Coming back to our moving bodies – Sensing and listening, communicating through touch.
Reconnecting to ourselves, and our nature as playful beings.
We will take time to slow down, to breath, to sense and feel ourselves – in movement and in stillness. We will give ourselves time to reconnect to our spontaneity, playfulness, and joy of movement. During the week we will work both technically – focusing on understanding the underlying physical principles of contact improvisation – going into the core of Contact Improvisation. And we will also evoke deeper understanding how our bodies function? How the joints, bones, muscles and fascia function?
We will have plenty of time to go into the nature. Dancing on the beach, dancing in the woods. Reconnecting to the elements – wind, sun, sand, and soil. Diving into the texture of plants, rocks, sky and clouds. Tasting the fragrance of the island.
The classes develop slowly from inside out, within specific exercises we explore tools and principles that are helpful in contact-improvisation, such as –sharing weight, leaning and supporting, rolling and sliding, concept of center. We will use ideas around falling – momentum, acceleration, suspension, swing and bounce, to enter easy weight shifts and flights through the space.
Technique and Poetry.
Structure and Freedom.
Playful Beings in Motion.
Where – Armonia retreat center.
WHEN – 20-27 June, 2021
1 bedroom sleeping room 750 Euro (Fully booked).
2 bedroom sleeping room – 700 Euro (per person).
3-5 -Bedroom sleeping room – 640 Euro (Per person).
Tent for 2 people – 640 Euro (Per person).
Early bird – 4 first people to register will receive 50 euro discount.
I am dancer, dance-teacher, performance-artist and bodyworker made in Finland, but currently based in Berlin, India, and nomadic temporary moments in time and space. I graduated from TEAK 2008 as dance- and theatre-teacher (MA)
I have been teaching contact and dance since 15 years all around the world, on many internationally acknowledged festivals and retreats.
My dance is informed by aikido, capoeira, developmental movement patterns and axis syllabus.
In recent years I have been more focused on organizing my own workshops, events and festivals. I am one of the co-organizers of Goa Contact Festival since 11 years.
For me dance is combination of technique and intuition. Form and freedom. Being and doing. I try to find ways to explore and teach technique by understanding the underlying principles of movement
I am a performance artist, dancer and a dance teacher in the field of Dance & Contact Improvisation.
After finishing my studies in Israel I moved to Amsterdam and co-founded with 5 other performance artists the group – Mono Collective that performs free and anchored Dance pieces.
In the last years I have been performing and giving workshops on the techniques of Improvisation in Dance and Contact.
I have been teaching contact and dance since 15 years all around the world, on internationally acknowledged festivals and dance trainings.
All of the above are just words that are saying basically: Contact Improvisation is my passion and I love to share it with everyone.