Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

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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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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21 Jan 2011
Earthdance, 252 Prospect St, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

January 3-21, 2011
a three-week "CONTINUING"* workshop
*for those who have studied with NSS in other intensive workshops

A rare opportunity for dancers who have participated in previous intensive workshops with Nancy to dive deeper into the study and practice of the “states of grace” materials, including: contact improvisation, solo and group improvisation, composition, contemplation, changing states, the Underscore, listening, and performance.

In addition to furthering our work in all of these areas, we will pay special attention to the delicate translation from intimate, private authenticity to artmaking intended to be viewed to the public.

With: Nancy and regular visits by Mike Vargas and other guests
At: Earthdance retreat center, Plainfield, Massachusetts, USA, and other venues in the Northampton, Massachusetts area

More info coming soon on website

CONTACT: Patrick Crowley, 617.320.9792, , http://www.nancystarksmith.com
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13 Jan 2011
Stephan Dreher & Felix Ruckert: Iyengar Yoga and Japanese Bondage, January 10-13, 2011, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Germany

[deutsch, siehe unten]

Stephan Dreher & Felix Ruckert:
Iyengar Yoga and Japanese Bondage – Beginners
Monday, January, 10th to thursday, January,13, 2011

Daily at 11-14 Yoga //// 15 18 Bondage /// 20 – 22 Practice

This four-day-workshop combines Yoga Practice with an introduction to Japanese Bondage. During the morning sessions Stefan Dreher will teach Iyenar Yoga, in the afternoons Felix Ruckert will introduce participants to the art of Japanese Bondage ( Shibari).

The Yoga classes provide strength and balance, flexibility and calm. They are a great preparation for the work with the ropes which requests an alert, sensitive and focussed mind and a relaxed body.

The Bondage classes will introduce the basics of Japanese Rope Bondage ( Shibari), starting with fundamental knots and aesthetics and proceeding to creative floor work and some simple suspensions. Based on a solid technique, inspired by japanese masters such as Osada Steve, Arisue Go and Hajime Kinoko Felix will also approach the sensual, creative and meditative aspects of Shibari.

Both workshops are designed for beginners, but open to all levels.

Stephan Dreher is a dancer, choreograher and Yoga Teacher. He made his Yoga Formation a the Iyengar Institute in Amsterdam and with BKS Iyengar in Poona, India. Since 1997 he is teaching Yoga for most of the big Belgian Dance Companies, including Rosas, Ultima Vez, Meg Stuart, Michèle Anne de Mey, Les Ballets C. del a B.. He is also teaching dance students at P.A.R.T.S, Brussels and SEAD, Salzburg and doing his own choreographic work.

Felix Ruckert is a dancer, choreographer, and conceptual artist. His experimental dance pieces and installations, his participatory work, but also his choreographies for ballet companies earned him an international reputation as an innovative contemporary choreographer.
For 30 years he has been interested in all sort of body techniques. He studied ballet, modern and contemporary dance, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Chi Kung Tantra, Kyudo and much more. He worked as a dancer with several renowned European companies, before concentrating on choreography and conceptual work.
For ten years he has also been involved in a practical and theoretical investigation of BDSM and explores connections between BDSM techniques and artistic practices, developing an art and philosophy of sensual communication. He plays with ropes since 1999, and studied Japanese Bondage with Midori, Osade Steve and Arisue Go amongst others.


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Dieser Workshop ist eine viertägige Einführung in die Kunst japanischer Bondage (Shibari), kombiniert mit einer intensiven Iyengar Yoga Praxis. Die morgendlichen Yoga Klassen sorgen für Kraft und Gleichgewicht, Beweglichkeit und Entspannung. Sie sind eine grossartige Vorbereitung für die anschliessende Arbeit mit dem Seil, welche körperliche Präsenz, Sensibilität und Konzentration verlangt.

Die Shibari Klassen vermitteln die technischen und ästhetischen Grundlagen japanischer Bondage, von der Arbeit am Boden bis hin zu einfachen Hängungen (Suspension Bondage).
Auf der Basis einer soliden Technik, die u.a. von Osada Steve, Arisue Go und Hajime Kinoko inspiriert ist, sollen auch die kreativen, sinnlichen und meditativen Seiten japanischer Bondage erfahren werden.

Stefan Dreher ist Tänzer und Choreograf und wurde am Iyengar-Yoga Institut Amsterdam und bei BKS Iyengar in Puna zum Yogalehrer ausgebildet.
Seit 1997 unterrichtet er Yoga für fast alle Tanzkompanien in Belgien, insbesondere für Rosas, Ultima Vez, Meg Stuart, Michèle Anne De Mey, Ballets C. de la B. und P.A.R.T.S. und für die Ausbildung am SEAD Salzburg. Stefans besonderes Interesse liegt in der Verbindung von Tanz und Yoga.
Stefan Dreher (1966) erarbeitet seine Choreographien in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Tänzern, Schauspielern und bildenden Künstlern in immer neuen Konstellationen. „yoyo“ über die Stille vor der Umkehr und die Solos „wide awake“ und „gehen“ sind die ersten Choreographien von Dreher. 2003 entstehen „Station to Station“ über die Unmöglichkeit Tanzen zu lernen und in ’05 die Kurzfassung mit 12 Tänzern: „Loving Lucy“. "Angie“, eine instant Comedy in Episoden, entwickelt sich in drei intensiven und sehr unterschiedlichen Phasen mit 18 Episoden und der endgültige Fassung „Angie“ the most beautiful girl. Zwei neue, unabhängige Choreografien im gleichen Bühnenbild, sind “island” solo for one (Hallen 28. Jan.’07) und “island” solo for two (Biennale Charleroi/Danses 27., 28. und 29. April 2007). September 2007 entsteht ein Video-Projekt für YouTube. Stefan Dreher ist für die Saison 2006/07/08 artist associé in den Hallen von Schaerbeek in Brüssel.

Felix Ruckert ist Tänzer, Choreograph, Konzeptor und Autor. Seine experimentellen Tanzstücke und Installationen, seine partizipativen Arbeiten aber auch seine Choreographien für klassische Ensembles haben ihn international bekannt gemacht und er gilt als einer der innovativsten zeitgenössischen Choreographen.
Er interessiert sich seit über dreissig Jahren für die verschiedensten Körpertechniken und studierte Ballett, Zeitgenössischen Tanz, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Chi Kung, Tantra, Kyudo und vieles andere mehr.
Er beschäftigt sich ausserdem seit zehn Jahren praktisch und theoretisch mit BDSM und erforscht Verbindungen zwischen dem sadomasochistischen Ritual und künstlerischen Praktiken. Felix spielt mit Seilen seit 1999 und studierte Shibari u.a. mit Midori, Osada Steve, Arisue Go und Hajime Kinoko.



UDDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Stefan.html
REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
PRICE: 200 EUR for the whole workshop – 150 EUR if you wish to do only Yoga or Bondage.

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

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

CONTACT:
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16 Jan 2011
Sevilla-Málaga , Spain

Impartido por Carolina Becker

Sevilla. 15 y 16 de Enero 2011.

Contenidos: principios básicos y recursos técnicos desde una perspectiva anatómica. Una aproximación al contacto y la organización corporal a partir del reconocimiento y percepción de los diferentes sistemas que componen nuestro cuerpo.

Málaga. 19 y 20 de Febrero 2011.

Contenidos: principios básicos y recursos técnicos ampliando la perspectiva anatómica hacia la dinámica grupal. Desde el contacto hacia el lenguaje corporal de cada participante y la comunicación con los demás en la improvisación.

Organiza: Danza Contact improvisación Al-Sur y Centrobaobab

100 € two workshops before the 31st of December or 130€ after this date.
65 € each workshop before the 31st of December or 80 after this date.

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 610 622 485 (Virginia), , http://Contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com / dcialsur.blogspot.com
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17 JAN 2011
Capital Contact Workshop
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 USA

Celebrate the new year at the 3rd annual Capital Contact Workshop with teachers Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, and Madeleine Reber on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 17, 2011. We are hosting a day of classes and jams in the nation’s capital. All abilities and levels welcome!

Schedule:
9:30am – Registration at Dance Exchange
10-10:30am – Personal Warmup in the Space
10:30am-1:30pm – Morning Class
1:30-2:30pm – Lunch
2:30-4:30pm – First Afternoon Class
4:30-4:45pm – Break
4:45-6pm – Second Afternoon Class
8-11pm – Evening Class and Jam at Dance Place


Locations:
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(Near the Takoma station on Metro’s red line)

Dance Place
3225 8th Street Northeast
Washington D.C., DC 20017
(Near the Brookland station on Metro’s red line)

To register: Send a check payable to Amanda Abrams with Capital Contact Workshop in the memo line to:
Amanda Abrams
1706 Euclid St., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Cost: $45 for just the day at Dance Exchange; $55 for day plus evening session at Dance Place

CONTACT: Amanda Abrams, 919-491-2798,
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The WOW of Contact @ Breitenbush Hot Springs
Breitenbush Hot Springs, Detroit, OR USA

This will be the 4th annual Contact Improvisation Exchange
w/ TouchMonkey @ the amazing Breitenbush Hot Springs- Detroit, Oregon USA

The WOW of CONTACT ~ January 23-28, 2011

WOW to rest in a paradigm that exists for mutual well-being
WOW to rest in the body as home and source
WOW to rest in choice point each moment
WOW to rest in belonging as a given

Where’s your WOW? Come immerse with us to celebrate and explore your unique contribution to this art of sharing our physicality.

Event description and presenter fee-
http://breitenbush.com/events/jan23-28.html
Lodging costs- http://breitenbush.com/reservations/info.html

Book NOW for your 5 days and nights to journey in the land of Contact Improvisation with a small group and soak in the magic healing waters of the old growth Breitenbush winter wonderland! WOW doubled!!

As we let the weight settle in the dance so we use this luxury of time to settle into our curiosity, inquiry and discovery, to let it take us where we need to go……

Each day we begin with AuthentiContact sessions for self-study within a group context. We’ve been combining Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement for a very long time because every session is deeply satisfying. We’re excited to share this practice with you.

In the afternoons we’ll follow the lively thread that develops when we explore Contact Improvisation. We come to research our understanding of contact improvising via dance and dialog. Each designs and manages their own experience with the group as a resource.

In the evenings we’ll jam and experiment with performance, from simple sharing to performance ‘scores’ to presenting pieces- again according to who shows up and where the interests lie.

All levels of experience welcome. We begin where we are, again and again. This immersion is appropriate for those interested in being responsible for and to their experience in a co-creative environment. This is an opportunity to deepen your relationship to self and connection to others.

Register NOW to secure your place. Space is limited, we keep the group to under 25 to create an intimate and inclusive experience.

You must call Breitenbush 503-854-3320 to register.
Event description and presenter fee-
http://breitenbush.com/events/jan23-28.html
Lodging costs- http://breitenbush.com/reservations/info.html

May you honor yourself with this gift to begin the new year!

Event description and presenter fee-
http://breitenbush.com/events/jan23-28.html

Lodging costs-
http://breitenbush.com/reservations/info.html

CONTACT: Carolyn Stuart, 503-282-2938,
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29 JAN 2011
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, Ontario , Canada

Description
An all-day DANCE IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP facilitated by Karen Kaeja, Suzanne Liska and Kathleen Rea.
Facilitators will alternate and combine workshops throughout the day teaching awareness, sensory, presence, choice and skills unique to them.
The project will culminate in a performance by the participants that draws on the day’s investigations.

Date
Sat. January. 29, 2011

Time
10 am – 9 pm

Level
Intermediate or advanced dance, improvisation and/or physical theatre skills

Location
Dovercourt House Ballroom, 2nd Floor
805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto

Registration
suzliska@yahoo.com

Facilitators
Karen Kaeja is Co-AD of Kaeja d’Dance with Allen Kaeja, performing, choreographing and teaching nationally and internationally. She has created over 50 works including improvised installations like BIRDS EYE VIEW and Stable Dances. “One of Toronto’s top Improvisers” Toronto Life and in NOW Magazine’s top ten dance artists as a “champion of contact dance”, she and Allen were the first Contact teachers at Canada’s National Ballet School and for 19 years she has been on faculty at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Co-Founder/AD of the Festival of Interactive Physics (FIP), her continual quest for the delivery of an authentic performance, along with physical risk and playfulness, permeates her life and her teachings. Karen was recently nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Performance. www.kaeja.org

Suzanne Liska is a dance artist and educator originally from Alberta and now based in Toronto. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Flightworks and has danced for choreographers Pam Johnson, Karen Kaeja, Sue Lee and as a company dancer for Kathleen Rea’s REAson d’etre dance productions. Suzanne is the co-founder with Karen Kaeja of the aLOFT Project, an Improv performance ensemble. She regularly teaches Contact Improv dance classes and workshops. Her teaching is informed by her studies with Pam Johnson, Nina Martin, “Viewpoints” approaches, and the Alexander Technique.

Kathleen Rea danced with Ballet Jörgen Canada (BJC), National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Lande-theater (Austria). She currently dances with the improvisation ensemble aLOFT Project. In 2000 she formed REAson d’etre dance productions to showcase her choreography. Kathleen has created over 30 original works for many organizations including Bravo Television, BJC, Ryerson University, Theatre Passe Muraille & Toronto Dance Theatre. Her recent work Long Live was nominated for three DORA awards. Kathleen is part of the Contact community, founding the Wednesday Dance Jam. She is faculty member of George Brown College Dance and York University and has a Master’s in Expressive Arts. Recently, Kathleen received a K.M Hunter award for her achievements in dance. www.reasondetre.com

$90 CADA/student
$100 with payment before Jan15
$120 regular
Limited # of scholarships available

CONTACT: Suzanne Liska, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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Centro Coreográfico do Rio de Janeiro, Rua José Higino, 115 - Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22270-020, Brazil

International Contact Improvistation Festival of Rio de Janeiro 2010!
After the successfull first 3 editons (2008, 2009 & 2010) we are improving the next festival with an open teachers meeting at february 06th and 13th.
Former teachers will have 50% descount!

“see website for more details.”

CONTACT: FERNANDO NEDER, (** 55 21) 22662579, , http://www.contactinrio.jimdo.com
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WORKSHOP: Nina Martin: „The Big Picture“ - Dance Improvisation in Performance, February 7-11, 2011, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

Nina Martin:
„The Big Picture“ – Dance Improvisation in Performance
Monday, February 7th – Friday, February 11th, 2011
daily 12 am – 6 pm
Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany


„The Big Picture“ – Dance Improvisation in Performance

This workshop focuses on three systems: Articulating the Solo Body, Contact Improvisation and Ensemble Thinking.

Articulating the Solo Body focuses on techniques for spontaneous dancing rich in detail and phrasing. We will use hands on re-patterning, structures inspired by Trisha Brown’s choreographic structures, and Martin’s ReWire: Dancing States— a system that motivates dance from a Kinetic Body State and from a Neurological (Neuro) Brain State. The Kinetic State brings us to awareness of the body’s emergent desires for movement and the Neuro State allows us to dance the brain and bypass “Mind” as much as possible. We extend these investigations into Contact Improvisation to embody these dancing states as duets and discover new vocabulary for our Contact dancing. Martin’s Ensemble Thinking (ET) creates ensemble compositional sensibilities to frame for our solo,contact, and ensemble dancing.

We will work through the week towards a performance on Friday, February, 11 th, 2011, at 8:30 pm

„I recently read Peter Ryan’s essay “10,000 Jams Later: Contact Improvisation in Canada, 1974-95” and Steve Paxton is quoted saying “I don’t think the idea of composition has occurred to more than two in a hundred of contacters, or composition in the way that dance art uses it.” Articulating the Solo Body and Ensemble Thinking address improvisational composition as a technique and enhances the experience of Contact Improvisation both as the doer and the watcher „


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Nina Martin’s choreographic projects have received numerous grants and awards including multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA) and private foundations. She has taught and performed extensively in North America including Canada as well as in Venezuela, Russia, Finland, Lithuania, Austria and Japan. Performance credits include Steve Paxton in the PBS Dance in America: Beyond the Mainstream, David Gordon Pick Up Company, Mary Overlie, Nancy Topff, Simone Forti, Channel Z and Martha Clarke. Additionally she has performed and collaborated with numerous artists including Deborah Hay and most recently in collaborative performance with Shelley Senter and Lower Left Performance Collective at Danspace NYC. Her article Ensemble Thinking: Compositional Strategies for Group Improvisation (2007, Contact Quarterly 32 (2).) gives an overview of her innovative improvisational systems Ensemble Thinking and ReWire: Dancing State. Her commitment to collaborative art making is evidenced as a founding member of Channel Z (NYC), New York Dance Intensive, and Lower Left (www.lowerleft.org). Nina presently is a board member of Marfa Live Arts, which hosts the March 2 Marfa Performance Labs and Dance Ranch Marfa workshops in the Wild West of Texas. Martin is an Assistant Professor at the School for Classical and Contemporary Dance at TCU and is in the PhD degree program in Dance at Texas Woman’s University where her research examines the phenomena of ensemble improvisation in performance.


UDDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Nina%20Martin.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, backyard, left site, 2. floor
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

CONTACT:
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Málaga, Spain

Contenidos: principios básicos y recursos técnicos ampliando la perspectiva anatómica hacia la dinámica grupal. Desde el contacto hacia el lenguaje corporal de cada participante y la comunicación con los demás en la improvisación.


Sábado. Taller de 11.00h a 15.00h

Domingo. Taller de 11.00h a 15.00h y Estructura para Improvisación (JAM) 18.00h a 20.00h

80€

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 610622485, , http://Contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com
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Prinzregentenstraße 1, Munich, Bayern 80538, Germany

“Goldberg Variations” is an investigation of the dancer Jurij Konjar through a transgression of a transgression of a copy of an original dance. Jurij Konjar already impressed the public in Munich due to his performance in the piece of Janez Jansa “Fake it!”

19.+20.02.2011, 8pm – Haus der Kunst Munich

Simple tickets: 8,00€
Ticket&Exhibition: 15,00€

CONTACT: JOINT ADVENTURES JOINT ADVENTURES, , http://www.jointadventures.net
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Bolívar 1128, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal 1065, Argentina

Encuentro Internacional de Maestros de CI en Latinoamérica

(Internacional Contact Improvisation Teachers Meeting in Latin America)

$350 / $700 / $1.000 (pesos argentinos).

CONTACT: E.I.M.CI.LA 2011, 00 54 9 11 58031352, , http://eimcila2011.blogspot.com/
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Burlington City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401 USA

Burlinton Vermont, located on beautiful Lake Champlain is 2 hours south of Montreal and about 4 hours from Boston and Western Mass. The Jam brings these contact communities and many others together for a weekend of rich dances, great food and special events.

