Massage therapists know the body of their patient,
dancers know their own body.
A contact improviser must know both
Where does a meeting of two bodies ends, and a contact improvisation dance begins, Where does a bodywork therapy end and a journey of two bodies begins?
In this workshop we will try to see the similarities and differences between contact improvisation and a session of bodywork. Traditionally a workshop of contact improvisation ends with a bodywork session. The dancers, many of them professional body therapists, share their knowledge of relaxing the body and massaging the muscles and joints.
In this workshop We will learn and explore the principles of moving another body without effort and being moved without unnecessary tension. This workshop is not about the high physicality or acrobatic side of contact improvisation, but rather on the exploration of what happens in the body when it is being touched in different ways and manipulated into movement, what happens in the body of our partner, but also and as important, what happens in our own body as we move and touch.
This workshop is a great experience for body-workers and therapists that have not yet encountered the world of contact improvisation and is also a wonderful opportunity for contact improvisers to meet another quieter side of this beautiful dance.
Tom Goldhand is a dancer, teacher and performance artist in the field of improvisation and contact improvisation, and a certified body therapist (Ilan Lev method)
Price – 60 Euro
The workshop will take place on the Sunday, June 3 11:00-17:00
The number of participants in this workshop is limited
Contact for registration – Sadhana.firstname.lastname@example.org