Pre-workshops

The Pre-Workshop is thaught by the two teachers together: one is teaching in the morning, the other one after lunch.

 

The body with it's cavities, vessels, tissues, structures and sub-structures provide form, structure and space. Spaces that support, seperate and combine. From early embryological development there is continuous movement of being and dissolving, of forming and letting go. 
In this workshop we will navigate through inner spaces in our body and relate them to the space around us. We will travel to the living kaleidoscopic matrix of bones, fluids, cells and sub-cellular structures. We meet different body tissues and let our movements be guided by them. With movement exploration, hands-on and somatisation we will actively align and relate inner movement to bigger movement in space.

 

Nina Wehnert

Nina teaches Body-Mind Centering®, Contact Improvisation and Yoga in Workshops, Retreats and Festivals around Europe. She has great joy to immerse deeply into the exploration of sensing, perceiving and the development of the body. She studied dance, is certified as a BMC® Practitioner, Somatic Movement Educator and Yoga Teacher as well as in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga. She is offering her own Body-Mind Centering® Training in Berlin and teaches Embodied Anatomy in dance and yoga schools in Berlin. 
www.ninawehnert.com

 


 

The body with it's cavities, vessels, tissues, structures and sub-structures provide form, structure and space. Spaces that support, seperate and combine. From early embryological development there is continuous movement of being and dissolving, of forming and letting go. 
In this workshop we will navigate through inner spaces in our body and relate them to the space around us. We will travel to the living kaleidoscopic matrix of bones, fluids, cells and sub-cellular structures. We meet different body tissues and let our movements be guided by them. With movement exploration, hands-on and somatisation we will actively align and relate inner movement to bigger movement in space.

 

VEGA (Katri Luukkonen)

I am dancer, dance-teacher, performance-artist and bodyworker made in Finland, but currently based in Berlin, India, and nomadic temporary moments in time and space. From the formal side of my life I have studied in Finland - in Theatre Academy of Finland (TEAK) and Metropolia AMK, graduated from TEAK 2008 as dance- and theatre-teacher (MA). Though - I guess my dearest high-school and university in dance and contact-improvisation has been finnish contact community, where I have learned so much, by sharing the dance and rolling point with the other spiralling beautiful finns... 

About 15 years I have been teaching contact and dance all around the world, on many internationally acknowledged festivals and retreats, and especially recent years more focused on organising my own workshops, events and festivals. I am one of the organisers of Goa Contact Festival since 10 years, and that has become big part of my life - to live in India, to create platforms and possibilities for cultural exchange, dance and learning - throughout the whole season in Arambol, as I have spent my last 14 winters in India.

Contact Improvisation has been part of my life more than 20 years, so - many kind of chapters I have gone through. More and more I look for lightness and grace in my dance - in the sense of organic, fluid, effortless and integrated movement. I love to find ease and effortlessness in my dance, like water would do. Breath plays as well big part in my dancing, brings me naturally into moments of momentum, falling, flying, suspension, swinging, accelerating and bouncing. Other precious topic for me is the spine, never ending story with our head & tail, and the whole dialogue between them. Life-energy flowing through our spiralling, reaching, twisting spines.


My dance is drawing inspirations from aikido and capoeira - loving all these spirals up & down, and deep understanding about the role of the center in our movement. Developmental movement patterns and flying low for all the lovely floor rolling-sliding-gliding-fun. Bodywork & massage for softening, surrendering and meeting. Listening our whispering fascias. Spicing up the soup with meditation and authentic movement, to look from inside out - to connect with our emotions, intuition and felt sensations. 

For me dance is always combination of technique and intuition. Form and freedom. Being and doing. I try to find ways to explore and teach technique by understanding the underlying principles of movement, so that we can stay connected to our dance and expression, and learn in the spirit of exploration. Where our curiosity can stay alive, and we can always find new details on the way.