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Contact Improvisation Intensive

I am interested in our bones. Bones as means of security and structure but equally facilitator of fluid weight and direction. Bone and skeleton to me speak of clarity and strength, but these are things that add dynamism to our moving...

Ensemble physical theater & voice - ‘The bodymind of the Performer’

In this workshop we are training the function of body and mind simultaneously in the ‘here and now’ of the theatrical act within the ensemble group. We work on the balance between the instinctive communication among the performers and the unique performative skills of each one...

Experimental Anatomy and Spine Work in CI

The theme of our workshop is: the dance of the spine. How does exmperimental anatomy help us to find and discover our body and dance. We will explore how to facilitate a multiple perception of contact while the focus is on the kinaestatic experience of the spine.

Dyads, Triads and More: Contact Beyond Duet

Using Contact Improvisation as a foundation, we will create ways to improvise dancing in duo, trio, and ensemble. We will survey CI essentials, with a focus on efficient use of technical skills, to develop a facility for, and availability to, changing physical states and levels of touch and weight...




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Surprise me! - Wednesday afternoon class
We will start from guided body work, then pair and group contact improvisation, and finish by performances...

Sensing in action
- Sunday morning class
Our nervous system is a great tool to sense our movements, integrate them as patterns or break them into pieces to create new ones. It can serve us to support our creativity and increase the intensity of our dance...

CO-CI
- dancing together

We will offer during the two 3 hour open classes technical training with CI and releasing work, investigation of the solo body (such as disorientation, risk taking, investigation of the reflexes at work) and exploring the dance in duet and group forms...
Body and Image - Thursday afternoon class
Everything what we can see and feel around us affect our dance and quality of movement. We are able to sense our space of resonance and the bridge between the body-mind and motion...

Shared time - inner rhythms - Sunday morning class
The body is a meeting point of time layers. Inner time, which we are made of, and the time outside of us, in relation to which we exist – these two rhythms meet in our body. The perception of our inner rhythms makes our dance clearer, more determined and sophisticated...