Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

Events are listed in chronological order. For historical interest, see also the list of past events.

30 DEC 2009
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3 Jan 2010
Claymont Society for Continuous Education, 667 Huyette Road, Charles Town, WV USA

Bring in the new decade dancing at Claymont! We'll gather from Wednesday, December 30th to Sunday, January 3rd with a special Ceremony New Years Eve!
Details & Registration at http://eastcoastjam.com
The ECJ is four juicy days of dancing among the fields and paths at Claymont Court Estates, West Virginia, around one hour's car ride from Washington, DC, USA.
Welcoming all experience levels, the New Years East Coast Jam includes facilitated warm-ups, open dancing, a New Years Ritual, one or more evenings of performance, two dance spaces, shared lodging, luscious vegetarian meals by Mirabi, sauna, wide vistas, lots of outside spaces to explore. And the people you love dancing with most!
A day at the east coast jam goes something like this: We wake from glorious sleep to eat lovingly prepared breakfast, stroll through the apple orchard to the huge octagonal dance barn. After a facilitated warm-up each morning, we dance, sweat, dance, sweat, dance, sweat, sauna, then stroll back to the magnificent mansion. After lunch we gather for a "town meeting," where we collaborate to create the jam, then we dance more, make music, nap, journal, give and get massages, tell stories, play games.
East coast jam attendees…
teach a class, take a class, practice, learn, walk, play, move, sing, roll, leap, stretch, wander, cavort, breathe. Offerings might include authentic movement Action Theater, a beginning contact improv class, a moving and drawing structure, a yoga class, poetry and chocolate, an outdoor improvisation score… which we do till we're hungry enough for one more delicious meal. Evenings we dance more, sauna more, sing more, move more, play more, schmooze more, laugh more, talk more, walk more, sleep more, and eat peanut butter and honey on rice cakes and drink tea into the wee hours contemplating the important (or not so important) questions of our lives.

Cost is $295 for the full event, $245 for three nights, $185 for two nights, $95 for one night.

Late registration fee $50 for payments received after December 20th.

CONTACT: Darrell Duane, 703 371 1082, , http://eastcoastjam.com
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2 JAN 2010
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5 Jan 2010
Kyrkogårdsvägen 2, Huddinge (Stockholm region) , Stockholm, Sweden

When dancing and interacting with other dancers and an audience, there is a constant demand to be wide-awake and have your senses sharpened. Our memory of what just happened can guide us as to what direction to take in what is coming. We will be working at that intersection of conscious choice and the in the moment following of our instinct. In this workshop we will explore and examine our habits in perceiving and responding to acts of other people as well as having a look at the way we go from thinking to doing.
The workshop will be based on physical practice and skills in moving with ease and clarity. Getting to know the body’s possibilities through moving, and to navigate it through space and time. Four days of working in different constellations and moving in scores that sharpen our compositional wit and challenge our ability to act and (not)react.

1400 SEK

CONTACT: Sybrig Dokter, +46857024301, , http://www.sybrigdokter.com
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2 JAN 2010
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9 Jan 2011
School Rubén Darío : Paula Jaraquemada 151, Barrio La Reina, Sgo de Chile, Chile

HAPPY to announce you that the registration is open for “ENCUENTRO” de danza Contacto Improvisación
in Santiago de Chile, from 2nd to 9th january 2011.

Gabriela Morales (Argentina), Nicolás Cottet (Chile), Daniela Schwartz (Francia/Argentina) y Eckhard Müller (Francia/Alemania)will teach the three intensives.
There will be also open classes, a ci lab: dance in public spaces, performances, a conversatorium, life music…

for the whole event: 55000 chilean $.
500 chilean $ = 1 U$D

CONTACT: nicolas cottet, , http://encuentro-ci.blogspot.com/
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10 JAN 2010
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15 Jan 2010
CONTACT EXCHANGE w/ Performance focus
Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat Center, Detroit, OR USA

3rd annual Contact Exchange at Breitenbush Hot Springs. This year we propose to research within the theme of performance and a specific daily structure-

9-11 authentic movement warm-up
11-1 inquiry and research
3-6 inquiry and research
8-9 presentation
9-10 debrief

We'll use the time to study the relationship of seeing and being seen. We welcome all levels of experience. This 5-day immersion is an opportunity for those with experience and beginners to explore their relationship to 'performance'. We begin from where we are and inquire- How do I/we explore and discover? How do I/we present our findings and witness each other?

This event is an ideal place to experiment, to develop and 'work' your dance. Bring your curiosity and join us to dance and dialog, to inquire and discover, to show and tell.

Cross-pollination is our evolution. By traveling to meet and dance we weave a web that wraps the world in contact improvising……… !
(Travel may require extra effort in January, but if you can get to Portland we'll help get you to Breitenbush. It is an amazing cocoon up there in the heart of winter!

We'll be 25 maximum, so registering early is a good idea. To do that you must telephone Breitenbush 503-854-3320 and make a deposit of the lodging fees- http://breitenbush.com/reservations/info.html#rates


http://breitenbush.com/events/jan10-15touch.html

January 10 – 15
Contact Improvisation Exchange with TouchMonkey (Carolyn Stuart and Patrick Gracewood)

Contact Improvisation invites us to explore movement while in physical contact. It is based in personal responsibility as a means to mutual well-being. Carolyn and Patrick have been researching Contact Improvisation for over 20 years, logging hundreds of projects along the way, calling their thread of inquiry the TouchMonkey perspective. The process of inquiry and discovery never ceases to inspire and delight them. They are excited to facilitate and participate in this laboratory. Currently they offer C.I. events at Gracewood Studio in Portland, OR and this deep wintertime event to share their process of investigation and support others in claiming theirs.

BEGINS: Sun dinner ENDS: Fri lunch

COST: $110 Sun-Fri (5 nights), $85 Sun to Wed (3 nights), $75 Wed to Fri (2 nights) plus the lodging fee. http://breitenbush.com/reservations/info.html#rates

CONTACT: Carolyn Stuart, 503-282-2938,
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10 JAN 2010
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28 Mar 2010
Victoria BC Canada - Weekly Contact Class
Hillside & Quadra, Victoria, BC , Canada

Sundays 12-1:30

The training develops your body intelligence in all senses:
+ Warm-ups for flexibility and longevity
+ Ways of entering, developing and exiting the dance
+ Lifting, leaping, landing safely and easily, using posture & momentum in balance with muscles & joints
+ Performance-style scores for 1, 2 or more dancers
+ Free play

The instructor, Billy Adam Gottlieb, has trained with contact masters Nancy Stark Smith, Andrew Harwood, Kirstie Simson, Chris Aiken, Lisa Nelson and Ray Chung, as in aikido, butoh, yoga, shiatsu massage therapy and environmental chemistry.

150$ for 12 weeks
16$ drop-in

CONTACT: Billy Adam Gottlieb,
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11 JAN 2010
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15 Mar 2010
Contact Improvisation Support to Build Momentum with Joseph Sengco
14 Markham St, (Close to Bathurst St and Queen St. West), Toronto, Ontario M6J 2E9, Canada

Spark, ignite dance improvisational movement. In this eight class series, we will learn the principle foundation of contact improvisation, which are: breath, center, point of contact, be comfortable, balance and physical touch. Focus and exploration will be on dancing on the floor, physical weight sharing, shifting and partnering with rolling.

$96 for the whole series
$15 drop-in
(No classes scheduled for Feb. 8th and 15th, 2010)

CONTACT: Joseph Sengco, 416-629-7859,
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16 JAN 2010
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24 Jan 2010
CENTRO COREOGRAFICO, DA CIDADE DO RIO DE JANEIRO, RIO DE JANEIRO, RIO DE JANEIRO 22270-020, Brazil

International Contact Improvistation Festival of Rio de Janeiro 2010!
After the successfull first editons (2008 & 2009) we are improving the next festival with an open teachers meeting at January 16 and 17th.
Besides we will start in this festival with a South American CI Net (Red Sudamericana de Contacto Improvisacion).
You must not miss that!

see more info at the website or send an email.

CONTACT: Fernando Neder, (** 55 21) 22662579, , http://www.contactinrio.multiply.com
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17 JAN 2010
Contact Workshop: Communication through Touch
Circadia Arts Center, 4705 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218 USA

How can we communicate non-verbally?
How can we listen with acuity?
This workshop will focus on clearly expressing ourselves through the language of Contact Improvisation.
Emotions and feelings are so much more than mere words can symbolize.

Taught by
David Brown
Kai Evans
Liz Weinstein

Sunday Jan 17
2:00-5:00pm

Circadia Arts Center
4705 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97218
www.circadiaarts.com

$40
(Contact David Brown for scholarships)

CONTACT: David Brown, 248.505.4674,
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23 JAN 2010
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24 Jan 2010
Schwelle 7; Berlin, Germany

Dancing The Endless Web
Fascia and Contact Improvisation

Intermediate/ Advanced Workshop
with Daniel Bear Davis

Saturday & Sunday
January 23 / 24 2010, 12 am – 6 pm

Fascia: the three dimensional web of connective tissue that runs continuously from a thick layer just under your skin into the mysterious depths of your body. Fascia weaves a network of interwoven membrane around every muscle, organ, bone and cell.

Accessing this incredibly intelligent system in our dance opens a world of specificity, subtlety, and increased kinetic potential. We will traverse the range, from witnessing and following the delicate unwinding of the tissues, to finding incredible support for dynamic flight, elastic buoyancy and the creation of countless hidden shelves. Join me in researching this endlessly fascinating realm.

Daniel Bear Davis is a recent transplant from the SF Bay Area. He has been teaching and dancing CI for 10 years. He utilizes the form in his dance theatre company, Shah and Blah Productions as well as in acrobatic stilt theatre work with The Carpetbag Brigade He has been influenced by his study of Axis Syllabus: Universal Motor Principles and by his massage practice. He has also been influenced by the countless bizarre apparatuses and architectures he has performed on including construction scaffolding, boulders in the desert, the walls of a boat, a submarine, a suspended welded sphere, and many more.

Participation: 2 days 80 Euro
Registrations per email: danbeardavis@hotmail.com
Daniel Bear Davis: +49-176 8755 8566

Place: Schwelle 7, Uferstraße 6, HH 1. OG (near Uferstudios), 13357 Berlin
Web: www.schwelle7.de/DanBearDavis.html
More: Myspace.com/shahandblahproductions

CONTACT: Daniel Bear Davis, , http://www.schwelle7.de/DanBearDavis.html
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25 JAN 2010
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29 Jan 2010
Germany

MALCOLM MANNING: 1. Awareness Perception Presence class & 2. Contact Improvisation workshop, January 25-29, 2010, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany

5 day Intensive with Malcolm Manning
morning classes 11am – 1:30pm: Awareness Perception Presence class
afternoon workshop 3:00pm – 6:00pm: Contact Improvisation workshop
WHEN: Monday – Friday, January 25-29, 2010
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany

(1)AWARENESS PERCEPTION PRESENCE:
MOVING FROM THE FISH BODY
Morning Class series – open for all levels – (11:00am – 1:30pm)
(You can attend only the morning classes, without the workshop!!!)

Malcolm has spent the last five-years developing a body of work called Awareness Perception Presence in which he combines the Feldenkrais Method, Experiential Anatomy and other specially-devised material to enter into a physical dialogue with ourselves and our environment. In this particular series, we'll explore the Fish Body (axial skeleton) taking some of Steve Paxton's Material For The Spine as our reference.

Each class begins with a guided exploration/lecture/dialogue in which the specific theme of the class is introduced through movement and associated anatomical details. Next a Feldenkrais (ATM) class which aims to clarify some aspects of the theme. The final part of the class is spent in self-directed exploration taking the references movements as a starting point.
SInce we work alone in these classes, it is possible to open these to anyone who wishes to attend. The set material is simply standing and walking so makes no special demands physically.

(2) Contact IMPROVISATIONAL MIND
Contact Improvisation Workshop – advanced only – (3:00pm – 6:00pm)
(Includes participation in the morning classes!!!)

When are we truly improvising CI and when are we just running through familiar patterns and pathways? As we become more experienced and skilled in the form, how can we keep our dancing fresh and improvisational?

One way is to study how to be present to ourselves and to extend our perception of ourselves. The Awareness Perception Presence morning class series aims to address to these issues. In the context of this workshop, you could think of them as an extended warm-up or preparation to dance CI.

In the afternoon sessions, we'll follow a process that unfolds by exploring a series of simple CI scores designed to interrupt the familiar. We'll also create our own scores, explore some less-common contact technique, watch each other dancing, and dialogue on the improvisational nature of CI.

During the workshop, the exploration of scores will be directed mainly toward the question of improvisation in CI. My experience is that they are interesting to watch and also open up strategies for performing CI. The workshop will therefore culminate in a showing where we will dance some of the scores that we have worked on for an audience.

Participation in the workshop showing is not absolutely necessary but strongly encouraged. It will take place on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 8:30 PM

For the afternoon workshop there is a limited number of places, available for participants with at least three years experience of dancing and studying contact improvisation. If you are interested then please write a brief outline of your experience and interest in attending (no more than one side A4).


MALCOLM MANNING: I am a somatic movement researcher, educator and performing artist. Movement is life and just about any situation can be analysed in terms of what moves, how, where, when and with what quality – I am fascinated by how people move and by how I move, both alone and in relation to others.

I have been based in Finland for the last eight years where I am currently a part-time senior lecturer in the dance department of the Theatre Academy of Finland (Finland's highest level dance education) and have helped to develop and teach around two months a year on the one-year Dance And Somatics education in Joensuu. I also tour Europe teaching, at various venues including TanzQuartier Wien and ImpulsTanz.

For more info visit http://www.movetolearn.com

WORKSHOP: http://www.schwelle7.de/Malcolm.html
REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
FEES:
Workshop including morning classes: 5 days / 200 EUR
Morning classes only: 5 days / 120 EUR

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person.


LOCATION -——-

Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6 HH 1. OG
13357 Berlin/Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 173 – 6118404
http://www.schwelle7.de
Email: info (at) felixruckert.de

TRAFFIC LINK: UB Nauener Platz, Pankstr, Osloer Str, SB Gesundbrunnen

CONTACT: http://www.schwelle7.de/Malcolm.html
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30 JAN 2010
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31 Jan 2010
@ The Common Well, 85 Bolinas Road Suite #8,, Fairfax, CA USA

A two day workshop with Moti Mark Zemelman
January 30-31 (Saturday, 10am-4pm & Sunday, 2-6pm)

Deep Listening: Intersections between Contact Improv, Compassionate Communication, and Tantra.

Contact Improv is an honoring of our own bodies and each body that we encounter. Even though CI is a dance form that offers more intimacy than any I know of, there are so many ways we can continue to deepen. Using communication tools from Marshall Rosenberg’s Non-violent Communication, Byron Katie’s “The Work”, and Tantra inspired exercises, we’ll explore our underlying judgments, observations, feelings, and needs, and practice asking for what we truly desire in the dance. In this safe and sacred container we’ll use stillness, breath, slow-motion, eye-contact, and energetic awareness to explore being more deeply present with our partners.
Live music by Moti will accompany this workshop.

Mark Moti Zemelman, MFA, began practicing Contact Improv 21 years ago. Over the past 14 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Europe and Israel. In 2008-09 he taught as Professor of Dance at the Instituto Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Moti has been a regular teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Massachusetts, USA. Other recent teaching engagements include DanceBase (Edinburgh), Circuit-Est (Montreal), Z in Motion Festival (Helsinki), and Lila Lopez Contemporary Dance Festival (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) He was an original member of Wire Monkey Dance Co., (Holyoke, MA, USA). Other training includes yoga, Action Theater, modern dance, and clowning. He also designs and moderates the new international Contact Improv resource website www.contactimprov.com.

$110 * In Advance, $130 * After Jan. 22

CONTACT: Moti Zemelman, 413-203-4468, , http://www.thecommonwell.com
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30 JAN 2010
111a Rideau Street, 3rd floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada

Teachers: Alexis Andrew & Elizabeth MacKinnon
This workshop will build beginner and intermediate contact improvisation
skills for stronger and more grounded dancing. The ability to support and
to find support through another is a core element of satisfying contact
improvisation (and other kinds of dancing). We will look at techniques
for getting grounded and for finding and using strength, while also
staying mobile and responsive. There will also be plenty of time for
integrating these skills through dancing.
1PM – 6 PM, .5 hour break (4.5 hours)

Open to all levels of experience.

$75 CDN ($65 student/low income)

CONTACT: Alexis Andrew, 819-771-7835, , http://movementartsottawa.blogspot.com
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5 FEB 2010
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7 Feb 2010
Vilnius, Lithuania

AWARENESS PERCEPTION PRESENCE:
Moving from the Fish Body

February 5-7 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania

Malcolm has spent the last five-years developing a body of work called Awareness Perception Presence in which he combines the Feldenkrais Method, Experiential Anatomy and other specially-devised material to enter into a physical dialogue with ourselves and our environment. In this particular series, we'll explore the Fish Body (axial skeleton) taking some of Steve Paxton's Material for the Spine as our reference.

Each class begins with a guided exploration/ lecture/dialogue in which the specific theme of the class is introduced through movement and associated anatomical details. Then follows a Feldenkrais (ATM) class which aims to clarify some aspects of the theme and generates a more general state of self-awareness. The final part of the class is spent in self-directed exploration taking the references movements as a starting point. The set material is simply standing and walking so makes no special demands physically.

These workshops are a practical exploration of how somatic movement practices can be applied to the performing arts as a kind of “invisible technique”. While they do not necessarily teach any performable material, somatic practices can enhance how you perform, your ability to learn new skills and suggest new movement vocabulary. They also offer a way to deal with longstanding aches and pains, and your ability to recover from or, better still, avoid injuries.

Malcolm Manning
I am a somatic movement researcher, educator and performing artist – movement is life and just about any situation can be analysed in terms of what moves, how, where, when and with what quality – I am fascinated by how people move and by how I move, both alone and in relation to others .

I have been based in Finland for the last eight years where I am currently a part-time senior lecturer in the dance department of the Theatre Academy of Finland (Finland's highest level dance education) and have helped to develop and teach around two months a year on the one-year Dance And Somatics education in Joensuu. I also tour Europe teaching, at various venues including TanzQuartier Wien and ImpulsTanz. For more info visit www.movetolearn.com

Fee: Cost of the workshop is 57-73 EUR.
With early registration and deposit* (20 EUR) paid:
57 EUR, till 22nd of January ,
64 EUR, till 29th of January,
Later – 73 EUR.

  • 10 EUR of deposit is unrefundable in case of cancellation

Time:
February 5 (Fri) 18:30-21:30
February 6 (Sat) 11:00-14:00; 15:00-17:30
February 7 (Sun) 11:00-14:00; 15:00-17:30

Venue: Space in Vilnius city centre, to be announced…

Lodging: We might help with finding some free or non-expensive accommodation.

More: http://contactimprov.blogas.lt

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://www.contactimprovisation.lt
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11 FEB 2010
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17 Nov 2010
La Casa Mágica, Luís Beltrán, Río Negro , Argentina

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 our bone system and its relationship to gravity, as the weight falls through it, into the floor and we project from the ground into the three dimensionality of space, while finding the alignement in each situation.
We will give focus to our breathing, as a tool to invite the release to happen: into the down, into the rising up and into the movement at the same time, supporting each other and the physical communication from the inside of our bodies.

Integrating this principles will support us in our solo, being in the present moment and in the communication with the momentary needs of the body moving, between earth and sky.

Our objective is to support the dance to find more ease, lightness and freedom, inviting the modulation of the weight and the tone of our bodies to open the possible ways to relate to someone else.

700$ ARG, before de 22nd january, after 800$ ARG
+ 100$ ARG for food.

1 U$D= 4$ ARG.

CONTACT: valeria fidel, , http://contactenlacasamagica.blogspot.com
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19 Feb 2010
SABINE SONNENSCHEIN: Contact Improvisation based on Tantra / CI als Tantrische Praxis, WORKSHOP February 15-19, 2010, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Germany

SABINE SONNENSCHEIN: Contact Improvisation based on Tantra / CI als Tantrische Praxis, WORKSHOP February 15-19, 2010, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany


ENGLISH Version -——————-
(Deutscher Text unten)

Sabine Sonnenschein
Contact Improvisation based on Tantra

Retreat / Monday to Friday, February, 15 to 19, 2010 / all day, 10am -10pm (10am to 1pm / 3pm – 6pm / 8Pm -10 pm)

Contact improvisation (ci), as a dance practice and social event has a deeply sensual aspect where bodies find each other and come together. In classical ci classes, this aspect is basically ignored. The idea of setting aside sensuality and with it the erotic element, created a space for ci to develop, which is important, but nevertheless based on fiction.

In this retreat, through tantric techniques, ci becomes a tantric practice and sensual dance experience in which space for sexual energy is provided within a defined form. That means: We’ll learn techniques that enable us to sense sexual energy in the body, to direct it consciously and to open an exchange with a partner in a subtle and delicate way. Dances find their form in that we allow ourselves to be moved by sexual energy. We’ll experience how these dances take shape among women, among men, and in a mixed group.

A deep tantric experience requires adequate time, space, and intensity, which is why the workshop will be held as a retreat.

Kashmir tantrism says that everything is vibration.This retreat allows dance to become a uniting with the world, a spiritual practice. Dance is an expansion into the space, tantra is expansion; and of course more than just etymologically: tan (Sanskrit) = to expand

Based on breathing and physical exercises as well as a ritual of touch we sense ourselves as well as each other and dance together. We fine-tune our perception; we refine all of our senses in order to enter into play with one another. Belly breathing and its observation will be the initial issue for all meditations, dances, and movements. I find a very deep connection to my dance partner by concentrating on his or her breathing, which leads us into a shared dance experience with and in one another. Is the impulse initiating a movement a common one? There are impulses that lead us deeper into each other and open spaces inwardly, and that that allow us to move outwardly, expanding into the space.