Join Us — March 4th 5th and 6th… more details to follow…..

$65 for the weekend including meals

see: contactimprovvermont@blogspot.com for details.

CONTACT: Michelle Lefkowitz, 802.864.7306, , http://ContactImprovVermont.blogspot.com
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The Dance Space, The Island, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2PY, United Kingdom

A weekend dedicated to Contact Improvisation jamming, with some classes, warm-ups, and performance sharing time

Friday night: 7-10pm* – Film jam – Improvisation inspired by projected films and images
Saturday: 10am-5pm – Class and jam – Live music at times
7-9pm – Performance sharing*
Sunday: 10am-5pm – Class and jam – Live music at times

  • Exact timings to be confirmed. If you would like to get involved in this event (e.g. with performance, music, sharings) please get in contact with your ideas

Venue: The Dance Space, The Island, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2PY

To book: send a non-refundable deposit of £20, with your booking form, payable to: Lee Bolton, 240 Mina Road, Bristol BS2 9YP

Email: workshops@contactdance.co.uk to get a booking form

Tel: 07966498596

Accommodation: We will do our best to provide you with a space to sleep at the houses of local dancers. The sooner you can let us know you are coming, the more likely it is that we can find you a space to stay.

For updated information check out www.contactdance.co.uk

Cost: Weekend: £50 full/£40 concessions. Day rate: £25

CONTACT: Lee Bolton, +447966498596, , http://www.contactdance.co.uk
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Contact Improv for Actors-Spring Workshop with Michael Doonan
929 East 2nd St #105, Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

Contact Improv for Actors explores the fundamentals of physical preparation through stretch, strength, and alignment; and the relationship of the actor to the physical environment, to the group, and to a specific ‘other’. The result is an instinctual, unpredictable, and undeniable presence.
Strong physical actors will be in a relaxed state of readiness, kinetically aware of the space they are in, the people they are around, and the imperceptible influences of motion and rhythm that surrounds them. Physical actors use all their senses, intuition, and intellect, to inform their physical being and actions on the stage without self- consciousness or judgement.

Michael Doonan holds an M.F.A. in Acting from UC Irvine, where he now teaches Contact Improvisation with Annie Loui, a heralding force in this work. Michael has studied with international theatre artists at the Grotowski Institute in Poland and also with the Moscow Art Theatre and Harvard/ A.R.T. in Cambridge, MA.

Time: Sundays 2-5 pm. Begins 3/6/11. Ends 4/10/11.
Place: Loft Ensemble/ 929 East 2nd St #105/ 90012
Price: $200 total. Payment plans available.
Contact: m.doonan@gmail.com

CONTACT: Michael Doonan,
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Earthdance, 252 Prospect St, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

March 7(evening) – March 17(morning), 2011
Contact +/-
a 9-day "OPEN"* training
*open to those with previous experience in contact improvisation

Contact Improvisation, Improvisation Scores, The Underscore, Composition, Contemplation, Changing States, Performance

With: Nancy and guests
At: Earthdance, Plainfield, Massachusetts, USA

NOTE: Earthdance’s Spring Equinox Jam will follow this workshop: Thursday March 17-Sunday, March 20, 2011. A great opportunity to relax, integrate, and jam! www.earthdance.net

More info coming soon at website

CONTACT: Patrick Crowley, 617.320.9792, , http://www.nancystarksmith.com
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Sabine Sonnenschein & Felix Ruckert
Contact Improvisation based on Tantra

Retreat: Monday to Friday, March 7-11, 2011
all day, 10am 10pm (10am to 1pm / 3pm – 6pm / 8pm -10 pm)

Sabine and Felix will direct this retreat together. Sabine will focus on the Tantric aspects and Felix will provide the Tools for Contact improvisation.

Contact improvisation (ci) was developed in the US in the 1970s. As a dance practice and social event CI 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 approach und techniques, CI becomes a tantric practice and sensual dance experience in which space for love energy is provided within a defined form. Love energy includes sexual energies. That means: We’ll learn techniques that enable us to sense love energy, 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 nourished by love 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, tra (Sanskrit) = to free .
Dance meditation opens our bodies, we dance as if though in water, internally fulfilled by the sensation of streaming in your organs. Here, it is possible to experience an internal and external tenderness. Intense emotions take place physically but dissolve again in time, if the body is open.
Dancing we make love with the space or with a partner or several partners as well as the space. We sense the space between you and me, we experience ourselves sustained by the space. You permit the awareness to experience you, the space, and us. CI, as a tantric practice, means experiencing an “us,” which arises from a lack of intention, from improvization, and from the moment.

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 love energy in specific ways, 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.

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.
For everbody, who loves to dance and wants to refine his /her love energy und perception. For participation some experience in a wholesome as well as physical training is needed, like for example Tantra, CI, dance, dance improvisation, Yoga, Tai Chi, martial arts etc. None of the heteronormativity of classical Tantra!

SABINE SONNENSCHEIN
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 and in 2010 several times at Schwelle 7 in Berlin. 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).

FELIX RUCKERT
Felix Ruckert is a dancer, choreographer, and conceptor. His experimental dance pieces and installations, his participatory work, but also his choreographies for ballet companies earned him an international reputation as an innovative contemporary choreographers. Since 30 years he is interested in all sort of body techniques. He studied ballet, modern and contemporary dance, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Chi Kung Tantra, Kyudo and much more. He worked as a dancer with several renowned european companies, before concentrating on choreography and conceptual work. Since ten years he is also involved in a practical and theoretical investigation of BDSM and explores connections between BDSM techniques and artistic practices, developing an art and philosophy of sensual communication. He directs the performance space schwelle7 in Berlin and curates and organizes – in collaboration with Caprice Dilba – the annual festival xplore. More at: www.felixruckert.de

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/SabineSonnenschein.html
FEES: 250 EURO
REGISTRATION: 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: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html



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Sabine Sonnenschein & Felix Ruckert
Contact Improvisation als Tantrische Praxis – Intensiv Woche
Montag bis Freitag, 7. bis 11. März 2011
ganztägig, 10 22 Uhr (10-13 / 15-18 / 20-22 Uhr)

Sabine und Felix leiten diesen Retreat gemeinsam, wobei Sabine das Tantrische lebt und trägt, während sich Felix vor allem um das Vermitteln von Contact Improvisation Technik kümmert.

Contact Improvisation (CI) wurde in den 70er Jahren in den USA entwickelt. Als Tanzform und soziales Event hat CI 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 Haltung und Techniken zur tantrischen Praxis und zum sinnlichen Tanzerlebnis, bei denen innerhalb einer bestimmten Form Raum für Liebesenergie gegeben ist. Liebesenergie umfasst auch sexuelle Energie. Konkret heißt das: Techniken werden erlernt, um Liebesenergie/sexuelle Energie im Körper wahrzunehmen, bewusst zu lenken und zwischen uns zu spüren sowie Austausch mit einem/r PartnerIn auf sehr subtiler Ebene stattfinden zu lassen. Tänze entstehen, die von Liebesenergie genährt sind.
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.

Der Workshop ist als Retreat angelegt, weil eine tatsächliche Auseinandersetzung mit spirituellen Praxen des Tantra Zeit, Raum und Intensität benötigt.
Alles ist von Vibration erfüllt, heißt es in der Spanda-Schule des kaschmirischen Tantrismus. Dieser Retreat lässt Tanz zur Einswerdung mit der Welt in Vibration werden, lässt Tanz zur spirituellen Praxis werden. Tanz ist Ausdehnung in den Raum, Tantra ist Ausdehnung; und das freilich nicht nur etymologisch; tan (Sanskrit) = ausdehnen, tra (Sanskrit) = befreien.
Tanzmeditation öffnet unseren Körper, wir tanzen wie im Wasser, innerlich erfüllt vom Strömungsempfinden der Organe. Eine innere und äußere Zärtlichkeit kann hier erfahren werden. Emotionale Intensitäten kommen, haben im Körper statt, aber verschwinden nach einer Zeit wieder, so dein Körper offen ist. Im Tanz machen wir Liebe mit dem Raum oder mit einem oder mehreren PartnerInnen und dem Raum. Wir spüren den Raum zwischen dir und mir, wir erfahren das Uns getragen durch den Raum. Du erlaubst dem Bewusstsein dich, den Raum und das Wir erfahren zu lassen. CI based on tantra bedeutet ein Wir zu erfahren, das entsteht aus Intentionslosigkeit heraus, aus der Improvisation, dem Moment heraus.

Ausgehend von öffnenden, energetisierenden Atem-/Körperübungen und der Erfahrung unterschiedlicher Berührungsqualitäten spüren wir uns selbst und einander. 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 Liebesenergie 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.
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.

Für alle, die tanzen, ihre Liebesenergie verfeinern und ihre Wahrnehmung sensibilisieren wollen. Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme ist Erfahrung mit einer Form von ganzheitlichem, körperlichem Training, wie Tantra, Contact Improvisation, Tanz(improvisation), Yoga, Tai Chi, Martial Arts etc. Frei von Heteronormativität des klassischen Tantra!


Sabine Sonnenschein
(1970, AT) hat Theaterwissenschaft, Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte studiert und ist seit 1992 freischaffende Choreografin und Performerin. Ihre – bisher 36 – Arbeiten wurden u.a. in Wien (Tanzquartier Wien, ImPuls Tanz, Tanzsprache, imagetanz,…), München, London, NYC, Stuttgart, Prag, Pula, Berlin und St.Petersburg gezeigt; http://sonnenschein.wuk.at

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 sie seit 2006 tantrische Körperarbeit, vornehmlich Einzelarbeit, www.tantrischekoerperarbeit.at

Sie gibt Seminare, die sich mit der Verbindung von Tantra und Contact Improvisation beschäftigen, z.B. im Februar und Oktober 2010 in der Schwelle 7 und hat 2009 auch bei ImpulsTanz in Wien unterrichtet.

Felix Ruckert
ist einer der ungewöhnlichsten europäischen Choreografen. Bevor er mit stark konzeptuell geprägten Stücken wie HAUTNAH, RING, DELUXE JOY PILOT und SECRET SERVICE international bekannt wurde tanzte er u.a. mit Wanda Golonka/ VA Wölfl, Mathilde Monnier und Pina Bausch. Oft gibt Ruckert dem Zuschauer eine aktive Rolle in der Aufführung und konfrontiert ihn mit intensiven Emotionen. Für diese interaktiven Choreografien erfindet er spezielle Techniken zur physischen Kommunikation und Wahrnehmung und entwickelt diese zu einer Kunst der Berührung. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt seiner Arbeit ist die Entwicklung von Improvisationsstrukturen und Kompositionstechniken. In den letzten Jahren arbeitete er auch vermehrt als Gastchoreograph für klassische Ensembles (Ballet du Rhin, Mulhouse; National Ballet Vietnam; Tokyo Star Dancers; Ballet Castro Alvez, Salvador da Bahia). Er beschäftigt sich seit mehreren Jahren mit BDSM und integriert auch diese Erfahrungen in seine Arbeit. Seit März 2007 leitet er die schwelle7 in Berlin-Wedding. He In Zusammenarbeit mit Caprice Dilba kuratiert and organisiert er das alljährliche Festival xplore. Mehr unter www.felixruckert.de

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/SabineSonnenschein.html
FEES: 250 EURO
REGISTRATION: 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 http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

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Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin/Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de

Schwelle 7 – Cie. Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V.
Artistic & Managing Director: Felix Ruckert
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: http://www.schwelle7.de/SabineSonnenschein.html
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Grenoble, 38000, France

Experiencial Anatomy and Contact Improvisation

During this workshop, we will explore a fundamental movement pattern in which the body is coordinated
around the pelvis in a radiating, spherical manner.
The pelvis, as one of the body’s major vital centres, is the crossroad of several physiological and structural systems,
including the psoas muscle, the termination of the spinal cord, and the abdominal organs.
Experiencing the sensitivity and power of the pelvis as movement center, invites us to explore how our 6 limbs
(head, coccyx, hands and feet) relate to our torso and to each other.

To revisit the star-body principle allows to discover a whole new way to navigate though space
and to free up both, connectedness and freedom while dancing.
Through expriencial anatomy, touch et movement exploration, we will explore these potentials and apply them
to Contact Improvisation. Open to all. Previous experience with Contact Improvisation is not required, but might be helpful.

When
Saturday 14h30-18h30
Sunday 10h-13h/14h-17h/
to be confirmed

Where
MJC des Allobroges
1, rue Hauquelin 38000 Grenoble

>> REGISTER
Deadline march 7
Deposit: 30€
Comming there/ housing
see registration page


Nien-Mari Chatz

Nien Mari CHATZ, born in Germany, has completed her dance studies at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam, during which time she studied Contact Improvisation with the pionneers of these forms: Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Kirstie Simpson and many others.
From 1986 – 96 NMCH has been faculty of the SNDO, since 1997 she lives in France.
Her work as choreographer and teacher is strongly inspired by experimental Bodywork : Release Technique, Body Mind Centering®, Alexander Technique.

In performance, NMCH danced with Tanzfabrik Berlin, Yoshiko Chuma, New York , Pauline De Groot, Amsterdam and other choreographers, musicians and visual artists internationnally.

As a dancer and teacher I am interested in creating experimental situations in which the body is allowed to feel good and confident. I trust in learning by experimentation and play as a deeply crative process, that silence and patience are powerful states of beeing alive. I see that effortlessness and a clear fokus allow for both, non-violent communication and animalistic power in dancing, and that such practice can free up new, more subtle, authentic and diversified possibilies for creative interaction.

I am interested in the integration of dancing and living, and in healing through creating.

Fees
Scale Fee 71€, TR 62€ T+ 77€
After deadline* : 76€, TR 67€

+ year membership : 10€ to 40€

CONTACT: , http://www.chorescence.org
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WORKSHOP: hancock & kelly live: „My body tries to cry...”, March 14-18, 2011, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

My body tries to cry…
– an evolving workshop-laboratory project from hancock & kelly live

Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th, 2011
Venue: Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany (adress below)

Updates: http://www.schwelle7.de/Hancock%26Kelly.html

REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
PRICE: 150 EUR


My body tries to cry… is an evolving workshop-laboratory project from hancock & kelly live.

The workshop explores a series of durational images focusing on physical, emotional, and energetic exchanges between bodies. Each encounter is present as a testimony to a shared moment, a living inheritance, and a temporary memorial to the cellular body, and its (in)glorious contamination at the brink of collapse.

My body tries to cry… continues hancock & kelly’s workshop trajectory through both self and other, revisiting and expanding ideas of material as inheritance, exchange, and testimony.

The five-day workshop culminates in a live durational performance configured around the workshop participants. The performance consists of an evolving series of bodily exchanges between performers, each of which, at breaking point, become memorialized in gold.

Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly’s workshop-laboratories offer a space for practice- based/body-based thinking, built around a set of questions pertinent to the duo’s current investigations. This ‘thinking’ is made public by means of a pre-determined choreographic structure that is further developed throughout the workshop and presented at the end.

In addition to the specific questions of the workshop, sessions include a series of physically and emotionally demanding exercises (drawn from the artists’ own practices, other seminal performance practitioners, and wider areas of body-based research) that situate the body and these questions in the context of Hancock and Kelly’s wider socio-artistic concerns.

Participants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to consider themselves as both ‘makers’ and ‘performers’, working within a framework designed to support and provide the space to question, risk, and expose.

Participants should be aware that the some of the workshop processes and the performance require nudity.


Timetable

The workshop will run from Monday, March 7th to Friday March 11th, 2011, with a public presentation on the final day.

Mon March 14 13:00 – 18:00
Tue March 15 13:00 – 18:00
Wed March 16 13:00 – 18:00
Thur March 17 13:00 – 18:00
Fri March 18 16:00 – 23:00 (including public presentation, time to be confirmed)

Please note that the structure of the workshop and final presentation are shaped around the participants, and it is important that participants are able to commit to attend all sessions.

Biographies

hancock & kelly live is the collaborative project of artists Richard Hancock (b. 1977, UK) and Traci Kelly (b. 1961, UK).

Since 2001, they have collaborated on a body of work, questioning and provoking the gaps between subjects, between lives, between one another, between ‘you’ and ‘I’.

Through an Internationally acclaimed body of work spanning performance, dance, video, photography, installation, and text, they have continually asked questions of where the limits of the body may be drawn, and separated from the knowledge and questions with which they are enmeshed. Further, their provocations ask where and how we can begin to define what is ‘you’ and where am ‘I’.

The resulting works have been a series of intimate and queer events, both moving and spectacular. hancock & kelly live has performed and exhibited at venues and events including the National Review of Live Art, UK (2005, 2007, 2009), Performance Space, Australia (2007), Interregnum, Denmark (2008), the Museu de Évora, Portugal (2009), and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Germany (2010).

Richard Hancock is an artist/choreographer currently based in Berlin. His research interests include questions of racial ‘whiteness’, masculinity, and non-reproductive sexualities.

Richard Hancock holds a first-class honours degree in Fine Art from the Nottingham Trent University, and a Masters degree with distinction in Critical Theory: The Body & Representation from the University of Reading.

He is currently Associate at New Work Network, London, where he is developing models for artist-led learning programmes. His ongoing collaboration, RESIDENT ALIENS (with the artist Liz Rosenfeld), is an exploration of queer family, lineage, and portraiture.

Traci Kelly’s practice slips and knots between performance, visual and textual languages. Her poetic and visual imagery opens up a space for doubt and questions the status of the body. Frequently her work implicates the audience in gestures of intimacy and solicited expressions of sincerity.

Together with Richard Hancock, Kelly approaches collaboration as a plastic material that may take multiple forms. Currently she is exploring collaboration as a solo and viral process, resulting in encounters that are queer and inviting.


Links:

hancock & kelly live website: http://www.hancockandkellylive.com
hancock & kelly live on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/hancock-kelly-live/215498439659
Footage from the 2009 workshop presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX8Cylg3lus



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, backyard, left site, 2. floor
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

CONTACT:
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Conservatorio de Málaga, C/ Cerrojo 5, Málaga, Andalucía , Spain

Para mi bailar Contact Improvisación es un diálogo a tres voces; dos voces internas de los respectivos bailarines y la que surge de la conversación entre ambos.
Este curso es una invitación a despertar los sentidos del cuerpo como fuente para el diálogo de ‘Contact’. Escuchar que es lo que comunica el propio cuerpo y dejar que esto encamine y construya la danza y, a la vez, escuchar lo que me comunica mi compañero y como las dos informaciones confluyen en una sola.
Utilizaremos como punto de partida métodos de conciencia corporal (Técnica Alexander, Feldenkrais, y conceptos anatómicos) llevándolos a la exploración del propio movimiento para llegar a la danza/comunicación con el compañero. Ampliaremos la danza al grupo y al espacio, para desarrollar un clima de jam.

