or fast - like magma or like wind -

We will work with tools of contact-improvisation, as well as solo-work and group improvisation as well.

Welcome to find your flow!

Vega (Katri Luukkonen)

is a dancer and singer, performance-artist and festival-organizer originally from Helsinki, Finland.
"...I am living in Berlin, and I Looooove it...! I am in fire with dancingmovingshakingsqueezingturningslidingrolling my body. ...And by singing and breathing, I am sounding my soul out! I am spiralling and biking, often performing in sweet streets and strange spaces of this beloved city..."
I Love dancing and kissing, I love fighting and feeling the fire, I love honesty and authenticity, spontaneity and extremes. Flow and Intuition. Every moment can be amazing, and every moment can be boring. You create the Air you are breathing in."

I love sweating
I love fighting
I love weight
I love gravity
I love fire
I love passion
I love papaya
I love coconut

Love me tender, love me sweet
Always let me go
I need to feel the wind in my hair, otherwise I die.
I need to feel the fire in my heart, otherwise I say goodbye.

I´m an angel,
I´m a devil
I´m everything in between.
I am a child,
I am a baby

I only need to be seen.

Viola Einsiedel - Erdung-Herzöffnung-Begegnung

Erdung-Herzöffnung –Begegnung

Am Anfang ist die Erdung
Am Anfang ist das Singen
Am Anfang ist das Hören

Eingestimmt auf diese Grundpfeiler beginnt der Tanz, findet Berührung statt, werden die Tänzer angeleitet in verschiedene Bewegungsmöglichkeiten der Contactimprovisation, getragen und geführt von meiner Violine, meiner Stimme, meiner Gedichte und Bewegungsimpulse.

Viola Einsiedel

Viola Einsiedel lebt in Bremen und ist eine weitgereiste Tänzerin und Musikerin, sie hat ihre Musik in den unterschiedlichsten Ländern, Orten, Festivals erklingen lassen.

 

Links

www.dancecontact.de

Fortbildung Contact Improvisation in Berlin,

Intensives in Barcelona, und weitere Angebote in den Bereichen

Contact Improvisation und zeitgenössischer Tanz.

www.Body-Mind-Presence.de

Osteopathie, Contact Improvisation und zeitgenössischer Tanz,

lebendige Anatomie und (frühkindliche-) Bewegungsentwicklung.

Fortbildungen, Festival auf La Palma, Seminare, Workshops und Einzelarbeit.

www.omgym.eu

OmGym: Yoga • Tanzen • Bodywork

Aerial-Yoga, Partner-Yoga, kopfüber hängen, Geschicklichkeits- und Muskeltraining, Core-Training, Workout,
Ideal auch für Schwangerschaft und Rückbildung,
Rehabilitation

Anleitungen, Workshops und Verkauf

www.bide.be

Barcelona International Dance Exchange

www.healingheartfestival.de

bietet Raum, sich an vielen Herzens-künsten zu erfeuen...

...Tanzen, Spielen, Singen, Malen, Schwitzen, Fühlen,

versch. Körperarbeit...Feiern u.a.

www.contactil.org            

jährliches Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Israel ( im Dezember )

www.contactfestival.de       

jährliches Contact-Improvisations-Festival in Freiburg, Germany ( im August )

www.contactfestival.it

ZIP.Orvietofestival - International improvisation festival and live performing arts in Orvieto, Italy
includes Contact Improvisation intensive workshops, study labs, jams, performances, concerts

www.groundfloor.ro

CI-festival in Rumänien

www.theaterlabor-artproductions.com

Die Initiative TheaterLabor ArtProductions verfolgt einen interdisziplinären Ansatz und sucht die gleich- berechtigte Zusammenarbeit mit Kunstschaffenden aus allen künstlerischen Bereichen: Bildende Kunst, Musik, etc

www.tablab.de                    

Das Tanz- und Bewebungslabor ist ein kontinuierliches Forum für Tanz, Performance und Kontaktimprovisation in Köln.

www.gravityhappens.net

ort für bewegung und nichtstun

contact-impro-goettingen.de.tl/

CI in Göttingen und Umgebung

www.lella.at

Multimedial Kunsttherapie und CI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Kampe: The Art of Making Choices: Feldenkrais Methode® und Improvisation

Balance, Bewegungsfluss, Aufmerksamkeit, Bezugnehmen - Themen aus der Feldenkrais Methode bieten den Ausgangspunkt für detaillierte Improvisationen, spannende Tanz-Situationen und selbstbestimmte, von innen erfahrene Bewegungs-Experimente. In diesem Improvisations Workshop werden wir am drei-dimensionalen Bewegungspotenzial des Beckens und der Rippen arbeiten, als Ankerpunkt für dynamisches und zentriertes Tanzen. Die Feldenkrais Methode bietet spielerische Lernansätze durch systemische Bewegungsexperimente an, die unsere eigene Bewusstheit, Autonomie, Phantasie, und Empathie anregen und herausfordern. Durch detaillierte Auseinandersetzung mit unserer Körper- und Raum-Wahrnehmung, lernen wir neue Bewegungsmuster zu entdecken um kreative und dynamische Beziehungen mit der Welt zu formen. Daraus entwickeln wir Solo-, Duet- und Gruppen-Improvisationen. Wir benutzen Feldenkrais 'Bewusstheit durch Bewegung'® und 'Funktionale Integration®' als Disorientierungs- und Übungs -Praktiken, um durch Beobachtung und Berührungs-Partnerarbeit tanzkünstlerische Fragen zu stellen.