We use our sexual energy in a defined and guided way, and also classical CI techniques to arrive at a spiritual dance practice.The sensual fusion of bodies and sensual dances are sheltered and sustained by the group. What aesthetic dimensions open up to us when we see such dances?

Addendum:
This retreat provides a safe space for personal as well as group experiences. Most work will take place in mixed groups, but there will also be women-only and men-only times. Personal limits will be respected. All of the dances can be stopped at any time, if it does not feel right.
Nakedness in dancing may be explored, here, too, personal borders will be respected.

The workshop is oriented towards participants with and without experience in contact improvisation and tantra.

Open for everybody! That means: none of the heteronormativity of classical Tantra!

On Sat/Sun, February, 20 &21 Sabine will also show her Solo „MY DICK IS A COCK IS A DICK IS A COCK“ – Approach to the Genital or just an-other cum shot – at schwelle7, as well as her philosophiical – pornographic Video heteronom1.

Sabine Sonnenschein (1970, AT) studied theatre science, philosophy and history of art and has been a freelance choreographer and performer since 1992. Her work has been shown, among other places, in Vienna (Tanzquartier Wien, ImPuls Tanz, Tanzsprache, imagetanz,…), Munich, London, NYC, Stuttgart, Prague, Pula, Berlin, and St.Petersburg, www.wuk.at/sonnenschein
She has been involved with sensitizing the body since 1990, and Contact Improvisation since 1991.
She has training in tantric full body massage (AnandaWave/Cologne) and also lomi lomi nui.
She was introduced to yin yang massage by Andro, has studied pelvic massage by K. Ruby; intensified her tantric experience at AnandaWave and SkyDancing (Munich), and has been introduced to Kashmir tantrism and Kashmir yoga of touch by Daniel Odier.
In Vienna she has practiced tantric body work since 2006, primarily individual work, www.tantrischekoerperarbeit.at
She gives workshops focusing on the fusion of Tantra and Contact Improvisation. Teacher at ImpulsTanz in Vienna 2009. As initiator of the Lab for Performance and Post Dramatic Acting (2000-2003), she questioned conventions of reception and mechanisms of production. In 2005, as choreographer, she created the philosophical pornographic video heteronom 1. Since 2006 she has been involved with the reception of pornographic films (hardcore porn as well as art film). In this, she collaborates with the performer Brigitte Wilfing, film theorist Matthias Wittmann, theater and film maker Armin Anders, performance theorist Marty Huber, philosopher Stefan Nowotny, film theorist as well as author Tim Stüttgen, and performer Robert Steijn. As part of the project, three Open Labs took place at Tanzquartier Wien in 2007. The project finale was the symposion pornonom – a discourse on pornography at WUK (Vienna): Lectures [by Barbara Eder (media theorist, queer studies/ A), Laura Méritt (communications expert, manager of “Sexclusivitäten”/ D), Peter Rehberg (literary scholar, queer studies / D), and Sabine Sonnenschein], performances by Sabine Sonnenschein and Brigitte Wilfing, film screenings, party, lounge with Sexclusivitäten/Laura Méritt (sex toys, literature, films) and Boudoir/Renate Christian (lingerie couture, linens) and erotic cuisine.

FEES: 150 EURO
Registration: info@felixruckert.de
SLEEPING: We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More… http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html


deutscher Text————————————————————————-
Sabine Sonnenschein
Contact Improvisation als Tantrische Praxis

Intensiv Woche / Montag bis Freitag, 15. bis 19. Februar 2010 / ganztägig, 10 -22 Uhr (10-13 / 15-18 / 20-22 Uhr)

Contact Improvisation (CI) als Tanzform und soziales Event hat eine zutiefst sinnliche Seite, bei der tanzende Körper zu- und ineinander finden. Dieser Seite wird im klassischen CI-Unterricht im Grunde nie Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt. Die Idee, diese Dimension und mit ihr die Erotik aus dem Spiel zu lassen, hat der Contact Improvisation einen Entwicklungsfreiraum geschaffen, der wichtig ist, aber zugleich auf einer Fiktion basiert.

In diesem Retreat wird Contact Improvisation durch tantrische Techniken zur tantrischen Praxis und zum sinnlichen Tanzerlebnis, bei denen innerhalb einer festgesetzten Form Raum für sexuelle Energie gegeben ist. Das heißt konkret: Techniken werden erlernt, um sexuelle Energie im Körper wahrzunehmen, bewusst zu lenken sowie Austausch mit einem/r PartnerIn auf sehr subtiler Ebene stattfinden zu lassen. Tänze entstehen, indem wir uns von der sexuellen Energie bewegen lassen. Wir werden erfahren, wie sich diese Tänze von Frauen unter Frauen sowie Männern unter Männern gestalten und wie sie in der geschlechtlich gemischten Gruppe aussehen.

Ich lege den Workshop als Retreat an, weil eine tatsächliche Auseinandersetzung mit spirituellen Praxen des Tantra Zeit, Raum und Intensität benötigt.

Alles ist Vibration, heißt es im kaschmirischen Tantrismus. Dieser Retreat lässt Tanz zur Einswerdung mit der Welt, zur spirituellen Praxis werden. Tanz ist Ausdehnung in den Raum, Tantra ist Ausdehnung; und das freilich nicht nur etymologisch; tan (sanskrit) = ausdehnen.

Ausgehend von öffnenden, energetisierenden Atem-/Körperübungen sowie Berührungsritualen spüren wir uns selbst und einander, tanzen wir miteinander. Wir verfeinern unsere Wahrnehmung, wir sensibilisieren alle unsere Sinne für ein Spiel miteinander.
Die Bauchatmung und ihre Beobachtung werden zentral sein; Meditation, Tanz und Bewegung setzen bei ihr an. Zu meinem/r TanzpartnerIn entsteht eine tiefe Verbindung, wenn ich mich auf meinen sowie seinen/ihren Atem konzentriere und davon ausgehend ein Ineinander, ein gemeinsamer Tanz gefunden wird. Ist der Impuls, der dann eine Bewegung initiiert, ein gemeinsamer? Ist er deiner, meiner oder unserer? Es gibt Impulse, die uns tiefer ineinander führen und Räume nach innen eröffnen und solche, die uns raumgreifend nach außen gehen lassen.

Wir nutzen unsere sexuelle Energie in gelenkter Form und die klassische CI-Technik für eine spirituelle Tanzpraxis.
Das sinnliche Ineinander von Körpern, die sinnlichen Tänze werden von der Gruppe getragen und durch sie geschützt.
Was eröffnet sich uns ästhetisch, wenn wir diese Tänze sehen?

Nachsatz:
Der Retreat versteht sich als geschützter Raum für persönliche Erfahrung und Gruppenerlebnis. Es wird die meiste Zeit in der geschlechtlich gemischten Gruppe gearbeitet, wird aber auch Frauen- und Männerzeiten geben. Persönliche Grenzen werden gewahrt. Ein Tanz kann jederzeit beendet werden. Nacktheit kann ein Thema werden, auch für sie gelten persönliche Grenzen.

Der Workshop richtet sich an Contact Improvisation-Erfahrene und –Unerfahrene sowie Tantra-Erfahrene und –Unerfahrene. Für alle, d.h. frei von Heteronormativität des klassischen Tantra!

Sabine wird am Sa/So, 20. und 21. Februar auch ihr Solo „MY DICK IS A COCK IS A DICK IS A COCK“ – Annäherung an das Genitale or just an-other cum shot (Solo-Version) auf schwelle7 zeigen, sowie ihr Philosophisch pornographisches Video heteronom1.

Sabine Sonnenschein (1970, AT) hat Theaterwissenschaft, Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte studiert und ist seit 1992 freischaffende Choreografin und Performerin. Ihre Arbeiten wurden seither u.a. in Wien (Tanzquartier Wien, ImPuls Tanz, Tanzsprache, imagetanz,…), München, London, NYC, Stuttgart, Prag, Pula, Berlin und St.Petersburg gezeigt; www.wuk.at/sonnenschein
Sie beschäftigt sich seit 1990 mit körperlicher Sensibilisierung und seit 18 Jahren mit Contact Improvisation.

Sie ist in tantrischer Ganzkörpermassage (AnandaWave/Köln) sowie Lomi Lomi Nui ausgebildet. Auseinandersetzung mit der Yin Yang-Massage von Andro und mit der Beckenbodenmassage bei K.Ruby; Vertiefung tantrischer Erfahrung bei AnandaWave und SkyDancing (München), Einführung in kaschmirischen Tantrismus und kaschmirisches Yoga der Berührung bei Daniel Odier.
In Wien gibt seit 2006 tantrische Körperarbeit, vornehmlich Einzelarbeit; www.tantrischekoerperarbeit.at

Sie gibt Seminare, die sich mit der Verbindung von Tantra und Contact Improvisation beschäftigen und hat 2009 auch bei ImpulsTanz in Wien unterrichtet. Als Initiatorin des Labors für Performance und postdramatisches Agieren (2000-2003) hinterfragt sie Rezeptionskonventionen und Produktionsmechanismen. 2005 produzierte sie als Choreographin das philosophisch pornographische Video heteronom 1. Seit 2006 beschäftigt sie sich mit der Rezeption von pornografischen Filmen (Hardcore-Pornos sowie Kunstfilme), vor allem gemeinsam mit der Performerin Brigitte Wilfing, aber auch mit dem Filmwissenschaftler Matthias Wittmann, dem Theater- und Filmschaffenden Armin Anders, der Performancetheoretikerin Marty Huber, dem Philosophen Stefan Nowotny, dem Filmwissenschaftler sowie Autor Tim Stüttgen und dem Performer Robert Steijn. Im Tanzquartier Wien fanden 2007 drei Open Labs im Rahmen des Projektes statt. Abschluss dieses Projektes war symposion pornonom – ein Diskurs über Pornografie im Februar 2009 im WUK in Wien: Vorträge [von Barbara Eder (Medienwissenschaftlerin, Queer-Theoretikerin / A), Laura Méritt (Kommunikationswissenschaftlerin, Betreiberin von „Sexclusivitaeten“ / D), Peter Rehberg (Literaturwissenschaftler, Queer-Theoretiker / D) und Sabine Sonnenschein], Performances von Sabine Sonnenschein und Brigitte Wilfing, Filme, Party, Lounge mit Sexclusivitäten/Laura Méritt (Sextoys, Literatur, Filme) und Boudoir/Renate Christian (Dessous, Bettwäsche) und erotischer Cuisine.

WORKSHOP: http://www.schwelle7.de/SabineSonnenschein.html
FEES: 150 EURO
Registration: info@felixruckert.de
SLEEPING: We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person.More… http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html


LOCATION -——-

Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6 HH 1. OG
13357 Berlin/Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 173 – 6118404
http://www.schwelle7.de
Email: info (at) felixruckert.de

TRAFFIC LINK: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz

http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6
http://www.vbb-fahrinfo.de

CONTACT:
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Bolivar 1128, Buenos Aires, CABA C1066AAX, Argentina

NICOLE BINDLER /// CONTACT IMPROVISATION
4, 5, 6 Y 7 de Marzo de 2010 en BUENOS AIRES
Seminarios Principiantes y Avanzados + Performances

Nicole Bindler se define asi:

"Soy una artista de danza experimental inspirada en Danza Teatro, Contemporánea, CI, Butoh. También soy body worker y utilizo practicas de curación como BMC, Yoga y Feldenkrais como fuente de creatividad inspiración y entrenamiento físico. La danza es una forma de arte social y soy una colaboradora promiscua".
Nicole investiga técnicas avanzadas de danza para ella y para ayudar a otros bailarines. Colabora con músicos electroacústicos (particularmente con Andy Hyleck) artistas plásticos, bailarines y actores en performances en vivo. Ha coreografiado mas de 15 obras de danza en USA, Europa, Japón y también ha visitado Buenos Aires en el 2006, pero ella se define como una ávida improvisadora.
*para mayor info visita www.nicolebindler.com

Principiantes en Contacto Improvisaciòn:

Este taller es para aquellos que son nuevos en CI y para los profesionales con experiencia que quieran volver a examinar los fundamentos. Usaremos Anatomía Experiencial, yoga y nuevas técnicas de danza como el fundamento de nuestra investigación somática y exploraremos danzar desde solo a dúo. A través de ejercicios de movimiento guiado, el toque y la meditación, vamos a investigar las capas de nuestro cuerpo: piel, músculo, hueso, nervios, órganos y fluidos. Descubriremos y desplegaremos nuestras posturas habituales, movimiento y nuevas formas de habitar nuestros cuerpos, todos de un lugar de curiosidad y no juicio. Vamos a practicar los fundamentos de la distribución del peso y profundizar nuestra inteligencia kinestésica, usando el cuerpo del otro como retroalimentación. Usaremos CI como un espejo a través del cual somos testigos de nuestros patrones mentales y físicos, el mantenimiento de un sano sentido del humor y compasión dentro de esta profunda auto-investigación. Vamos a encontrar nuestro artista interior e integraremos CI como la investigación personal, una forma social, y un vehículo para la expresión creativa.
Beginner's Mind Contact Improvisation:

This workshop is for those who are new to Contact Improvisation and for practitioners with experience who want to revisit the fundamentals.We'll use Experiential Anatomy, Yoga and New Dance techniques as the foundation of our somatic research and we'll dance our way from solo body to duet. Through guided movement exercises, palpation and meditation, we'll investigate the layers of our bodies: skin, muscle,bone, nerves, organs and fluids. We'll discover and unfurl our habitual postures and movement, and uncover new ways of inhabiting our bodies;all from a place of curiosity and non-judgement. We'll practice the basics of weight sharing and deepen our kinesthetic intelligence using each other's bodies as feedback. We'll use CI as a mirror through which we witness our mental and physical patterns, maintaining a healthy sense of humor and compassion within this deep self-research. We will find our inner dance-artist and integrate CI as personal investigation, a social form, and a vehicle for creative expression.

Contacto Improvisación y Laboratorio de Performance:

Este taller es para bailarines intermedios y avanzados que están interesados en el rendimiento. Vamos a investigar todos los principios descriptos en el taller de principiantes: Nuestra práctica a dúo se abrirá en el trabajo conjunto. Ampliaremos nuestra conciencia a los otros bailarines, el espacio y a nuestros testigos. ¿Cómo podemos atender a nuestro paisaje interior de sensaciones, pensamientos y sentimientos, mientras estamos atentos al mundo exterior? ¿Cómo podemos desplegar nuestra creatividad, la mente coreográfica, mientras se mantiene en contacto con otra persona? ¿Cómo podemos presenciar uno al otro con todo nuestro ser, no sólo con nuestros ojos? El taller culminará con un "work in progress" abierto al público. Nos enfocaremos en la actuación no como un final, sino como una oportunidad para la comunidad a intervenir y llegar a la cima de nuestro proceso tal como se desarrolla.
Contact Improvisation and Performance Lab:
This workshop is for intermediate to advanced Contact Improvisation practitioners who are interested in CI in performance. We we will investigate all of the principles described above in the Beginner's Mind workshop PLUS: Our duet practice will open up into ensemble work. We'll expand our awareness out to the other dancers, the space and our witnesses. How can we attend to our inner landscape of sensations, thoughts and feelings, while simultaneously attending to the outer world? How can we untap our creative, choreographic mind, while maintaining contact with another person? How can we witness one another with our whole selves,not just our eyes? The workshop will culminate in a work-in-progress performance open to the public. We'll approach the performance not as a finale, but as an opportunity for the community to step in and take peek at our process as it unfolds.

4, 5 y 6 de Marzo de 9 a 13 hs: Principiantes
$200 (antes del 01/02/2010) Luego $250.

4, 5 y 6 de Marzo de 18 a 22 hs: Avanzados
$250 (antes del 01/02/2010) Luego $300.

Domingo 7: Perfo + Jam (horario a confirmar)

*PROMO: por ambos seminarios $350 (antes del 01/02/2010) Luego $450.

CONTACT: Emanuel Cabral, (054) (011) 4805-7330, , http://www.nicolebindler.com
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associaizone "casadelbosco", rocca de giorgi, pavia, Italy

CONTACT IMPROVISATION
roberto lun
Il seminario è accessibile a tutti i livelli
Accessibile a tutti: esperti danzatori che volgiono allargare la propria conoscenza o semplici amatori con voglia di divertirsi e danzare.

La prima parte è un riscaldamento guidato per risvegliare e potenziare le funzioni motorie del corpo e attivare i sensi. Questo permette al partecipante una conoscenza più profonda del corpo e di accedere cosi alla propria memoria fisica, modificandola e arricchendola, scoprendo le grandi potenzialità che il nostro corpo ci mette a disposizione.
Nella seconda fase impariamo le diverse tecniche della C.I. Il contatto fisico, rotolare, cadere, seguire, sostenere, sollevare, le leve, le prese, il pavimento come sostegno. Esplorare le varie altezze alle quali ci si può muovere da soli, con uno o più partner. Usare il proprio peso e quello degli altri per una danza dove l’ascolto è fondamentale. Questo lavoro consente una conoscenza più profonda dell’imprinting genetico che guida i nostri gesti per poter poi modificare il nostro linguaggio corporeo. Verranno utilizzati PHYSIOBALL di varie grandezze se la preparazione tecnica del gruppo lo consente ci si avvicinerà alla tecnica dei salti e delle prese.
La terza fase sarà un lavoro minimale e specifico di ricerca del singolo, con un partner o in gruppo, alternando i modi abituali della percezione nella danza, si vuole esplorare come i sensi siano determinanti per il nostro movimento e per la nostra personale visione estetica. Focalizzando la ricerca visiva e tattile si riesce a sviluppare la capacità d’improvvisazione e coreografica passando attraverso il desiderio di comporre la propria esperienza. Ciascun incontro termina con una danza libera (round roboni) E un warmdown (rilassamento)

Opzione lavoro con i palloni
"Il seminario avrà come punto cruciale il lavoro con i palloni diametro cm 30, 65 e 95 su cui sperimenteremo la meccanica del movimento, l'equilibrio e il rilassamento da soli, in coppia e in piccoli gruppi. Sperimenteremo le tecniche acquisite sui i palloni con i nostri compagni.

Roberto Lun, Coreografo, regista, danzatore, performer, e videomaker.
Tiene corsi annuali e stages di Contact Improvisation e Danceability nelle più importanti accademie italiane ed estere: Civica Scuola D’arte Drammatica Di Milano sezione teatrodanza, MA&S, Accademia Danza di Susanna Beltrami , teatroprimostudio e emisferodestroteatro, CID Centro Internazionale della Danza di Rovereto, – Gumma University 1995/2000 high & dance school di Maebashi e Tokyo. teatrofisico
Coreografo, della Cerimonia di Apertura delle Paralimpiadi Invernali di Torino 2006, dello spettacolo Rakam, per la serata di gala del Premio Danza & Danza, dello
spettacolo I-Ching rappresentato in Marocco, Stati Uniti e a San Pietroburgo. Regista degli spettacoli Magister Ludi – Blind – Schneeberg Film e Performance – Medea Good Girl – Un’ora prima del consueto – Lettera d’amore.
Si è specializzato nella tecnica della Contact Improvisation, Real Time Composition e
Authentic Movement con Daniel Lepkoff, Lisa Nelson, Howard Sonenklar, Andrew de L.Harwood (USA), Dieter Heitkamp (Tanzfabrik Berlin), Michael Linehan (CAN), Monica Francia (I). Danceability con Alito Alessi
Crea video e coreografie multimediali.

85 euro con pagamento effettuato entro il 24 febbario 20010, 100 euro dopo, il costo è comprensivo dell'alloggio.

CONTACT: giusi tavilla paola scarpa, +39/038599019, , http://www.casadelbosco.org
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18 Huia Road, Titirangi, Auckland, 0604, New Zealand

Skinner Releasing Technique: BE: More flexible, more fluid, more free, more at ease, more energetic, more relaxed, more spacious, more in harmony with yourself.
Come and experience Skinner Releasing Technique. Workshops and classes will introduce you to this meditative movement practice, teaching us how to release old postural habits and experience new ways of moving with efficiency and ease.
Experience creative movement, deep mediation, partner work and body awareness, as part of a fluid day developing a more integrated sense of moving and being.
No dance experience necessary, just a willingness to experience your body in a new way. Introductory series beginning in 2010.

“Nothing I’ve tried has done so much to bring me into physical and spiritual harmony with myself and others.” Student

I felt as free and at ease as I ever have. As if that kind of soft but total awareness, without aggression or fear, is my natural state of being. I felt unabashedly present.” Student


2010 workshop dates:
Ongoing series: 13th-14th March, 17th-18th April, 8th- 9th May, 12th- 13th June, 21st-22nd Aug,18th- 19th Sept, 6th- 7th Nov

$70 per workshop or $450 for the whole year of one series or $850 for both series.

CONTACT: Wilhimeena Monroe, (09) 8173051, , http://www.soulcentre.co.nz
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3-5-6 Morishita, , Koutou-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo 135-0004, Japan

March 14 – 28
@ Tokyo (MORISHITA STUDIO); March 14 – 20 (& April 2 – 4)
@ Kobe (studio dB/ Guggenheim House); March 23-28

Teachers
Ray Chung / USA
Michael Schumacher / Holland
Natanja den Boeft / Holland
Yaniv Mintzer / Israel
Sadira Smith/ USA
Chico Katsube / Tokyo
Shoko Kashima / Tokyo

Program
Pre-Festival in Tokyo: March 14

Week 1 in Tokyo: March 15 – 20

Week 2 in Kobe: March 23-28

(Post-Festival in Tokyo: April 2 – 4)

For further information, please check the site below.
http://www.geocities.jp/sholoverfg/festival/cn3/index.html

Pre-Festival: 2,500yen/per class, 1,000yen/ Jam

Week 1 & 2:
Single Classes 2,500yen/ per class
(2,300yen/ per class, if taking more than 5 classes)
Intensive courses
8,000yen/ 1 course
15,000yen/ 2 courses
3,000yen/ 1 Ray + Natanja course
Jam 1,000yen
Performance
2,500yen/ in advance
3,000yen/ at door

Passports:
Week1: 41,000yen
Week2: 31,000yen
Week2 Bed&Breakfast: 49.000yen
Grand Passport(from March 14th to 28th): 85,000yen

Post-Festival:
3,000yen/ per class
8,000yen/ 1 course
15,000yen/ 2 courses

CONTACT: Shoko Kashima, 090-3910-6716, , http://www.ci-jp.com
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252 Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

Celebrate this year’s spring equinox at Earthdance.
Relax, renew, and re-balance by engaging in the play and flow of Contact Improvisation. Reconnect with Mother Nature as the spring growth stirs in the wooded hills of Western Massachusetts. Re-energize with good food, friends, and dancing.