65 € / 75 € after the 4th of March

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 610 622 485 (Virginia), , http://Contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com
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Clearspring Yoga Studio, 605 Copeland St., Austin, TX 78704 USA

Friday: 7-9pm (Facilitated Jam w/ Live Music!)
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm (Lunch Break 1-3)
Sunday: 2-5:00pm

“Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships,” said Franklin D. Roosevelt. If his statement was true back then, it is even more true now. Using the multifaceted language of Contact Improvisation, along with help from the ritual of Authentic Movement, we will research the science and healing potential of authentic, and improvisational, human interaction.

Is it possible to stay true to oneself while relating to/dancing with others? How does it feel to stay in deep contact with one’s internal truth while interacting with the outside world? How do we find the moving Tao, where what we choose is exactly what the world needs from us? In the spirit of mindfulness, curiosity, and play, we’ll explore Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement as body-centered movement practices that welcome, and make explicit, our living truth. This awareness improves our dancing, nourishes our depths, and is socially revolutionary! Heck, maybe Contact Improv and Authentic Movement can even save the world.

Lindsay Sworski brings together her in-depth study of Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, psychotherapy, bodywork, creative process, and spiritual development in her workshops and classes. She teaches a hybrid blend of these disciplines internationally and is honored to have the chance to invite people to connect deeply with themselves, their bodies, each other, and the present moment. Lindsay danced and studied for many years with the Lower Left Performance Collective, is a Core organizing member of the thriving Boulder Contact Lab, is almost finished with her certification in the Hakomi Method for Experiential Psychotherapy, and is a member of the Ridhwan School of Inner Work. She is grateful to the lineage of depth-divers before her who have paved the way for her offerings. Learn more at www.MovingPresence.com.

$100-140 before March 5th;
$130-170 after March 5th;
$20-30 for Friday Only (sliding scale)

CONTACT: Brandon Gonzalez, , http://www.MovingPresence.com
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WORKSHOP: Javier Murugarren: Unexpected dresses for undefined ceremonies, April 4-8, 2011, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

+ Unexpected dresses for undefined ceremonies +
LABORATORY COSTUME PERFORMANCE – development of SOLO work

Monday, April 4th – Friday, April 8th, 2011
Duration: 5 days / 5 hours a day
Venue: Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany (adress below)

Updates: http://www.schwelle7.de/JavierMurugarren.html

REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
PRICE: 150 EUR


+ Unexpected dresses for undefined ceremonies +
LABORATORY COSTUME PERFORMANCE – development of SOLO work

The primal idea of this laboratory is to address costume design technique and directly integrate it into development of performance parameters such as physicality, performativity and presence in the form of solo actions.

The laboratory will be divided in two parts:

1 Costume design research
A quick overview in the use an posibilities of sewing machines as well as simple design tips will be given at the begining of the workshop in order to give the participants a minimum autonomy to proceed by themselves.
We will also investigate the potential of colors, tissues and forms and the hidden fascinating psychology these elements have.

2 Performance implementation
During the second part of the day we will investigate the relation between the item in creation process and the performer in research. Here we will try to achieve two parallel dynamics where the development of the costume will affect the perception of the performer.
At this point, the introduction of movement proposals, actions, discussions, readings, and individual coached investigations will give us the possibility of deepen into the imagery, form or antiform of our trip; always with the goal of achieving a plastic coherence. At the end of the laboratory we will review the material created by each participant in the form of a informal series of solo presentations.

+ javier murugarren +
choreographer, performer and costume designer. Born in Basque country and currently living in Amsterdam. His work it is developed through the interference of different disciplines like physical theater, puppetry, cabaret and costume design, He has collaborated with several companies while continuously developing his own work.

LINKS
http://www.murugalas.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy_VMtFdEVI


Notes for participants:
- participants are welcome from diverse backgrounds: dancers, performers, visual artists, and anyone with an interest in costumes, in the body and a desire to perform it at its capacity
- the workshop will be conducted in English
-> IF POSSIBLE, BRING YOUR OWN SEWING MACHINE


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, backyard, left site, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding (near 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

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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WORKSHOP: DAVID ZAMBRANO, Improvisation on stage, April 11-15, 2011, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

DAVID ZAMBRANO: Improvisation on stage
Monday, April 11th – Friday, April 15th, 2011
daily 12 am – 6 pm
Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany

IMPROVISATION ON STAGE

Learning to use one’s life experience, being able to consciously and continuously shape one’s energy integrating the body and mind, time and space through the practice of dance improvisation, students learn to create instant pieces of dance onstage in front of an audience.

The workshop begins with students improvising solos, duets, and small groups utilizing the class as an audience. Zambrano pushes the students to realize that there is always something more inside and that performing is spontaneous. The students are urged to break down old habits to search for new possibilities. Change is vital to this training as the student is asked to constantly change their vocabulary into something new. How do you use your power? How do you redefine what you know, turn it on and off to explore something new? The student become more flexible as they learn to communicate within their bodies, the bodies of fellow performers, and the environment in which they are working. Zambrano asks his students to accept everything one can imagine, especially the impossible, and to learn to call upon them when creating an improvisation.

PARTICIPANT’S PERFORMANCE

David Zambrano and the students of the workshop will perform at Schwelle 7 Friday, April 15 th at 8:30 pm

DAVIS ZAMBRANO

„My workshops are very physical. Whoever wants to take it, she/he must know that we are moving our thoughts all day.“ (D.Z.)

David Zambrano has been making dance for over 20 years. In his pursuits as both a creator and educator, Zambrano has visited 40 countries, worked with more than 25,000 students, and has performed at hundreds of venues across the world. His pieces range from set choreography, structured improvisation, and pure improvisation. Born in Venezuela, Zambrano spent 15 years in New York, and now lives in Amsterdam continuing to perform and teach worldwide. His improvisation is committed to art as a cultural exchange developing the creative process in a world without borders. Zambrano sees improvisation as an art and choreography as a vehicle to further develop his work in improvisation.

Zambrano’s pursuits as an improviser, choreographer, and performer have been presented all over the world. The most notable examples of his original projects of both solo and group work include: Twelve Flies Went Out at Noon (2005), Barcelona in 48 Hours (2004), The Rabbit Project/Proyecto Conejo (2003), Mandraking (2002), David Zambrano InvitesÖ(2000), Acme (1999), Ballroom (1996), Proyecto: Z (1994), Red Blink (1994), Agua Fuerte (1993), Cancion de Diente (1993), Sabana (1990), Fetiche (1987), and Para Carmen (1984). He also founded the Festival de Danza Postmoderna in Venezuela in 1989 and was its director until 1993.

Zambrano’s methods in improvisation are influenced by the training he teaches around the globe. The most notable method is his Flying Low technique which examines the dancer’s relationship to the floor, earth, and ground. These techniques are very sought after by festivals, dance companies and schools including: Movement Research (New York), American Dance Festival (USA and Japan), PARTS (Belgium), La Caldera (Spain), Impulstanz Festival (Austria), Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez (Belgium), Sasha Waltz and Guests (Germany), New York Dance Intensive (USA), AREA (Spain), The School for New Dance, Development (Holland), Dansens Hus (Denmark), Rosas (Belgium), La Anonima Imperial (Spain), Danza Abierta (Cuba), Danza Combinatoria (Cuba), Retazos (Cuba), Espacio Alterno (Venezuela), Neodanza (Venezuela), Taller de Danza Contemporanea de Caracas (Venezuela).

His performance work has been presented at or by: Movement Research Presenting Series (USA), Dance Theater Workshop (USA), The Kitchen (USA), Festival Aix-en-Provence (France), Tanzwerkstatt Berlin (Germany), Tamperen International Theater Festival (Finland), Improvisation Festival/New York (USA), Primer Taller Internacional de Danza (Cuba), Periferics (Spain), P.S. 122 (USA), CODA (Norway), Impulstanz Festival (Austria), Konfrontance (Czech Republic), Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church (USA), the Whitney Museum (USA), Theater Frascati (Netherlands), and many others.

Past collaborators include: Jennifer Monson, Sasha Waltz, Mark Tompkins, Mat Voorter, Simone Forti, Pooh Kaye, Simone Sandroni, Bill T. Jones, Donald Fleming, Jill Becker, Yoshiko Chuma, Ismael Houston-Jones, Jordi Cortez, Hisako Horikawa, Frans Poelstra, Palle Dyrval, Katie Duck, Michael Moore, Sam Bennett, Robin Holcomb, Yuval Gabay, Guy Yarden, Otto Lechner, Max Nagl, Miguel Noya, Johannes Bauer, Dietmar Diesner, Joelle Leandro, Michael Vatcher, Nuno Rebelo, Misha Mengelberg, Ab Bears, Wilbert De Joode, Tristan Honsinger, Thomas Hauert, Mat Voorter.

He has been the recipient of many grants, awards and fellowships as well as having served on various panels and juries. They include the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Suitcase Fund administered by Dance Theater Workshop with funds by the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York State Council for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Zambrano has been a panelist for the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Certamen Coreografico de Madrid, and the PARTS school for Contemporary Dance in Brussels. As a recognized artist of merit, he was granted special residency status by the Dutch government.

http://www.davidzambrano.org

UDDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/DavidZambrano.html
REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
PRICE: 200 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, backyard, left site, 2. floor
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

CONTACT:
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nuñez de arce 11, madrid, 28012, Spain

April 14 to 17 2011

Teachers: Joerg Hassman, Stephanie Maher, Johan Nilsson
workshops, jams, scores, labs, performances.
guitar, cello and piano music alive.


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

CONTACT: irene schachter, 00 34 91 532 27 01, , http://www.estudio3.org
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Dartington Estate, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL, United Kingdom

Hosted at Dartington Estate, where contact improvisation first landed in the UK, the festival will take place in beautiful dance studios with underfloor heating and views onto the Devon countryside.

Teachers: Cathy Crick, Charlie Morrissey, Riccardo Meneghini

For more information and to book, contact Richard Sarco-Thomas by emailing: contactfestivaldartington@gmail.com

Price: £220 (£180 student rate) or £250 (£200) after 1st February. Includes all meals all festival events and camping. There is also a day rate of £45.

CONTACT: Richard Sarco-Thomas, , http://www.contactfestivaldartington.co.uk
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Grenoble, 38000, France

Improvisation training, Ruth Zapora work

Intensive workshop in ST Andeol, in a beautiful studio located in the montains 45 km from Grenoble.

ACTION THEATER™ is a starting point for body-oriented theater improvisation, a training method and artistic practice rolled into one. It integrates body and spirit, furthers spontaneous and conscious expression. In Action Theater™, the improviser follows the ever-changing interior of her/his imagination and responds to it with movement, sound and/or language.

ACTION THEATER™ is not a technique, but rather a map, a guide towards increasing one’s awareness and meeting the incredible variety of personal phenomena. Working solo and in groups, participants are lead through improvisation exercises. The exercises are simple, playful and challenging. These exercises develop your capacity to stay in the present moment and fine-tune your perception. They awaken feelings, thoughts, and memories; draw out your imagination, intuition and encourage creative expression. The exercises renew your ability to play and gain new personal insights.

IN THE WORLD OF AWARENESS little difference exists between theater and the street. Who we are, how we think we are and how we work with our perceptions and reactions is the same everywhere. In Action Theater™, we improvise inside of forms that have movement and theatrical frameworks, yet what we learn affects our daily lives.

THIS WORKSHOP in body-based improvisation is for anyone who wishes to access imagination, develop vocal, verbal and physical performance skills. During the training, students will work alone and with other classmates in physical & vocal exercises. Exercises isolate and invite exploration of the formal elements: time, space, shape and dynamics. These explorations quiet the conceptual mind and hone awareness. Other exercises strengthen and expand skills of performance: movement, voice, composition, listening and relationship. Students increase their ability to hold and express emotion, enliven imagination, and recover lost personal material. Every exercise enlightens the relationship between intention, awareness and action as well as engaging the heart and mind. This workshop is open to all, those with theater and movement training and those without.

When
May 2th to the 6th
Arrival on the 1st at night
Departure on Saturday morning
Time: Morning 10 am- 1pm -
Afternoon 2.30-4.30 pm

Where
Beautifull environment in the mountains, 45 km away from Grenoble

Housing
Housing in shared rooms (2-4 p) within the same house or 2kms away. Keeping the place cosy and clean, will be taken in charge by the whole group, with turnovers.

Food
Food is not included in the price. Diners might also be prepared together if the groups agree so before hand. An email will be sent.

Getting there
Train: Grenoble ou Monestier de Clermont
Aéroports: Grenoble, Lyon, Genève, Chambéry
+ Shared rides facilitated from Grenoble or taxi

>> REGISTER
Deadline April 11th
Deposit: 50€
more info please
see registration page


Sten Rudstrom (De)

STEN RUDSTRØM has worked for over 18 years with Ruth Zaporah, developer of the improvisational performance training process Action Theater™.

A widely respected teacher and performer, he works throughout the United States and Europe.

His workshops are high-energy, articulate and promote the development of stronger performance skills.

Visit the websites: www.stenrudstrom.com, www.actiontheater.com

Fees
Scale Fee 260€, TR 230€ T+ 290€
After deadline* : + 20€

+ year membership : 10€ to 40€

CONTACT: , http://www.chorescence.org
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Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Málaga, C/ Cerrojo 5, Málaga, Andalucía 29510, Spain

Contact Improvisation is a dialogue in movement. A dialogue with gravity, a dialogue with one partner or more.
In this workshop we will explore this form of dance inspiring ourselves by the questions which our body raises while experiencing qualities and possibilities of this dialogue,
approaching these questions from the technical and poetic aspects.
What is going on as I move? What gives me support to improvise and to dance?
What decisions am I taking? What contributes me my partner?

Guy Aloni – dancer and teacher of Contact Improvisation. Organiser of the International Contact Improvisation Festival Barcelona (www.contactfestival.es)
Trained as an Instructor of Expressive Movement,
Currently training in Gestalt Therapy.

65€ before the 1st of May / 80€ after that

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 0034-610 622 485, , http://Contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com /contact improvisation malaga(facebook)
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Berlin, Germany

5 day Intensive with Malcolm Manning
morning classes 11am – 1:30pm: Awareness Perception Presence class
afternoon workshop 3 – 6 pm: Contact Improvisation workshop
WHEN: Monday – Friday, May 16-20, 2011
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 about Malcolm Manning: http://www.movetolearn.com

UPDATES: 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, 7 EUR if you bring your own sheets. More: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html


LOCATION -——-

Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, left site, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding (near 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

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/Malcolm.html
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Moab Arts & Rec Center (MARC), 111 East 100 North, Moab, UT 84532 USA

See www.MoabJam.com for full details!

WORKSHOP:
Saturday May 21 to Wednesday May 25, 2011 
 

“The Poetics of Contact Improvisation” (for Advanced-level CI dancers)
with CHRIS AIKEN and ANGIE HAUSER

REGISTRATION for Workshop + Jam (or Workshop only) opens on Sunday, February 13, at 1pm MST.

JAM:
Thursday May 26 to Monday May 30, 2011 

CI Jam celebrating dance, nature and community, for CI dancers of all experience levels 
Supported by Jam Hosts: 
Alicia Grayson (CO), Angie Hauser (PA), Brad Stoller (VA), Brando Brandes (MA), Chris Aiken (PA), Kristen Greco (CA), Mirva Makinen (Finland), Ronja Verkasalo (Finland & NY), and Tim O’Donnell (nomad).

REGISTRATION for Jam (plus any available Workshop spaces) opens on Saturday, February 19th, at 1pm MST.

The Moab Jam is followed by an optional self-guided campout with fellow dancers. Work exchange (WEX) positions are available.

Visit the website for all info: www.MoabJam.com

The Moab Workshop and Jam are organized by Todd Paulsmeyer (Salt Lake City, UT) and Gretchen Spiro (Boulder, CO)

CONTACT: Gretchen Sprio & Todd Paulsmeyer, , http://www.MoabJam.com
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St Michael's Parish Hall, Park Lane, Bristol, BS2 8BE, United Kingdom

When I teach I offer only those things which I know how to dance and
love to dance. Observing my dance I discover my endless curiosity for
spirals in movement, and my aspiration to be light, to fly and to feel
my legs and arms like wings.I have recovered my childhood habits of
creating relations with other people, such as trust, sincerity,
openness and healthy selfishness. I am very interested in keeping my
dance vivid and alive and, of course, to keep human touch in it.

We will use parent child patterns to look for the natural instinctual
reactions, embedded in the body, to support somebody and to be lifted.
I love the reality of dance; the floor, my body and partner’s body,
gravity and weight. I love to move this reality between the sky and
the earth.

For me CI is a dance which can bring joy and pleasure and discipline
which develops the body.

I want to separate practical and emotional sides of CI. And due to
this separation – to learn to use both sides at the same time and
consciously.

Practice:

  • Movement that brings understanding of how the body is organized and
  • how it can move
  • Elements of contemporary dance technique to explore pathways of
  • Clear, efficient movement with minimal effort
  • Elements which came to CI from Aikido. This makes the dance three-
  • dimensional and helps to use more sophisticated pathways
  • We will take time to work with weight. From small dance to liftings.

Romance:

  • Techniques which help to release, let go the tension, tune into the
  • dance, such as bodywork, authentic movement.
  • Images and metaphors which influence on inspiration in the dance
  • Practice of being attentive to the atmosphere in space and weather
  • that we create dancing with partner
  • Composition and improvisation – ways to widen the range of
  • communication in the dance using eyes, ideas, playfulness.

£175

CONTACT: Jamus Wood, +447908582791, , http://www.contactdance.co.uk
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Workshops of Contact Improviation with BMC elements with Iwona Olszowska
Wierzbowa 15, Wroclaw, Poland

We want to invite you for the second workshop from the series of CI+BMC workshops and CI jam on Saturday.

This time we will foucus on the joints! You are welcome to join us with your joints and whole body mind!

Teacher: Iwona Olszowska

Sat: 11.00-14.00 workshop /16.00-19.00 workshop/
19.30 – CI jam
Sun: 11.00-14.00 workshop /16.00-19.00 workshop/

50 euro

CONTACT: Olga Gawlik, +48691967697,
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PROGR, Speichergasse, Bern, Bern 3000, Switzerland

4 days of jamming, meeting, talking, having good food in the old center of Berne/Switzerland.
It’s the 18. edition and we evolve every year more…

come and let’s dance togeter!

