A fundamental principle of Contact Improvisation is the Rolling point of Contact. I signifies the dimension of the area of touch - point and the specific manner of its relocation - rolling. As many aspects of CI this enables us to do many curious things, partly also through its limitations.
The Rolling point happens anyway in CI, but with additional awareness we can see the complexity of it and integrate new aspects. This workshop will explore the movements, connections, freedoms or joys, that this principle enables and how one accesses them. Therefore we dive into softness, relaxation, perception and grounding. We'll have a look at no-weight, leaning and full-weight situations and also on non-rolling movement situations.
This workshop especially invites beginners, but is open for all who want to have a closer look at rolling and flow.

 

Manuel

teaches Contact Improvisation, Circling and other movement- and meditation practices. After practicing different dance styles and fighting sports, (acro)yoga, therapeutic practices and bodywork, Contact Improvisation, for him, is the one art that can bring the most varied aspects together. Manuel's biggest intrest lays in the individual and collective depths that can be experienced and transformed also in CI. With consciousnes partices and with (environmental) activism he aspires to facilitate inner and outer change in the world. Both directions of change are inseparably connected and contact is a key term for each of them.
Manuel's contact is inspired by Jörg Hassmann's and Daniel Werner's systematic approach to CI, Body Mind Centering and Frey Faust's Axis Syllabus. He teaches CI since five years in Regensburg and transregional. He studied Psychology and Peace Studies and embeds his work in theories of Gestalt and Cirtical Psychology, Peace Philosophy, Shamanism and 5 Rhythms.