Facilitators: Neige Christenson & Moti Mark Zemelman


Earthdance is an artist run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the hills of Western Massachusetts. Our facilities include two large and sunny studios with maple floors, meeting space, mediation, and massage rooms, 100 acres of woods, streams, trails, and a wood-fired sauna.

Tuition, Room & Board, all inclusive:$190/$220/$250

CONTACT: Kristen Stake, 413-634-5678, , http://earthdance.net/programs/springjam10.htm
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111a Rideau Street, 3rd floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada

Teachers: Alexis Andrew, Elizabeth MacKinnon and Naomi Sparrow

10:30AM – 5 PM, 1 hour break (5.5 hours).

This workshop will blend the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering® with
improvised dancing. BMC® is a form of movement therapy that cultivates an
intrinsic knowing of your own body and movement sources. By developing an
anatomical and poetic understanding of our embodiment, we can learn to
move with more ease, awareness, depth and confidence. Moving from the
bones, muscles, organs and fluids as systems, we can work to our strengths
and learn how to give more support to areas that need it. Finding support
gives us the freedom to dance and express ourselves
physically.Participants will develop experience and awareness of their own
dancing as well as their capacity to meet other movers with attention and
aliveness.
Open to all levels of experience.

$90 CDN ($80 student/low income)

CONTACT: Alexis Andrew, 819-771-7835, , http://movementartsottawa.blogspot.com
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STUDIO DE LA RAMPE , 15 avenue du 8 mai 1945, ECHIROLLES, (close to Grenoble) , France

Am I falling up or down?
Am I standing still or flying?
How and when can I change the direction, shape, tone, duration and speed of a fall?
How can I fall with my partner and continue moving together into a fall and from it?
Can I let myself fall into unknown?

In this workshop we will come to complex things from the simple place. We will observe the complexity of simplicity and other way around. Starting with our own movement, connecting with the floor, we will move on meeting others in the dance. We will work with some tools, and the “invisible” technique, that will bring more precision, consciousness and presence in our movement and dance.

We will discover:
- different ways of safe, but exciting fall;
- moments, when body becomes light when giving weight;
- ongoing movement flow;
- ways to maintain continuous physical contact with partner;
- possibility to let ourselves into not knowing what is going to happen next;
- weird, unknown, unusual body positions;
- something, what is not mentioned in this description…

Our main keys will be: witnessing, listening and following. We will be finding and loosing the balance, leaning and falling into each other, following the gravity and momentum. There will be technical material, as well as space for our personal curiosity, exploration, watching, and pleasure of dance.

We will balance, roll, fall and fly, melt, listen, share and enjoy!

Material developed in the workshop will be presented to the public in an informal showing on the 30th of March.


Julija Melnik

“I love to create a space for awareness, openness, spontaneity, love and joy to happen.
I am happy to share my curiosity and engagement with dance and life and I am glad to encourage people on their way to meet and discover themselves and people around them. When I teach I try to create a safe container for individual exploration of this dance form (CI) and allow the freedom of searching, questioning and enjoying.”


Julija Melnik is leading regular contact improvisation classes, jams and workshops in Lithuania (Vilnius, Kaunas). She has also taught outside of Lithuania (Ukraine, Latvia, Russia, France and USA). Julija is actively participating in International CI festivals, teachers’ conferences and is also organizing CI events in Lithuania: annual CI and Performance Mini-festival since 2007, regional CI teachers’ conference in March ’08, Vilnius CI and Performance Festival ‘09. At the moment Julija is working together with Latvian CI community on the Baltic CI and Performance festival 2010.

Julija has studied contact improvisation with CI pioneers -Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith, and also with Nina Martin, Andrew Harwood, Angela Donii, Joerg Hassman, Charlie Morrissey, Adrian Russi and many others. She is also exploring other improvisational forms and performance, and has studied with Julyen Hamilton, Daniel Lepkoff, Alexander Girshon, Keith Hennessy and others.
Julija often performs in improvisational dance structures or performances at international CI festivals and conferences. The recent dance projects she took part in: Bodies in Urban Spaces with W. Dorner, Stokholm ‘08, Barcelona International Dance Exchange ‘09.

Besides CI, Julija has been teaching street dance for five years. She is also practicing Argentinean tango, house dance, salsa, contemporary dance. At the moment Julija continues her studies in a master’s programme in Dance education at Vilnius pedagogical university.

Dates:
24-26th of March – from 19:00 till 22:00
27-28th of March – from 10:00 till 17:30

Venue:
STUDIO DE LA RAMPEECHIROLLES
(city close to Grenoble)
15 avenue du 8 mai 1945

Fee:
from 50 to 150 € depending on your capability

CONTACT: Emmanuel Boudière, 06 21 36 41 53, , http://www.tributerredesreves.com
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Badajoz, Badajoz , Spain

La asociación Experiencia Danza Badajoz organiza el taller intensivo de Contact Improvisación con Carolina Becker (Argentina)el fin de Semana 27 y 28 de MARZO 2010.

50 € (inscripción antes del 8 de marzo)
55 € (inscripción después del 8 de marzo)

CONTACT: Elena López de Haro, 697370143, , http://www.carolinabecker.blogspot.com
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calle núñez de arce 11, madrid, madrid 28012, Spain

April 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2010

Teachers: Joerg Hassman, Mirva Mäkinen, Thomas Kempe
workshops, jams, scores, labs, performances.
cello and piano music by Barnaby O’Rourke, musician.
Extra workshop with Thomas Kampe, qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method.

euros 175

CONTACT: irene schachter, 0034 91 532 27 01, , http://www.estudio3.org
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Riga, Latvia

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April 9-11th :: RIGA :: “Beyond Gravity”
April 16-18th :: VILNIUS :: “Flying&Falling”

BEYOND GRAVITY
Aware of your own centre and the inner axis, connected with the floor and the whole space: this is the very base to get deeply involved in a contact dance that will lead you beyond gravity and into an on-going falling in all directions and into new spheres. With ease and safety and without taking unpredictable risks! Communicating with your partners’ body is one of the key-ingredients, combined with precise movement technique and highly developed body awareness. In a state of alertness, curiosity and with an open intuition, dancers are able to handle surprising moments and make decisions in a split second in order to form the dance in collaboration with the partner and the third something called Contact Improvisation.
In this workshop we will experiment with different movement principles to challenge our body and our range of perception. We will move solo and with partners to meet gravity in a new and creative way. There will be space for free dancing, for verbal exchange and for silence to get a deeper understanding of this dance form and to integrate the new material in your own dancing
Come prepared to have fun, to meet other dancers in a new way and finally to find your own pathway through the dance.

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ADRIAN RUSSI
Adrian Russi is a one of the leading CI-teacher in Switzerland and travelling all over Europe to teach and perform Contact and Free Improvisation. He is deeply involved in CI since 1992 and in the meantime he is dedicating the biggest part of his life to this wonderful dance form.
After his studies of New Dance at “bewegungs-art” in Freiburg/Germany he continued his education with many different teachers, among them Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith who have started to develop CI in the early seventies with a group of other movers.
In his teaching he focuses on the technical aspects of CI (ease, precision and strength) as well as on matters of perception (sensation, connection of inner and outer space, of bottom and top) and on a creativity coming from a distinct body-awareness. For him the pleasure to play, deep engagement in the dance, and respect for others are the basis for gaining the most possible in dancing CI.
As a performer he works with many different international artists and his performances are primarily based on Free Improvisation incorporating Contact Improvisation, dance, dance-theatre, voice and live music. In 2007 he initiated “Moving Men”, a men’s trio with Charlie Morrissey and Jacky Miredin touring with there performance-work all over Europe.
As an organizer of CI-events he is involved in many festivals, jams and teachers-meetings, among them the “Moscow Contact and Performance Festival”
For more information go to www.adrianrussi.com

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INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
Inese Auziņa, auzina@gmail.com, t. +371 2 9262198
Organisation: The Association of the Professional dance choreographers in Latvia
http://kontaktpunkts.blogspot.com , http://www.dance.lv


INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION ON A WORKSHOP IN VILNIUS:
Julija Melnik, +370 613 57997, improv_lt@yahoo.com
http://contactimprov.blogas.lt
More about WS in Vilnius: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=329453921786

SCHEDULE: Friday: 19:00–22:00; Saturday and Sunday 11:00-18:00 (1h break)
COSTS: Sliding scale 57-70€, Single class (3h): 15€;
LOCATION: will be specified later
LEVEL: This workshop is open for everybody. The material will be prepared in a way that as well beginners as experienced dancers can profit fully.

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CONTACT: Inese Auzina, +371 29262198, , http://kontaktpunkts.blogspot.com
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Germany

Katie Duck: „IMPROVISATION“
5 day Intensive Workshop with Katie Duck

WHEN:
Workshop: Monday – Friday, April 12 – 16, 2010, 12 am – 6pm
Performance: Saturday, April 17, 8:30 pm
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany

(this workshop announcement with links: http://www.schwelle7.de/Katie%20Duck.html
about Katie Duck: http://www.katieduck.com )


Katie Duck has been teaching workshops internationally since the mid 70’s alongside her professional career as a performer and choreographer. She integrates her current research making each workshop completely unique. She draws from her experiences in live performances, music collaborations, as a director and choreographer. She has lead two companies over the past 30 year; Groupo based in Italy – Magpie Music Dance Company based in the Netherlands.

Over the past 10 years her workshops have been titled “Improvisation” in order to emphasis her views on theater as a live art form reflective of how she executes her own professional performances. Her research is placed in practice with lectures containing her recent interest in brain studies and film. (see research materials below – see duck projects).

Katie’s workshops are aimed toward all dancers, performers and musicians. She does not aim to provide a technique or style for how one conducts them-self in a live performance. Her work is relevant for any performance situation without discrimination for levels or performance platforms. She does ask that anyone who chooses to study with her have an intense interest in the work and is willing to experiment and take risks with the material she offers.

Her warm-up and exercises emphasis how the eyes and the ears work in co ordination with movement, sound and exposure to gathered crowds altering our perception of time, space, feelings and emotions. Improvisation sessions revolve around the terms pause, flow, exit, choice and presence with discussions articulating play, memory and intuition.

Her aim is to provide a situation where artists can practice together and grow in confidence toward public performances with an objective to clarify that improvisation not the antitheses of choreography or composition but rather the way choreography and composition can be executed. She promotes to her students that the mental connection to the practice of improvisation can be accessed weather they are doing set or open framed performance pieces and that the definitions of what improvisation within art practices mean today need to be reflective to advances in brain-studies and technology.

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On Saturday, April17 at 8:30 pm, Katie Duck will show the solo performance
PORTRAITS alongside with a piece developed with the participants of the workshop during the week.
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Katie Duck
Born in Oxnard California (1951), Katie Duck is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. She began performing in plays and musicals as a teenager, attended the University of Utah as a modern dance major and then joined the Salt Lake City Mime Troupe touring in the United States and Europe. (1973-6).

She left the United States in 1976 to live in Amsterdam, Holland and toured throughout Europe as a performer in solo productions, in productions with Carlos Traffic, Jango Edwards (friends roadshow) and in improvisations with Amsterdam music artists Ernst Reijseger (cello), Tristan Honsinger (cello), Sean Bergen (sax) and Michael Moore (sax). She changed her name to Katie Duck while touring her first solo in Europe “duck play” in 1976.

In 1979, she moved to Italy where she formed the company GROUPO. She toured through out Europe with her one-hour productions Rutles, The Orange Man, Brown eye Green eye and Mind the gap and participated in free lance improvisation collaborations with Julyen Hamilton, Kristie Simpson and Steve Paxton among others. In 1986 she accepted a senior lecturer position at Dartington College of Arts teaching for the theater department as head of the choreography course. In 1991 she accepted a part time post at the AHK Hooge school voor de kunsten dance departments in Amsterdam teaching movement research, improvisation, composition and technique.

Throughout her career she has worked with music artists who share her passion for live time performance and the integration of music, text and dance within compositions for performance. She has performed in duet and in ensembles with music artists Han Bennik, Andy Moore (the EX) and many others. Katie created the Company Magpie Music Dance Company in 1995-2005 in Amsterdam to reflect her work with improvisations musicians. Magpie toured in Europe, the USA, Asia and Scandinavia and received national funding from 2002-2006 for tours within the Netherlands from the Nederland fonds voor the podimkunsten. In 2006 she evolved Magpie into an umbrella organization, Magpie Umbrella.

Katie has initiated numerous dance and music improvisation on-going events in her three bases Holland, Italy and England. In her current base Amsterdam. Her initiatives include a yearly Improvisation festival at the Frascati Theater (1994-9), a monthly improvisation series at the Fijnhout Theater (1992-3), the Muiderpoort Theater (1994-9), The Melkweg Theater (2000-2001) and OT301 Cultural center (2002-2006).

By 1988 she discovered the internet evolution and created an international focus group for email announcements, a youtube presence with her home videos and continues to encourage artists to build their internet presence as part of their creative work.

She has been organizing workshops in Amsterdam since 1995 at the studio seven in Amsterdam first under the title PIA and now under the title Magpie Umbrella. She presently runs an improvisation summer course and workshop series in Amsterdam and is the tutor and stage coordinator for the SNDO choreography department and improvisation teacher for the Modern Dance department at the AHK Hooge School voor de kunsten. She continues to direct, perform (Duck Projects) and conduct her workshops touring yearly in Asia, the USA, England, Scandinavia and Europe.

Katie Duck: For Reviews //// Writing ///// Archive 2008-9 //// Extended Biography, please go to http://www.schwelle7.de/Katie%20Duck.html

Fee: 200 EUR
registration: xs4jan [at] gmx [ dot] de

SLEEPING: We can host up workshop participants in our special sleeping cocoons in the studio. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person.
More… http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html



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Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6 HH 1. OG
13357 Berlin/Germany
Phone: 49 (0) 173 – 6118404
http://www.schwelle7.de
Email: info (at) felixruckert.de
TRAFFIC LINK: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357
Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT: http://www.schwelle7.de/Katie%20Duck.html
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Vilnius, Lithuania

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ! Adrian Russi (Switzerland) ! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
April 9-11th :: RIGA :: “Beyond Gravity”
April 16-18th :: VILNIUS :: “Flying&Falling”


FLYING & FALLING
- from basic skills to first shoulder lifts.
Techniques for flying and falling are often considered to be quite complex and for advanced dancers only. Nevertheless skills for landing softly on the floor and rising up with ease into the upper space can be a theme even in your first class. And as CI is a dance form where the body is constantly listening to gravity and playing with balance and off-balance, flying and falling through the levels and the space is part of your experience from the very first moment you start dancing contact.
That’s one reason why this workshop will start with basic skills and exercises to challenge your perception: to deeply understand that flying high is much more a question of solid basic skills, of sensation and the ability to cleverly organize your body than a complex or even unreachable technique (except for strong men or light women!). You will discover that the main principles are the same whether you are moving quite close to the floor or up on your partners shoulder, the biggest differences being more momentum, more thrill, and starting to flow through the levels as you gain more experience and get into the higher spheres.
My intention is to work with precise movement techniques (solo and with a partner), to offer exercises that will help to differentiate your perception and to open your awareness, to use bodywork for softening not only your body but also your mind, and finally to play with simple improvisation scores and free dancing to integrate the new movements. There will be space for verbal exchange to deepen the understanding of the material and to learn from each other on different levels.
You will probably sweat a lot and have lots of fun while flying and falling through your dances. And hopefully you’ll be looking forward to the next jam to experiment with the full range of flying and falling within its very subtle parts!

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ADRIAN RUSSI
Adrian Russi is a one of the leading CI-teacher in Switzerland and travelling all over Europe to teach and perform Contact and Free Improvisation. He is deeply involved in CI since 1992 and in the meantime he is dedicating the biggest part of his life to this wonderful dance form.
After his studies of New Dance at “bewegungs-art” in Freiburg/Germany he continued his education with many different teachers, among them Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith who have started to develop CI in the early seventies with a group of other movers.
In his teaching he focuses on the technical aspects of CI (ease, precision and strength) as well as on matters of perception (sensation, connection of inner and outer space, of bottom and top) and on a creativity coming from a distinct body-awareness. For him the pleasure to play, deep engagement in the dance, and respect for others are the basis for gaining the most possible in dancing CI.
As a performer he works with many different international artists and his performances are primarily based on Free Improvisation incorporating Contact Improvisation, dance, dance-theatre, voice and live music. In 2007 he initiated “Moving Men”, a men’s trio with Charlie Morrissey and Jacky Miredin touring with there performance-work all over Europe.
As an organizer of CI-events he is involved in many festivals, jams and teachers-meetings, among them the “Moscow Contact and Performance Festival”
For more information go to www.adrianrussi.com

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INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
Julija Melnik, +370 613 57997, improv_lt@yahoo.com
http://contactimprov.blogas.lt


INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION ON A WORKSHOP IN RIGA:
Inese Auzina, auzina@gmail.com, +371 2 9262198
http://kontaktpunkts.blogspot.com
More about WS in Riga: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=349514137517

SCHEDULE: Friday: 19:00–22:00; Saturday and Sunday 11:00-18:00 (1h break)
COSTS: Sliding scale 57-70€, Single class (3h): 15€;
LOCATION: will be specified later
LEVEL: Intermediate / advanced

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ! RIGA + VILNIUS workshop: 90€ ! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +370 613 57997, , http://contactimprov.blogas.lt
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Vilnius, Lithuania

Techniques for flying and falling are often considered to be quite complex and for advanced dancers only. Nevertheless skills for landing softly on the floor and rising up with ease into the upper space can be a theme even in your first class. And as CI is a dance form where the body is constantly listening to gravity and playing with balance and off-balance, flying and falling through the levels and the space is part of your experience from the very first moment you start dancing contact.

That’s one reason why this workshop will start with basic skills and exercises to challenge your perception: to deeply understand that flying high is much more a question of solid basic skills, of sensation and the ability to cleverly organize your body than a complex or even unreachable technique (except for strong men or light women!). You will discover that the main principles are the same whether you are moving quite close to the floor or up on your partners shoulder, the biggest differences being more momentum, more thrill, and starting to flow through the levels as you gain more experience and get into the higher spheres.

My intention is to work with precise movement techniques (solo and with a partner), to offer exercises that will help to differentiate your perception and to open your awareness, to use bodywork for softening not only your body but also your mind, and finally to play with simple improvisation scores and free dancing to integrate the new movements. There will be space for verbal exchange to deepen the understanding of the material and to learn from each other on different levels.

You will probably sweat a lot and have lots of fun while flying and falling through your dances. And hopefully you’ll be looking forward to the next jam to experiment with the full range of flying and falling within its very subtle parts!

ADRIAN RUSSI
Adrian Russi is a one of the leading CI-teacher in Switzerland and travelling all over Europe to teach and perform Contact and Free Improvisation. He is deeply involved in CI since 1992 and in the meantime he is dedicating the biggest part of his life to this wonderful dance form.

After his studies of New Dance at “bewegungs-art” in Freiburg/Germany he continued his education with many different teachers, among them Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith who have started to develop CI in the early seventies with a group of other movers.

In his teaching he focuses on the technical aspects of CI (ease, precision and strength) as well as on matters of perception (sensation, connection of inner and outer space, of bottom and top) and on a creativity coming from a distinct body-awareness. For him the pleasure to play, deep engagement in the dance, and respect for others are the basis for gaining the most possible in dancing CI.
As a performer he works with many different international artists and his performances are primarily based on Free Improvisation incorporating Contact Improvisation, dance, dance-theatre, voice and live music. In 2007 he initiated “Moving Men”, a men’s trio with Charlie Morrissey and Jacky Miredin touring with there performance-work all over Europe.

As an organizer of CI-events he is involved in many festivals, jams and teachers-meetings, among them the “Moscow Contact and Performance Festival”.

SCHEDULE: Friday: 19:00–22:00;
Saturday and Sunday 11:00-18:00 (1h break)

COST: With early registration and deposit of 10€ paid,
till 17 th of March – 57€,
till 31 st of March – 64€, later – 70€
Single class (3h): 15€;

LOCATION: in the centre of Vilnius, will be specified later

LEVEL: Intermediate / advanced

Travel & lodging:
Cheapest airlines are AIRBALTIC.LV (to Vilnius or Riga) and RYANAIR.com (to Kaunas or Riga)
Let us know if you need help with finding cheap/unexpensive lodging!

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://contactimprov.blogas.lt/
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18 Huia Road, Titirangi, Auckland, 0604, New Zealand

CONTACT IMPROVISATION LAB AND JAM!

This coming Saturday from 4-6 (Lab) and 6-8 (Jam)

This weekend will particularly focus on:

A more gentle-contemplative approach to Contact Improv. Starting with a warmup designed to create a safe place in which people feel present in their bodies and tuned into the shared space.
Moving on from this to developing different states in the body. Being bouyant and light, soft and spongey, heavy and weighted.
Working individually on exploring these different states-feeling any nuances and sensations these states create within the body.
This will then lead into finding ways of being in these states while in contact with another person.
Which will act as starting points for new dialogues, ideas, shared between to people.

Come and enjoy the fun!
At Soul – 18 Huia Rd, Titirangi, Auckland.