120.- Euros

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, , http://www.contactimprovisation.ch
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Schellhammerg.24, Vienna, Vienna 1160, Austria

FR 18.00 – 20.00 JAM
SA 10.00 – 12.00 Spiraldynamik in bodywork
small vegetarian food
14.00 -18.00 CONTACTimprovisation and Contemporary
SO
10.00 -11.00 Spiraldynamik in bodywork
common breakfast
13.00 -16.00 CONTACTimprovisation and Contemporary

SPIRALDYNAMIK
Spiraldynamik is a concept which is liberating the mobility in joints, working in conciosness in body and movement and explaining ideal coordination in sport and artforms. With this method we slide easily into different danceforms and skills.
CONTACT
we work on basic skills, spirals in movement, awarness and groupscores
CONTEMPORARY
basic danceskills in an anatomical background, simple dancepatterns and principles
we will have vegetarian food on Saturday, common breakfast on sunday

Application and Info 0043/699/11120777
120.- before 30.April after : 160.-
per mail: info@movingart.at and downpayment of 70.-,

CONTACT: Doris Hintsteiner Hintsteiner, 004369911120777, , http://www.movingart.at
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Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Málaga, C/ Cerrojo 5, Málaga, Andalucía , Spain

This workshop will focus on the art-making inside of the practice of contact improvisation. We use our base in the physical skills and sensitivities of contact improvisation to explore a kind of collaborative art-making of personal experience… the poetics of contact.

Poetics … the metaphor of written or spoken poetry gives us an expanded vision of how we might play in contact, exploring touch as a poet explores words, looking at multiple layers of perspective on what is happening and playing deliberately with intention, impulse, availability, and feeling

We look for poetry in the experience of weight, pressure, complex forces, textures of touch, intention and surrender, simple and complex movement through space.

Speed and spatial relationships are explored not just as abstract qualities, but as things with repercussion on the Felt Experience of contact …

We set up precarious interactions — physical and relational — that challenge us to be present and offer us the possibility to find a sense of the poetic. we borrow practices and viewpoints from somatic psyhotherapy and paratheatrical practices to look for deeper senses of meaning within the dance…

Body work,Mind work, Art and a fair bit of sweat

Este taller enfocará en la parte interna de hacer arte de la práctica del contact-improvisación. Partiremos de los recursos físicos y de la sensibilidad del contact como base para explorar una especie de hacer arte colaborativo desde la experiencia personal … la poesía del contacto.

Poesía… la metáfora de la poesía escrita o verbal que nos aporta una visión más amplia de cómo podemos jugar con el contact, explorando el toque como un poeta explora las palabras, fijándonos en las múltiples capas de la visión de lo que está ocurriendo y jugando deliberadamente con la intención, el impulso, la disponibilidad y el sentimiento.

Buscamos la poesía en la experiencia del peso, presión, fuerzas complejas, texturas del toque, intención y soltar, movimiento complejo y sencillo a través del espacio.

Exploraremos la velocidad y las relaciones espaciales no sólo como cualidades abstractas, sino también como aquello que repercute en la Experiencia Sentida del contact…

Construiremos interacciones precarias- físicas y relacionales- que nos retarán a estar presentes y nos ofrecerán la posibilidad de encontrar un sentimiento de lo poético. Tomamos visiones y puntos de vista de la psicoterapia somática y de las prácticas parateatrales para buscar distintos sentidos dentro de la danza.

Trabajo corporal, trabajo mental, y una buena dosis de sudor

95 € before the 1st of June / 110 € after this date

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 610622485, , http://Contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com /contact improvisation malaga(facebook)
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torino, torino, italy, torino , Italy

INCANTATION: VOICE + BODY WEEKEND COURSE
with Moss Beynon Juckes (UK) in collaborazione con Molécole
ITALIA TORINO /DATES: 11 & 12 GIUGNO

Un’opportunità per chiunque sia interessato ad esplorare la potenzialità espressiva della voce scoprendo la gioia dell’improvvisazione vocale sulla base di canti e canzoni. Ricollegheremo la voce e il corpo attraverso una serie di esercizi vocali e fsici attraverso untraining attoriale pratico e spirituale per comprendere la connessione intima alla nostra voce e per ascoltare gli altri più da vicino. Le basi per trovare questa consapevolezza verranno trasmesse attraverso strutture quali:

• Suoni e canti in cerchio, parole e gesti, sintonizzazione
• Lavoro corporeo in gruppo, orchestra vocale
• consapevolezza anatomica e respiro

Inizieremo quindi un viaggio verso l’evoluzione della voce esplorando dialoghi “primitivi” dal respiro alla glossolalia, fno ad arrivare a forme più strutturate quali testi/parole da un lato e musica/canto dall’altro, attraverso giochi in gruppo e in coppia. La parte fnale del laboratorio si concentrerà su forme e tecniche di canto partendo da melodie di base fno alla polifonia,per creare attraverso strutture d’improvvisazione una forma contemporanea e folk di canto e danza.Questa ricerca vuole scoprire quale importanza ha il canto e la canzone nella cultura contemporanea, nelle storie personali e come il corpo può favorire il rilassamento della voce in un contesto collaborativo di supporto. L’obiettivo del laboratorio è inoltre quello di esplorare e arricchire le modalità espressive della voce in relazione al nostro corpo per migliorare la nostra consapevolezza teatrale e vitale.

INFO AGGIUNTIVE: Portate strumenti musicali se ne avete, un quaderno, ginocchiere e abiti comodi. Se state lavorando su un testo siete invitati a portarlo e di memorizzare la vostra canzone preferita.

MOSS BEYNON JUCKES
è una Performing Artist & Cantautrice (Infamous Karaoke Star)nata in Australia e cresciuta in Inghilterra. Vive a Berlino e lavora internazionalmente come assistant musical director e performer insieme al suo partner Javier Cura. La sua ricerca si focalizza sulla relazione tra corpo e voce. Lavora internazionalmente conducendo laboratori, residenze e progetti sociali che spesso danno origine a vere e proprie performances. www.infamouskaraokestar.wordpress.com Dopo essersi laureata in Danza, Teatro e Live Art presso la Roehampton University di Londra nel 2006, si è dedicata a forme di teatro sperimentale e sociale continuando gli studi in Galles, Polonia, Repubblica Ceca, Danimarca, Brasile e Italia. Ha creato gli spettacoli Disguarded e Product 1 con la sua compagnia Hand to Mouth presso Cockpit Theatre e Shoreditch Warehouses (Londra). Ha lavorato in tournèe con compagnie quali Para Active, The Clod Ensemble e Oily Cart Childrens Theatre, in Europa e nel Regno Unito. Nella primavera del 2010, insieme alla Folkloric and Artistic Troupe of Dhalaristan, ha lavorato in Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Austria e Turkey per un progetto europeo sull’autenticità culturale e performance multimediale www.dhalaristan.com.

Ultimamente sta registrando la sua musica e viaggiando in tournèe da solista in Italia nel 2010, Festivals inc. The Secret Garden Party Festival, 2000 Trees Festival, a Glastenbury e in gruppo nel Regno Unito.

ORARI
COSTI DOVE
Sabato 11 & Domenica 12 Giugno: 14.00 – 18.00 80 € Intero. 70 € studenti.
LE MOLECOLE: via Gressoney 29/b Torino
PER INFO E ISCRIZIONI:
Alessandra Camozzi alessandracamozzi@yahoo.it cell. 3476203703 Cristina Molinari molecole.cristinamolinari@hotmail.it cell. 339/7757644

*I posti sono limitati, si prega di iscriversi entro e non oltre il 30 Maggio

CONTACT: moss beynon juckes, , http://www.javiercuraworkshop.wordpress.com
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Workshop RE-EDUCATION OF THE BODY – Klein Technique as taught by BARBARA MAHLER, June 13-17,2011, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Germany

RE-EDUCATION OF THE BODY – Klein Technique as taught by BARBARA MAHLER
Workshop by Barbara Mahler, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany

daily Monday, June 13th – Friday, June 17th, 2011
Schedule – morning class: 11:30am-2pm + afternoon class: 3:30-6

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.

PERFORMANCE:
The workshop will culminate in a performance/showing of the explored material, Friday, June 17, at 8:30 pm with a group piece of 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)

http://www.barbaramahler.net

UDDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Barbara%20Mahler.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, backyard, left site, 2. floor
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

CONTACT:
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Palau Guals i Torres, Cardona, Barcelona, Catalunya , Spain

A space for dedicated dancers, players, body-workers, teachers, meditators, mediators, touchers, healers, sexers, jokers, communicators and researchers to explore the edges of contact in a rigorous and anarchic space.
Work here will feed forward into the connected T&P Festival through workshops, labs, discussion, jam structures etc.

The T&P Experiment is open to a select group of 30-40 individuals through a separate application process

for more information click here

Applications will be accepted starting February 21st

The Experiment is offered free of charge to those that are selected.
Experimenters are however expected to participate in the ensuing festival and are asked to pay the normal registration fee.

- We have a substantial fund to help pay researchers’ travel expenses. Priority is given to those who book early and avoid air travel….
- A limited number of work exchange positions is also available for those with financial difficulties.

CONTACT: Daniel Hayes, +34-622685686, , http://www.2011.touchandplay.org
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Spain

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)

To all you Contacters, Touchers and Players out there,

In this second edition of the T&P Festival and first edition of the T&P experiment we hope to take you on a journey exploring the (al)chemical edges of Contact Improvisation. We ask ourselves what happens when we stop ‘dancing’ contact and just start doing it. Can we look beyond the weight sharing, lifts and spirals and find the essence of what it means to be in Contact with someone?

The Touch&Play Festival takes place from 23-27 June in Cardona, a picturesque little village an hour from Barcelona, in a large 14th century aristocratic home converted into an arts centre. Intensive teachers include Felix Ruckert (Germany), Jess Curtis (USA), Karl Frost (USA), Astiko (Germany/Spain), Jessica Walker (Chile/Spain) & Benno Voorham (Netherlands/Sweden). Workshops, labs and more will also be provided by the T&P researchers from the Touch&Play Experiment (18-22 June)

This is the current research line-up:
Robert Anderson (Playful Physics)
Koen van Bisbrouck (Pyschology)
Jocasta Crofts (CI & Tantra)
Rachel Dean (consensus / Safer Spaces)
Xavier Ferreres (Movements of the Soul)
Daniel Hayes (Seduction)
Ralf Jaroshinski (The Soft Man)
Marina Kronkvist (Appetite)
Guto Macedo (Authentic Contact)
Daniel Mang (Post-romantic Dance)
Saskia Mieszkalski (The Bonobo Garden)
Adriana Pegorer (Contango)
Linda Priha (Surrender)
Dieter Rehberg (Idiolect)
Dana Salisbury (Dark Dining)
Sabine Sonnenschein (Tantra & CI)
Joe Stoller (Mutual Bodywork)
Paulina Swiecanska (Jealousy)
Marina Tsartsara (Framing the Senses)
Ulli Witteman (Strong/Bad Contact)
Jamus Wood & Lee Bolton (Undercurrents)

More researchers will be chosen in April. To apply www.2011.touchandplay.org/what/experiment/

After the Festival, Karl Frost will be running a 4-day Intensive called “The Poetics of Touch” from 29th June to 2nd July (www.2011.touchandplay.org/post-festival-intensive-by-karl-frost)

Festival registration opens 12 midnight GMT on Sunday 20 March
Due to the size of the venue there are fewer places available than last year, so we expect them to sell out quickly!

Check out our new website www.2011.touchandplay.org
Sign up to our FB group for updates: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=251629184517

Touching & Playfully yours,
Daniel Hayes and Jenny Moy

info@touchandplay.org
www.touchandplay.org

CONTACT: http://www.2011.touchandplay.org
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Intensive CI Workshop with Yaniv Mintzer and Angela Doniy
Burdag, Masuria , Poland

Intensive Contact Improvisation Workshop with Yaniv Mintzer and Angela Doniy,
20-26 June 2011, Masuria , Poland

Intensive 7-days workshop in Burdag Studio located in the countryside of Masuria – a land of lakes and hills in the north of Poland

Making Moves
contact improvisation and making improvised work
we will work on deepening the skills within the duet form of CI.
we will focus on what makes CI interesting to watch in improvised performances.
we will practice daily-
physical explorations, to learn more about our moving bodies and those of our partners
CI skills, with emphasis on effortless and efficient use of skeleton and spiral motion
ideas and strategies for making improvised work together in different structures

there will be time to observe and give feedback
there will be time for open exploration

material in this workshop will be highly physical, but delivered in a way that will support all levels of practice
come prepared to dive in

Yaniv Mintzer (Israel)
musician, dancer, therapist, teacher
have practiced and taught CI since 2004, after studying with many great teachers, such as andrew harwood, nancy starks smith, peter bingham and martin keough.
have been making composed and improvised music for theater, dance and improvised performances in israel, russia, japan and east europe, in the last 3 years.
have taught CI and improvisation in the yafo group school in tel aviv, and the haifa university, as well as internationally.
pieces i performed have been shown in japan, israel, poland and slovakia, in international dance art festival
interested in developing physical skills, based on sensation and intuitive body knowledge. through working with effortless dancing, skeleton structures and spiral potential, i discover joy of endless possibilities.
working as therapist in the ilan lev method, with independent dancers as well as with companies ( bat sheva, vertigo..). this method informs and enriches my dance research.

Angela Doniy is a dance improviser, choreographer and a teacher oriented to contact improvisation and contemporary dance. She was born in Kishinev, Moldavia. She was educated at the High School of Culture, St-Petersburg. After graduation in 1985, she was a theatrical choreographer for 10 Years. Since 1999 she is living in Moscow, and teaching Contact Improvisation, Improvisation and Movement Development.
At the moment her passion is to build the “Dance House” in the Nature.
Angela says
”I can not say I teach Contact. I share Contact Improvisation, I share my self, I share what my teachers taught me, my dance…. tea…”

When: 20-26 June 2011
Where: Burdag Studio, Poland – www.burdagstudio.com

250 euro (accommodation and vegetarian food included)
Registration is valid after pre-payment of 100 euro before 20th May. The places are limited, if you thing of coming please contact us soon!

CONTACT: Olga Gawlik, +48691967697,
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24 Jun 2011
Berlin, Germany

ARTiculating Presence: The Tactile Mind(Body)
5 day intensive workshop with NITA LITTLE

WHEN:
Monday, June 20th to Friday 24th, 2011
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Improvisational Performance: June 24th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Nita%20Little.html
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany (adress below)

ARTiculating Presence: The Tactile Mind(Body)

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. Through mindful acts, identities appear then vanish, self-knowing becomes a playground and environments merge with inner 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 encourages bold acts of physical and mental extension. Building movement potentialities that encompass the tactile physicality of mind, this workshop trains creative action in ensemble dance improvisation and Contact Improvisation. Geared toward interpersonal actions within an ecological and enactive understanding of selfhood, it will ask that dancers become highly tuned to re-cognizing context and its making. 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 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 and enhanced technical skill building 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.

PERFORMANCE
This workshop will culminate in a performance. We will be developing works constructed by students, duets based on the Geometry of Attention, and a score for the ensemble, Restless Peace.

NITA LITTLE
Nita Little engages in an investigation of the dynamic aspects of embodied states through the performance, pedagogy, and creative research of dance improvisaton. 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 and development. 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.

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, previously: São Paulo Meeting, The Rio Festival, Rio de Janeiro, 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 is a PhD candidate and is writing her dissertation toward 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

LOCATION

Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, left site, 2. floor
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

CONTACT: 0, , http://www.schwelle7.de/Nita%20Little.html
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Palau Guals i Torres, Cardona, Barcelona, Catalunya , Spain

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’ve ever done.
Touch&Play (2010)

In this second edition of the T&P Festival we will take you on a journey exploring the (al)chemical edges of Contact.
We ask ourselves what happens when we stop ‘dancing’ contact and just start doing it?
Can we look beyond the weight sharing, lifts and spirals and find the essence of what it means to be in Contact with someone?

With: Jess Curtis, Felix Ruckert, Jessica Walker, Astiko, Maggie Tapert and many many more…

participation in the 5-day T&P Festival costs €250,-

This Includes:
- Entry to over 30 workshops
- Participations in labs, discussions and experiments
- Nightly T&P jam sessions
- Full room and board
- Three local and organic meals per day

For more information check out our new site

CONTACT: Daniel J. Hayes, +34-622685686, , http://www.2011.touchandplay.org
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26 Jun 2011
Intensive contact improvisation workshop with Ilona Keňová
Łódź, Poland

Workshop will take place 23-26 of June (Thursday-Sunday) in the building of primary school nr 61 in Łódź (central Poland). The school is situated very close to Łagiewnicki Forest, the biggest forest within the city area.

NATURAL MOVEMENTSOFTNESS AND STRENGTH

In this workshop I would like to share what I am fascinated, interested and focused for many years in dancing – how to move easy in natural way. We are looking how to find strength by softening our bodies.
By relaxing the muscles system of body we open, awake space in joint and bones which provide sensitive and flexible connection to all body. Body is getting sensitive and is tuned into listening and responding to the present movement situation.
Soft body without unnecessary tensed muscles feels skeleton, which is alert and strong for supporting own and partner’s body. We are working with simplicity and clarity. This will bring more awareness and articulation to dance. The way of moving will offer soft, light, fluid and continues quality giving the appearance of effortlessness. Relaxing and finding skeletal support will make possible to move with greater flexibility, range and strength. Soft and strong body is having the freedom to dance.

Ilona Keňová is Czech dancer and dance teacher living in Finland. She graduated as Master of Dance Art from Music Academy of Performing Arts Prague. She is teaching and performing contemporary dance and contact improvisation. In here work she is searching for relaxation in movement, use of physical forces and effortlessness. She is part of organizer team Finish CI festival Skiing on skin.

The workshop will be non-profit and collectively organised, hence we would like all the participants to take some responsibility for it. We will probably cook dinners in teams, share cleaning and shopping duties. Together it won’t be much work :)

LEVEL OF WORKSHOP: Workshop is for people with some previous experience in contact improvisation. Ilona will obviously go through CI fundamentals, but it won’t be the main focus.

THE NUMBER OF PLACES IS LIMITED

The price is 250 PLN (approximately – 65 Euros). Foreign participants are kindly asked to send an e-mail to klaudiusz.i.meskalina@gmail.com or bajkinatalki@gmail.com, so that we can arrange how to make the payment.

for Polish participants:
Uprzejmie prosimy wszystkich zainteresowanych o wpłatę zaliczki w wysokości 150 złotych do 10 czerwca na konto:

25 1140 2004 0000 3402 5519 4980
na: Malwa-Wilejka Zagórowska
z dopiskiem: warsztat Ilony
wpłata zaliczki jest potwierdzeniem udziału w warsztacie

pytania kierujcie do Wilejki na:
tel kontaktowy: 796-296-736
mail: wilejkaz@gmail.com

CONTACT: Andrzej Wozniak,
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SÍN Cultural Center, www.sinarts.org, Budapest, Hungary

KONTAKT BUDAPEST 2011

10th International Improvisation Festival

Come and celebrate our 10th anniversay!
Exciting events, conferencing and performances prior to the festival from the 24th to the 27th of June

Invited teachers:
Eva Karczag (NL/H)
Keith Hennessy (USA)
Karen Schaffmann (USA)
Alicia Grayson (USA)
Mirva Makinen (FIN)
Lior Ophir (ISR)
Sabine Parzer (A)
Peter Pleyer (D)
and hungarian teachers

CONTACT: Petra Péter, , http://www.kontaktbudapest.hu
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1005 Market St, #411, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

24th Annual West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival
New Skills, New Directions
JULY 5-10, 2011.
An immersion week of Intensives, Classes, Jams,
Group Research and Performance.

