Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

15 OCT 2011
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27 Nov 2011
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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29 OCT 2011
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1 Nov 2011
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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4 NOV 2011
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6 Nov 2011
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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4 NOV 2011
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6 Nov 2011
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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7 NOV 2011
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12 Nov 2011
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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7 NOV 2011
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11 Nov 2011
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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15 NOV 2011
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18 Nov 2011
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
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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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21 NOV 2011
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25 Nov 2011
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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28 NOV 2011
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2 Dec 2011
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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28 NOV 2011
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2 Dec 2011
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

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