Labs – $20
Jams – Koha

CONTACT: Wilhimeena Monroe, 09 817 3051, , http://soulcentre.co.nz
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Bogdanovicha str, 153 b., Minsk, Belarus

We are very grateful to those who will be able to spread information about the event in a wide CI-community!

This meeting is the first attempt to create a grand CI-event in Belarus!

“The main idea of the event” – to have enough time and give youreself to the flow of stream. We’ll try provide the most comfortable space, that this flow could test themselves in their various forms pending all the time that we will be together.


We invite you to participate!

Teachers;
Maria Grudskaya – Simple sentences
Julia Melnik – “Invisible” movement technique: presence in body, dance, performance
Michail Kaminskiy – Harmony Contact

Time;
April 23, 24, 25, 2010

Place;
Belarus, Minsk, Bogdanovicha str, 153 b. “Empire of Health" (“Imperia Zdorovia”)

Places are limited!

For all questions and additional information call or write here:
Alex Naporko: luteo4@gmail. com, +375297500495 (мтс)
Vika Ignatenko: reggyv@gmail.com, +375293368950 (velcom)

To register and receive further updates:
Vika Ignatenko: reggyv@gmail.com,

We are waiting for with impatience! Wishing you warm and bright spring!

Fee:
until April 17 – 40 Euro
after April 17 – 45 Euro

CONTACT: viktoria ignatenko, +375293368950(by),, , http://1eu.su/FCIP
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24 APR 2010
111a Rideau Street, 3rd floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X1, Canada

Teachers: Alexis Andrew & Elizabeth MacKinnon

1PM – 6 PM, .5 hour break (4.5 hours)

This workshop will build beginner and intermediate contact improvisation
skills for more fluid and exciting dancing. We will examine the
underpinnings and safety skills for using momentum and gravity in contact.
We will also leave lots of time for integration through open dancing.
Open to all levels of experience.

$75 CDN

CONTACT: Alexis Andrew, 819-771-7835, , http://movementartsottawa.blogspot.om
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Schwelle7, Uferstr 6 Wedding, Berlin, 13357, Germany

A 3-day exploration of the human chemistry in Contact Improvisation

If you're dancing physics, you're dancing contact. If you're dancing chemistry, you're doing something else.
Steve Paxton (1987)

To move within physics is to realize your body. To dance with chemistry is to accept your soul. Combining both could be the most exhilarating thing you have ever done
Touch & Play (2010)

Our web will be up next week with all the details and background information.

Prices for the Touch & Play Festival are as follows:
Early registration (until March 1st): 145,- (129,- low income)
Normal registration (until April 29th): 165,- (149,-)
At the door: 185,- (169,-)
Touch&Play Party: 20,- (15,-)
Open Jam: 5,- (3,-)

CONTACT: Daniel J. Hayes, +34-622685686, , http://www.touchandplay.org
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Touch & Play Festival, 29.4.-3.5.2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin
Germany

Touch & Play Festival
Exploring the human chemistry in Contact Improvisation

Donnerstag, 29. April bis 3. Mai 2010
Ort: Schwelle 7 und Uferstudios
Veranstaltungslink: http://wwwtouchandplay.eu

Touch & Play Festival
5 Tage – 20 Lehrer – 40 Workshops
Das fünftägige Workshop-Festival in Berlin untersucht die „zwischenmenschliche Chemie“ der zeitgenössischen Tanzform „Contact Improvisation“. Mehr als 20 internationale Experten bieten vom 29.4-3.5.2010 in der Schwelle 7 über 40 Workshops an. Anhand verschiedener Körpertechniken und -praktiken können die Teilnehmer erforschen, dass Gefühle und Emotionen Teil des Tanzes sind. Anmeldung unter http://wwwtouchandplay.eu

Contact Improvisation ist ein zeitgenössischer Tanzstil, der sowohl von Amateuren (in Berlin wöchentlich 4 Jams) getanzt wird als auch zur Grundausbildung von Profis zählt. Dabei geht es um die aktive Entdeckung aller Bewegungsmöglichkeiten, die zwei oder mehr menschliche Körper ausführen können (siehe http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_Improvisation ).

Das Festival bietet den Teilnehmern eine große Auswahl von 40 verschiedenen Workshops an, darunter zu den Themen Yoga, Tantra, Massagetechniken und natürlich Contact Improvisation aus diversen Perspektiven. Dafür sind 20 internationale CI-Lehrer und andere Experten eingeladen, darunter Alice Godfroy, Angela Doniy, Anikó Zsófia Überhardt, Daniel Hayes, Daniel Mang, Dieter Heitkamp, Federico Finamore, Felix Ruckert, Irmela Kästner, Jorgos Fokianos, Julie Mona Hunger, Keith Hennessy, Michael Hartenfels, Maren Emde, Mo Herzinger, Norbert Pape, Reka Balogh, Sabine Sonnenschein uvm. Während des Festivals stehen den Teilnehmern zwei kleinere Räume als Open Space für Tanz-Labor-Forschung zur Verfügung.

Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6 HH 1. OG (Nähe Uferstudios)
13357 Berlin – Wedding
http://www.schwelle7.de
Email: info@felixruckert.de
Verkehrsverbindung: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz



CONTACT:
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TOUCH & PLAY - Festival of the human chemistry in contact improvisation, April 29th – May 3rd 2010, Schwelle 7 Berlin
Germany

TOUCH & PLAY FESTIVAL
A 5-day exploration of the human chemistry in contact improvisation

April 29th – May 3rd 2010
Schwelle 7, Berlin / Germany
Further information: http://www.touchandplay.eu


Welcome to the first edition of the Touch&Play Festival. This five-day event will break open Contact’s physicality to touch and play with the human chemistry that lies beneath. Together with 16 different teachers and artists we will be investigating those aspects of CI that are so often taken for granted or shied away from in our jams, classes and communities. We will be looking at the intimacy involved in creating close and improvised physical contact with another person. We will research the impact of emotions on our dances, engage with our hormones and fears, explore our sensuality by bringing our senses into the game, and create a safe and consensual space for people to investigate the place of sexuality in their dance and play.

Festival teachers:
Dieter Heitkamp, Keith Hennessy, Angela Donnie, Felix Ruckert, Daniel Hayes, Mamen Agüera Perez, Julie Mona Hunger, Ali & Krisana, Mo Herzinger, Jorgos Fokianos, Sabine Sonnenschein, Daniel Mang, Federico Finamore, Michael Hartenfels, Philipp Wittulsky, Alice Godfroy, Irmela Kastner, Andrea Keiz, And more…

Dates:
Thursday, April 29th, 6pm: opening circle
Friday – Sunday, May 1-3, 9 – night: workshops, jams, labs, party …

Fee:
Normal registration (until March 31st): 150,-
Late registration (until April 26th): 170,-

Registration starting now: http://www.touchandplay.eu/how/registration/

P.S.: For informal updates and networking visit our new Facebook network website:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=251629184517

Location: Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6 HH 1. OG
13357 Berlin/Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
TRAFFIC LINK: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Hemingway Park, Palazzetto dello Sport - Viale Europa, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Friuli Venezia Giulia , Italy

One of the most beautiful summer resorts on the Adriatic Sea is waiting for you!

Sea, sun, nature, poetry and a lot of dance are the ingredients that make up this fantastic Jam at its 6^ edition!

Forget stress and traffic: here you will ride a bicycle or walk to get to the different sites!!

Children are welcome!

Traditionally on Saturday evening we dance poetry!
We will invite local poets to share their work, but please bring your own texts in your language for us to improvise upon if you’d like!
Accommodation in apartments near the park with swimming pool.

Please bring a sleeping bag and a towel.

Schedule: please be there Friday at 6.00pm, the jam will end around 5.30pm on Sunday

More info on the website.

cost 130eu – Food and accommodation are included.
Children pay only 60 euro!
Booking: 40 euros deposit, please contact Debora for the money transfer and Banking information.

CONTACT: Debora Sbaiz, 0039 0431 422147, , http://www.deborasbaiz.it
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Gutshof 3, Stolzenhagen, Brandenburg 16248, Germany

P.O.R.C.H.
Ponderosa.ongoing.research.collaborative.happenings.
P.O.R.C.H.is committed to a mutual exchange between creative professionals and an ongoing dialogue in the field of dance and related forms. We aim to facilitate an artistic international exchange by creating an ongoing network that creates a bridge for our future projects. Check out our main partner in crime, the Alternative Conservatory: (www.la-alternativa.us)
P.O.R.C.H. is guided by a professional team of curators and faculty active in the creative and performance fields from various countries. In 3 one month long modules it presents a diverse training ground for a new or continuing perspective in performance and improvisational life practice.

Training Module May 24-June 20, 2010
Performance Module July 5-25, 2010
Choreographic Module 3 Aug.15-Sept 12, 2010

In collaboration with Kathleen Hermesdorf of The Alternative Conservatory with weekly Guest Teachers: Albert Matthias, Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Bates, Peter Pleyer, Stephanie Maher, Maria Franscesca Scaroni, Dag Andresson, Tove Sahlin, Frank Willins, Keith Hennessy,Pipaluk Supernova, Jen Polins, Saliq Savage.

The program is limited to 20 people. please send a letter of interest and cv.

CONTACT: Stephanie Maher, 0049-33365-34770, , http://www.ponderosa-dance.de
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Germany

deutsche Version siehe unten—-


FIND YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR
6 day intensive workshop with PIPALUK SUPERNOVA

WHEN:
Monday, May, 24 to Saturday, May, 29, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm

Saturday, May, 29, 12 am to Sunday, May, 30, 3 am:
15 HOURS PERFORMANCE- CONCERT- EXHIBITION

WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


FIND YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR
„…do you have conscious or perhaps unconscious fantasies of playing mad electric guitar and screaming “fuck” into a microphone?… an intensive dance, improvisation and music laboratory + performance experiment people : professional artists in the fields of dance, music, theater, performance art, installations time.

For rockstar week Pipaluk is teaching improvisation tools and techniques including vocal training and hands on electric instruments and microphones. Dance work and choreographic tools based on release, contact and improvisation techniques are equally integrated. Pipaluk is exploring an open yet highly intense framework for creating multidimensional performance spaces where both audience and performers are constantly challenged to move into unknown territory. Android Bennet, double bass & electronics the most amazing improviser around, an accomplished classical soloist who is fearless in his approach to developing and sustaining musical improvisation and role play. read more about our work at http://halfmachine.org The specific situaltion at schwelle7 allows to transform / install the whole space during the week.

Pictures of INNER ROCKSTAR workshop November 2007 here:
http://schwelle7.free.fr/rockstar/


PIPALUK SUPERNOVA
Pipaluk (Copenhagen) is choreographer and the artistic guide for the Copenhagen based artist collective HALF MACHINE, creating huge events and multilevel installation pieces in the crossfire between installation artists, dancers, musicians, inventors, programmers, architects and more…She experiments in large scale dynamic installations and group improvisations, where each artist creates freely based on his or her specific interest, yet take part in a defined development or interactive grid. She studied dance, mime, theater and music with many great (and famous) teachers, and toured the world with her own productions in dance, performance and music.
Read more at http://www.pipaluk.net and http://www.halfmachine.org


FEE: 100 Euros

REGISTER
If you wish to participate in this workshop, please write a mail briefly stating your motivation and artistic interest to xs4jan@gmx.de

WEB: http://www.schwelle7.de/Pipaluk%20ENGL.html

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, HH, 1. OG
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
Phone: 49 (0) 173 – 6118404
http://www.schwelle7.de
Email: info@felixruckert.de

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357
Berlin,+Uferstr+6



--deutsche Version—-

FIND YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR,
6 Tage Intensiv-Workshop mit PIPALUK SUPERNOVA

WANN:
Montag, 24.Mai bis Samstag, 29. Mai 2010, täglich von 12:00 – 18:00 UHR

Samstag, 29. Mai 12 Uhr, bis Sonntag, 30. Mai, 3 Uhr
15 STUNDEN PERFORMANCE- KONZERT- AUSSTELLUNG – durchgehend geöffnet

WO: Schwelle 7, Berlin

FIND YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR
„…would you like to scream into a microphone and play mad electric guitar while dancing your heart out, do insane theatrical improvisations and writing popsongs…???“

Ein Laboratorium für erfahrene Tänzer, Musiker und Installations-Künstler. Wir konzentrieren uns auf den Prozess von improvisierter Begegnung hin zum Performance Material. Für die beteiligten Künstler wird es darum gehen individuell und kollektiv definierte Experimente zu generieren. In der Zusammenarbeit möchten wir Einblicke erhalten in verschiedene Möglichkeiten von künstlerischer Erfahrung und Kommunikation auf mehreren Ebenen. Wir möchten Fähigkeiten neu definieren und Autorität hinterfragen, in dem wir uns gegenseitig auf kreativen Schlachtfeldern herausfordern, Leer-Räume besetzen und Ideen ans Licht bringen. Der Prozess umfasst tanztechnisches Arbeiten, Musik, elektronische Komposition und Stimmarbeit, aber auch das praktische Gestalten von interaktiven Schaltkreisen und Auslösern wobei Medien und Installationskonzepte zum Einsatz kommen. Die Gruppenarbeiten basieren auf Interesse und professionellen Fähigkeiten.
Die speziellen Gegebenheiten der schwelle7 erlauben es den Raum innerhalb der Woche komplett zu verändern und zu gestalten. Am Samstag /Sonntag wird der Raum dann in einer 15 h Performance bespielt und ausgestellt.

Bilder vom Rockstar-Workshop November 2007 hier: http://schwelle7.free.fr/rockstar/


PIPALUK SUPERNOVA
Pipaluk (Kopenhagen) ist die künstlerische Leiterin des Kopenhagener Kollektivs HALF MACHINE, das große Events und Genre übergreifende Performance-Installationen realisiert, die im Kreuzfeuer zwischen Installations-Künstlern, Tänzern, Musikern, Erfindern, Programmierern, Architekten und anderen entstehen. Pipaluk experimentiert mit dynamischen Großinstallationen und Gruppen-Improvisationen, bei denen jeder Künstler persönlichem Interesse folgend frei arbeiten kann, zugleich aber an einer definierten Entwicklung oder einer interaktiven Partitur beteiligt ist. Sie studierte Tanz, Mime, Schauspiel und Musik mit vielen großen (und berühmten) Lehrern und tourt weltweit mit ihren eigenen Tanz-, Theater- und Musik-Produktionen.
Mehr unter: http://www.pipaluk.net and http://www.halfmachine.org


KOSTEN: 100 EUROS

ANMELDUNG
Bei Interesse am Workshop bitte ein kurzes Schreiben zu Motivation und künstlerischem Interesse an xs4jan@gmx.de

WEB: http://www.schwelle7.de/Pipaluk.html

ÜBERNACHTUNG: siehe http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

STUDIO:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, HH, 1. OG
13357 Berlin – Wedding
Phone: 49 (0) 173 – 6118404
http://www.schwelle7.de
Email: info@felixruckert.de

Verkehrsverbindung: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357
Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT: http://www.schwelle7.de/Pipaluk%20ENGL.html
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474 Fleming's Landing Road, Townsend, DE 19734 USA

Playa Del Fuego (PDF) (http://www.playadelfuego.org) is a Burning Man Regional Event that happens twice a year with around 1000 attendees. Camp Contact is a regular camp at PDF dedicated to Contact Improv Dance and other movement and dance forms. We have a 30′ in diameter covered dome that we set up and use as our dance space. The space is available for classes and jams. In addition to Contact Improv classes, we’ve hosted Yoga, Modern Dance, Butoh, Ballet, Martial Arts and many others.

Admission to Playa Del Fuego is $35.00, please get your tickets from the PDF website when they go on sale. They typically sell out fast soon after they go on sale. The first round of 500 tickets sold out on March 21st, the next round of 500 will go on sale on April 21st at 9pm Eastern Time. Please create an account on the ticket system before this time so that you know that your login works.

We ask for $15 camp dues to support costs of fuel and wear & tear on equipment.

CONTACT: Darrell Duane, 703 371 1082, , http://campcontact.org/pdfcontact-spring
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474 Fleming's Landing Road, Townsend, DE 19734 USA

Camp Contact is devoted to providing a space for Contact Improvisation and other somatic arts to happen at various festivals and events, specifically Burning Man and related regional events. This consists of providing the organization for participating as a part of a theme camp, to include food and camping areas, kitchen, and other amenities. Classes and workshops for Contact Improvisation are provided during the festival by the camp members and friends, and the remaining time the space is available for open jams and other somatic practices such as Thai massage, acro-yoga, various dance forms and other related activities.

The cost of entry to Playa Del Fuego, which is $50. Tickets should be purchased at http://tickets.playadelfuego.org/, although if you can’t get them here, we may be able to find some for you. Camp dues are $20 to cover cost of fuel for generator and cooking, kitchen supplies and other camp infrastructure expenses. Registration and more details are at http://campcontact.org or info@campcontact.org

CONTACT: Darrell Duane, 703 371 1082, , http://campcontact.org
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Vilnius, Lithuania

(This workshop is open for everybody. The material will be prepared in a way that as well beginners as experienced dancers can profit fully.)

In the five years of their collaboration, co-teaching CI to beginners as well as to professional dancers all over Europe and America, Daniela and Eckhard have been developing a system of basic tools to access and deepen into Contact Improvisation.

In this workshop we will explore the center-periphery connection as a key principle to separate and reconnect the limbs to the center in different ways. Through the action of releasing and activating, reaching and folding, spiraling, etc, we will develop different movement patterns, that will help us to let go from old and inefficient ones to find ease and flow in our own pathways along the floor and through the different levels listening to gravity and momentum.

With more awareness for our own body in motion, we will be ready to connect to our partner’s body and fully commit to the dance, while we stay centered and grounded, as we enter our spherical space.
We will explore the full range of giving and receiving, from light touch (you are responsible for your own weight) to full weight sharing. Through respectful listening and body actions like scanning, sensing, reading, leaning, proposing, following, accepting, resisting, balancing, counter-balancing, etc, we will engage ourselves in an open physical dialog.
Understanding and integrating some of the principles, we will find more trust and freedom in our own body, own movements and in the communication with our partner.

Eckhard Mueller (Germany/France)
co-founder of the Contact Festival Freiburg, is enthusiastically dancing and performing CI since 1988. In his teaching he is playfully searching for depth in the understanding of the form. As a member of Cie dégadezo, he has participated in diverse choreographique dance-theater pieces since 2002.

Daniela Schwartz (Argentina/France)
is involved in the practice, preformance and teaching of CI since 1998. Memeber of Cie dégadezo. As a visual artist, she is interested in the body, space and movement in the present moment as Materia for research, expression and création. Her multiple medias : video, objects, installation are present in her practices.

More info: www.blogas.lt/contactimprov

SCHEDULE: Friday: 19:00–22:00;
Saturday and Sunday 11:00-18:00 (1h break)

COST: Sliding scale 55-70€, Single class (3h): 15€
55€ if registered by May 10,
65€ if registered by May 24,
73€ – later.
10% discount for students!

LOCATION: Vilnius city center; will be specified for registered participants.

TRAVELING: Check super cheap flights by www.ryanair.com to Kaunas or Riga. Also check www.airbaltic.com and other companies.

ACCOMMODATION: We can help to find some free/inexpensive place to stay.

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://www.contactimprovisation.lt
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NITA LITTLE: Workshop ARTiculating Presence: THE GEOMETRY OF ATTENTION, May 31-June 4, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Germany

ARTiculating Presence: The Geometry of Attention
5 day intensive workshop with NITA LITTLE

WHEN:
Monday, May 31th to Friday, June 4th, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Improvisational Performance: Friday, June 4th, 8:30 pm

WEB: http://www.schwelle7.de/Nita%20Little.html

WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


ARTiculating Presence: THE GEOMETRY OF ATTENTION

Creative acts of the embodied mind are the means by which dancers non-verbally interrogate borders, enter other bodies, and define the dimensions of internal and external space. Working with the mind of the dance and the dance of the mind, this highly physical workshop will take us to the edge of our boundary definitions as it engages and trains attentional skills, informs creative knowing and encourages bold acts of physical and mental extension. Building movement vocabularies that encompass the physicality of mind, this workshop trains creative action in ensemble dance improvisation and Contact Improvisation. Strongly geared toward interpersonal interactions within an ecological understanding of space, it will ask that dancers identify imagination within their physical awareness. Here, we will learn to act with the kind of creative support that clarifies our purpose and our presence, bringing the world and the dance to life. We will reach to find the materials of interpersonal non-verbal communication as we explore the agency of presence, the speed of awareness, unconscious cognition, and the conditions of environmental imagination. This workshop bridges full physicality with changing states of awareness. We will move within a spectral array of movement possibilities as we balance the softening of physical release with the clarity of directed action. The purpose of this workshop is to inform your dance research by challenging binary ideologies as we expose the mindbody to new potentialities.

Structured to train technical as well as creative skills, this workshop will build toward an improvisational performance. Each day will be spent in theoretical discussion and physical/mental training as well as composition and practice. In this work we will investigate the resonant webs of awareness derived from movement scores that direct and modulate attention as the bases for compositional structures.


NITA LITTLE
Nita Little choreographs, performs, teaches and writes about improvisational dance and theories of embodiment in action. She participated with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and others, in the explorations that became Contact Improvisation in 1972 and has been significant in its emergence. Her work on the embodied mind and the “meaning” of attention dates back to the early 80s when she initiated a curriculum, The Mind in Motion. This work explores the range of experiential states of the embodied mind and reveals principles that define Contact Improvisation as well as ensemble dancing. She collaborated in numerous performing companies introducing Contact Improvisation throughout the United States and then initiated a number of performance groups. Her performance practice is a mix of both formal and improvisational choreography that utilizes scores.

Nita has received funding and support through the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the NEA/Dance USA National College Choreography Initiative. Her San Francisco based ensemble company, Divisadero Dance Research investigates the resonant webs of awareness derived from movement scores that direct and modulate attention as the bases for compositional structures.