REGISTER:
FULL SCHEDULE: http://ci-rf.org
WEX: Work Exchange and Internship Credit is available for all CIRF programs. Roll us an email with “WEX” in the subject line.
INFO: 415-335-6384

Full Festival: $475
Partial Attendance Options:
$225 AM Pass: 10am-12:30pm Intensive only, 5 days
$250 PM Pass: 12:30pm-midnight, 6 days
$85 or $150 Public Days 1-Day and 2-Day Pass: 12:30pm-midnight Fri July 8 and Sat July 9 only.
$45 5-Night Jam and Show Pass: 7pm-midnight, 6 days

CONTACT: 415-335-6384, http://ci-rf.org
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Hobbemaschool, Hobbemastraat 6, Zwolle, Zwolle , Netherlands

A weekend full of workshops and jams by teachers from the Dutch contact scene. At least three JAMs with LIVE music! and two overnights. With 6 teachers and LIVE music during classes. Different studios and at least 2x two workshops a day. This weekend is suitable for all levels!

Workshops:
- Contactimpro
- Thai yogamassage
- Massage & bodywork
- Tango & CI
- Acrobatics

Teachers
- Enrique van Doezelaar with workshops ‘CI & Tango’ en ‘Physical awareness & CI’
- Kristien Sonnevijlle with workshops ‘Hold you in my arms, from a hug to a contact duet (CI)’ and ‘Instant composition”
- Kees Lemmens with workshops ’The way of the weight (CI) en ’The sense of connection (CI)’
- Sebas van Wetten with workshops ‘Lazy listening legs (CI)’ and ‘Listening & dancing arms (CI)’
- Hans van der Vlis with workshops ‘Playing with distance (CI)’, ‘Acro and bodywork’
- Cathelijn Blankevoort with workshops ‘Thai yogamassage’
- Ron Nieuwerf, Jan den Besten and others with LIVE music

Do you want to come?
Mail your name, address, phone number and the days you want to come to info@contactimprovisatie.nl Your enrollment is secured when you’ve paid the money on bank account 8032428, Om en nabij, Deventer, Holland. Please write:‘CI weekend July 2011’.
IBAN: NL58 PSTB 0008 0324 28
BIC: PSTBNL21

We are looking forward to dance with you!

Cost
- Whole weekend: 180 / 160 euro* (incl. 2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x diner and 2x overnight in studio)
- Friday evening: 25 / 20 euro** (JAM with LIVE music)
- Saturday or Sunday daytime 10 – 17 o clock: 90 / 80 euro** (incl. 2x workshop and lunch)
- Saturday evening: JAM with LIVE music. 40 / 35 euro** (incl. diner), 35 / 30 euro** (excl. diner)
- Helpers can get discount – please contact the organisation.

The second price is for people with a lack of money and people who have to travel more then 250 km.

NB: When you cancel the weekend (and you can’t find someone else) we charge you 50 euro and transfer the rest to you. After June 26 th we don’t pay back at all.

CONTACT: Hans van der Vlis, +31 6 12917171, , http://www.contactimprovisatie.nl
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, B.C. V0R 2J0, Canada

Join good company for dancing and discovery. With games, some sweat, and the unique physicality of the contact body we will savour and rock the boundaries between states of allowing and mindful intention. We will explore moving from a base of sensation, dancing with a a shared central axis, seeking ease in going off balance, finding the spontaneous acrobatics of the form and spending more time in nuance, disorientation and extended follow-through.

Participants arrive July10 for dinner. Workshop begins the next morning and continues for five days with an afternoon off midweek. Ending after breakfast on July16

$450/500/550 sliding scale, includes workshop tuition, all meals, camping and transportation on Lasqueti
$75 deposit to hold your space. Balance by June 15
Childcare provided, ages5-12, $100 per child

CONTACT: mark young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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Dancing People Company, 310 Oak Street #5, Ashland, OR 97520 USA

Breathing the Movement – with Mirva Makinen, from Helsinki

Friday, 7/15, 4-8pm
Saturday 7/16, 1-5pm
Sunday thru Tues. 2-6pm
Evening jams also, on Sunday – Tuesday evenings

sponsored by Dancing People Company, 310 Oak St, Ashland, Oregon (Southern Oregon)

Breathing the Movement
· creating a dancing dialogue by using breathing, touch, movement, weight and balance.
· discovering ways to move our centers, moving alone or with a partner. How can we continue movement after losing touch from partner?
· where is movement coming from? where is it going to?
From Mirva: “I tell myself to breathe with all of my questions. In dance I am interested in the feeling of flow and soft movement. I love to investigate movement, its rhythm and different ways of inhabiting the body. A feeling of dancing is created by being able to switch the body from total relaxation to extreme intensity and tension. I call this the body’s ability to breathe and create movement. My ideal is total presence, which makes every moment true and meaningful.”

Mirva is visiting the US from Helsinki, where she performs, choreographs and teaches. She has taught at many international festivals, including Breitenbush, Earthdance, and Skiing on Skin, and is on faculty at the Kallio Performing Arts School in Finland. Dancing People is proud to host Mirva who, in addition to teaching CI, dances with Karttunen Kollektiv, Circo Aero and with Joona Halonen. Mirva is a 2011 Fulbright Scholar.

$250 if registered before July 1st
$300 if registered after July 1st

Special discount for carpoolers! Come in a group of 3 or more and get $15 off each registration.
Ask about housing options, we may be able to help you find a place to stay. But don’t wait – Ashland is busy in the summer, because of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

CONTACT: Robin Stiehm, 1-541-488-9683, , http://www.dancingpeople.com
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8 de octubre 2709, Montevideo, Uruguay

3er Festival Contact Improvisation Montevideo
15 al 18 de Julio, 2011

talleres con Cristina Turdo (AR), Gustavo Lecce (AR), Fernanda Carvalho Leite (BR), Camillo Vacalebre (BR – IT), Mariana Casares y Ruth Ferrari (UR)

Estamos felices de anunciar que ya están abiertas las inscripciones para el tercer Festival Internacional de Contact Improvisation en Montevideo.
¡ Esta vez será en Julio !

Todos los niveles de experiencia son bienvenidos.
Cupos Limitados

Lugar: Instituto Crandon – 8 de octubre 2709

Costo : Hasta el 24 de JUNIO: US$ 140 – del 25 de JUNIO en adelante: US$ 155

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Información e inscripciones: montevideocontacto@gmail.com
pronto toda la información también en : www.festivalcimontevideo.blogspot.com


organizan:
Mariana Casares, Catalina Chouhy y Ruth Ferrari

CONTACT: Ruth Ferrari, , http://www.festivalcimontevideo.blogspot.com
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Moscow, Russian Federation

Dates: 16-24 July 2011.

Festival structure:
July 16 – Teachers performance in Theatre.
July 17 – participants arrival and registration, festival opening. Jam
July 18-19-20 – first three days of intensives, classes and performance research labs.
July 21 – day off, discussions with teachers and evening OPEN JAM.
July 22-23 – intensives and classes resume, closing circle on 23th night.
July 24 – good-bye jam and departure of participants.

Intensive teachers:
Adrian Russi;
Benno Voorham;
Natanja Den Beoft;
Scott Wells.

If you would like to get a discount for participation – you should register before 10th of June. We will find you where to stay on 18th night after teachers performance, please come on 18th!

In addition to the festival itself we organize THREE workshops in Moscow (in the city):
July 9-12 – two simultaneous workshops for all levels with Benno Voorham and Manuela Blanchard.
July 27-31 – contact tango workshop with Leilani Weis.
Large discounts for the workshops are available for the festival participants.

400 euro for early registered

CONTACT: Maria Grudskaya, +7 962 933 83 12, , http://www.contactfestival.ru
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Terschelling , Netherlands

DANCE, ACROBATIC YOGA, TANTRA, THAI MASSAGE, YOGA AND MORE!!!

Lief voor je Lijf – Zomerzin is a summerfestival on one of hollands sweetest spots. Five days of bliss to prepare your body and soul for a playful summer!!! Workshops in acro yoga, massage, dance& contact improvisation, vocal improvisation, tantra and other delicious body oriented arts. Tasty healthy organic food. Prepare yourself for deep relaxation and a lot of fun! Be ‘Lief voor je Lijf’ and connect once again to your body, nature and each other… Open up to a bright and hot summer season!

Teachers:
Roald Penning, Kristien Sonnevijlle, Cathelijn Blankevoort and others…

Location:
Camping in your own tent in the middle of nature, on a camping of Staatsbosbeheer. You are welcome on tuesday and can stay untill monday (arrange your own food those extra days)

400 euro for food, accomodation and all workshops

CONTACT: Kristien Sonnevijlle, +31 (0)6-28775775, , http://www.liefvoorjelijf.com
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Leviathan Studio, 123 Sesame St.,, Lasqueti Island, B.C. V0R 2J0, Canada

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Contact Improv Workshop and Jam with Stu Phillips
Leviathan Studio, 123 Sesame St., Lasqueti Island,, B.C. V0R 2J0, Canada
July 26-30, arrive July25, finish after breakfast on July31

Improvisational Contact, Re Enlivening the Lost Art of Improvisational Dance in Contact

Description: Contact Improvisation consists of two very essential words, the first has become perfected, the second fossilized. In our quest to study contact improvisation, we have become acrobatic with less emphasis on meaning, heart, and soul purpose, so in this exciting dance workshop, we study our way into perfect improvisational dance as an approach to interpersonal dynamics, perfected in the height of expression. We learn to become more comfortable with our own personal expressive tendencies in the moment, not as a pattern of nonsensical athletics, but rather as a rooted expression of what’s really going on for us intrinsically in our selves, in the very moment honing our outer expression of inner impulses bypassing mental patterning, into the wonderful world of truth, as it is known in the unknown, revealed and built upon moment to moment, with focus and acceptance. Our focus is complete depatterning with emphasis upon the real self, moving from personal reality and not concepts, without interruption, with clean approach and aligned focus with our true expression in the moment. This methodical approach consists of simple psychic group guidance, with clean physical, mental or emotional foci unblocking patterned no nos into cleaner expression of focus, with one on one time honing this true alignment with self, moving into being real and watched simultaneously, in relationship with other and self, as duet, trio, quartet, quintet, and so on, so personal truth becomes the only excitement, the method of approach to dance Improvisationally. It always works, eventually, and it will be impossible to disconnect from our true physical and emotional flows, with an “observant” and supportive mental approach enhancing visiblizing our truth to our selves, an enlivening personal experience, transforming into deeper pathways from self.

Experience: Stuart Phillips has been teaching workshops, classes and series in Improvisational Contact Dance in the US and New Zealand for over 24 years, performing Improvisational Contact for same and teaching and performing Improvisational Dance and Theater for over 31 years throughout the US and Canada.

for more details go to http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca and culture or contact markyoung@lasqueti.ca to register
$400-$75deposit, balance by July 15
CONTACT: mark young, markyoung@lasqueti.ca, http://www.lasqueti.ca,
http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca

Classes: They specifically will strengthen personal foci when Improvising, through channelling immediate energy into external showing, or expression. We will start with simply staying in our bodies, moving onto injury prevention through vulnerable focused channelling of personal body systems, move onto tuning into another’s energy system and communicating what that looks like, visiblizing the internal workings of another, once we have a firmer grasp of channelling our own physical systems. From there we move to feeling comfortable manifesting our internal emotional realms into the picture, in solo and relational, in truth, then to dancing our different chakral systems in basic form, becoming comfortable with energetic expression of a variety of emotional, physical, and mental flows, staying true to self, manifesting truthfully through words and action what we perceive is going on for others and more importantly, ourselves, in each moment, and expressing our behavior, tuning into different vulnerable physical foci, emotional truths, mental concentration, verbal channelling, these easily accessible trance states, building on them, and coming to a place where choosing a focus keeps us safe, real, penetrating and powerful all at once, releasing into a thoughtless state of different foci, and relating our dancing from the energy received from each focus, specifically, creating an enormous spectrum of truthful behavior from very specific foci.

Daily: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 1pm, 4pm – 6pm, studio available for jamming all other times.
Arrive Monday Dinner, End Sunday Breakfast
All meals, sauna included, b.y.o. tent.
childcare provided,
ages 5-12, $100 per child

$400-$75deposit, balance by July 15

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://www.lasqueti.ca
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Come join us for Malaysia’s first ever international contact improvisation festival. Study intensively with experienced teachers from around the world. There will also be jams at night, a performance night, and participants have the option to live on-site at the venue, which is the beautiful Rimbun Dahan, a residential arts complex situated not far from the city. For the most up-to-date information, kindly visit our website.

List of confirmed teachers
Shoko Kashima (Japan)
Chico Katsube (Japan)
Ming-Shen Ku (Taiwan)
Joey Lehrer (Australia)
Ulla Mäkinen (Finland)

International participants:
Full fee: USD350

Malaysian participants:
Full fee: RM680

Fee covers meals, accommodation, and access to all classes, jams and to the performance.

CONTACT: http://www.contactimprovkl.com/festival
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Bechyne , Bechyne , Czech Republic

Dreams & Journeys/ Contact-Tango- Voice/Theatre Project
Javier Cura & Moss Beynon Juckes

29th July until 7th of August, Summer Workshop Residency at Bechyně Franciscan Monastery, Czech Republic

We will be holding our 3rd 10 day summer residency program in the historical Franciscan Monastery, in the Bohemian region of the Czeck republic.

The Monastery is placed in the little village of Bechyne, over viewing the valley of the river Lužnice, surrounded by its terraced gardens and natural landscapes. This captivating environment ofers a special opportunity to focus on our creativeness and self awareness. In a journey through games and physical plays we will uncover the stories, images and social myths our body carries. Flowing into the realm of the fantastical we will re-invent these body tales towards possible utopic resolutions.

The monastery’s volts and chambers will be transformed into chapters of a journey book. Each chapter will tell a tale within the journey developing multiple relations between images, dance, sounds, words and the space. In this way we will create a journey towards ourselves and others.To discover our own stories, through training and game playing, we will use a synthesis of forms including elements from Contact Impro, Tango, Martial Arts, Voice-Music work and Physical Theatre.

We shall draw inspiration from the monastery and the surrounding natural environment and in order to open our awareness to nature sounds, perceptions of space, landscape and the elements.

In the end of the week we will share our work with friends, guests and Bechyne villagers through an performance. This performance is not at all compulsory and each one is invited to participate in the way she/he feels like
The Monastery; some facts about the place:

The monastery is a gothic jewel reconstructed in the 15th century by the Franciscan order together with the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. In this way, it is purposely combining masculine and feminine elements, ofering to its inhabitants a symbolic spatial completeness. In the centre of the building there is a courtyard; a symbolic womb from which all living beings and creatures are born. It is surrounded by a windowed corridor with a unique vaulting, which gives it a surprisingly acoustic resonance.

This was the place where the monks used to walk, sing and meditate. The entire building is surrounded by what had been in the past the vegetable gardens and orchards and now are the terraced gardens that overview the river and the valley. The river fows besides the village and into farmlands, and natural parks. The Monastery’s spatial design and its location seem to metaphorically express the nature that is within and around ourselves. It makes it a special place to rediscover our connection to our primordial natural and animal energies and acknowledge our empathy with all that is a alive.www.mestobechyne.cz/english/monastery/monastery.html

The work will be structured as follows:

Opening day Friday 29th:meeting 6pm. Guided warm up and Open Jam from 7 pm to 9 pm Dinner together. Presentationon saturday Morning 10 am Every day From 10 to 1.30p – contact-tango, contact-impro, physical theatre, rhythms, sounds & voice work Lunch & leisure timeto explore, travel around architectural and natural sites
From 6 to 9pm- shared composition work with the guide and assistance of JavierCura & Moss Beynon Juckes. Short jams. Important Notice:The time schedule will be modifed daily following group needs & agreements. There will be some extra activities suggested
Saturday 6th: open evening and night performance . Sunday 7thmorning sharing & goodbye Jam Finish and leave around 1pm

Javier Cura is an argentine american multidisciplinary artist. He completed his Masters in Modern Literature at Buenos Aires University (Argentina). He then dedicated himself to the Fine Arts and held several art exhibitions of objects, sculptures and installations in Bs.As, Arg. He has performed, directed and created dance theatre shows in Argentina, Colombia, USA, Italy, Germany and Indonesia. He presently teaches contact-tango, physical theatre and contact-improv internationally and regularly visits England, Italy, France, Czech Rep., Germany and Argentina. He has been invited to teach at ZIP Contact Impro Festival at Orvieto, Italy, at the Freiburg Contact Festival in Germany, at Alchemie Tango Festival in Prague, at the West Coast Contact Impro Festival, San Francisco (USA) and at Phantastango Tango Festival in Germany. His last piece that merges tango and contact in a physical-theatre context was presented in Prague, Dance Theatre Farma Festival, in Italy Terni Festival and in Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 2009, he was invited by Fabrik Potsdam Dance Theatre Festival to create a Physical Theatre and Tango show with participants of his workshops. He is currently living in Berlin where he is conducting a research on Contact Improvisation expression at the Berlin Free University. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM575qk7l2U, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elW1hxzzZDc, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lts3nIA0rmg
Web Links: www.myspace.com/javiercuraworkshophttp://www.javiercuraworkshop.wordpress.com/ Email: javiercura@yahoo.com.ar/ Mobile: 00491636383774 (Germany)

Moss Beynon Juckesis a performing artist and musician born in Sydney, Australia and raised in the U.K. She is currently living in Berlin. Since having fnished a BA in Dance with Theatre and Live Art at Roehampton University she has branched into experimental and socially inclusive theatre and has studied and performed in Wales, Poland, Czech Rep, Denmark, Brazil and Italy. She has performed with touring companies such as Para Active, The Clod Ensemble, Oily Cart Childrens Theatre and The Folkloric and Artistic Troupe of Dhalaristan. She has performed theatre works Disguarded and Product 1 with her own ensemble Hand to Mouth. She has been leading workshops in music, dance and theatre workshop leader and has worked for Taru Arts and The Workshop Network and has been collaborating with Javier Cura. They have worked on movement therapy research for Sickle Cell Disease, international workshops and community performances. She is currently recording her frst Album and has toured Italy, and played festivals such as The Secret Garden Party Festival, 2000 Trees Festival and Glastonbury as a solo artist and as part of a band in the U.K . She has also co -directed a music collective called Beatroot Rendezvous; a platform for original songwriters. Web Link: www.myspace.com/moss-iks www.infamouskaraokestar.wordpress.com/ Email:mossbeynonjuckes@rocketmail.com, Mobile: Moss 004915779399735 (Germany)

Cost & Info:
Cost includes accommodation in shared rooms of two or three people in the attic of an elementary school, a 5 min walking distance from the Monastery. Food is not included in this fee. There is an enormous Kitchen in the monastery for the group where we often cook together and cheap good restaurants nearby.
Payment before 1st of July: Kč 7260,- /300€ Sleva Kč 6770,- /280€ pro studenty
Paying after 1st of July: Kč 7740 / 320€, Sleva( Kč 7260,- / 300€ pro studety)
Payment infos: For people paying inside Czech Republic:
Bank: Českspořitelna Name of account: Patricie Poráková Number of account: 1923675043/0800 Make a Eu-Standard Transfer Very important! Please write this message to the recipient: JCURA and Your Name For people paying outside Czech Republic:
Account holder name: Javier Cura IBAN :DE70 1002 0890 0601 8494 61 SWIFT (BIC):HYVEDEMM488 BANK: HypoVereinsbank Berlin, Germany If you are paying from outside Germany make a EU-Standard-Transfer (which should have no cost). Very Important, add the reason of payment: BECHYNE and Your Name.