Thomas Kampe

lebt und arbeitet seit 1986 als Dozent, Choreograf und Tänzer in London. Er war Mit-Leiter des Chisenhale Dance Space in London und arbeitet als Dozent für Bewegungslehre an der Bath Spa University in Grossbritannien. Tanzausbildung am Laban Centre in London. Ausbildung zum Feldenkrais Pädagogen in Lewes (2003), Großbritannien. In 2013 hat Thomas seine choreogaphische Doktorarbeit abgeschlossen (PhD), mit dem Titel: 'The Art of Making Choices: The Feldenkrais Method as a Choreographic Resources.'

www.thomaskampe.com

Ulla Mäkinen: Softening to awaken, strengthening to follow through

Releasing unnecessary tension to find freedom and functionality of movement, but also to open the senses to discover what is in and around ourselves. Finding states of soft strength, where we can be present in the dance and follow through what is happening - in movement patterns both solo and in contact. Following through is not only the physical pattern, it is also the focus and the journey what we create together, the improvisation. This journey is about the love of dance, and committing to it.
In the workshop we will play with different exercises both solo and in contact dance, using imagery and anatomical starting points to bring us in different states and to inspire and teach us about ourselves and the dancing.
 

Ulla Mäkinen

Ulla Mäkinen is a dancer and dance teacher living in Finland. She is a lecturer and director of the dance department of North Karelian College Outokumpu, which is a 3-year education for contemporary dance, strongly based on improvisation and somatic work. She also works in smaller and bigger projects in Finland and around the world. She holds an MA in Contemporary Dance Pedagogy from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt a.M, Germany. She sees education as a life-long process and keeps studying practices related to the moving body and spirit.

Vega: FROM INSIDE OUT - Performative qualities in Contactimprovisation

Performance. Contactimprovisation. Composition. Dance.

Seeing. Being seen. Doing. Choosing. Being. Presence.

All are big themes, what do they mean for each of us? For me?

Dance and expression are arising from inside out - from feeling and sensing, from energy, from authenticity - being in the moment, and feeling what is true in it. Following our curiosity and inspiration.

I am interested in this stretchable area between unknown and known, intuition and technique. Structure and emotion. How to bring us in this blessed state of flow, where we become one with our dance, and our body knows how it needs to move.

In this intensive we bring light on such improvisational qualities as space, time, rhythm, composition in contactimprovisation. We´ll touch and re-visit as well basic principles and techniques of contact as our shared language and vocabulary. We will play with tools of breathing in and out from contact, creating playful sphere of listening, where surprises and choices can lead us into adventure!

Vega / Katri Luukkonen

is dancer, performance-artist, and festival-organizer originally from Helsinki, Finland. She has graduated from TEAK - Theatre Academy of Finland - as dance- and theatre-teacher (MA). She is one of the organizers of Goa Contact Festival, and teaches her winters in Arambol. Vega is also co-organizing In-Touch -festivals and BodyLove -festival in Berlin, and in elsewhere.

"...I am drawing my inspirations from contact improvisation, authentic movement- and voice, BMC, meditation, breathing-techniques... For me it is important to root the expression and movement into your inner energetical state, and emotional body. From inside out. Finding the balance between being and doing, technique and sensing-feeling-intuition... Staying connected to the source and flow, but within structures. All the elements can grow together, opposites feeding each others.

I Love dancing and kissing, I love fighting and feeling the fire, I love honesty and authenticity, spontaneity and extremes. Flow and Intuition. Listening the moment, waiting in stillness. Flying like a dream in the air.

 

Eduard Beyer: Jazzy -  Spacey  - Oriental   - into Silence

Ich begleite die Easter Impro mit Saxophonen, Flöte und Stimme.
Spiele seit Jahren in eigener Jazz Band und begleite Contact Jams in München, Freiburg, Tempelhof und Glarisegg.
Mitglied der Tanz-/Theater Perfomance Gruppe "Soundmovers" in München.

Als Osteopath bin ich fasziniert vom Berührt-Sein durch Klang und Körper, und erforsche die stimmige Verbindung touch-sound-move.

Shakya: Klang & Stille

Zu Beginn gibt es eine kleine Einführung, um sich gut im Körper zu verwurzeln und mit dem eigenen Fühlen zu verbinden. Danach werden wir miteinander improvisieren in einem Feld von offener Neugier und wachsamer Begegnung. Mit der Erlaubnis an uns alle, es falsch machen zu dürfen, lassen wir Schul-Traumata und den Stress, verurteilt zu werden, hinter uns. Wir lassen uns überraschen, wie sich das Leben durch uns miteinander entfalten und ent-klingen möchte!

Wir werden mit folgenden Aspekten experimentieren:

  • Zuhören als Schlüssel zur kreativen Quelle in uns
  • Rhythmus als das Fundament der Verbindung
  • Spiel mit dem Nicht-Wissen – Musik aus der Stille
  • Auflösen von Du und Ich – Eintauchen im Fluß der Musik
  • Mut es falsch zu machen – das Spiel mit den eigenen Impulsen
  • Angst, Scham und Unsicherheit als Wegweiser zu Deiner lebendigen Präsenz

Dieser Workshop richtet sich an Menschen, die schon erste (oder auch mehr) musikalische Erfahrungen mit Instrument oder Stimme gesammelt haben. Dieser Workshop ist nicht geeignet für Menschen, die ihre allerersten musikalischen Erfahrungen sammeln wollen.

 

Shakya Matthias Grahe

Shakya Matthias Grahe spielt Violoncello, Dilruba, Gitarre, Keyboard, Perkussion und singt. Zahlreiche Auftritte in klassischen Ensembles und Bands im Bereich Latin, Pop, World, New Age etc. Live-Musiker bei Stummfilmen, Meditationen sowie Tanz- und Selbsterfahrungsworkshops und Festivals. CD-Produzent und Gastmusiker auf zahlreichen CDs.

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