Over the years Nita has been both faculty and guest artist at numerous colleges and universities including New York University, California Institute for the Arts, Texas Christian University, Temple University, Tufts University, Scripps College and UC Santa Barbara.

Nita teaches and performs regularly at national and international dance festivals including ImPulsTanz, Vienna, The Side Step Festival, Helsinki, Kontakt Budapest International Improvisation Festival, ContactFestival Freiburg, Germany, the Zip Festival, Italy, the Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation and the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival, Berkeley California. Nita has recently become a PhD candidate as she is completing her doctorate in Performance Studies at The University of California, Davis.

MORE: http://www.nitalittle.com/

FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
Phone: 49 (0) 173 – 6118404
http://www.schwelle7.de
Email: info@felixruckert.de

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357
Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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JOÃO FIADEIRO: Workshop on creativity, improvisation and composition in processes of choice, decision and collaboration, June 7-12, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Germany
O D Y / A workshop on creativity, improvisation and composition in processes of choice, decision and collaboration


5 day intensive workshop with João Fiadeiro

WHEN:
Monday-Friday, June 7-11th, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Saturday, June 12th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Joao%20Fideiro.html
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116287441743897
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


[k]NOB O D Y / A workshop on creativity, improvisation and composition in processes of choice, decision and collaboration

According to Giorgio Agamben the “I would prefer not to…” from Bartleby keeps “possibility suspended between occurrence and non-occurrence, between the capacity to be and the capacity not to be.”[« Bartleby, or On Contingency » in Potentialities: collected essays in philosophy, by Giorgio Agamben, Daniel Heller-Roazen] This in-betweenness is the “play-ground” of the Real Time Composition method. Only from “here” I can recognize and “capture” that little fragment of reality which will unfold, simultaneously, into the future and into the past. And in it I can find the “remains” of something that was left behind, that which was forgotten (for there is no perfect crime). This “fragment” is what lies between the body and “the presence of the other in the body”, a permanent escape towards things that are not yet, towards things that might be(come). The main goal of the “Real Time Composition” method is to put the practician in the position of “mediator” and “facilitator” of the events, blocking his temptation to impose himself by means of the will or the ability to manipulate them. His only “creative act”, should there be any, amounts to the mastery with which he handles the tension, the balance and potential of the material he is dealing with and letting things happen “by themselves” (…they always do).

Workshop frame and participants
The field and context in which this method was design is art and contemporary dance. But this work is extremely influenced by areas of research like the cognitive sciences, neurosciences, complex systems sciences, design thinking, diverge thinking and so on… Also, this work makes no distinction between practice and theory, acting and observing, thinking and saying… every action is “doing” (even when one decides not to). Anyone interested in this cross-boundary approach and is working within areas of research dealing with tags like “decision-making”, “self-organization”, “creativity”, “embodiment”, “community”, “composition”, “improvisation” or “representation” is welcome to participate in this introduction to the Real Time Composition method.


JOÃO FIADEIRO
João Fiadeiro (1965) belongs to the generation of choreographers that emerged towards the end of the 1980s and who gave rise, in the sequence of the American post-modern movement as well as the movements of the French and Belgian Nouvelle Danse, to the Nova Dança Portuguesa [New Portuguese Dance]. A large part of his formation was carried out between Lisbon, New York and Berlin, after which he joined the Dance Company of Lisbon (86-88) and the Gulbenkian Ballet (89-90). In 1990 he founded RE.AL, a centre for research and artistic residencies, which not only constitutes the basis for the creation and diffusion of his work but also hosts transdisciplinary events and supports emergent artists by organizing laboratories and artistic residencies. He regularly teaches and present is works across Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and South America. In his research he argues for a practice of awareness in an extremely reflexive manner, focusing on decision making in performance. He is also interested to contaminate other areas of research with his thoughts and know-how in order to contribute to a broaden discussion between art, science and society.

MORE: http://www.re-al.org/

FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Lake Ainsworth Sport & Recreation Centre, Lennox Head, NSW , Australia

It’s on again: The Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence, or ACIC, or just The Convergence – we’re Australian, we don’t mind what you call it, just as long as you come and dance!

Registrations now open
acic10, the important details:

Queens Birthday Weekend 2010
Thursday Afternoon 10th – Monday after Lunch 14th June.
Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head (NSW)

acic10 will once again be held in the idyllic location of Lake Ainsworth Sports and Recreation Centre, in Lennox Head, NSW. 5 days of residential Dancing, Labbing and Jamming right on the beach. Woo hoo!
Put the dates in your 2010 diary now!

For any urgent queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Other news:
This year there will again be a smaller hall booked in the Byron area for some of Tue & Wed immediately before acic10 – for anyone arriving early, this will be a very informal space to meet, relax & dance – accommodation, food,and transport will be your own responsibility.

And don’t be afraid to get involved – share with us your ideas about acic10 and contact us about ways you can help out!

With excitement,
The acic10 team.

NB. All fees in AUD. They include lunches & dinners.
Early bird fee applies for payments made on or before 1 May.


The Whole Convergence (Thursday – Monday)
$475 / $435con (early bird $430 / $390con)

Convergence Weekend (Sat, Sun & Monday)
$350 / $320con (early bird $310 / $280con)

Single Day (Saturday only)
$145 / $125 con
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Residential Cost $130
includes 4 nights accom, Thurs – Sun, & breakfasts_
*_NB. Residential places are limited. Book early!
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CONTACT: Jacob Lehrer, +61 431 182 234, , http://www.theconvergence.org.au
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The Yoga Studio, 65/1 Arak Road, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai , Thailand

Class and Jam
4 Week Series introducing the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation Dance. Come learn a new way to move with another, then practice your skills in the jam.

The classes will focus on the way to use the body in contact for movement efficiency improvement and embodiment.

No partner or previous dance experience required! Just come with an open mind and a willingness to move your body. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Sundays 5pm-7pm
class followed by practice jam at 7pm

June 13th
June 20th
July 4th
July 11th

(NO CLASS June 27th)

300THB per class.
100THB for the Jam.

CONTACT: Atali Staffker, 0857213194, , http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=125498270817192&index=1
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DAVID HATFIELD: Workshop „The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella“ June 14-18, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin
Berlin, Germany

The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella
5 day intensive workshop with David Hatfield

WHEN:
Monday, June 14th to Friday, 18th, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance „The Singing Soul“: June 18th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/David%20Hatfield.html
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126038497408455
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


WORKSHOP: The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella

A Swingin’ Swayin’ Funk Bump Afro Gospel Sacred Soulful Blues Chant Jam Feelin’ Hi Mash-up

“Goes to unforeseen destinations of hilarity, weirdness, extraordinary harmony, & transcendence.”

The Singing Soul is spontaneous, in-the-moment singing, the unveiling of our very uniqueness in melody, harmony and rhythm…our stories, in words, and beyond them. It’s for those who are ready to let go of “getting it right” and to embrace letting it just happen. Unrehearsed singing evokes the genuine and soulful voice. By turns edgy, hilarious, challenging, and deeply moving, each moment is an original composition that is unrehearsed, precious and irreplaceable. And as fate would have it, it’s also profoundly fun! There’s no wrong notes and nothing to memorize, just breathe and sing…ahh. This utterly experiential course is a powerful experience of improvised music making and of being alive and present. A wide variety of clearly outlined structures are offered, for the full group, small groups, duets and soloing; each of which generates different experiences and outcomes. Sessions are punctuated with pauses to process our learnings together. Participants will hone the arts of the improviser: deep listening, spontaneous expression, fluid awareness of self and others, working with change, and trusting intuition. You’ll strengthen your abilities as a vocal musician in creating melodies and harmonies, laying down vocal percussion grooves and bass lines, and gelling with others in creating freewheeling counterpoint that just begs a soloist – then becoming that too! Experience new roles and genres in your music-making. The synergy of improvisation inspires and empowers as singers discover utterly new terrain vocally, musically, and expressively.

Statement on „The Singing Soul“ – Performance
The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella is a vehicle for authentic expression, creative collaboration, and empowerment. Improvisation is an expression, a necessity, a liberation, and a homecoming, reminding us that each moment holds a hundred possibilities. Participants in The Singing Soul workshop share their process and sounds and in doing so, evoke our shared sense of humanity, adventure and connectedness. The line between audience and performer disappears repeatedly as roles switch and music comes alive in everyone present.


DAVID HATFIELD
David Hatfield is a singer, leadership consultant and facilitator specializing in creativity, communication and masculinity. He has taught The Singing Soul internationally since 1997. http://www.davidhatfield.ca/bio.php


FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Gutshof 3, Stolzenhagen, Brandenburg 16248, Germany

Please come to our Ponderosa Annual Contact Jam and the official beginning of the TanzLand festival! We are celebrating 10 years of wild and beautiful dancing in a wild and beautiful landscape. Guided warm ups, lots of open dancing with and without music, fabulous food and birthday cakes, and a workshop for those new to the form of contact improvisation. We hope to see you there. With special guest Nancy Stark Smith leading the Global underscore.
Stolzenhagen (north of Berlin), Germany
June 18-20, 2010.

75€(earlie registration before May 15, 2010)- 90€ all incl.

CONTACT: Stephanie Maher, 0049-33365-34770, , http://www.ponderosa-dance.de
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Gutshof 3, Stolzenhagen, Brandenburg 16248, Germany

We will begin this years festival with the annual Ponderosa Contact Jam with special guest Nancy Stark Smith leading the global underscore, followed by 3 different blocks of intensive workshop weeks of various guest teachers such as Keith Hennessy, Jonathon Burrows, K.j. Holmes, Bruno Caverna, Offering the art of improvisation, performance making and embodied multi-media techniques. Our Retreat & Training week is open to all levels and we have another year to research and celebrate the form of contact improvisation with ci38.

CONTACT: Uli Kaiser, 0049-33365-34770, , http://www.ponderosa-dance.de
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TOMI PAASONEN: Workshop DANCING SCREENS, June 21-25, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

DANCING SCREENS
5 day intensive workshop with Tomi Paasonen

WHEN:
Monday-Friday, June 21-25th, 2010
Workshop daily from11 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Friday, June 25th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Tomi%20Paasonen.html
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117078918328650
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany

Morning class 11am – 2pm: Improvisation

Mr Paasonen’s improvisational techniques are based on studying laws of physics and neurology, using gravity, momentum, energy effi ciency, residual vs essential, peripheral vs central movement concepts and other coordinational rules to regulate where impulses of movement are derived from and where they can lead. Incorporating imagination, memory and cognitive tools his techniques are used as means to expand the possibility of any preconceived technique. In this intensive, students will experiment with Mr. Paasonen’s task-based improvisation and his approach to cultivating original material.


Afternoon class 3-6 pm: Amplify

Explore various possibilities within the concepts, techniques and ways live video,choreography and dance can be seamlessly integrated into one another and feed each other creatively. Learn how to shape “the now” by composing the analogue and digital eye, layering information using one camera and one projector as choreographic objects to instigate new movement approaches.

Tomi Paasonen has created numerous productions and concepts involving the relationship between dance and live video installations. Related videos:
http://www.paasonen.com/static/video/PRESENTATION.mov
http://www.paasonen.com/static/video/DIDREEL.mov
http://www.paasonen.com/static/video/ETC…mov
http://www.paasonen.com/static/video/waisen.mov


TOMI PAASONEN:
Tomi Paasonen is a Berlin-based director, choreographer, video artist and photographer, born in Helsinki, Finland. He founded KUNST-STOFF, an inter-disciplinary physical theatre and arts-event production company in San Francisco, before moving to Berlin launching PAA (Public Artistic Affairs) expanding his dance-, opera-, film and photo works to involve documentary layers. Numerous Berlin-based productions stage productions have concentrated on theme-specific improvisation methods and the relationship of live video installations and the performer. His theatrical installations often break the spacial separation of audience and stage and currently his work is increasingly dealing with interactive structures, giving the spectator more power to intervene and shape the event.

MORE: http://www.paasonen.com

FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Teatro della Limonaia, Via Gramsci, 426, Sesto Fiorentino, Toscana 50019, Italy

quattro giorni di piacevole immersione nella creatività con contact improvisation, improvvisazione, performance, jam con musica dal vivo
four days of pleasant immersion in the creative world of contact improvisation, improvisation, music, performance, jam with live music

presso/at TEATRO DELLA LIMONAIA via Gramsci, 426 – Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

I workshop
:: 22 – 25 giugno/june – h. 16.30 – 20.00
lab. intensive / intensive workshop CONTACT IMPROVISATION
Scott Smith (USA):
materiale per l’esplorazione fisica e percettiva del movimento verso il contatto
material for movement – cultivating physical and perceptual embodiment towards contact

:: 22 – 23 giugno/june – h. 10.00 – 12.30
lab. IMPROV. DANZA/MUSICA
Alessandro Certini + Steve Noble (UK batteria/drums):

:: 24 – 25 giugno/june – h. 10.00 -12.30
lab. CONTACT IMPROVISATION
Charlotte Zerbey:

:: 24 giugno/june – h. 15.30 -16.30
classe/class DISEGNO ACUSTICO / ACOUSTIC DESIGN
Francesco Michi, Mechi Cena:

:: 25 giugno/june – h. 15.30 -16.30
classe/class PAESAGGIO SONORO / SOUND LANDSCAPE
Massimo Liverani:

:: 25 giugno/june – h. 13.30 -15.00
RIEMPIRE E SVUOTARE / FULL AND EMPTY
Daniela Gallo: classe/class

ogni sera / evenings :
h. 20.00 Cena, bibite / dinner, drinks a pagamento/for a fee

h. 21.00 – 21.30 spettacoli / performances con/with:
danza/dance: Cristina Rizzo, Claudia Catarzi, Paola Lattanzi, Mario Ghezzi, Alessandro Certini, Margherita Landi, Carolina Amoretti, Cristina Negro
musica/music: Steve Noble (batteria/drums), Filippo Monico (batteria / drums), Massimo Liverani (i phone), Charlotte Zerbey (danza e voce/dance and voice), Scott Smith (danza e banjo / dance and banjo)

h. 21.30 – 23.30 Open Jam Contact Improvisation

Costi:
partecipazione all’intero progetto 160.00 euro
jam +1 spettacolo 15.00 euro
solo/only spettacolo/performance 5.00 euro

CONTACT: Charlotte Zerbey, 39 055440265; 3286907866 , , http://www.companyblu.it
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Teatro della Limonaia, Via Gramsci, 426, Sesto Fiorentino, TOSCANA 50019, Italy

quattro giorni di piacevole immersione nella creatività con contact improvisation, improvvisazione, performance, jam con musica dal vivo
four days of pleasant immersion in the creative world of contact improvisation, improvisation, music, performance, jam with live music

presso/at TEATRO DELLA LIMONAIA via Gramsci, 426 – Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

I workshop
:: 22 – 25 giugno/june – h. 16.30 – 20.00
lab. intensive / intensive workshop CONTACT IMPROVISATION
Scott Smith (USA):
materiale per l’esplorazione fisica e percettiva del movimento verso il contatto
material for movement – cultivating physical and perceptual embodiment towards contact

:: 22 – 23 giugno/june – h. 10.00 – 12.30
lab. IMPROV. DANZA/MUSICA
Alessandro Certini + Steve Noble (UK batteria/drums):

:: 24 – 25 giugno/june – h. 10.00 -12.30
lab. L’ARTE DI CADERE/ THE ART OF FALLING, CONTACT IMPROV.
Charlotte Zerbey:

:: 24 giugno/june – h. 15.30 -16.30
classe/class DISEGNO ACUSTICO / ACOUSTIC DESIGN
Francesco Michi, Mechi Cena:

:: 25 giugno/june – h. 15.30 -16.30
classe/class PAESAGGIO SONORO / SOUND LANDSCAPE
Massimo Liverani:

:: 25 giugno/june – h. 13.30 -15.00
RIEMPIRE E SVUOTARE / FULL AND EMPTY
Daniela Gallo: classe/class

ogni sera / evenings :
h. 20.00 Cena, bibite / dinner, drinks a pagamento/for a fee

h. 21.00 – 21.30 spettacoli / performances con/with:
danza/dance: Cristina Rizzo, Claudia Catarzi, Paola Lattanzi, Mario Ghezzi, Alessandro Certini, Margherita Landi, Carolina Amoretti, Cristina Negro
musica/music: Steve Noble (batteria/drums), Filippo Monico (batteria / drums), Massimo Liverani (i phone), Charlotte Zerbey (danza e voce/dance and voice), Scott Smith (danza e banjo / dance and banjo)

h. 21.30 – 23.30 Open Jam Contact Improvisation

Costi:
partecipazione all’intero progetto 160.00 euro
jam +1 spettacolo 15.00 euro
solo/only spettacolo/performance 5.00 euro

CONTACT: Charlotte Zerbey, 39 055440265; 3286907866 , , http://www.companyblu.it
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252 Prospect St, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

A weekend of CI workshops (Thursday evening through Sunday morning) including CI Essentials as well as deeper investigations into the form. Consider this festival a great preparation for the July 4th Jam! Classes with different teachers from around the country, many of whom attended the CITE conferenc (CI in the Academy held at Connecticut College (June 17 – 20, New London, CT)).

Serving as a bridge between the focus of CI in the Academy discussed at CITE and the upcoming July 4th Jam, which holds a focus upon the community practice of CI, Ground Research offers a rich opportunity to explore the intersections of how Contact Improvisation is taught, practiced, and experienced.

June 24 (Thu. evening) – June 27 (Sun. afternoon)

Weekend Only or Single Day Attendance Options also

Student Rate: Economically challenged students and the unemployed – $225 (three days), $175 (weekend only), or $75 (single day)
Regular Rate: Employed but struggling (teacher, librarian, lots of kids, etc.) – $250 (three days), $200, (weekend only), or $85 (single day)
Professional Rate: Actually contributing to your retirement plan (support the arts!) $275 (three days), $225 (weekend only), or $95 (single day)

CONTACT: Kristen Stake, 413.634.5678, , http://earthdance.net/programs/cigroundresearch10.htm
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Hungary

Falling Into the Festival
A workshop in Contact Improvisation

Every day we are falling. When we stand, when we walk, when we lie-down, when we fall asleep… Still, and especially in contact improvisation, falling is a big mystery. Only rarely we can really let go and fall – in the space, to the floor, to our partner – effortless and free, but awake.

In this workshop we will experience and play with the physical forces that act upon us – alone and together – and especially gravity which leads to falling and the momentum that is created.

We will explore the emotional and physical states and possibilities that these forces open for us, we will look for relaxation and awakeness when we dance – with space in our joints to ride the opportunities as they appear, and space in our minds to recognize and enjoy these moments – we will look for appreciation for the dance that arises.

Each day will start with soft close-to-the-floor fine-tuning of the body/mind. We will then take the quality we create as well as using some detailed exercises, into contact improvisation – dancing and jamming.

Lior Ophir (Israel) is a Dancer, Improviser, Shiatsu therapist, Engineer, Teacher, Student.

Lior practices and explores various forms of movement, dance, body/mind and awareness, including: Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Butoh, Shiatsu Therapy, Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, Tai-Qi, Qi-Kong. Some influential teachers include Arye Burstein, Nancy Starks-Smith, Yoshito Ohno, Frey Faust, Juan Cruz Diaz, Julian Hamilton, and many others, and especially everyone I have a chance to share a dance with.
Lior has been performing in solo works as well as in collaborations with various artists, in theaters, galleries and in the public space, in Israel and abroad.

Lior Has been invited to teach and perform in numerous festivals and projects in Israel, Japan, throughout Europe, and America, and has been extensively teaching workshops and classes worldwide. Lior has co-founded and is a member of several ensembles and dance collectives including “present moment dance” and “Impulse” (Israel) and co-organized the 7th ICF (Israeli CI festival) and the 1st Impulse festival (for Improvisation in word, movement, music) in Israel. Lior is currently a traveling artist, teaching and performing throughout Europe, Japan, America.

My current interests are:
- Improvisation as performance art – how can I fill an empty space? How can I fine-tune myself as performer to get closer to the “human-string” that vibrates in all of us?
- Contact improvisation as performance art and exploring the physical aspects of CI
- Answering the question: “What do I teach when I teach CI?” or just asking the question…
- Finding a home inside me while being a nomad
- Performance in public spaces / site-specific work
- In the last year and a half, I have been exploring “falling” – as a dancer, as a teacher, as a human being. Giving numerous workshops on this subject, and always learning how little I know, and how vast and deep this subject is, how much there is still to discover.

DAILY SCHEDULE:
25 June / friday 17:00-21:00;
26 and 27 June/ sat, sun 10:00 – 16:00

Workshop fee: sliding scale* from 100 to 120 € (plus VAT)
Supporting fee: 130 – 160 € (plus VAT)

if you register for the preworkshop and the Kontakt Budapest festival you will get a reduction!

CONTACT: Eszter Gál, +36 70 3389932, , http://www.kontaktbudapest.hu
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PA USA

Details TBA

CONTACT: Nicole Bindler, , http://www.phffft.org/wmeadows.htm
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LES GENS D’UTERPAN: Workshop X-EVENT CREATION, June 28 – July 2, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

X-Event Creation
5 day intensive workshop with Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)


WHEN:
Monday-Friday, June 28 – July 2, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Saturday, July 3th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/LesGensdUterpan.html
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117341598304961
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


X-EVENT CREATION

The work Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) develop uses performance as a reference. They use the dancer as a medium to bring he or she towards a broader definition of the performer. Their productions enact excess and provide a critique of scenic and theatrical conventions. Their work is produced and presented in both the fine arts and dance networks. http://www.lesgensduterpan.com

The educational work that the choreographers propose has a direct connection to their X-Event creations but is also open to other experimentation. On this level the work radicalises the person in terms of their presence, their prospective aptitudes as well as their capacity to confront different forms of exhibition. It is approached in the form of successive workshops. The sessions are designed according to the group involved and the physical and contextual levels of experimentation it can attain. The work pays particular attention to the group and to the transgression of space as a vector of innovative confrontation.
Each session plays upon an accepted consciousness of the choreographer. This realisation makes the dancer accept to act according to the orders her or she has been given, which shifts the framework and functioning of his or her responsibility as a performer.