CONTACT: moss beynon juckes, , http://www.javiercuraworkshop.wordpress.com
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Bavaria , Germany

*WORKSHOPS TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA 2011
AUGUST 3-13, 2011, MUNICH

THE WORKSHOPS ARE SET!* (Subject to alteration)
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Contemporary Dance / Performance:

Gill Clarke (GB): Mind in Motion – Experiential Anatomy into dancing, Advanced & Professionals
Laurent Chétouane (FR/DE): Ethics of the Movement, Professionals
Wendy Houstoun (GB): Devising in Action, Professionals
Kenneth Flak (NO/EE): Contemporary Dance Technique, Advanced
Kenneth Flak (NO/EE): Movement Composition, Professionals
Cédric Andrieux (FR): Back to Basics, Advanced & Professionals
Cédric Andrieux (FR): “Event”/revisited, Advanced & Professionals
Goran Bogdanovski (SI): Fičo Training and Improvisation Tools, All Levels
Goran Bogdanovski (SI): Fičo Training and Performing Now, Professionals
Patricia Bardi (USA/NL): Embodied Voice in the Moving Body, Pedagogues & Dancers
Chiang-Mei Wang (TW/DE): Floating Body – Modern Dance with Tai-Chi Dao-Yin Elements, Advanced & Professionals
Stephan Herwig (DE): Contemporary Dance, Beginners
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Bodywork:

Dr. Liane Simmel (DE): “Not just any body” – Dance Medicine at Your Fingertips, Pedagogues & Dancers
Veronica Fischer (DE): Feldenkrais for Dancers, Pedagogues & Dancers
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Hip-Hop, Breakdance & Kids/Young People:

Kapela (FR): House & Hip-Hop Freestyle Intensive, Beginners, Advanced & Professionals
Aloun Phetnoi (LA/DE): “Jus Keep on Muvin’” – Breakdance for Kids (8-13) and Teens (14-18)
Andrea Marton (DE): Contemporary Dance for Children: “Dance and Visual Arts” (7-11)
Annerose Schmidt (DE): Contemporary Dance for Girls and Boys: “Enjoy Dancing!” (12-16)
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Registration possible from May on!

Contact:

JOINT ADVENTURES
TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA

Email: office@jointadventures.net
www.jointadventures.net

CONTACT: , http://www.jointadventures.net/web/de/twe/index.html
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Munich, Bavaria , Germany

WORKSHOPS TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA 2011
AUGUST 3-13, 2011, MUNICH

THE WORKSHOPS ARE SET! REGISTRATION POSSIBLE FROM NOW ON!
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Contemporary Dance / Performance:

Gill Clarke (GB): Mind in Motion – Experiential Anatomy into Dancing, Advanced & Professionals
Laurent Chétouane (FR/DE): Ethics of the Movement, Professionals
Wendy Houstoun (GB): Devising in Action, Professionals
Kenneth Flak (NO/EE): Contemporary Dance Technique, Advanced
Kenneth Flak (NO/EE): Movement Composition, Professionals
Cédric Andrieux (FR): Back to Basics, Advanced & Professionals
Cédric Andrieux (FR): “Event”/revisited, Advanced & Professionals
Goran Bogdanovski (SI): Fičo Training and Improvisation Tools, All Levels
Goran Bogdanovski (SI): Fičo Training and Performing Now, Professionals
Patricia Bardi (USA/NL): Embodied Voice in the Moving Body, Pedagogues & Dancers
Chiang-Mei Wang (TW/DE): Floating Body – Modern Dance with Tai-Chi Dao-Yin Elements, Advanced & Professionals
Stephan Herwig (DE): Contemporary Dance, Beginners
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Bodywork:

Dr. Liane Simmel (DE): “Not just any body” – Dance Medicine at Your Fingertips, Pedagogues & Dancers
Veronica Fischer (DE): Feldenkrais for Dancers, Pedagogues & Dancers
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Hip-Hop, Breakdance & Kids/Young People:

Kapela (FR): House & Hip-Hop Freestyle Intensive, Beginners, Advanced & Professionals
Aloun Phetnoi (LA/DE): “Jus Keep on Muvin’” – Breakdance for Kids (8-13) and Teens (14-18)
Andrea Marton (DE): Contemporary Dance for Children: “Dance and Visual Arts” (7-11)
Annerose Schmidt (DE): Contemporary Dance for Girls and Boys: “Enjoy Dancing!” (12-16)
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Contact:

JOINT ADVENTURES
TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA
Emil-Geis-Straße 21
81379 München, Deutschland

Tel.: +49 (0)89/ 1 89 31 37-50
Email: office@jointadventures.net
www.jointadventures.net

80 € – 440 €

CONTACT: +49 (0)89 189 31 37 0, , http://www.jointadventures.net/web/de/twe/index.html
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Leviathan Studio, 123 Sesame St., Lasqueti Island, B.C. V0R 2J0, Canada

Contact Improv Workshop and Jam
with John Faichney and Eryn Dace Trudell
Aug8-12
arriving Sunday Aug7 or before and departing Saturday Aug13 after breakfast or later.
$450 includes workshop tuition, all meals, camping and transportation on Lasqueti.
contact markyoung@lasqueti.ca to register
$75 deposit with balance due by Aug1.
Childcare provided ages5-12,$100 per child

In John’s class we will focus on cultivating and refining single-point contact with a partner – that is, on channelling all useful awareness of partner
location and impetus through a single-point touch-pathway. This will
include working-through the difficulties and deadlocks (physical, but also
interpretive) of single-point touch – for example, the temptation to turn
rolling, contiguous touch into sliding or discontiguous or multi-point
touch. From this baseline, we will take-up more context-oriented
tactics – for example, resisting, exceeding, and pivoting against
our partner’s movement initiatives – opening onto a vision of CI as
a ‘both-parties-speaking’ conversation formed out of identifiable
trajectories of movement over the surface of the body. Some of the
exercises will exploit game-like and/or martial-arts-like structures.
In every case, we will re-discover CI as a touch-based dialogue oriented,
by choice, to the problem of taking and re-interpreting initiative in
any of its expressions.

Eryn’s classes provide somatic and athletic tools by combining modern dance
techniques with Skinner Releasing Technique to prepare the physical self to
be available and capable of being carried into a dance by what is present.
Multi-directional awareness, multidimensional alignment, softening and
letting go into states of non-compression and freedom. In solos, groups,
couples and trios, we will harness the power that comes from practicing
suppleness and trust to enable a deepening into buoyancy, risk and playful
celebration of the human body in contact.

John Faichney (http://www.personae.com) has practised Contact
Improvisation for more than three decades, since the form’s inception.
With Anne Cooper, he taught the 2010 Lasqueti Workshop and Jam.

*Eryn Dace Trudell *is a dance artist: producer, choreographer, dancer and
teacher originally from Toronto, now living in Montreal. Experienced in all
aspects of dance creation from the idea to the stage, her versatile career
includes choreography, commissions and collaborations of many varieties.

Trudell holds a BFA from Juilliard and Teachers? Certification in Skinner
Releasing Technique?. She is a an active member of ACI (Association of
Contact Improvisation of Montréal), RQD, CAEA, CDA. She is deeply dedicated
to the development of Contact Improvisation. Her teachers include Andrew de
Lotbiniére Harwood, Peter Bingham, Chris Aiken, Ray Chung, Daniel Lepkoff,
Nancy Stark Smith, Benno Vorham and Martin Keogh along with many years of
jamming. She is presently living the dance everyday.

$450, $75deposit with balance due by Aug1

CONTACT: mark young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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serra dei conti , ancona, italy, 60030 , Italy

STORIA DEL ACQUA: 13th -20th August 2011 Summer workshop Residency & Performancefor the dance theatre festival La Notte Nera , Italy

During the last few centuries Man has learnt how to manipulate water to its own needs, treating it merely as a physical substance devoid of any possible emotional and spiritual value. This utilitarian way of thinking has taken hold of all spheres of life.

The myth of Progress has implemented the desire to attain more and more ravaging water for its bounty. However, “Proft” cannot perceive the vital coherence of all things in nature. Water continues to be the eternal bystander watching us as we refect upon the Myth of Progress.

Is there something symbolic and evident in the consistency and fow of water that contemporary society neglects? Isn’t it Water the universal element that fows connecting the inanimate and the animated world, relating to all the developing forms of living creatures? At last, it has becomed gradually evident today that all these living fowing circulations cannot be destroyed without dire consequences on all what is alive.

In this year workshop residency we will relate the archetypal movements of the fowing elements and the forms which arise through them, with physical theatre, contact-tango and the sounding musical body. We will construct our performance inside our water-world scenography through a diversity of elements going from story-telling, dance, light and shadow theatre, invented alphabets and gestures, sounds, songs and music .

This 7 day workshop will culminate in a spectacle called Storia del Aqua tobe performaed during the “Notte Nera” dance theatre event in the medieval village of Serra dei Conti, in Italy. www.nottenera.it
“Notte Nerra 2011” in Serra dei Conti:” 5th Edition: During the night of Saturday 20th August, all artifcial lights of the medieval town of Serra dei Conti will be switched of. The city will host in its small streets, alleys, piazzas, and museums, a rich variety of spectacles ranging from contemporary theater, to music concerts, flm animation, nouveau cirque, installations, etc. (www.nottenera.it )

Javier Cura is an argentine american multidisciplinary artist. He completed his Masters in Modern Literature at Buenos Aires University (Argentina). He then dedicated himself to the Fine Arts and held several art exhibitions of objects, sculptures and installations in Bs.As, Arg. He has performed, directed and created dance theatre shows in Argentina, Colombia, USA, Italy, Germany and Indonesia.
He presently teaches contact-tango, physical theatre and contact-improv internationally and regularly visits England, Italy, France, Czech Rep., Germany and Argentina. He has been invited to teach at ZIP Contact Impro Festival at Orvieto, Italy, at the Freiburg Contact Festival in Germany, at Alchemie Tango Festival in Prague, at the West Coast Contact Impro Festival, San Francisco (USA) and at Phantastango Tango Festival in Germany.
His last piece merges Tango and Contact Improvisation in a physical-theatre context and has been presented in Prague, Dance Theatre Farma Festival, in Terni Festival, Italy and in Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 2009 he was invited by Fabrik Potsdam Dance Theatre Festival to direct a Physical Theatre and Tango creation with participants of his workshops. He is currently living in Berlin. Since 2009 he is contributing in a research on Contact Improvisation expression at the Berlin Free University. Videos:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM575qk7l2U http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=elW1hxzzZDc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lts3nIA0rmg
WebLinks: http://javiercuraworkshop.wordpress.com www.myspace.com/javiercuraworkshop

Moss Beynon Juckes is a songwriter and dance/theatre performer born in Sydney, Australia and raised in the U.K. She is currently living in Berlin. Since having fnished a BA in Dance with Theatre and Live Art at Roehampton University she has branched into experimental and socially inclusive theatre and has studied and performed in Wales, Poland, Czech Rep, Denmark, Brazil and Italy. She has performed with touring companies such as Para Active, The Clod Ensemble, Oily Cart Childrens Theatre and The Folkloric and Artistic Troupe of Dhalaristan. She has performed theatre works Disguarded and Product 1 with her own ensemble Hand to Mouth. She has been leading workshops in music, dance and theatre workshop leader and has worked for Taru Arts and The Workshop Network and has been collaborating with Javier Cura. They have worked on movement therapy research for Sickle Cell Disease, international workshops and community performances. She is currently recording her frst Album and has toured Italy, and played festivals such as The Secret Garden Party Festival, 2000 Trees Festival and Glastonbury as a solo artist and as part of a band in the U.K . She has also co -directed a music collective called Beatroot Rendezvous; a platform for original songwriters.

Web Link: www.myspace.com/moss-iks www.infamouskaraokestar.wordpress.com , www.gazibaba.wordpress.com
WORKSHOP & TECHNICAL NOTE
The workshop will begin with a meeting in the evening of the 13th and actually starting on the 14th August . We will continue through till our performance on Saturday 20th, working at least 6-7 hours each day after midday and evening. The timetable may be altered taking in consideration the diferent needs of the group. It will be structured in a way that allows time to enjoy the surrounding nature and the nearby sea (only 30’ away).

FOR INFORMATION:
Javier Cura Mob: 0049/1636383774, or 00393331623932 (when in Italy) javiercuraworkshop@googlemail.com , javiercura@yahoo.com.ar Moss Beynon Juckes mob: 004915779399735 mossbeynonjuckes@rocketmail.com

COST OF RESIDENTIAL
€ 180 before July 15th. 200€ after. Concessions for students
For Payments: Account holder name: Javier Cura IBAN : DE70 1002 0890 0601 8494 61 SWIFT (BIC): HYVEDEMM488 BANK: HypoVereinsbank Berlin, Germany
If you are paying from outside Germany make an EU-Standard-Transfer (which should have no cost). Very Important, add the reason of payment: “Serra dei Conti workshop”.
Serra de’Conti Location:
A14 exit Senigallia, km24 ’s (30 min from the Adriatic Sea) Theater and Cultural Association Tivittori Ex-Frantoio- Piazza IV Novembre, mob: 0039 334 9278804 Serra de ’Conti, AN, Italy
Hostel
HOTEL DE ’CONTI Contact Terzo Mobile 0039 3484740509 (speaks Italian & German) around 15€ per person. Single, double or triple rooms. (it gets quickly full!)
Also for Mini appartments with own kitchen each for 6-7 persons 17,50 € each in nearby village Castello di Avacelli Call Nena Mobile 0039 3391103225 pentolone@live.it and nenamatto@hotmail.com (speaks italian, spanish & english) For both places there are special price for workshop participants
Meals can be organized at nearby restaurants for about 7-10€

CONTACT: Moss beynon juckes, , http://www.javiercuraworkshop.wordpress.com
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Redtenbacherg.1/17, Vienna, Vienna 1160, Austria

bodywork in spirals, Contact Improvisation,
daily from 10.00 – 16.00
at movingart.at, Schellhammerg 24/corner Huberg.24, 1160 Wien

registration before 28.7.
135.- including vegetarian food
after 160.-; Students – 10 %
sleeping in the hall is possible, 10.- per night
max. 12 dancers, all levels

CONTACT: Doris Hintsteiner, 0043/699/11120777, , http://www.movingart.at
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Redtenbacherg.1/17, Vienna, Vienna 1160, Austria

bodywork in spirals, Contact Improvisation,
daily from 10.00 – 16.00
at movingart.at, Schellhammerg 24/corner Huberg.24, 1160 Wien

registration before 28.7.
135.- including vegetarian food
after 160.-; Students – 10 %
sleeping in the hall is possible, 10.- per night
max. 12 dancers, all levels

CONTACT: Doris Hintsteiner, 0043/699/11120777, , http://www.movingart.at
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DRUNA – NÁHORNÍ PLANINA, Karlovo náměstí 24, Prague, - 1, Czech Republic

About the exchange of touch, weight and more in a generous and conscious way

165.- Euros

CONTACT: Zita Sezman, +420 723 253 757 , , http://www.druna.cz
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Vancouver, BC , Canada

Study alternatives in physical training, creation and performance at Mascall Dance’s annual Way Out West summer intensive. Contact improvisation workshop for 2011 is w/ Yves Candau, plus more…way more!

$475 for the FULL-WEEK; $75 for 5 days of CONTACT IMPROVISATION w/ Yves Candau

CONTACT: Mascall Dance, , http://www.mascalldance.ca/classes/wow/
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ARLEQUI, Banyoles, Catalunya , Spain

We invite you to develop and nourish your dance in a week long Intensive Workshop of Contact + Improvisation in the wonderful location of ARLEQUI, SP. A large farmhouse built in the 17 century situated between fields and forest.

ENTRSPACIOS
INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
CONTACT + IMPROVISATION

Eckhard Mueller ( Germany/France) + Daniela Schwartz (Argentina/France)

This workshop of CONTACT + IMPROVISATION proposes a time of investigation and dance in the intimacy of a studio to deepen our bases of CI, as well as the exploration of the environment, outdoors, to confront ourselves to the visual, sound, architectural and sensory impressions, as we observe our ability to remain opened for the richness of internal and external drives. We will integrate both experiences questioning the relationship to our own body and it’s limits, our partner’s bodies, the group and the space.

before 23.07.11 430€, after 460€

CONTACT: daniela schwartz, , http://www.arlequi.de
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SABINE SONNENSCHEIN & FELIX RUCKERT: Contact Improvisation based on Tantra / Contact Improvisation als Tantrische Praxis, WORKSHOP September 19-23, 2011, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Berlin , Germany

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Sabine Sonnenschein & Felix Ruckert
Contact Improvisation based on Tantra

Retreat: Monday to Friday, September 19-23, 2011
all day, 10am -10pm (10am to 1pm / 3pm – 6pm / 8pm -10 pm)

Sabine and Felix will direct this retreat together. Sabine will focus on the Tantric aspects and Felix will provide the Tools for Contact improvisation.

