IMPROVISING CONTACT IMPROVISATION

8-10 June
Tonsalen, Kyrkogårdsvägen 2, Huddinge, (Stockholm region)

Contact Improvisation will be the common ground to continue and deepen our skills to come into a physical and kinaesthetic dialogue with others. We will play with different scores for improvisation to challenge and sharpen our compositional and spatial awareness. Articulation and playfulness are two keywords for this workshop in which we will dance a lot for and with each other. Dances in which we can expect to be in physical contact at any moment and at the same time keeping an awareness of ones own direction in improvising. This workshop will provide a playground for those who are interested in exploring territories in which we use our creative potential in dances that are created in the here and now, the present moment of an improvisation.

Contact: Benno Voorham

Instant Composition/Contact Improvisation

24th and 25th March
LIC Dance Research Studio, The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

In this workshop the focus will be on the instant compositional side of improvisation. Developing skills and viewpoints that help us to navigate and make choices in improvisational scores. Contact Improvisation will be a common ground to interact and play with each other. Articulation and playfulness are two keywords for this workshop in which we will dance for and with each other. Dances in which we can expect to be in physical contact at any moment and at the same time keeping an awareness of ones own directions in improvising.

Contact: Mary Prestidge
e-mail: m.prestidge@blueyonder.co.uk

Improvising Contact Improvisation

1st – 5th April, 10.30 – 16.30
Moving East Centre for Dance, Martial Arts and Complementary Medicine St Matthias Church Hall, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 8DD

Contact Improvisation will be the common ground to continue and deepen our skills to come into a physical and kinaesthetic dialogue with others. By awakening our physical and sensory awareness we will bring mind and body into a state of readiness and receptiveness for dancing in a playful and spontaneous way. We will spend time in the mornings to work on various skills and explore the underlying principles of Contact Improvisation, playing with physical forces such as gravity, levity, momentum and inertia. In the afternoon we will work with different scores and structures for improvisation with a strong focus on developing a playful and subtle presence in our dancing. "Being in the moment" will be our motto during this intensive workshop. We will play and create dances in which we use our imagination and creative potential. We will spend time to tune our bodies in movement, to develop a sense for ‘being in the moment’ from where we will dive into the realm of contact and improvisation.

Contact: Robert Anderson
phone: +44-(0)7814 790 757
e-mail: robert@contactimprovisation.co.uk

 IMPROVISING CONTACT IMPROVISATION Potsdamer Tanztage 2012

IMPROVISING CONTACT IMPROVISATION Potsdamer Tanztage 2012

Mon 21st to Fri 25th
Fabrik Potsdam

with Andrew Harwood (CA) & Benno Voorham (NL/S) Studio 4 (Studiohaus) 10:00 - 14:30 Contact Improvisation will be the common ground enabling us to continue deepening our skills into a rich kinesthetic dialogue with others. By awakening our physical and sensory awareness we will bring mind, spirit and body into a state of readiness for dancing in a playful and spontaneous way. Along with hints of CI technique, the workshop will also focus on different strategies and structures for improvisation, with a strong focal point on developing a playful and subtle presence in our dancing. Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood and Benno Voorham are internationally recognized Contact Improvisation teachers, and have been a major force in introducing CI to many eastern European countries and in developing the form in Sweden and Canada. Their collaborative performance will be premiered on 31st May and 1st June as part of the festival program. > The class will be in English. >> Experience in dance and improvisation required. FEE: € 150 / red. € 120 / till 19 year old € 95 REGISTRATION AND DISCOUNTS -Online-Registration: To register for your desired workshop press the button “MITMACHEN” -Only by making an early and binding registration online can a place in the workshop be guaranteed. -ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 11TH 2012. After this date, registration is only possible by telephone and there is a fee of € 10 to guarantee a place. Registrations are processed in the order they are received and confirmed only after the fee has been posted. A refund is possible (minus a € 12 handling fee) only under certain circumstances up to 14 days before the workshop begins. After that a refund is only possible if you can provide someone to take your place in the workshop. -By participating in multiple workshops, we offer the following discounts: take part in 2 or 3 workshops, receive a 10% discount — 4 or more workshops receive a 20% discount off the total cost of the workshops. This offer is not valid for children’s workshops. -Regular course participants from fabrik Potsdam ("Kurspass" users) receive a 20% discount off all Tanztage workshops (not valid for children’s workshops). -The discounted rate is good for students, unemployed persons, and those receiving social benefits. -Housing for workshop participants in the studio is available free of charge, but please register by telephone +49 (0)331 2800314.

phone: +49 (0)331-2800314
e-mail: contact@fabrikpotsdam.de
site: http://fabrikpotsdam.de/