Participation in the workshops requires a great deal of dedication, audacity and capitulation. It relies on the sensitive and concrete experience of one’s body as a physical and social tool. A tool for exploration as well as confrontation. An individual testing of one’s limits.

A session lasts a minimum of three hours
Ideal number of participants : 15


BIOGRAPHIES :
Annie Vigier is born in 1965 and Franck Apertet in 1966. They live and work in
Paris. Under the generic title Les gens d’Uterpan, they have developed creations
focusing on experimentation. The body and the relations between interprets and
public are thought through the exhibition frameworks, the context and the
architectural space. Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet collaborate regularly to
projects which put in situation the image of the body and its physicality (theatre,
cinema, advertising, fashion).
Since September 2008, Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) are in
residency at the Centre d’Art Contemporain of Brétigny. www.cacbretigny.com


FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Hungary

Kontakt Budapest is an annual International Improvisation Festival that has been organized since 2002 and it is open for people with all abilities. This year we have a special addition of our festival where we invite Hungarian artists, teachers from all over the world and of course those who live and work in Hungary. The teacher staff includes Vicky Shick from New York, Tal Avni from Israel, Szilágyi Ilka from San Francisco, Farkas Dorka from Romania, Kéri Judit from Vienna, amongst many others. Our special guest is Peter Pleyer. Although Peter has no Hungarian roots, he has been involved in the festivals from its begings and has been a great support for the over all directions of the festival. The festival, similar to last years, organizes classes and workshops, it offers space to research and explore movements, to work deeply with different aspects of improvisation and it gives possibility to perform.

The festival welcomes beginners and professional dancers, performers, actors, musicians, composers, and those working with improvisation for long.

Registration fee (non refundable): 50 € (plus VAT)
Full festival fee when application sent in before JUNE 11th
(including registration fee and participation in all programs): 250 € (plus VAT)
Full festival fee when application sent in after JUNE 11th and the fee is paid at arrival:
(including registration fee and participation in all programs): 300 € (plus VAT)
Project card – (including registration fee, participation in one of the projects – 4 times 3 hours – and the opening /closing day activities and evening programs): 190 € (plus VAT)
Afternoon card (including the registration fee and the afternoon classes on the 29th, 30th and 1st, and on the 3rd of July from 14:15 to 18:30 and the opening /closing day activities and the evening programs): 220 € (plus VAT)

CONTACT: Eszter Gál, +36 70 3389932, , http://www.kontaktbudapest.hu
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ISTANBUL - CAPPADOCCIA, Turkey

2nd > 17th of July 2010 in Cappadocia, Turkey

WORKSHOPS

Contact-Improvisation and Improvised Music & Dance
in the beautiful Cappadocia region, twice listed as world heritage by UNESCO.

‘States of Grace’
Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Vargas
2 > 9 July 2010 in Cappadocia
Fee 450 €
includes: full board and 1 way bus ride Istanbul – Cappadoccia on the 30/07.


‘Active Listening’ – Improvised Music & Dance
Kirstie Simson & Lê Quan Ninh
12th > 17th of July 2010 in Cappadocia
Fee 350 €
includes:full board and 1 way bus ride Cappadocia – Istanbul on the 18/08


Fee for both workshops 750€
includes:full board, full access to all performances and jams from 1/08 to 17/08 and 2 ways bus ride Istanbul – Cappadocia


ALSO PERFORMANCES, JAMS, SCREENINGS, PANELS


Deadline for registration 30th May 2010

CONTACT: Yanaël Plumet, , http://www.transit-istanbul.org
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Yoga, Teatro Fisico Comico & Contact Improvisation
ass. ventiditerra, Gricigliana, Prato, Tuscany , Italy

Held by Anthony Trahair This intensivo seminar starts the day working with the body and the breath through Yoga exercises moving towards meditation.
The part dedicated to Physical Theatre will be focusing on the comic and playful aspects taking us to dance in the joy of discovery just like children.

Anthony was born in the UK and currently lives in Rome. He practices and studies a Classical Yoga constantly and with passion for the last 12 years, dance Contact Improvisation for 10 years, and between 2003-2006 studied intensely and full time at the Dimtri Theatre School http://www.teatrodimitri.ch/scuola/?lang=en – Academy of Physical Theatre.

Maximum number of participants 14.

Lodgings in a common sleeping space or bring your own tent!The beautiful work room,a refurbished old barn is surrounded by splendid woods in the Toscan Apennines and offers spectacular and uncontaminated views.

Price € 155,00.

CONTACT: Anthony Trahair, +39 347 8878662,
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10 JUL 2010
3549 Devon Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 USA

Facilitated by Edie Weinstein, Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator

Immerse yourself in a heart opening, fun frolicking, relationship enhancing, friendship creating, community building, soul satisfying, skin hunger feeding workshop that will have a positive impact on your life. Cuddle Party is a 3 1/2 experience that has (no pun intended:) touched many thousands of people worldwide. Be one of ’em To register, go to www.cuddleparty.com

$40

CONTACT: Edie Weinstien, 1-215-738-8668, , http://www.cuddleparty.com/CuddleReg/default.cfm
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BARBARA MAHLER: Workshop "RE-EDUCATION OF THE BODY – Klein Technique as taught by Barbara Mahler", July 12-16, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

RE-EDUCATION OF THE BODY – Klein Technique as taught by Barbara Mahler
5 day intensive workshop with Barbara Mahler

WHEN:
Monday-Friday, July 12-16, 2010
Workshop daily from 11:30 am – 6 pm
morning class 11:30am-2:00pm (break 2:00-3:30pm) afternoon class 3:30-6:00pm
Participants Performance: Friday, July 16th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Barbara%20Mahler.html
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118023768236744
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany

RE-EDUCATION OF THE BODY – Klein Technique as taught by Barbara Mahler

In the morning portion of this workshop we will focus on a movement technique that works with the premise that the requirements of movement in daily life and dance are essentially the same, and will provide the underpinnings to support all styles of movement/technique and improvisation. The purpose of the “stretch and placement” class is to re-educate one’s body with an interweaving of theory and practice on a physical, intellectual, and organic level. The result is a clarity and sureness of movement, and a new level of understanding the innate intelligence of the body. It has its roots in 30 plus years of investigating and teaching the essentials for efficient body use. We work at the level of the bone, not the traditional level of the muscles. In order to move most efficiently it is necessary to let go of the muscles that hold us back from moving and fix the body into a set and locked configuration. When the bones are aligned we become connected, powerful and strong. The body becomes efficient and alive.

In the afternoon class we will focus on the practice of the principles explored in the morning, working with improvisation and movement exploration, leading us towards the formulation of an informal performance/showing. The movement will be created by the participants of the workshop. One of the ideas we will work with are various initiations in the body to better facilitate movement sequencing, becoming both grounded and free. As the work also focuses on helping each individual student work with their own body structure we will enjoy both a consistency and surprise in the our movement.

The workshop will culminate in a showing/performance on Friday, July 16th at 8:30 pm with a solo dance „Dance on scatterings“ – performed by Barbara Mahler and a group piece with the students.


BARBARA MAHLER

Barbara Mahler has taught daily classes for 27 years plus, educating and teaching (with, and inspired by, Susan Klein) a generation of dancers. She has traveled extensively around the globe, teaching/performing/choreographing, widely respected and. active in the development contemporary dance technique. Essentially self-taught, she brings to her classes the perspective, understanding and experience of working on her own movement re-education. Barbara was a Movement Research artist in residence for the 2000-01 and 2006-08 season, is a movement consultant at Hunter College, NYC, and is on the artist advisory board of BAX. She is a recent graduate from the MFA program at the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also maintains a private practice in Zero Balancing and other healing modalities.

“Mahler, a noted teacher, views dance training as a voyage of self-discovery. Barbara Mahler roots her choreography in distillation, as if she aims to extract the essence of her ideas, making them calmer and purer. The image is that of a seesaw in perfect, unwavering equilibrium, a woman at ease in control.”(Village Voice 2007)

MORE: http://www.barbaramahler.net


FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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movingeast , St. Matthias Church Hall , Wordsworth Road , London, N16 8DD, United Kingdom

An intermediate level workshop
in Compositional and Contact Improvisation
with ANDREW de Lotbinière HARWOOD and PAULA ZACHARIAS

This workshop is intended to immerse participants in the practice of dance improvisation in a stimulating and supportive environment. Two complementary approaches to improvisation and composition will be explored in this workshop with Paula Zacharias and Andrew Harwood. The sensorial field of perception, which awakens and “tunes” the imagination while improvising will be combined with the physically interactive and spontaneous duet form “contact”, based on instinct and touch. Bodywork will complement the proceedings. Paula and Andrew have been touring internationally teaching and performing together over the past 18 months in Canada, the U.S.A., Australia, South America, Mexico and six countries in Europe.

Please join the face book Facebook group;
TUNING INTO CONTACT London Workshop. July 12th-16th

Fees:
Fully waged / Subsidised; £150
Part-time waged / Independent artist; £140
Unemployed / Full-time Student; £130
Proof of status required.
Please note; To be fair to all participants while period of attendance may be negotiable, fees are to be non-negotiable.

CONTACT: Jonathan Megaw, +447985442854, , http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&ref=mb#!/group.php?gid=122290594469061
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Moscow, Russian Federation

Festival structure:
July 17 – Teachers performance in Theatre of THE MEYERHOLD CENTRE. Participants are invited free of charge!
July 18 – participants arrival and registration, festival opening. Jam
July 20-21-22 – first three days of intensives, classes and performance research labs.
July 23 – day off, discussions with teachers and evening OPEN JAM.
July 24-25 – intensives and classes resume, closing circle on 25th night.
July 26 – good-bye jam and departure of participants.

Special guest and Intensive teacher – Nancy Stark Smith (USA)!!!;

If you would like to get a discount for participation – you should register before 10th of June 2010. We will find you where to stay on 17th night after teachers performance, please come on 17th!

400 euro for early registered

CONTACT: Alexey Karyagin, , http://www.contactfestival.ru
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Warsaw, Poland

Intensive Workshops with RAY CHANG and MARTIN KEOGH

17 to 30 July 2010

With 30 years experience in teaching Contact Improvisation, this is a exciting opputuntity to learn from some the best teachers of CI in the world.

Martin Keogh and Ray Chung bring distinct and complementary approaches to the Contact form.
Working 6 hours a day in three 4-day subject-specific sets. This three week training allows the group to establish working relationships, and provides the opportunity for everyone to create significant changes in their dancing.

370 EUR- includes the Intensive Workshops + accommodation

BOOK NOW for intensive workshops

For more information please vist:
www.polandcontactfestival.com

With love,

The Poland Contact Impro Team.

370 EUR includes workshops and accommodation

CONTACT: Paulina Swiecanska, , http://www.polandcontactfestival.com
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Bildterapi, Skolhusvagen 14, 715 95 Brevens Bruk, Sodermanland , Sweden

A week-long workshop of movement meditation and contact improvisation, including daily optional sessions of laughter yoga, meditation, morning pages and relaxed evening entertainment. Heated outdoor pool, art studio with paper and paints provided, in a beautiful natural forest. Walk down to the village, swim in the lake, look out for wild deer, explore, experiment and drink in exactly what you need.

“You will find a shared centre, giving and receiving weight, support and trust. You will dance in and out of contact freely, moving curiously through moments between the known and the unknown. We will work indoors and outside, on land and in water, in the Scandinavian summer sunlight.”

£575 per adult or teenager taking part in the workshop.
£375 for children or teenagers not doing the workshop. Young people have their own activities to give adults the opportunity to engage, learn, develop and relax. Young people’s activities include painting, creativity, cookery and all that the local area has to offer: swimming, forests, wildlife.

CONTACT: Charlotte Eaton Lifebulb, 0044 (0) 7828 413 484, , http://www.lifebulb.org
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Fabrica de Pensule, str. Henri Barbusse nr. 59-61, Cluj Napoca, 400616, Romania

TRANS-CONTACT – 5th International Contact Improvisation Festival (Cluj-Napoca) brings together professional movers (dancers, actors, choreographers) as well as non-professional movers to explore Contact Improvisation in an intensive week of workshops, research, discussions and jams led by internationally acclaimed coaches. It is a unique form to continue exploring Contact Improvisation introduced at previous editions to the Romanian dance and theatre community. It aims to develop in the participants an awareness of the importance of this movement technique in the creative process of performing arts.

More about the festival, intensives, classes soon on our website.

In 2010 we continue our First Contact Project – dedicated to CI teachers with little teaching experience. Special conditions apply. Deadline for application April 15, 2010.

Other events of the festival: warm ups, jams, Nature Day, Performance, discussion, One 2 One session

Full fee includes an intensive workshop at choice, afternoon workshops during the week, jams, warm ups, nature day (with transport, accommodation and dinner) and performance participation. If paid in advance, it also includes accommodation in hostel type shared rooms. The fee should be paid by bank transfer before July 01, 2009.

In 2009 for international participants (lower for locals)
Full fee by bank transfer was 250 EURO
Full fee at arrival was 270 EURO.

In 2010 we will do our best to keep it that way.

CONTACT: Kinga Kelemen, +40-748-144322, , http://www.groundfloor.ro
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Palma, Mallorca , Spain

Contents
• Talk and projection of “Common Ground” DVD (1988): the origin of the inclusive dance technique “Danceability” and its relationship with Contact Improvisation.

• Contact Improvisation Workshop “Raiz y Vuelo” taught by Andrea Fernández. For people interested in movement, experimentation and communication through physical contact.

• Danceability workshop taught by Andrea Fernández. Improvisation workshop for people with and without physical disabilities interested in movement, experimentation and communication. No previous experience is required. For all people.

JAM

Classes will be taught in Spanish.

. 70€ Contact Improvisation workshop
. 20€ DanceAbility workshop (5€ persons with a certified disability)
. Participation in both workshops: 80€
(The talk and JAM are free).

CONTACT: Carolina Becker, 0034 645673069, , http://www.espacioesfera.blogspot.com
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Muffatwerk, Otto Falkenberg Schule, Munich, Bavaria , Germany

TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA 2010: Workshops

For the 20th time, dance and theatre enthusiasts from all over the world meet in Munich from August 4 – 14, 2010 to share and enrich their knowledge in movement, dance and performance.

You can choose from a wide range of styles and techniques. Apart from Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance, exercises for the enhancement of body awareness and sensory perception by the use of voice are equally offered. In addition to that, we are very
proud that we can again offer a 5-day program especially for children and young people!

Courses for adults

Henry Montes (GB): Release-based Contemporary Dance (Professionals)

Janez Janša (SI): Interdisciplinary Performance Workshop – “What am I not allowed to do” (Advanced & Professionals)

Chiang-Mei Wang (TW/DE): Floating Body – Modern Dance / Tai Chi Dao Yin (Advanced & Professionals)

Amanda Miller (USA): Composition / Matrix (Advanced & Professionals)

Patricia Bardi (USA/NL): Embodied Voice in the Moving Body (Pedagogues & Dancers)

Richard Siegal (USA/DE): Creation -©oPirates” (Advanced & Professionals)

Ivana Müller (HR/NL): Physical Theatre – “The 17 of us looking at each other and guessing what is this dance all about” (Advanced & Professionals)

Stefan Dreher (DE): Yoga for Dancers (all levels)

Dr. Liane Simmel (DE): Dance Medicine “Not just any body” (Pedagogues & Dancers)

Katja Wachter (DE): Contemporary Dance (Beginners & Advanced)

Niako (F): Hip Hop Freestyle (Beginners, Advanced & Professionals)

Goran Bogdanovski (SI): Fico Training and Improvisation Tools (Advanced & Professionals)

Courses for children (classes of 5 days)

Andrea Marton (DE): Contemporary Dance for Children (age 6-10)

Annerose Schmidt (DE): Contemporary Dance for Girls and Boys (age 11-15)

Aloun Phetnoi (LAO/DE): Breakdance for Kids (age 8-11)

Aloun Phetnoi (LAO/DE): Breakdance for Young People (age 12-16)

For further information (concerning the courses and the application form) please visit:
http://www.tanzwerkstatt-europa.net
www.jointadventures.net

CONTACT: Mira Sacher, +49(0) 89-189 31 37 11, , http://www.jointadventures.net
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13 AUG 2010
32-01 Vernon Boulevard , at Broadway , Long Island City, NY 11106 USA

6:00pm- 8:30pm
Green Space usually hosts this multi-disciplinary art jam but this month we are handing that duty over to
Socrates Sculpture Park !


Here’s the run down:
A monthly event for sketch artists to draw dancers as models-in-motion and for dancers to improvise with one another, while being inspired to move by the art in the making! This is a unique opportunity to explore the combination of visual, motion-based and audio arts. As host, Green Space hopes to provide a relaxed environment for spontaneous, free expression and improvisation between the different forms while encouraging synergy amongst artists. These sessions are open to artists, dancers, musicians and viewers alike.

Free!

CONTACT: Valerie Green, , http://www.greenspacestudio.org
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Dynamo, im Tanzdach, an der Asserwerk 21, Zurich, Switzerland

This work is a bridge that links Organic Music to Contact Improvisation.
That bridge is explicit from the fundamentals of both systems, expressed by the search of the fluidity, the democratization of artistic creation, the refinement of the perceptions, the fully improvisation integrating touch, voice and movement, the discovery of a more authentic and deep communication.

Fernando Neder
Involved on teaching and spreading Contact Improvisation since almost 20 years. Along this time, he participate as teacher and mover in Festivals, workshops, companies training, organization of jam sessions in many different cities in Brazil and abroad: Chile, Spain, Israel, Italy, Holland, Romania & Russia. He is the founder of Contact in Rio http://contactinrio.jimdo.com
At his Studio, http://corposeguro.jimdo.com, reference of C.I. in Rio, Fernando receives groups as well individuals for training and artistic advice and organizes a Contact jam monthly.

SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO

CONTACT: Claudia Christen, 044 251 29 51, , http://www.spiraldance.ch
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123 Sesame St., Lasqueti Island, British Columbia V0R 2J0, Canada

5 day workshop with Anne Cooper and John Faichney with jams every evening.

There will be two classes per day of two hours each.

For more information and to register email markyoung@lasqueti.ca

$300 includes workshop, food, camping, child-care and transportation on Lasqueti island.

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://www.lasqueti.ca/contact-improv-2010
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Black Rock City, NV 89412 USA

a nexus for the exploration and sharing of the art of Contact Improvisation in the social experiment of radical participation and permission that is Black Rock City.

-Daily Contact Jams and Classes
-a home base for people in the dance community to camp at Burning Man
-Food and Meals provided as well as significant infrastructure to survive the desert extremes

More details and registration are available at http://campcontact.org. Registration will open in late May.

Cost ranges between $165-$235

CONTACT: Darrell Duane, 202 667 8728, , http://campcontact.org
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STEVE CLORFEINE: Workshop „Meditation, Movement and Space: Improvising from the Inside Out“, September 6-10th, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Germany

STEVE CLORFEINE: Workshop „Meditation, Movement and Space: Improvising from the Inside Out“, September 6-10th, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany



Meditation, Movement and Space: Improvising from the Inside Out.
5 day intensive workshop with Steve Clorfeine


WHEN:
Monday-Friday, September 6-10th, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Friday, September 10th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Steve%20Clorfeine.html
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


Meditation, Movement and Space: Improvising from the Inside Out.

We begin with the powerful tools of expressive movement: stillness, silence and space. From that foundation, we investigate the contrast between the empty space and the qualities that our activities project onto it as we dance, act, and tell stories. Our improvisation practice works with six energies: space, time, kinesthetic, relationship, image, and story. These energies and the dynamics that arise from their interplay inform the choices we make as improvisers – our entrances, exits; beginning, middle, and end. How can we be ourselves in the moment and embody what we want to communicate? How does composition interact with our awareness of the shifting ground of improvisation? We will practice with forms which define and sharpen our relationship to space and to each other: solos, duets, trios, and group work in sound, movement, and text. Our work focuses on being and doing, exploring our natural strengths, doubts, attractions, and inhibitions. I think of improvisation as fieldwork, an open laboratory for expressive communication; a heightened awareness that develops and shifts with natural grace.


STEVE CLORFEINE

Steve has been writing, performing and directing theater pieces since 1975. For many years he performed in the companies of Barbara Dilley, Meredith Monk, Ping Chong and at Naropa University where he has been on the adjunct faculty since its inception. His own performances and workshops have toured the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Steve has long standing collaborations with Lanny Harrison, with jazz singer Jay Clayton, tap diva Brenda Bufalino, musician/composer Steve Gorn, and with the arts team at the ALIA Institute. He leads theater, poetry and storytelling residencies in public schools in Europe and the U.S. as well as workshops for theater teachers in Germany, computer engineers in Zurich, and actors, teachers, and business leaders in India and Nepal. Steve is guest faculty at Akademie Remshied in Germany. He is the author of In the Valley of the Gods – Journals of an American Buddhist in Nepal, several poetry collections, most recently, Field Road Sky, and a sourcebook on creative process.


FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6



CONTACT:
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Costa Salentina, Lecce, Italy

International Mimecare Contact I. Workshop

Mimecare is a language with no bounderies

The workshop will be in a special point of Italy, where two sea are meeting and under a lighthouse, this is the Italian ancient greece.

It will happen from the friday 10 to sunday 12 september 2010

Is a trip from tribal dance, mime and contact with aborigen sound, (Didjeridoo) Indian atmosphere, brasilian mood and a special activities with “pizzica” style
Is a tradition of a women that was bitten from a spider that will make her dance and go in trance.

The workshop will be leaded by a singer and musician of salento “Angelo Litti”
André Presa a musician that mix music from India and taranta sounds ".
Francis Calsolaro a expert in mime and contact improvisation
Bel Mattos a Brasilian tribal dancer and Mandala master.

