Events are listed in chronological order. For historical interest, see also the list of past events.
Weight and Weightlessness
Flight and Fall
A workshop for solo, duet and trio work in Contact Improvisation
Jacky Miredin (Rome)
Charlie Morrissey (UK)
Adrian Russi (Switzerland)
This workshop explores Contact Improvisation in trio and duet work with three acclaimed and highly experienced male dancers and teachers.
Looking at upward motion and elevation, lifting and falling, elasticity and connection,
resistance and yielding – via the connection with two partners.
We will work with three-dimensional awareness, and explore the space behind, above, below
and in front of us – both external and internal experiences of it, as a way to facilitate
an agile and playful approach to the many choices we encounter in our dancing.
We will use momentum and weight as a catalyst for lifts,
and find ways in which we can ride the momentum created by setting our masses in motion.
We will capitalise on this opportunity to work in trios and use it to go
beyond our perception of what is possible in our dancing, by working with two partners
to help us find places and pathways we have not yet been able to explore with one.
Be ready to dance! This workshop will be physical, fun and exhilarating.
Participants should have a good base in Contact Improvisation.
14th -19th Sept
Martin Keogh – "Soaring Off The Mountain"
Intensive five-day workshop in Contact Improvisation
WHEN: September, 15-19, 2009, 11:00-17:00 (tbd)
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany
Contact improvisation requires a courageous willingness — but never so much as when we dance in the absence of will – those moments when we drop the reigns and, nowhere bound, allow our animal to carry us. Join good company for dancing and discovery. With games, some sweat, and the unique physicality of the contact body we will savor and rock the boundaries between states of allowing and mindful intention.
We will explore:
- Moving from a base of sensation
- Dancing with a shared central axis
- Seeking ease in going off balance
- Finding the spontaneous acrobatics of the form
- Spending more time in nuance, disorientation, and extended follow-through
- Movement that's both organized and released
- A visceral appreciation for the spiral
- An ability to see and venture into the backspace
- Performing contact improvisation as a tool to amplify our listening
- A greater capacity for sensation, risk, and pleasure
The workshop could culminate (if desired) in an evening of performance. So one focus and target of the workshop will be your solo – alone and while in duet. Voices of another workshop on www.martinkeogh.com/resources/Yoursolo.html
More at http://www.schwelle7.de/Martin%20Keogh.html
More at http://www.martinkeogh.com
Bio: Martin Keogh has taught and performed contact improvisation for thirty years. For his contribution to the development of the form he is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed in Who's Who in the World. Martin spent time traveling to monasteries in Japan and Korea and was the director of the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley before discovering the world of dance. He co-facilitated CI36 and Teacher's Conferences on four continents. He is the author of The Art of Waiting and As Much Time as it Takes. More info at: www.martinkeogh.com.
REGISTRATION: info (at) felixruckert.de
PRICE: 200 EUR
We can host up workshop participants in our special sleeping cocoons. The cost is 10 a night per person.
Uferstraße 6 HH 1. OG
Phone: +49 (0) 30-4736 3500
Email: info (at) felixruckert.de
TRAFFIC LINK: UB Nauener Platz, Pankstr, Osloer Str, SB Gesundbrunnen
Contact Imrpovisación, Performances, Audiovisuales y Fotografías.
El cuerpo es la fuente de información donde podemos leer el acontecer del presente y el vehículo del que nos valemos para comunicarnos, construyendo sentido y movimiento.
Workshops: Cristina Turdo, Carolina Becker, Adrian Andrada, Ivan Baucia
$50 por workshop
Opening the body to spirals, the backspace, lucidity as immediate connection. For those with basic contact skills. Thursday night to Sunday afternoon both weekends Sept 24-27 and Nov 5-8.
$250-450 sliding scale