Contact improvisation (ci) was developed in the US in the 1970s. As a dance practice and social event CI 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 approach und techniques, CI becomes a tantric practice and sensual dance experience in which space for love energy is provided within a defined form. Love energy includes sexual energies. That means: We’ll learn techniques that enable us to sense love energy, 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 nourished by love 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, tra (Sanskrit) = to free .
Dance meditation opens our bodies, we dance as if though in water, internally fulfilled by the sensation of streaming in your organs. Here, it is possible to experience an internal and external tenderness. Intense emotions take place physically but dissolve again in time, if the body is open.
Dancing we make love with the space or with a partner or several partners as well as the space. We sense the space between you and me, we experience ourselves sustained by the space. You permit the awareness to experience you, the space, and us. CI, as a tantric practice, means experiencing an “us,” which arises from a lack of intention, from improvization, and from the moment.

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 love energy in specific ways, 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.

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.

For everbody, who loves to dance and wants to refine his /her love energy und perception. For participation some experience in a wholesome as well as physical training is needed, like for example Tantra, CI, dance, dance improvisation, Yoga, Tai Chi, martial arts etc. None of the heteronormativity of classical Tantra!

SABINE SONNENSCHEIN
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.

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, http://www.tantrischekoerperarbeit.at

She gives workshops focusing on the fusion of Tantra and Contact Improvisation. Teacher at ImpulsTanz in Vienna 2009 and in 2010 several times at Schwelle 7 in Berlin.

FELIX RUCKERT
Felix Ruckert is a dancer, choreographer, and conceptor. His experimental dance pieces and installations, his participatory work, but also his choreographies for ballet companies earned him an international reputation as an innovative contemporary choreographers. Since 30 years he is interested in all sort of body techniques. He studied ballet, modern and contemporary dance, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Chi Kung Tantra, Kyudo and much more. He worked as a dancer with several renowned european companies, before concentrating on choreography and conceptual work. Since ten years he is also involved in a practical and theoretical investigation of BDSM and explores connections between BDSM techniques and artistic practices, developing an art and philosophy of sensual communication. He directs the performance space schwelle7 in Berlin and curates and organizes – in collaboration with Caprice Dilba – the annual festival xplore. More at: http://www.felixruckert.de

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/SabineSonnenschein.html
FEES: 250 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


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Sabine Sonnenschein & Felix Ruckert
Contact Improvisation als Tantrische Praxis – Intensiv Woche
Montag bis Freitag, 19.-23. September 2011
ganztägig, 10 -22 Uhr (10-13 / 15-18 / 20-22 Uhr)

Sabine und Felix leiten diesen Retreat gemeinsam, wobei Sabine das Tantrische lebt und trägt, während sich Felix vor allem um das Vermitteln von Contact Improvisation Technik kümmert.

Contact Improvisation (CI) wurde in den 70er Jahren in den USA entwickelt. Als Tanzform und soziales Event hat CI 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 Haltung und Techniken zur tantrischen Praxis und zum sinnlichen Tanzerlebnis, bei denen innerhalb einer bestimmten Form Raum für Liebesenergie gegeben ist. Liebesenergie umfasst auch sexuelle Energie. Konkret heißt das: Techniken werden erlernt, um Liebesenergie/sexuelle Energie im Körper wahrzunehmen, bewusst zu lenken und zwischen uns zu spüren sowie Austausch mit einem/r PartnerIn auf sehr subtiler Ebene stattfinden zu lassen. Tänze entstehen, die von Liebesenergie genährt sind.
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.

Der Workshop ist als Retreat angelegt, weil eine tatsächliche Auseinandersetzung mit spirituellen Praxen des Tantra Zeit, Raum und Intensität benötigt.
Alles ist von Vibration erfüllt, heißt es in der Spanda-Schule des kaschmirischen Tantrismus. Dieser Retreat lässt Tanz zur Einswerdung mit der Welt in Vibration werden, lässt Tanz zur spirituellen Praxis werden. Tanz ist Ausdehnung in den Raum, Tantra ist Ausdehnung; und das freilich nicht nur etymologisch; tan (Sanskrit) = ausdehnen, tra (Sanskrit) = befreien.
Tanzmeditation öffnet unseren Körper, wir tanzen wie im Wasser, innerlich erfüllt vom Strömungsempfinden der Organe. Eine innere und äußere Zärtlichkeit kann hier erfahren werden. Emotionale Intensitäten kommen, haben im Körper statt, aber verschwinden nach einer Zeit wieder, so dein Körper offen ist. Im Tanz machen wir Liebe mit dem Raum oder mit einem oder mehreren PartnerInnen und dem Raum. Wir spüren den Raum zwischen dir und mir, wir erfahren das Uns getragen durch den Raum. Du erlaubst dem Bewusstsein dich, den Raum und das Wir erfahren zu lassen. „CI based on tantra“ bedeutet ein Wir zu erfahren, das entsteht aus Intentionslosigkeit heraus, aus der Improvisation, dem Moment heraus.

Ausgehend von öffnenden, energetisierenden Atem-/Körperübungen und der Erfahrung unterschiedlicher Berührungsqualitäten spüren wir uns selbst und einander. 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 Liebesenergie 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.
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.

Für alle, die tanzen, ihre Liebesenergie verfeinern und ihre Wahrnehmung sensibilisieren wollen. Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme ist Erfahrung mit einer Form von ganzheitlichem, körperlichem Training, wie Tantra, Contact Improvisation, Tanz(improvisation), Yoga, Tai Chi, Martial Arts etc. Frei von Heteronormativität des klassischen Tantra!

SABINE SONNENSCHEIN
Sabine Sonnenschein (1970, AT) hat Theaterwissenschaft, Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte studiert und ist seit 1992 freischaffende Choreografin und Performerin. Ihre – bisher 36 – Arbeiten wurden u.a. in Wien (Tanzquartier Wien, ImPuls Tanz, Tanzsprache, imagetanz,…), München, London, NYC, Stuttgart, Prag, Pula, Berlin und St.Petersburg gezeigt; http://sonnenschein.wuk.at

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 sie seit 2006 tantrische Körperarbeit, vornehmlich Einzelarbeit.
Sie gibt Seminare, die sich mit der Verbindung von Tantra und Contact Improvisation beschäftigen, z.B. im Februar und Oktober 2010 in der Schwelle 7 und hat 2009 auch bei ImpulsTanz in Wien unterrichtet.

FELIX RUCKERT
Felix Ruckert ist einer der ungewöhnlichsten europäischen Choreografen. Bevor er mit stark konzeptuell geprägten Stücken wie HAUTNAH, RING, DELUXE JOY PILOT und SECRET SERVICE international bekannt wurde tanzte er u.a. mit Wanda Golonka/ VA Wölfl, Mathilde Monnier und Pina Bausch. Oft gibt Ruckert dem Zuschauer eine aktive Rolle in der Aufführung und konfrontiert ihn mit intensiven Emotionen. Für diese interaktiven Choreografien erfindet er spezielle Techniken zur physischen Kommunikation und Wahrnehmung und entwickelt diese zu einer Kunst der Berührung. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt seiner Arbeit ist die Entwicklung von Improvisationsstrukturen und Kompositionstechniken. In den letzten Jahren arbeitete er auch vermehrt als Gastchoreograph für klassische Ensembles (Ballet du Rhin, Mulhouse; National Ballet Vietnam; Tokyo Star Dancers; Ballet Castro Alvez, Salvador da Bahia). Er beschäftigt sich seit mehreren Jahren mit BDSM und integriert auch diese Erfahrungen in seine Arbeit. Seit März 2007 leitet er die schwelle7 in Berlin-Wedding. Mehr unter http://www.felixruckert.de

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/SabineSonnenschein.html
FEES: 250 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


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Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin/Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de

Schwelle 7 – Cie. Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V.
Artistic & Managing Director: Felix Ruckert
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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Heraklion, Crete , Greece

on the island of the Minotaur and Amalthea, amid the blue of the sea and sky, a perpetual spiral of a wavy labyrinth, transparent and a nymph-like Ariadne, barefoot
drift together
across sacred stones
humming
and the ball of string unwinds
and an old dance starts
stirring in the depths of a volcano
and the three fates, smile and wink
at he who comes, at he who leaves, at he who is here,
at the traveller, the random visitor, the suspended man,
the dancer

Euros 300.-

CONTACT: Maria Manoura, +30 2810 224321, , http://www.contactimprocrete.com
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Palau Mercer Guals, Cardona, Catalunya , Spain

a three-day collaborative event exploring the alchemical and other edges of Contact improvisation.

As the event is open to any T&P relevant proposal our line up is ever shifting but at the moment it looks like this:

A Touch Of Seduction
Facilitation : Daniel J Hayes
An intense and playful laboratory exploring contact improvisation as a tool for seduction.
We will be examining how well we can read another’s desires and with subtle persuasiveness transmit our own.

Face 2 Face Physics
Facilitation : Daniel J. Hayes
Why is it that in the democratization of the body through contact improvisation the face was left out? Instead of indulging in the normal chemical reactions that take place in face to face contact what happens if we enter into the physics of lips chins and noses? For the more daring there will also be the possibility to experiment with technically sound tongue twisting.

Improvising Contact
Facilitation: William Woolf & Caroline Waters
Working & playing with the essence of contact (a state of meeting) & the essence of improvisation (making use of whatever is available) we’ll be exploring the nature & nurture of improvisational freedom, dissolving the conceptual & experiential boundaries separating dancing from not dancing, teaching from learning, meeting the moment from missing the point…

The Dance Of Hope & Patience
Facilitation: William Woolf & Eva Tsagariki
What is happening now?
What is wanting to happen?
What is my part in the play?
Working & playing with awareness, time & space as creative potential, we’ll be attuning ourselves to the call of the moment, the shape of the moment, the flavour of the moment…
Becoming a melting pot of ingredients, creative potential unfolds as the music of life.

Tango: Passion & Duality
Facilitation : David Firmin
Tango is a dance in which the emotion defines the possibilities of movement. In this workshop we will explore the couple as a source of creativity to create this movement. Establish an intimate relationship through the embrace. Accept the dynamic of the emotions that arise. Create a common listening to move together with the music. Develop a partner’s dance with/without conflict. Open the dance from the couple to a shared space.

Capturing Contact
Facilitation : Ramon Roig
In this workshop Ramon Roig, an experienced video artist, will guide us through a series of exercises giving us valuable tools to capture the romance, mystery and spontaneity of classical or more edgy contact duets.

Drama and Contact
Facilitation : Sonja Bruhlman
I would like to explore what happens if we take images, emotions and qualities of different characters (and ultimately ourselves) into a contact encounter (a physical encounter of two people). In other words: how can allowing us to live emotions expand the possibilities of finding different qualities in the dance? And vice versa, how can the touchability that we experience in contact help us to find authenticity in acting?

Bound Together
Facilitation : Desper_TNT and Martin Shaw
With the help of these two rope artists we will create a contact bondage jam where we can explore what it is like to dance and play with your movement restricted by rope and what happens if you are bound directly to your partner.

Awakening the Tiger
Facilitation : Queralt Jorba
In this workshop Queralt Jorba, a Psychotherapist specialized in Movement Therapy will play with the concept of the tiger that lives inside all of us. While in normal life we try to sublimate and ignore this tiger in this exploration we will be invited to delve into and cultivate this strong animalistic energy and investigate how we might relate to the other in this state.

and more….

if you would like to propose something please contact me at: daniel@touchandplay.org
Hope to catch you there…

full festival €45,- (€30,- concessions)
T&P party €10,- (concessions €5,-)

CONTACT: Daniel J. Hayes, , http://www.touchandplay.org
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San Francisco, CA USA

The art of sharing weightless weight
Intermediate/advanced level

In this workshop we will investigate the relation of our body to the “UP” and the “DOWN” in stillness and movement.

We will explore the bone system and its relationship to gravity, as the weight falls through the architecture of the body into the floor, and we project from the ground into the three dimensionality of the space, finding the alignment of each situation.

We will investigate the use of the floor, of the architecture of our bodies, of other bodies, the internal/external space, giving our attention to the breath as a tool to invite the active release to happen: into the touch, into the down, into the rising up and into the direction of the movement, all at the same time, supporting each other and the physical communication.

Integrating this principles will invite you to be in the present moment, listening to the momentary needs of the bodies moving together, between earth and sky.

Our objective is to offer you tools to find more ease, lightness and freedom in your dance, to be comfortable as mobile underdancer/overdancer while you modulate the weight and tone of your body to open possible ways to relate to someone else.

Eckhard Mueller (Germany) and Daniela Schwartz (Argentina) travel together the world to share their vision and their practice of Contact Improvisation since 2005, offering workshops for CI or developing projects based on Improvisation. By collaborating, their interests are influenced by each other, creating a diverse and surprising pathway. They share the passion for the improvisation, the present moment, the relation between bodies communicating through touch. Daniela interested in the details and the capacity of attention and Eckhard fascinated for the physicality and its limits plunge together into a research on the perceptive and the sensorial exploration to rediscover an open movement dialogue through the bodies.

CONTACT: , http://ci-rf.org
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Europe , United Kingdom

LINDSAY SWORSKI & JOE STOLLER (USA), European Teaching Tour

September 20th – November 29th, 2011 (location & date details below)

Website info: www.MOVINGPRESENCE.com

In these Contact Improvisation workshops we will explore the physically sustainable, balancing, and restorative aspects of CI, as well as the psychologically transformative and enlightening potentials of the form. Using practices from massage, somatic bodywork, Authentic Movement, psychotherapy, and mindfulness training, we will enter into a healing retreat together, co-creating a powerful dance medicine. From skillful bodywork to spiritual practice, we invite you into a way of dancing together that is playful, practical, and deeply profound.

September 24 & 25
MARSEILLE, France
Intention, forme et vacuité: Contact Improvisation. Une pratique holistique.
Contact: Mathilde Monfreux, mathildemonfreux@yahoo.fr, (06 16 15 25 35)

October 1 & 2
OSTUNI, Southern Italy
Intenzione, Forma, Vuoto: Contact Improvisation come profonda pratica di benessere
Casinasettarte, www.casinasettarte.org
Contact: Germana Siciliani and Franco Zita, info@casinasettarte.org (348 66 44 073)

October 15 – 16
ATHENS, Greece
Σεμινάριο Contact Improvisation: H Πρόθεση, η Mορφή και το Kενό
Contact: Christina Klissiouni, helixco@yahoo.gr

October 22 – 25
THESSALONIKI, Greece
Σεμινάριο Contact Improvisation: H Πρόθεση, η Mορφή και το Kενό
Contact: Veroniki Velli, veronikivelli@yahoo.gr

October 29 – November 1
MALLORCA, Spain
El Tao de CI: Un Retiro de Contact Improvisación, Sanación y Meditación
Contact: malonesimon@hotmail.com / contactmallorca@gmail.com
(0034) 971 227039 / 0034 663540082

November 7 – 13
GRENOBLE, France
1001 Contact Improvisation Festival
Contact: www.1001festival.fr

November 26 & 27
LONDON, England
Intention, Form & Emptiness: CI as a Holistic Well-being and Depth Practice
Contact: Robert Anderson, robert@contactimprovisation.co.uk

LINDSAY SWORSKI brings together her in-depth study of Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, psychotherapy, bodywork, creative process, and spiritual development in her teaching. She offers a hybrid blend of these disciplines internationally and is honored to have the chance to invite people to connect deeply with themselves, their bodies, each other, and the present moment. She is one of the Core organizing members of the thriving Boulder Contact Lab, where she facilitates community growth and depth in dancing, and she danced and studied for many years with the Lower Left Performance Collective. She is trained in the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy and is an ongoing member of the Ridhwan School of Inner Work. She is grateful to the lineage of depth-divers before her who have paved the way for her offerings. Learn more at www.MovingPresence.com.

JOE STOLLER discovered and became fascinated with Contact Improvisation in 1998. He has since taught, researched and performed CI in Europe, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Argentina. This included a year of work supported by a Watson Fellowship, which took him to13 countries around the world to study differences between CI practices in relationship to local cultural contexts. He has taught in a range of settings including, Universities, Dance festivals, tiny little studios, and a high school. More and more, his dancing and teaching blend with his work as a massage therapist, and extensive practice of Qigong and somatic education. He currently lives in Boulder, CO, USA, dancing with the Tumblebones Dance Collective and exploring new forms blending bodywork, Authentic Movement and CI with focus groups. He believes that CI, its edges and its children offer profound contexts for somatic inquiry, nourishment, development, and sharing authenticity.

CONTACT: Lindsay Sworski, , http://www.MovingPresence.com
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earthdance, MA USA

Intuitive Systems for 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. 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. 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 dialogue. 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) and Daniela Schwartz (Argentina) travel together the world to share their vision and their practice of Contact Improvisation since 2005, offering workshops for CI or developing projects based on Improvisation. By collaborating, their interests are influenced by each other, creating a diverse and surprising pathway. They share the passion for the improvisation, the present moment, the relation between bodies communicating through touch. Daniela interested in the details and the capacity of attention and Eckhard fascinated for the physicality and its limits plunge together into a research on the perceptive and the sensorial exploration to rediscover an open movement dialogue through the bodies.

CONTACT: http://earthdance.net
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Workshop for Contact Improvisation Eckhard Mueller (Germany) and Daniela Schwartz (Argentina)
New York , NY USA

The art of sharing weightless weight

In this workshop we will investigate the relation of our body to the “UP” and the “DOWN” in stillness and movement.

We will explore the bone system and its relationship to gravity, as the weight falls through the architecture of the body into the floor, and we project from the ground into the three dimensionality of the space, finding the alignment of each situation.

We will investigate the use of the floor, of the architecture of our bodies, of other bodies, the internal/external space, giving our attention to the breath as a tool to invite the active release to happen: into the touch, into the down, into the rising up and into the direction of the movement, all at the same time, supporting each other and the physical communication.

Integrating this principles will invite you to be in the present moment, listening to the momentary needs of the bodies moving together, between earth and sky.

Our objective is to offer you tools to find more ease, lightness and freedom in your dance, to be comfortable as mobile underdancer/overdancer while you modulate the weight and tone of your body to open possible ways to relate to someone else.

Eckhard Mueller (Germany) and Daniela Schwartz (Argentina) travel together the world to share their vision and their practice of Contact Improvisation since 2005, offering workshops for CI or developing projects based on Improvisation. By collaborating, their interests are influenced by each other, creating a diverse and surprising pathway. They share the passion for the improvisation, the present moment, the relation between bodies communicating through touch. Daniela interested in the details and the capacity of attention and Eckhard fascinated for the physicality and its limits plunge together into a research on the perceptive and the sensorial exploration to rediscover an open movement dialogue through the bodies.

CONTACT: Edwin Adkins,
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Bracciano, Rome, Italy

7 ° ROME INTERNATIONAL JAM
For the first time in a residential formula near to the lake of Bracciano, just 50 km from Rome.

Four days of CONTACT: lectures, guided warmups, body work, live music … and especially lots of space for the JAM!

This year we will move to "Borgo Paola (www.borgopaola.com), a beautiful estate surrounded by nature, we will dance in a beautiful circular room with large glass windows.