The web site is www.mimoterapia.org
To join the workshop please fill www.mimoterapia.org/form
Info at smartin@email.it

euro 150

CONTACT: Francis Calsolaro, +39 335376906, , http://www.calsolaro.it
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Waterside Theatre, Glendermott Road, Derry, Northern Ireland BT47 6BG, United Kingdom

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, based in Derry city County Londonderry in Northern Ireland will host Russian dancer and improvisor Angela Doni in September 2010.

There will be an open weekend workshop on 18th and 19th September in the Echo Echo Dance Studio.

Artistic Director of Echo Echo, Steve Batts said: “Echo Echo is very lucky to have Angela spend time with the company, guiding and teaching us. She is a long standing colleague and someone whose work as teacher, organiser and performer has been an inspiration to me since we first met 8 years ago.”

For more information, visit www.echoechodance.com or email info@echoechodance.com

£40 for 2 day workshop

CONTACT: Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, +44(0)28 7134 2266, , http://www.echoechodance.com
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20 de noviembre norte 51 (zona centro), XALAPA, VERACRUZ 91000, Mexico

Intensive workshop
18-19th of September 2010
with ANTON REZA

SATURDAY 18th 1-5pm
SUNDAY 19th 1-5pm

$ 420 (Mexican Pesos)

CONTACT: Lou Sturm, +52-2288-449747, , http://www.tempesdanza.com
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25 SEP 2010
18 Huia Road, Titirangi, Auckland, 0604, New Zealand

A FREE day of workshops, classes, clinic treatments, performances, stalls, live music…and more!
Including…Belly Dance, Hoola hooping, Prayer flag making, Cranio-sacral therapy, Rolfing, Massage, Yoga, Pilates, Chi Kung and other stuff!

Shake off those winter blues,
see our website for timetable updates!

www.soulcentre.co.nz
September 25th 10-5pm

FREE

CONTACT: Wilhimeena Monroe, 09 817 3051, , http://www.soulcentre.co.nz
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YUMI FUJITANI: Workshop „One’s own energy“, Sept 27 - Oct 1, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Germany

One’s own energy
5 day intensive workshop with Yumi Fujitani

WHEN:
Monday-Friday, Monday – Friday, Sptember, 27 – October, 1, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance (maybe): Friday, October, 1st, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Yumi%20Fujitani.html
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


One‘s Own Energy

The work will concentrate on walking, the spine, the pelvis, the sole of the foot, the axis. The body suspended, balance and imbalance,
to be charged, contorted, to let go.
Working in-depth on breathing, muscle control and tactile perception.
Working on the state of “trance”,
on being believed
Trying to find “one’s own energy”, what it is “to feel”.
Becoming aware of the atmosphere, to become space and matter through improvisation.
In a spirit of listening (to oneself and others).
The mind begins to listen, the spirit then begins to dance.

To embrace is to be embraced
Open the door the way the body can open
When you look at the flower, the flower looks at you, you have already become a flower
The inside of the body is the outside of the body, the outside of the body is the inside
The body’s outline disappears, the body melts into space
The line between fantasy and reality is as fine as piece of paper

YUMI FUJITANI
Yumi Fujitani is performer and choreographer. She was born in Japan in 1962. She first learned classical dance and theatre in Kobe. She then received training in jazz, contemporary and butô dance. In Tokyo she met Kô Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda, co-founders of the ARIADONE company. She joined the company as a leading dancer. From 1985 to 1995, she performed in the company’s various productions, such as “Himé”, “Black Grey White”, “Le Langage du Sphinx”, “En Chasse”…Besides touring worldwide, she taught butô in Tokyo, and continued her training in New York and Paris, where she experimented with new forms of corporal expression, through the use of masks and the art of the clown.

www.yumifujitani.info/

FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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The Christine Center, Willard, WI USA

Each year, GLACIER welcomes a group of about 50 participants
to sink into the joy of dancing together with other members of the far-flung Midwestern CI tribe. It allows participants to take sweet time to unroll, unwind, and unfold. It encourages connections and reconnections. It is bliss. While dancers of all levels are welcome to attend the event, participants should have a basic CI skill set.

The Christine Center, located in central Wisconsin, is a tranquil, spiritual retreat center on 120 acres of wooded land. The accommodations include guest house rooms, woodland cabins, and camping accompanied by wholesome vegetarian meals served in a central dining room. Other amenities include: sauna, hiking trails, and beautiful dance space, which is wheelchair accessible along with the main facility. Families are welcome and child care options are available. More information about the center, including a map and driving directions, can be found at: www.christinecenter.org.

Morning sessions harness and ignite our collective energy through open, sustained scores and lot’s of time for dancing into our day.
Afternoon activities provide options for deepening study, refining skills, or taking an easy stroll. Evening events offer space for performance, shifted states, and eager energy.
You are invited to relax, reconnect, invigorate, and be in the presence of nature. Come find the natural presence of your dancing, moving from your bones while drawing forth the dynamism of your fluid bodies. Tap into the vast resource of your image-rich, feeling-laden self. Retreat and re-treat. Sweat and sauna and swim and soak. Discover an unfiltered experience of touch, gravity, and momentum.
Risk walking down someone else’s unfamiliar path. Dance for hours in just a few minutes. Dance for a brief moment that spans hours. Bear witness to the collapse and expansion of time, and depart with the deep, saturated satisfaction of having been present for so much extraordinary beauty.

Weekend
Includes Friday evening arrival (potluck dinner),
all day Saturday, and Sunday until 4pm.
Camping: $170
Indoor Housing: $250

Whole Enchilada (5 Days)
Includes Friday evening arrival (potluck dinner),
plus Saturday through Wednesday.
Camping: $370
Indoor Housing: $480


Description of housing options:
Camping-full meal plan
Use central bathhouse. Bring your own camping gear & towels.
Indoor housing-full meal plan

Guesthouse, shared modern cabin with kitchenette & bath
or shared rustic cabin, use central bathhouse.


Please email Kim Lasdon klasdon@gmail.com for a pdf of the registration form.

CONTACT: Kim Lasdon, 608-217-8352, , http://sites.google.com/site/glacierdancer/home
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Instituto Crandon, Montevideo, Uruguay

Estamos felices de anunciar la apertura de inscripciones para el Segundo Festival Internacional de Contact Improvisation en Montevideo.


Festival Contact Improvisation Montevideo
2 al 11 de Octubre, 2010



1. Taller de Profundización – Sáb 2 al Mie 6 de Octubre.
El Desafío de Caer y Volar

Ray Chung – Estados Unidos.

Este taller se enfocará en desarrollar destrezas a partir de las habilidades y acercamientos necesarios para dejar el suelo, moverse a través del aire, y aterrizar seguro, en el contexto del Contact Improvisation.
Comenzando con lo esencial, enraizar, centrar, intención y movimiento del apoyo, nos moveremos hacia la modulación de peso, creando levedad y precision en la localización de los centros.
Jugaremos en el borde de lo que es posible para cada participante desafiar, para realmente ir hacia el movimiento aéreo y las estrategias y técnicas de aterrizar/atajar. Integrar estas practicas en la danza sera un foco principal del taller.
Experiencia en Contact Improvisation es requerida.
Para participantes de nivel intermedio, avanzado y experientes.


Nivel intermedio – avanzado
Cupo: 26 personas

Lugar: Escuela Roosevelt- Millán 4205

2. Festival ! – Vie 8 a Lun 11 de Octubre

talleres con
Ray Chung (EEUU), Florencia Varela (UR), Gabriela Morales (AR), Paulo Mantuano (BR), Rocío Rivera (CH) y Florencia Martinelli (UR).


Todos los niveles de experiencia son bienvenidos.
Cupos Limitados
Lugar: Instituto Crandon – 8 de octubre 2709


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Información e inscripciones: montevideocontacto@gmail.com
más información en : “www.festivalcimontevideo.blogspot.com



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organizan:
Mariana Casares, Catalina Chouhy, Ruth Ferrari y Florencia Martinelli

Costo de 1.: Taller de profundización con Ray Chung – 2 al 6 de octubre
Hasta el 10-SET: US$ 140 – del 11-SET en adelante: US$ 155

Costo de 2: Festival! – 8, 9, 10 y 11 de octubre
Hasta el 10-SET: US$ 135 – del 11-SET en adelante: US$ 150
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Las dos actividades (el taller previo y el festival de tres días) pueden realizarse de forma independiente, pero si querés hacer las dos:
Costo de 1 + 2: Taller de profundización + Festival
Hasta el 10-SET: US$ 250 – del 11-SET en adelante: US$ 270

CONTACT: Ruth Ferrari, +598 2 4193554, , http://www.festivalcimontevideo.blogspot.com
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Workshop ADRIAN RUSSI: Contact Improvisation & Instant Composition, October 11-15, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

Contact Improvisation & Instant Composition:
integrating movement technique, improvisation and skills for performance –
(or: stories coming from our hands and feet and the pelvis too)

5 day intensive workshop – with ADRIAN RUSSI

WHEN: October 11-15, 2010, 12am-6pm
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


CONTACT IMPROVISATION & INSTANT COMPOSITION

In this workshop we will explore intensively the relation between movement technique and performance, how CI-skills and knowledge about instant composition can support and enrich each other. This year there will be a focus on the use of our hands and feet and therefore also on the connection of center and periphery.

In the morning classes we will work on movement skills in solo, duet and trio. We will look for ways how to deal with gravity in a clever way, how to move upside-down and to integrate flying and falling into our dance. The key ingredients will be a distinguished body awareness in order to move and to communicate with our partner precisely, the playful interaction of technique and improvisation and the conscious use of timing and space – what in fact are also fundamentals for performing CI.

In the afternoon classes we will go beyond CI-technique and improvisational skills to see what is changing deeply when one is exposed to an audience. It’s a lot about getting more present and connecting the inner with the outer space. Having trust in your instincts and your intuition will be as much important as learning about compositional aspects and using CI-technique in order to give a clear base to the performance. The clever use of hands, feet and pelvis as intimate, expressive and skillful body parts will enable us to meet each other not only on a physical level but also more personally and to go deeper towards manipulation and sensitive touch.

For those who will feel ready the workshop will end with a public studio performance to show our work to an audience and of course to bring our practice into reality. Good to know: finally performance can be trained only while performing.

Come prepared to both move a lot and dive deep down into a subtle work with your body and to get energized from being on stage!


PERFORMANCES

The workshop will therfore culminate in an evening of Performance/showing on Friday, October 15 at 8:30 pm


ADRIAN RUSSI:

Adrian Russi is a one of the leading CI-teacher in Switzerland and travelling all over Europe to teach and perform Contact and Free Improvisation. He is deeply involved in CI since 1992 and in the meantime he is dedicating the biggest part of his life to this wonderful dance form.
After his studies of New Dance at “bewegungs-art” in Freiburg/Germany he continued his education with many different teachers, among them Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith who have started to develop CI in the early seventies with a group of other movers. Besides this his teaching is also influenced by his studies of different kinds of martial arts and Craniosacral Bodywork.
He offers his work as a free lancer to a wide range of people and also gets regularly invited to teach in schools. In his teaching he focuses on the technical aspects of CI (ease, precision and strength) as well as on matters of perception (body-sensation, connection of inner and outer space, of bottom and top, centre-periphery) and on a creativity coming from a distinct body-awareness. For him the pleasure to play, deep engagement in the dance, and respect for others are the basis for gaining the most possible in dancing CI.
As a performer he works with many different international artists and his performances are primarily based on Free Improvisation incorporating Contact Improvisation, dance, dance-theatre, voice and live music. In 2007 he initiated “Moving Men”, a men’s trio with Charlie Morrissey and Jacky Miredin touring with there performance-work all over Europe.
As an organizer of CI-events he is involved in many festivals, jams and teachers-meetings, among them the “Moscow Contact and Performance Festival” and the “International Berner Jam”.

For more information go to www.adrianrussi.com

FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan (at) gmx.de
UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Adrian%20Russi.html

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Vilnius, Lithuania

Intensive workshop: Foundations for Improvisation
October 11-17


This work is an approach to dancing that looks at the function of the mind and body together with the forces of nature. We look at movement as a spontaneous creative and intelligent physical dialogue with the environment and consider the form and composition of these interactions as a language for making dances.

Moving the Environment
Afternoon session
Mon-Fri 16:00-18:30, Sat-Sun 11:00-14:00

Detailed work with basic patterns of walking, rolling, crawling, running, pushing, and pulling, together with material from Contact Improvisation, Release Technique, and my own research and dancing forms an underlying vocabulary and filter for studying our own movement.

The visible boundaries of our body are transparent to the force of gravity. The forces that we feel within our body, (compression or stretch) do not know the difference between what is us and what is our environment. We move ourselves by extending our architecture and expressing our force into the environment. The environment answers. We move it and it moves us.

This duality offers an extended dimension to our awareness and understanding of what is happening as we navigate through space. Exercises are designed to help us embody this physical fact in both solo and partner work.

The Movement of Attention – Dancing Composition
Evening session
Mon-Fri 19:30-22:00

We extend the physical approach from the afternoon session to focus on vision, our perception of space, and the timing of our physical images. A variety of improvised structures help us integrate the inner and outer environment and offer specific, open, and gentle frameworks for practice making movement choices in response to a performative space. The work builds a context for learning from each other, creating group compositions, and sharing information.

Weekend Master Class: Contact Improvisation – a Question
October 16-17
Sat-Sun 15:00-18:00

From the point of view of a spectator, Contact Improvisation is a duet form. From inside the dance, it is a solo form. Only you can assess your own physical circumstance and compose a response.

The underlying technique needed to prepare for and survive the surprises of a Contact Improvisation duet is to pose and maintain a question within the body:
• What is going on when I move?
• Where is my center?
• Where is down?
• What surfaces of my skin are being touched or touching?
• Which of these surfaces offers support?
• Where do I think I am going?
• Where am I able to go?
• What am I not aware of?…and so on

This workshop will offer tools and situations to practice reading information from your environment and composing your response. The nature of my work is to delve into detail, it is inside of the details of our present moment that the dancing lives.

Daniel Lepkoff’s work looks at all of our movement as a finely tuned physical dialogue with the environment and explores the form and composition of these interactions. He played a central role in the development of Release Technique with Mary Fulkerson and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton since the early ’70’s. As a performer and teacher he is known for composing dances that arises from the process of living movement, a vision a living in the body in a physical dialogue with the environment. He is one of the founders of Movement Research in New York City.

Registration and Fees: with early submission of registration form (see below) and a deposit of 30 EUR paid (if participation is cancelled, we keep 20 EUR for administrative expenses)
by 13th of September -
intensive workshop: 80 EUR
intensive workshop + CI weekend masterclass: 90 EUR

by 30th of September -
intensive workshop: 100 EUR
intensive workshop + CI weekend masterclass: 110 EUR
later: + 10% more.

10% discount for students!

Venue: Arts Printing House, Šiltadaržio st. 6 (3rd floor hall), Vilnius, Lithuania.

Traveling: Check super cheap flights by www.ryanair.com to Kaunas or Riga. Also check www.airbaltic.com, www.star1.lt and other companies.

Accommodation: We can help finding some free/inexpensive place to stay if you need one.

Number of places is limited!

More information

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://www.blogas.lt/contactimprov
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Claymont Society, 667 Huyett Road, Charles Town , WV 25414 USA

Five days of jamming, open structures, play, poetry, music, chocolate, vegetarian food, sauna, walks and more on 340 acres. We sleep in the historic mansion and walk to the dance barn. This is our 26th year!

$314 for earlybird registration, by September 27

CONTACT: Cheryl Pallant, , http://www.eastcoastjam.com
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Steamboat Springs, CO USA

The First Annual Strawberry Contact Jam!
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
October 14-17th, 2010

Join us this Fall in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for a unique residential Contact Improvisation Jam! The autumn aspens will be changing color as we dance, surrounded by open nature and the Rocky Mountains. Our dance space — the beautiful, window-filled Steinberg Pavilion – is located just down the road from Strawberry Hot Springs, one of the most spectacular mineral springs in the world. Enjoy, investigate, and deepen through the practice of Contact Improvisation with open dance time, focused CI laboratory time, recreational group gatherings, and time to explore the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Early Registration (with discount!) is Open August 12th-22nd.
THAT’S SOON!!!!!!!!!!

Please visit the website for registration and all of the details at:

www.strawberrycontactjam.com

We look forward to moving with you in the mountains!

Warmly yours,
The Strawberry Contact Jam Organizing Team
Joe Stoller, Lindsay Sworski, and Susan Coates

P.S. This is a new Jam and we are trying to spread the word wide, so PLEASE send this on to people or lists you think would be interested!!!!

Early bird (August 12th-22nd): $125-170
Regular registration (After August 22nd): $150-195

CONTACT: Susan Coates, 303-455-0852, , http://www.strawberrycontactjam.com
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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CONTACT: joaquin gallelli, 054 11 - 4268 9074, , http://www.contactimprovisacion.com
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252 Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

As the leaves turn to multicolored fall, we celebrate our diversity through Contact Improvisation. How might diversity be further cultivated through the form? How might harvesting our experience inform our future dances? Labbing, brainstorming, and plenty of dancing: a place to go deep into the articulation of technique and the metaphorical relationships of the C.I. form with the rest of our lives. One of the most beautiful times of year to enjoy the beautiful Berkshire Mountains, celebrate old friends and new growth.

All levels of experience welcome.

Total Jam Fee Includes Room and Board: $190 – $290 sliding scale. $75 deposit required.

CONTACT: Kristen Stake, 413-634-5678, , http://earthdance.net/programs/falljam10.htm
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Singapore, Singapore

For the first time ever, this intensive will be a meeting point for contact improvisers from around the region – Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand together for a full weekend of fun and learning. Study with teachers from around the world living in the region, and get to meet new people.

Topics to be covered in workshops include release technique, ensemble awareness, and core skills for contacting. Also Don’t miss the jams, and labs at the Botanical Garden


More details to come!

CONTACT: Matthew Heys, http://www.contactimprovkl.com/singapore/
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BARBARA DUKAS: Workshop „Where the Voice Inhabits...“, Oct. 29 - 31, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Where the Voice Inhabits…
3 day intensive workshop with Barbara Dukas

WHEN:
Friday-Sunday, October 29 – 31, 2010
Friday 6-10 pm
Saturday 10-6 pm
Sunday 10-6 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Barbara%20Dukas.html
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany
TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F85K-CF0DYw


Where the Voice Inhabits…

The seminars of ‘body memory arousal’ refer to the behaviour of the human body prior to the conciousness’s or emotion’s entanglement.
They touch upon the domain of Theatre Anthropology, but they connect to many types of theatre, dance and various performances, solo or group behaviour, when human body is obligated to ‘expose itself’.

The training approach is based on the ability of the human body to produce sounds, that means emotions and situations, before the text comes, on its own energy power, and without any rational or psychological intervention.

The sound inhabites inside our body and not ‘somewhere out there…’
Years of work with deaf people have proved that with the proper guidance we don’t need the ear to hear our inner voice as sound has weight, vibration, and colour inside our inner cavities and could heal even some type of illness.

Civilization’s blocks, specially in our chest and pelvis,- these i personally and with humor, call ‘Froyd and Christianism ’ – usually block the body and consequently our breath and voice.

In this first approach training we can hear our voice as we never herd it before.

Having for the rest of our lives some special tips, we can relax in a few minutes, find our voice and breath, produce sound, and even if we are dancers and we are not suppose to talk on stage, our body could look different, more stable, more ‘open’,more ‘erotic’ and ready to be offered as a gift to the audience.

Some of these tips, greek actors learn, to confront big, open ancient theatres, and are obliged to replace the huge masks, ancient actors wear to multiply their loudspeaker. In our days that technology replaced everything, the emotion that human voice ‘nude’ in space can produce is the only irreplaceable sentiment.


BARBARA DUKAS

Barbara Dukas is a director, actor and teacher. She has directed in Greece and abroad, theatre, dance and musical theatre. Existed founder and artistic director for 10 years [1990-2000] of Company Theatre Selanna She is active member of international networks that concerns the continuous training and education, as well as the distribution of cultural goods. She teaches in drama schools and seminars in Greece and abroad: Direction , as well as Acting, Ancient Tragedy and Theatre Anthropology, lately composed in the method Personal Development Training- holistic regard – for actors and dancers. From 2005 – 2008 collaborated with the Educational Group AKMI, in the address of Media and Audiovisual Study, and in the foundation and artistic address of Art Academy of MEDIA and PERFORMING ARTS . Having multi-annual experience from the artistic educational process in Greece and tabroad, seeks joint with collaborators artists and instructors to shared with educated a new, more intensive and specialised process of development and personal search, on concretely projects.


FEE: 60 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany

Schwelle 7 – Cie. Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V.
Artistic & Managing Director: Felix Ruckert
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6




CONTACT:
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France

First Contact Improvisation Festival

in Grenoble, French Alps

8- 14 Novembre 2010

Laisse tomber tes feuilles d’automne…

Come and dance your 1001 colors*


Au programme

Class with French or International teachers

Jams, Labs, Performances, and more rendez-vous



Intensifs with Ester MOMBLANT RIBAS (ES), Chris AIKEN (USA), Isabelle ÜSKI (FR, Grenoble)



Ateliers with Joe STOLLER (Shiatsu/CI, USA), Jacki MEREDIN (FR/NL),

Daniel MANG (DE/FR, Toulouse), Mathilde MONFREUX (FR, Marseille),

Christelle CASSE (FR, Grenoble) et Manuela BLANCHARD (CH, Berne),

Anne EXPERT (BMC/CI, FR, Lyon), Edwine FOURNIER (Tango contact, FR, Paris),

Ilona KENOVA (FI), Michael SCHACHRUR (IS)

More about the program
In a beautiful sports complex 20km from Grenoble

On an 18 hectare site of park land and forest

Accommodation in single or double bedrooms, sauna

Fees include food and accommodation.

