Contact Improvisation Weekend Workshop
Vega Luukkonen & Keya Richter
- - 16.09. - 18. 09.22 / Stolzenhagen - -
Over this weekend Vega & Keya will share their love for dance and contact improvisation with you at the wonderful place PONDEROSA !
We will flow in and out of contact, viewing the dance as a playful dialogue, which breathes freely in time and space.
Awareness and presence are helping us to expand the choices and possibilities in our dance. Cultivating conscious listening, breathing, giving and receiving.
During the classes we work both technically - focusing on understanding the underlying physical principles of contact improvisation - and experientially - widening the trust to our instincts, impulses and intuition. We will evoke deeper understanding how our bodies function? How the joints, bones, muscles and fascia function ?
Some of the movement principles we employ are informed by developmental movement patterns, release technique, and floorwork. The classes develop slowly from inside out, gradually passing through levels from floor to standing, using the natural spirals of the body. Getting familiar with three-dimensionality and being upside-down.
Material alternates between contact- and solo tasks, towards group-composition and space.

Within specific exercises we explore tools and principles that are helpful in contact-improvisation, such as; sharing weight, center-to-center, leaning and supporting, rolling and sliding...
We will use ideas around falling; momentum, acceleration, suspension, swing and bounce - to create easy lifts and flights through the space ! Spinning off our dances into freedom and individuality, and reconnecting again.
Inviting lightness and spaciousness to our dances.

How can we distribute our weight intelligently ?
How do I organise my body structures in movement ?
Our biggest organ - fascia - allows us to communicate directions sensitive and delicate ways. Fine tuning and subtle precision. Breathing in and out of contact.

Technique and Poetry.
Structure and Freedom.
Playful Beings in Motion.
Friday Arrival 16.9.22
 15:00 16.00
Registration ->16.00-18.00
Dinner ->
Opening Circle and Jam ->20.00 - 22.30

Saturday 17.9.22
Dance-Praxis -> 10:00 - 13:00
Lunch ->13.00-15.00 
Dance-Praxis ->15.00-18.00
Dinner ->18.00 -20.00
Jam ->20.00 - 22.30

Sunday 18.9.22
Dance-Praxis -> 10:00 - 13:00
Lunch ->13.00-15.00 
Dance-Praxis ->15.00-17.00
Closing Circle ->17.30 
The price includes delicious vegan/vegetarian food, lush studios, green pastures for walks and a nearby river-for swimmers: €220 (dormitory) €260(double | dribble room)

Venue : you will be informed after registering


Feel you on the dancefloor ! 
Thank you!

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