From the “Borgo” you can reach the lake along a trail through the woods.
Accommodation can be in rooms with a bathroom (double or triple), or in a common room using your own mattress and sleeping bag (limited places).

The cuisine is vegetarian, tasty and healthy.

:::: Deadline for the reduced price September 30, 2011::::

NEWS FOR THIS YEARS JAM:
contest “the Jam T-shirt designs”

Submit by 30 September to info@romacontact. com your design (monochrome format. jpg, or tiff ) to create the Tshirt for the Rome International Jam 2011.

The most original idea will be rewarded with
free entry to the jam!

COSTS 4 days all inclusive:

Before September 30:
150 € (accommodation in the common room);
180 €(accommodation in a room with bathroom)

After September 30:
175 €(accommodation in the common room);
205 € (accommodation in a room with bathroom)

CONTACT: Glenda Giacco, , http://www.romacontact.com
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Oberlin College, OH USA

Intuitive Systems for 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. 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. 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 dialogue. 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) and Daniela Schwartz (Argentina) travel together the world to share their vision and their practice of Contact Improvisation since 2005, offering workshops for CI or developing projects based on Improvisation. By collaborating, their interests are influenced by each other, creating a diverse and surprising pathway. They share the passion for the improvisation, the present moment, the relation between bodies communicating through touch. Daniela interested in the details and the capacity of attention and Eckhard fascinated for the physicality and its limits plunge together into a research on the perceptive and the sensorial exploration to rediscover an open movement dialogue through the bodies.

CONTACT: Ann Cooper Albright, http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/theater_dance/
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Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Málaga, C/ Cerrojo 5, Málaga, Andalucía , Spain

Performance by Ramón Roig & Soledad Medina
Ten hours workshop with Ramón Roig.

Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.

80€

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 610622485, , http://Contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com /contact improvisation malaga(facebook)
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Grenoble, 38000, France

Last year festival made us dance in more than 1001 colors and Autumn leaves!

The ‘Mille et Une’ team is very happy to announce that we are working on the 2d festival

2d Festival international de Contact Improvisation

A Grenoble, French Alps

7-13 Novembre 2011

Intensives with Patricia KUYPERS (BE), Eszter GAL (HU), Alicia Grayson (USA)

+ Classes with 12 French and International Teachers

Labs, Performances, Jams and more

Laisse tomber tes feuilles d’automne…

Come and dance your 1001 colors*

www.1001festival.fr

info@1001festival.fr

Information for next festival will be on line by the end of May. In the meantime, you can check the program from last year.

CONTACT: Fanny Tanous, , http://www.1001festival.fr
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Berlin , Germany

A RE-EDUCATION – Klein Technique as taught by BARBARA MAHLER
Workshop by Barbara Mahler, Schwelle7, Berlin/Germany

daily Monday, 7th – Friday, 11th, Novemer 2011
Schedule – morning class: 11:30am-2pm + afternoon class: 3:30-6 pm
Showing: Friday, 11th, Novemer 2011, 8:30 pm

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A RE-EDUCATION – 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.

PERFORMANCE:
The workshop will culminate in a performance/showing of the explored material, Friday, November 11th, at 8:30 pm with a group piece of 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)

http://www.barbaramahler.net

UDDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Barbara%20Mahler.html
REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
PRICE: 200 EUR

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants in our special sleeping cocoons. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person, 7.- if you bring your own sheets.
More: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html


LOCATION -——-

Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, left site, 2. floor
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

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

CONTACT: http://www.schwelle7.de/Barbara%20Mahler.html
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14 OCT 2011 Workshop for Contact Improvisation Eckhard Mueller (Germany) and Daniela Schwartz (Argentina)
Mazomanie, WI USA

The art of sharing weightless weight

In this workshop we will investigate the relation of our body to the “UP” and the “DOWN” in stillness and movement.

We will explore the bone system and its relationship to gravity, as the weight falls through the architecture of the body into the floor, and we project from the ground into the three dimensionality of the space, finding the alignment of each situation.

We will investigate the use of the floor, of the architecture of our bodies, of other bodies, the internal/external space, giving our attention to the breath as a tool to invite the active release to happen: into the touch, into the down, into the rising up and into the direction of the movement, all at the same time, supporting each other and the physical communication.

Integrating this principles will invite you to be in the present moment, listening to the momentary needs of the bodies moving together, between earth and sky.

Our objective is to offer you tools to find more ease, lightness and freedom in your dance, to be comfortable as mobile underdancer/overdancer while you modulate the weight and tone of your body to open possible ways to relate to someone else.

Eckhard Mueller (Germany) and Daniela Schwartz (Argentina) travel together the world to share their vision and their practice of Contact Improvisation since 2005, offering workshops for CI or developing projects based on Improvisation. By collaborating, their interests are influenced by each other, creating a diverse and surprising pathway. They share the passion for the improvisation, the present moment, the relation between bodies communicating through touch. Daniela interested in the details and the capacity of attention and Eckhard fascinated for the physicality and its limits plunge together into a research on the perceptive and the sensorial exploration to rediscover an open movement dialogue through the bodies.

CONTACT: Marcia Miquelon,
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Berlin , Germany

MAKING AND SEEING DANCE
4 day intensive Improvisation Workshop with Daniel Lepkoff
WHEN: Tuesday – Friday, November, 15-18, 2011, 12 am – 6 pm
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany
LINK: http://www.schwelle7.de/Daniel%20Lepkoff.html
SHARE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150725511684713

OVERVIEW OF THE WORK
“My work is strongly focused on the origins, form, and details of functional movement, movement from life . It is a practice of movement research. The work refines ones ability to use the physical senses and relate equally with inner space and outer space. It calls for and cultivates a questioning and reexamining of one’s perceptions.

I am an improvising performer and my reference point is to develop a technique (a way or method) to composing dances. The work offers one possible view point for making dance performance.

The material is drawn directly from my own movement research, which has it’s roots in seminal 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, plus many wonderful long term collaboration with artists whose work inspired and informed me..”

Daniel Lepkoff

MAKING AND SEEING DANCE:

This workshop is open to all but is geared towards professional artists: choreographers, improvising performers, dancers, and actors.

Led by: Daniel Lepkoff Nov. 15 – 18, 2011 12 – 6 pm
We will divide our 6 hours of studio time into two work sessions with a break in between:
1. Technique – (Moving the Environment) – We build a technical foundation through study and practice of functional movement. We look at movement as a two way exchange of force and information with our environment.

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 extend our energy into the environment; the environment answers.

We move it and it moves us. This duality offers an extended dimension to our presence as a dancer and performer.

Activating our physical senses we engage with:
+ gravity, force & our internal architecture
+ vision and space
+ time and thythm.

2. Composing (Stillness and Movement): Placing our own movement propositions into a shared space, we set up a kind of physical conversation on the subject of time, space, and imagination. The conversation is based inside of a simple structure that uses an alternation between stillness and movement. Through observation and action, beginnings and endings, answer and answer back, repetition and translation, we exchange our viewpoints on what we see when we watch movement and what we understand as dance.
For more detailed information on Daniel’s work go to: www.daniellepkoff.com

BIOGRAPHY

Starting in the early ’70’s DANIEL LEPKOFF was at the center of the development of Release Technique with Mary Fulkerson and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton. Throughout the ’70’s and ’80’s he traveled extensively; actively teaching, performing and exposing these new ideas worldwide.

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

Daniel’s work looks at all movement as a finely tuned physical dialogue with the environment and explores the form and composition of this interaction as a language for making dances. He has developed techniques based on this approach that form a dance practice and foundation for bringing this material onto the stage.

Over the years he has had long term collaborations 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), experimental musician Dora Attila, and Japanese dancer, Sakura Shimada, among others.

In 2002 he was the artistic director and co-producer (together with Mira Kovarova) of “Physical Dialogues” a seminal 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.

This last year he toured to Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Brazil, and Argentina. His work was recently shown in Warsaw, Poland at the Dance Improvisation Festival Sic! 2010/ Festiwal Improwizacji Tanca Sic! 2010 combining improvising dance performers with experiemental musicians.

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Daniel%20Lepkoff.html
SHARE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150725511684713
REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
PRICE: 200 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 (near 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

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

CONTACT: http://www.schwelle7.de/Daniel%20Lepkoff.html
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Berlin , Germany

Bone Sex: The Erotic Body, Deep Touch, Weight and Motion
5 day intensive workshop by Jess Curtis

WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
WHEN: Monday 21st – Friday 25th November 2011, daily 1-6 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/JessCurtis.html
SHARE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111064779002855
REGISTRATION: xs4jan (at) gmx.de
FEE: 150 EUR

BONE SEX:
THE EROTIC BODY, DEEP TOUCH, WEIGHT AND MOTION

A workshop in the physics of sensual pleasure in Contact Improvisation. Deepen your sexual dance and it’s connection to your partners’. Develop tools to allow your sexual body to safely inform all of your dancing. Find the pathways that lead to freer motion. Get out of your head, beyond your genitals, come to your senses.

This class is for men and women. All participants must be equally willing to work with men and women, within the context of negotiated consensual boundaries. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing (i.e.sweats). Some exercises may be clothing optional. Some movement experience is helpful. This workshop is accessible to people with mobility impairments. Please contact us if you have accessibility concerns.

JESS CURTIS

Director/Choreographer (San Francisco/Berlin). Living and working in both San Francisco and Berlin, Jess Curtis has created a body of work ranging from the underground extremes of Mission District warehouses with Contraband and CORE (1985-1998) to the formal refinement and exuberance of European State Theatres and Circus Tents with Compagnie Cahin-Caha and Jess Curtis/Gravity (1998-present). Since founding Gravity in 2000, Curtis has created an extensive body of performance works, collaborating with numerous renowned international artists and companies, receiving critical praise and a variety of awards and honors. Throughout his career his research and practice have included work and play within the Queer, Sex-Positive communities of San Francisco where he has studied, practiced and played with such pioneers as Annie Sprinkle, Fakir Musafar, Madame Cleo Dubois, Joseph Kramer, Keith Hennessy and Chester Mainard.

From 1991 to 1998 he was co-director of the legendary 848 Community Space in San Francisco, site of many intercommunity experiments in Art, Politics, Sexuality, Community and Culture. He also teaches Dance, Contact Improv and Interdisciplinary Performance throughout the US and Europe and has been a visiting professor at UC Berkeley, and the University of the Arts in Berlin. He is currently pursuing an PhD in Performance Studies with a focus on choreographic practice at the University of California at Davis. Contact Improvisation and Spontaneous Composition are central tools in his performing practice, which he uses as training/tuning techniques for himself and the performers he works with, and in making performances that embrace the risk of making choices in real time.
Further information: http://www.jesscurtisgravity.org

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants in our special sleeping cocoons. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person, 7.- if you bring your own sheets.
More: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html


LOCATION -——-

Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, left site, 2. floor
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

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

CONTACT: http://www.schwelle7.de/JessCurtis.html
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Schwelle 7, Uferstrasse, Berlin , Germany

integrating movement technique, improvisation and skills for performance

In this workshop we will explore intensively how to transform our regular CI-practice towards a performative movement art – in order to create instant composition in all its diversity, complexity and freshness.
The following questions will lead us through the week: What are the tools to stay connected with my own dance while being deeply involved in the physicality of a CI-duet? // How to achieve presence and authenticity to feed my dance and how do I keep this sense in front of an audience? // How can I connect the inner and outer space – what in fact does this mean? // What are the inherent compositional aspects of CI? // How to integrate compositional principles with the freedom of improvisation?

Euro 150.-

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, , http://www.adrianrussi.com
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Berlin, Berlin , Germany

Contact Improvisation in Performance
integrating movement technique, improvisation and skills for performance

5 day intensive workshop – with ADRIAN RUSSI

WHEN: November 28 – December 2, 2011, 12am-6pm
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany
SHARE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139374042827148

CONTACT IMPROVISATION IN PERFORMANCE
integrating movement technique, improvisation and skills for performance

In this workshop we will explore intensively how to transform our regular CI-practice towards a performative movement art – in order to create instant composition in all its diversity, complexity and freshness.
The following questions will lead us through the week: What are the tools to stay connected with my own dance while being deeply involved in the physicality of a CI-duet? // How to achieve presence and authenticity to feed my dance and how do I keep this sense in front of an audience? // How can I connect the inner and outer space – what in fact does this mean? // What are the inherent compositional aspects of CI? // How to integrate compositional principles with the freedom of improvisation?

The first class of the day will focus 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 (and constant) use of timing and space – which in fact are also fundamentals for performing CI.

In the second class we will go beyond CI-technique and improvisation skills to see what changes fundamentally when one is exposed to an audience. It’s a lot about staying honest with yourself, dealing with the energy of the public and handling surprising moments in a creative way. Trusting your instincts and your intuition will be just as important as learning about compositional aspects and using CI-technique to give a clear base for performance.

For those who feel themselves 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. It’s 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, December 2nd, 2011, 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 Adrian Russi is a one of the leading CI-teachers in Switzerland and travels all over Europe to teach and perform Contact and Free Improvisation. From 1992 he is deeply involved with CI and has dedicated 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 developed 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 freelancer to a wide range of people and is also regularly invited to teach in schools. In his teaching he focuses on the technical aspects of CI (ease, precision and strength), 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 while 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 their 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 in our special sleeping cocoons. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person, 7.- if you bring your own sheets.
More: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html


LOCATION -——-

Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, left site, 2. floor
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

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

CONTACT: http://www.schwelle7.de/Adrian%20Russi.html
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Vilnius, Lithuania

We are happy to invite you to the 5-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. Last years it worked out perfectly with 40-60 people from 5-7 neighbor 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, neighbors, 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 Michal Ratajski (Poland), Viktoria Ignatenko (Belarus), Dovydas Letkauskas (Lithuania-Finland) and others. Check workshops descriptions here.

Fee: with an early submission of registration form (see below) and a deposit of 10 EUR paid
by 20th of November – 32 EUR
by 27th of November – 45 EUR
later – 55 EUR
For the participants of previous Minifestivals – 30 EUR.

10% discount for students!

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

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

Food: We will provide water, tea 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: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDNQclpzd3BXOVBpR0FFcTl3NjRTa1E6MQ#gid=0

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://contactfestival.blogas.lt
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17 DEC 2011
805 Dovercourt Rd, Second Floor, Toronto, Ontario , Canada

PROJECT 5 STAR WORKSHOP
Quality
Skills
Ensemble-scores
Architecture of space
Site-specific

FACILITATORS:
Karen Kaeja
Suzanne Liska
Kathleen Rea

DESCRIPTION:
An all-day DANCE IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP. Facilitators will alternate and combine workshops throughout the day. We will investigate quality, skills, ensemble, architecture of space, site-specific adventures and scores unique to the facilitators. The project will culminate in a collaborative performance by the participants that draws on the day’s investigations.

LEVEL:
Intermediate to advanced level dance improvisation or physical theatre skills required

DATE:
Saturday December 17, 2011

TIME:
Workshop
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

LOCATION:
Dovercourt House Ballroom
2nd floor

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE:
5:00 pm
$10 or pay what you can

WEBSITES:
www.kaeja.org
www.reasondetre.com
www.everybodydanceyes.word​press.com

PRICE:
$90 CADA or student
$120 regular
$100 before November 1, 2011
Some scholarships available

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
suzliska@yahoo.com

CONTACT: Suzanne Liska, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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17 DEC 2011
Boulder, CO USA

Please come celebrate the holidays with the Boulder Improvisation community with the 2011 Holiday CI Jam and Potluck Dinner!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

  • 12-5pm: Contact Improvisation Jam at Kelly’s Barn (1360 Sumac Rd)
  • 6-10pm: Potluck Dinner at Nomad Community House (1460 Quince Ave)

- Web page: http://www.sharingweight.com/jams/holiday-2011
- Map: http://g.co/maps/kawz7

Everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, is welcome attend. And, if you can’t make the jam, please join us in community for the potluck.

The jam will be co-hosted by Jennifer Peck and the potluck will be co-hosted by Scott Rodwin & Marsha Austin.

The cost for the jam will be $10-20 donation (for five hours of dancing!). The potluck is free.

CONTACT: J. Akiyama, , http://www.sharingweight.com/jams/holiday-2011
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134 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1LA, United Kingdom

Pre-Workshop: 26 – 30 December 2011
“Clear Intentions”

  • intensives with Jörg Hassmann, Vanessa Cook and Rachel Dean
  • short workshops with various UK & international teachers
  • labs and jams
  • delicious vegan & omnivorous catering
    £ 130 regular / £ 100 concession

New Year Jam: 30 December 2011 – 2 January 2012
“Joyful Resolutions”

  • jamming in three beautiful studios
  • mini-workshops and warmups with various UK teachers
  • live music by Barnaby Tree and David Leahy
  • delicious vegan & omnivorous catering
    £ 100 regular / £ 80 concession

Package price £ 200 regular / £ 160 concession
Book before 1 November for a 10% discount

Venue:
movingartsbase, 134 Liverpool Road, London N1 1LA
Multiple studios with underfloor heating and good natural light
Limited sleeping spaces available

Schedule:
Pre-Workshop: 26 Dec 6:30pm (dinner) – 30 Dec lunchtime
New Year Jam: 30 Dec 6:30pm (dinner) – 2 Jan lunchtime

Registration and enquiries:
Daniel Mang
danielmang@gmail.com
+44 7411427331 (British mobile)

Supported by movingartsbase
www.movingartsbase.eu

Package price £ 200 regular / £ 160 concession
Book before 1 November for a 10% discount

CONTACT: Daniel Mang, +46 765973209, , http://www.movingartsbase.eu
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How does a dance feel like when I follow my inner music? // How can I integrate Contact Improvisation and musicality? // What is the impact of external music on my dancing ? // To what extent am I able to deal with it in a conscious and creative way?
In this workshop we will spend plenty of time tracking down our own musicality and nourishing our dance with this inner source. The goal is to develop more sensitivity and creativity in Conctact Improvisation – a dance form which is often too much determined by the use of physical principals as weight exchange or momentum.
Music is as omnipresent in our life as movement. We all inherit both of them. Therefore you don’t need a special musical gift to follow this approach in CI. Tracing our own inner music will also help us to handle with external music in a new way – in order to not just let us dominate by music but to find a dialogue between music and movement, to find a supplementary melody through our dance.
We will work on movement principles, contact skills and – very important – on deepening our ability to perceive our body, the space and the partners movement. Improvisation scores and bodywork will round off our work in movement. There will be space for free dancing, verbal exchange and for silence to get a deeper understanding of this dance form and to integrate the new principals into our own dancing.
Open to participants with experience in CI, for both music enthusiasts and ignorants…

400.- Dollar

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, , http://www.adrianrussi.com
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