Life Art Process & Contact Improv weekend workshop in Rotterdam 7-8/11


  Moved by Contact

2 day workshop with:

Tom Goldhand: Contact improvisaion ,  Hilde Elbers: Dance/ Life – Art process

DSC07575Contact Improvisation is said to be the exploration of physics, the physicality that guide us through the dance, however in the meeting point of two bodies much more information is being transmitted. Depending on your state of being and the person you relate to different emotions, wants, wills, states of mind, fears and expectations are being communicated, whether you are conscious of it or not.

In this 2 day workshop we will work with the themes: passive and active, balance and off balance. Through the physical entrance of duet work we will connect our movements to our imagination and our sensations. Allowing those to shape and inspire our dances.

13We will work with movement, drawing, poetic writing and improvisational performance. This integrated approach allows you to explore various ways of being in contact and relating to others. It opens the space for you to uncover how the theme of contact is currently present in your life. You will generate new recourses along the way, and gain more possibilities and depth in both your contact dances and the contact you make every day.

Move your body and be moved by the contact that you are making!

Time: 7-8 November 10:30-17:30 with a lunch break.

Place:  cuartitoazul Schoterbosstraat 17 Rotterdam.


(Early birds) Until 7.10  Sliding scale:  Student/low income/normal income: E 90,105,120   accordingly.

After 7.10  Sliding scale: Student/low income/normal income: E 100, 120,140 accordingly

All art materials are provided by us. No previous experience with any of the Art mediums is required.

All levels, all ages and everyBODY is welcome.


Your place is secure after registration and a down payment of half of the fee.

For registration send a mail to

Who are we?

Tom 1Tom Goldhand – is a dance maker, dancer, dance teacher and group facilitator. Owner and manager of Sadhana Dance School ( and is the Co-founder and facilitator of Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam.

Tom teaches and dances Contact and Dance Improvisation over the last 10 years, giving weekly classes in Amsterdam and workshops around Europe. He is currently finishing his M.A in Dance therapy on the subject of combining Mindfulness in Dance therapy.

“For me, Improvisation is a way of life and I try to take it out from the studio and stage into everyday life. I try to look at the world with fresh eyes, to learn all the time, to be in the here and now, to stay in the present. I believe that the core of mans spirit comes from new experiences and that it is much more important to be open and present, than to make plans and try to stick to them.”

DansBrabant-HildeElbers_portretzw2_--RenateBeenseHilde Elbers – is a Choreographer, dancer, teacher, counsellor and coach and owns: Creative Growth: Bridging life and art

Hilde dances and choreographs in the professional dance field for over 15 years and facilitates instant composition, improvisational dance and floorwork classes/workshops in both the professional and the non- professional dance field. Finding it important to have meaning embodied in teaching, creating and performing. She believes strongly in the unique „voice” of each individual and is passionate to let those voices speak.

Supervised by dance pioneer Anna Halprin and expressive arts icon Daria Halprin. Hilde graduated from the Tamalpa Institute California as movement-based expressive arts therapist, Life- Art coach and art maker. Hilde departs from the sensory bodily awareness and the depths of the imagination to create.

”To me living is the art of dancing with my experiences. The creative space generates a heightened awareness of self and others. A place where we can listen softly and be present. The studio is a space where magic happens! Imagine that applied in your daily life: You may live a more creative and ALIVE life. And all of us become dancers of our own lives.

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