Authentic Relating Games are a collection of experiences that give dancers a hands-on taste of both the joy and skills of interpersonal connection. The Workshop will take you through a series of interactions that are designed to:

Highlight and train body awareness
Create a sense of connection
Boost empathy
Strengthen community and a sense of belonging
Be fun!

I invite you to listen and reflect in realtime, to share your emotional state, to notice and reach into your desire, and to become self-aware within connection.
We will put this practice then into our contact dance and see how it shapes our experience of the dance..


Irina Trippel

Irina is a cultural pedagogue, dancer and networker born in Kirgistan, based in Freiburg. Her passion goes for collaborative projects that connect meaningful interaction with the body as an artist, group sharing practices and various body-mind connecting practices.
To unite the necessary dialogue between feeling and thinking, experiencing and reflecting is a major interest of her.
She is practicing and researching within the field of human body language since 8 Years. Her bachelor thesis „Contact Improvisation- percieving, moving and creating in relationships“ brought her a deeper and wider understanding of the origin of the form. The future potential of the form inspires her massively to contribute to its continues shaping.