More about Practical informations

340€

CONTACT: Fanny Tanous, , http://www.1001festival.fr/
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MARTHA MOORE: Workshop „Making Movies - Sweded Samourai Reloaded“, November 15-20, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin
Germany

Sweded Samourai Reloaded
5 day intensive workshop with Martha Moore

WHEN:
Monday-Friday, November 15-19th, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Friday, November 19th, 8:30 pm
Martha’s Performance: Saturday, November 20th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Martha%20Moore.html
SOCIAL: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111404012253009
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


Making Movies – Sweded Samourai Reloaded

This workshop proposes to expand the process used in the making of
SWEDED SAMOURAI – the western, presented at Schwelle 7 in october 2009.

It is not a question of filming, but rather of becoming a film, transforming the virtual into the physical.

Each day will begin with a short warm-up interlacing the vertical preparation of Ba Gua Zhang, the use of voice and somatic approaches to movement, and group improvisations.

Then, taking inspiration from classic movie scenes by the directors Takeshi Kitano, Patrice Leconte, Kenji Misumi, et Sam Peckinpah, we will transform the film elements into movement resources, constructing and deconstructing the scenes and characters daily, re-inventing a non verbal and definitely non-linear plot.

A showing of SWEDED SAMOURAI RELOADED is planned on Friday, November 19th, 8:30 pm.


Martha Moore and Felix Perrotin will also perform „John&Jane Installations“
on Saturday, November, 20 at 8:30 pm

John & Jane Installations – une série de performances sauvages conçues par la chorégraphe Martha Moore et le plasticien Félix Perrotin

série 1 à 4: cette hache n’est pas une hache…this ax is not an ax…
série 5 à 8: ce lit n’est pas un lit…this bed is not a bed…


MARTHA MOORE

Formed in California and New England, Martha Moore danced and created work
in New York from 1976 to 1982, before moving permanently to Paris in 1983.
She was artist in residency at Die Werkstatt in Dusseldorf in 1984 and formed her
company Toss in 1985. She has performed for several artists on stage and in film,
notably Mark Tompkins, Lila Greene, Stephanie Aubin, Charles Cré-Ange, and
Jacques Patarozzi.

In 1993 she created with Patricia Lopez the film Killing was Easy (Réalis. Sylvia Callé) selected for the “Festival des Assassins” at the Cinémathèque de Paris.

In 1995, she co-founded the collective company Les Penelopes and collaborated with the Quatuor Albrecht Knust for the re-creation of « Continuous Project Altered Daily » by Yvonne Rainer and Steve Paxton’s « Satisf’n Lover », and later with Dominique Brun, Valeska Gert’s « La Mort » and « La Sorciere » of Mary Wigman.
From 1992 to 2000, she was regularly invited for teaching residencies at the European Center for New Dance Development in Arnhem, as well as a commissioned work for the twin school in Dusseldorf. At the same time, she began creating a series of duets and performance installations in collaboration with various dance artists : Anne Koren, Sally Silvers , Isabelle Marteau, Christine Corday…
and continues this process now with the New York choreographer Ara Fitzgerald and the Paris based Sophie Lessard, with whom she created « Updated Country », a series of improvised films and performances on country music .
She has contributed work to the feminist performance collective, femmeuses (directed by Cecile Proust), performed in « Fuck Yeah ! » for the Nature Theater of Oklahoma in May 2009, and currently collaborates with the sculptor Félix Perrotin in the ongoing performance series, « john & jane installations », and for her latest work « that was easy ».

She has taught professional classes and workshops for several national choreographic centers and companies in Europe, as well as for the Centre National de la Danse, and the Ménagerie de Verre in Paris.


FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Vilnius, Lithuania

We are happy to invite you to the 4-th Contact Improvisation and Performance Minifestival in Vilnius, Lithuania!

From the beginning this festival had an idea: to gather, make a connection and communicate with contact dancers and teachers from neighbour countries, especially the ones we’ve never met or heard about. Previous years it worked out perfectly (40-60 people from 7 neighbour countries), check out some photos!
We are looking for a new meeting again this year!

We invite contact teachers from region countries to meet and share their interests and experience in contact improvisation and performance with festival participants. We invite you to participate! Come to meet, share and support, inspire and enjoy (contact, improvisation, performance, neighbours,new people, unknown, ideas).

We will have a nice week-end full of improvisation, contact dance, performance, jams, spontaneity and happiness.

We want you to meet us and we want to meet you!

Workshops with Inese Upeniece (Latvia), Janika Koppel (Estonia), Ulla Mäkinen (Finland), Sebastian Flegiel (Poland).

Fee: with an early submission of registration form (see below) and a deposit of 10 EUR paid
by 8th of November – 32 EUR
by 15th of November – 45 EUR
later – 55 EUR
10% discount for students!

Venue: Space in Vilnius city centre, will be announced later.

Lodging: We will try to organize sleeping in the studio or in our homes, so bring your own sleeping bags!

Food: We will provide only water and some snacks. There will be longer breaks for “hunting” in the supermarket, making a picnic in the studio or going to eat in a cafe.

Please, help us to spread the word and support our small, but sincere steps into contact world!

We hope to dance with you soon!

Register here!

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://contactfestival.blogas.lt
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Workshop DANIEL LEPKOFF: Foundations of Improvisation, November 22-26, 2010, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

Foundations of Improvisation
5 day intensive Improvisation Workshop with Daniel Lepkoff
WHEN: Monday – Friday, November, 22-26, 2010, 12 am – 6 pm
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany

FOUNDATIONS OF IMPROVISATION
Researching Movement, Mind & Flow of Information

This work examines the basic functioning of the body and how the mind and body work together to compose our movement. Whatever is happening, at any moment, is appreciated as an intelligent response to our present moment and as material that can be placed in a dance frame. The workshop provides tools for researching your own movement choices, and developing ones powers of observation.

Developmental movement patterns such as: walking, rolling, crawling, running, pushing, and pulling form a base vocabulary used to re-simulate and re-examine our body’s deep understanding of how to move.

“The movement of our attention." is our primary tool for our research. Structured explorations offer ways to re-focus on particular details of our sensory experience, perceptions, and actions. We open to all aspects of our experience: gravity, touch, vision, sound, time, & the imagination.
In these ways we re-form our images and understandings of what is going on when we move. Our physical research is a base for spontaneous composition.

Material developed in the workshop will be presented to the public in an Informal showing at the end of the week, Friday, 27 at 8:30 pm, Our focus will be live performance as a venue and vehicle for sharing information We will use this opportunity to think about the nature of improvising in performance and to consider what is happening physically in the minds and bodies the performers and audience members in the theater.

Material developed in this workshop will be presented to the public in an informal showing at the end of the week: Friday, Nov. 26 at 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Daniel%20Lepkoff.html
REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
PRICE: 150 EUR

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants in our special sleeping cocoons. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person.

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Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, HH, Aufgang links, 1. OG
13357 Berlin – Wedding (Nähe Uferstudios)
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Schwelle 7 – Cie. Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V.
Artistic & Managing Director: Felix Ruckert
info@felixruckert.de
49 (0) 173 611 84 04

TRAFFIC LINK: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357
Berlin,+Uferstr+6

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THOUGHTS ABOUT THE WORK & PERFORMANCE
by Daniel Lepkoff

„As a maker of dances, a designer of theater and an improvising performer,

I am not specifically interested in presenting “dance” movement on the stage. What is happening at any moment, I see as possible material that can be placed in a dance frame. Each of us exists in an on-going physical dialogue with our environment, tuning to the details and nuance of our own and each others’ movement behavior and to the conditions of our present moment. We observe, we feel, and we act.
We create our own images and construct our own understandings. Ordinarily this activity is unconscious. In the theater I want to stimulate audience and performer alike to consciously and actively create their own images, and so my work is designed not to tell the audience what it is they are looking at. Inside of a moment of disorientation, of not knowing, lies an opportunity for a person in the theater to create their own story. In these times, we are surrounded by media images designed by others to manipulate our attention and to control what we know and do not know. As an artist, the performance event offers me an opportunity to create, Empty Space.“

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Bio

DANIEL LEPKOFF’s work looks at “all” of our movement as a finely tuned physical dialogue with the environment and explores the form and composition of this interaction.

He played a central role in the development of Release Technique with Mary Fulkerson and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton since the early 70’s. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s he traveled extensively; actively teaching, performing, and exposing this new work and new ideas to audiences worldwide.

As a performer and teacher he is known for his commitment to a way of composing dances that arises from the process of living movement, a vision of living in the body in a physical dialogue with the environment

He is one of the founders of Movement Research in NYC.

In the 80’s Daniel was a member of the New York based improvisational performance ensemble “Channel Z” from 1982 to 1987. Channel-Z’s members included: Robin Feld, Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, Nina Martin, Stephen Petronio, & Randy Warshaw.

Over the years he has collaborated with many other artists and performers including: Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton; Paul Langland, Saira Blanche Theater in Moscow (Oleg Soulimenko and Andrej Andrianov), Lux Flux in Vienna (Inge Kandlsdorfer, Annette Pffeferkorn and Jack Hauser) and Japanese dancer, Sakura Shimada, among others.

His own work has been seen in NY at PS122, The Kitchen, Movement Research, DTW & Danspace. He has received grants for The Robison Foundation & The Suitcase Fund. In 2002 he was the artistic director and co-produced (together with Mira Kovarova) of “Physical Dialogues” a dance festival in Bratislava focusing on alternative systems for researching movement.

He has published numerous articles articulating concepts that are central to his own work, these writing appear in CQ, The MR Performance Journal and Contredanse Publications in Bruxelles.

CONTACT:
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DANIEL LEPKOFF: Improvisation Workshop, November 22-26, 2010, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

Foundations of Improvisation
5 day intensive Improvisation Workshop with Daniel Lepkoff
WHEN: Monday – Friday, November, 22-26, 2010, 12 am – 6 pm
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany
LINK: http://www.schwelle7.de/Daniel%20Lepkoff.html

FOUNDATIONS OF IMPROVISATION
Researching Movement, Mind & Flow of Information

“I view dancing as the imagination acting through the body. My work examines how the mind and body act together to compose our movement. Whatever is happening, at any moment, is appreciated as an intelligent response to one’s present moment and as material that can be placed in a dance frame. The workshop provides tools and situations for researching your own movement choices and developing your powers of observation. I am an improvising performer and my own reference point in creating and practicing this work is to develop a performance practice. However these techniques can be easily applied by anyone interested in making dances or dancing, as well as people with a curiosity about the creative process and an appetite for being physical.”

“The material is drawn directly from my own movement research which has it’s roots in seminal the work I began in the ’70’s with the early developments of both Anatomical Release Technique and Contact Improvisation, as well as the work of Steve Paxton, and the work of Lisa Nelson.”

We will divide our 6 hours of studio time into two work sessions with a break in between:

I. The Movement of our Attention – Ordinarily we are unconscious of the movement of our attention and so do not notice how we constantly scan our environment, with all of our senses, for information. This facility is often under utilized. Through practice we can cultivate and strengthen our innate ability to observation and access new perceptions and physical understanding of where we are and where we can go. For a dancer it is a key to movement invention and research.

We work with an combination of stillness and movement to research and delve into the details of how the mind composes physical images, movement desires, and ultimately organizes our body to move. Aspects of stillness can be found within movement and inside of a stillness one finds a moving state. We work specifically with the constructive rest position in connection with deeply reflex ordinary movements such as: breathing, crawling, walking and running. Gradually we building a clear and visceral link between high energy action and deep seamless observation.

II. Moving the Environment – The visible boundaries of our body are transparent to the force of gravity. The forces that we feel within our body, (compression or stretch) do not know the difference between what is us and what is our environment. We move ourselves by extending our energy into the environment. The environment answers. We move it and it moves us. This duality offers an extended dimension to our awareness and understanding of what is happening in our dancing as we navigate through time and space.

We will work with objects (both large and small) and each other to explore extending our architecture and expressing force and intention into the environment.
Our work forms a base for a shared physical language and and supports creating spontaneous compositions in solo, duet, or group. For more detailed information on Daniel’s work go to: www.daniellepkoff.com

Material developed in the workshop will be presented to the public in an Informal showing at the end of the week, Friday, 26 at 8:30 pm, Our focus will be live performance as a venue and vehicle for sharing information We will use this opportunity to think about the nature of improvising in performance and to consider what is happening physically in the minds and bodies the performers and audience members in the theater.

WORKSHOP: http://www.schwelle7.de/Daniel%20Lepkoff.html
REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
PRICE: 150 EUR

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants in our special sleeping cocoons. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person.

-———— LOCATION -——-

Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, HH, Aufgang links, 1. OG
13357 Berlin – Wedding (Nähe Uferstudios)
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Schwelle 7 – Cie. Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V.
Artistic & Managing Director: Felix Ruckert
info@felixruckert.de

Trafic Link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6


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THOUGHTS ABOUT THE WORK & PERFORMANCE
by Daniel Lepkoff

„As a maker of dances, a designer of theater and an improvising performer,

I am not specifically interested in presenting “dance” movement on the stage.
What is happening
at any moment,
I see as possible material that can be placed in a dance frame.
Each of us exists in an on-going physical dialogue with our environment,
tuning to the details and nuance of our own and
each others’ movement behavior and to the conditions of our present moment.
We observe, we feel, and we act.
We create our own images and
construct our own understandings.
Ordinarily this activity is unconscious.
In the theater I want to stimulate audience and performer alike to consciously and actively create their own images,
and so my work is designed not to tell the audience what it is they are looking at.
Inside of a moment of disorientation, of not knowing, lies an opportunity for a person in the theater
to create their own story.
In these times, we are surrounded by media images designed by others
to manipulate our attention and to control what we know and do not know.
As an artist, the performance event offers me an opportunity to create,
Empty Space.“

-—————————————-

CV

DANIEL LEPKOFF’s work looks at “all” of our movement as a finely tuned physical dialogue with the environment and explores the form and composition of this interaction.

He played a central role in the development of Release Technique with Mary Fulkerson and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton since the early 70’s. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s he traveled extensively; actively teaching, performing, and exposing this new work and new ideas to audiences worldwide.

As a performer and teacher he is known for his commitment to a way of composing dances that arises from the process of living movement, a vision of living in the body in a physical dialogue with the environment

He is one of the founders of Movement Research in NYC.

In the 80’s Daniel was a member of the New York based improvisational performance ensemble “Channel Z” from 1982 to 1987. Channel-Z’s members included: Robin Feld, Paul Langland, Daniel Lepkoff, Diane Madden, Nina Martin, Stephen Petronio, & Randy Warshaw.

Over the years he has collaborated with many other artists and performers including: Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton; Paul Langland, Saira Blanche Theater in Moscow (Oleg Soulimenko and Andrej Andrianov), Lux Flux in Vienna (Inge Kandlsdorfer, Annette Pffeferkorn and Jack Hauser) and Japanese dancer, Sakura Shimada, among others.

His own work has been seen in NY at PS122, The Kitchen, Movement Research, DTW & Danspace. He has received grants for The Robison Foundation & The Suitcase Fund. In 2002 he was the artistic director and co-produced (together with Mira Kovarova) of “Physical Dialogues” a dance festival in Bratislava focusing on alternative systems for researching movement.

He has published numerous articles articulating concepts that are central to his own work, these writing appear in CQ, The MR Performance Journal and Contredanse Publications in Bruxelles.

CONTACT:
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30 NOV 2010
Contact Improvisation Dance Workshop: All the Stuff That's Important
Gustafson Dance Studio, Las Positas Shopping Ctr., 2285 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 USA

Contact Improvisation Dance Workshop:
All The Stuff That’s Important

with Crisman Cooley and Andrea Rush


How to Enjoy Solo, Partnered and Group Improvisational Dance
with an Open Heart, Clear Boundaries, and the Skills that Matter


An all-levels class
No partner necessary
Tuesday November 30, 2010
Arrival time 7:15 pm
Workshop time 7:30pm – 9:30pm

$15.00

CONTACT: Andrea Rush, 413-341-1390,
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Israel

The 9th Israeli Contact Festival Is coming…
December 5th until December 25th.
Intensives, Classes, Jams and much more.

More details comig up…

CONTACT: Reut Shaibe, 972-77-5433297, , http://www.contactil.org/
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ARC Studio, 1158 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106 USA

Empowering your body’s mid-line with Continuum Movement- This series introduces the basics of Continuum and offers an opportunity to explore both dynamic and slow, meditative continuum movement. The practice of continuum builds on intuitive, fully embodied somatic motion that is novel and refreshing, as it stimulates your contact improv sensibilities.

Feed your creative potency and vitality, by learning to follow the natural fluidity of your own, inner somatic experiencing in a new way. Sensationally awaken to your mid-line from the inside out.
For all dancers and performers!

Come and connect with your cosmic and primal roots through Continuum’s resonant sounding, vibrational breathing, and joyful, fluid motion.

Rejuvenate your cells and come to your senses!

This is an All Levels dance exploration class.
You must register for this class.

3-class December Series~Wednesdays~
Dates: 12/8, 12/15,12/22
Time: 7pm-9pm

No experience is necessary. All levels welcome.
Pre-registration is required.
Please contact Daphne with questions,
or to register:
CALL 310-622-4594, or
Email: daphne.georghiou@gmail.com

FEE: 3-part series: $30 per class
($90 for series)
Drop in fee: $35

CONTACT: Daphne Georghiou, 310-622-4594, , http://www.therapyofmotion.com
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Conservatorio de Málaga, C/ Cerrojo 5, Málaga, Andalucía 29007, Spain

18,19 December 2010 / Malaga

In this intensive we will explore our center of gravity and its influence in the dance.
We will start exploring the possibilities of moving from our center, expanding our body to the ground.
We will learn ways to move with less muscular effort using the concept of center and the support of the ground.
Then we will look for contact with a partner, playing with balance and contact center-to-center in order to move together.
We will explore ways to use the concept of balance to expand the movement and finally to flight.

Guy Aloni (Israel, 1975) is practicing Contact Improvisation since 2000. Since 2005 teaches regular classes in Barcelona, Girona and Zaragoza, and in international festivals
in Germany, Budapest, Brazil and Spain. Guy is the co-founder and organizer of the Nomad Contact Festival of Catalonia (www.contactfestival.es).
Graduated as an instructor in Therapeutic Expressive Movement. Practice Aikido and study Gestalt Therapy.

70 €

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 610 622 485, , http://Contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com
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Israel

Hello Contact lovers!
Have you heard about the tour?
Every year, as part of the Israeli CI festival, we are making a 5 days tour around Israel. This year to Jerusalem, The desert, the Dead sea and the eco-art village.
It is a great experience (ask around, I am sure you will find someone who’ve been here)

The tour is part of the Israeli contact Festival, and is a non-profit activity, (as the whole festival)

About USD 500 all inclusive (food, sleep, bus, love, activities)

CONTACT: Alex Noam, , http://www.contactil.org/ContentSystem/CategoryPage.aspx?CatID=100
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Grenoble, 38000, France

Contact improvisation and Instant composition

  • experience in contact improvisation is recommanded



    We will use these3 days to explore the specifics aspects of the trio, going from contact improvisation practice to more open dancing. We will taste how this odd number comes and makes the dance more complex, unsual, more dynamic, how it invites us to forget our habits in order to open to a new flow. What body states, relationships, collaborations, constructions, rules, games come with that number, comparing to the more known and maybe more simple form of duet dance? In the mass of information and possibilities the trio brings, we will develop an awareness of the specific issues related to the trio in order to play with them with ease and flow.



    For this workshop, it is recommanded to have experience in contact in contact improvisation

    A sylvester jam follow this workshop !!

Fees
Scale Fee 95€, TR 85€ T+ 110€
After deadline* : 110€, TR 95€

CONTACT: Fanny CHORESCENCE, 003+(0)601635067, , http://www.chorescence.org
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29 DEC 2010
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2 Jan 2011
667 Huyette Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414 USA

Join us for 5 lovely days in West Virginia for a great weekend of dancing and spontaneous workshops. Bring in 2011 with a community of dancers in ritual and play, bursts of energy and spaces of reflection. The jam is situated on an intentional community with 400 acres of land, a historic mansion, and an expansive dance floor with room for all. We’ll have catered vegetarian (vegan available) food for three meals each day by Mirabi.

$315 for four days, less for three, two or one day.

CONTACT: Darrell Duane, 202 670 8728, , http://eastcoastjam.com
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Grenoble, 38000, France

31st Dec 2010 – 1st January 2011



The St sylvester Jam will again happen in Grenoble this year..

In a cosy atmosphère please come and dance towards the new year

Information might change but here is what the program should look like:
JAM from Friday 31st, 4pm to saturday 1st, 7 pm

The jam will take place in a nice and big studio in the city where we create a nice and cosy atmosphere
There will be some people leading a warm up (more info on the website to come).
There will also be some live musicians
No food is organized, everybody is invited to bring something to eat and to drink!

Please note that the jam is preceded with a workhops with Isabelle Uski >> ‘Dancing in Trios’ open to experienced contactors



Also, the city is surrounded with amazing moutains where you can go skiing/hiking before or after..

Fanny, Sabine, Armand, Jean Marc, Pascaline, Anne, Isabelle and Grenoble team that will be here to welcome you!

> Infos, registration is necessary BEFORE december 16th
You will receive a confirmation by email + the list of the participants + information on how to open the door! email : jamdelasaintsylvestre@yahoo.com Phone : Armand +33 (0) 6 69 73 71 83
>Housing/ car sharing : We can help you to find a place to stay and to find a sharing ride if you contact us BEFORE december 16th


Closest airports : Grenoble (low coasts compagnies), Lyon (easy jet), Geneve (easy jet)

more help on : http://www.chorescence.org/ENGLISH/welcome.htm

!! the jam follow a workshop!

> Fee : what you can from 10 €
No food is organized, everybody is invited to bring something to eat and to drink

CONTACT: Armand, 33 (0) 6 69 73 71 83, , http://www.chorescence.org
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