Consent & Empowerment in Dance, Contact & Touch – The art of not grabbing (12-13.10)

You are welcome to join into a meeting point of touch, contact & senses in dance. A deep dive into the subjects of consent in verbal and non-verbal forms, and a learning process in how to empower other people and be empowered by your partners.

In this 2 day workshop we will explore the edges/borders of Dance, Contact Improvisation and touch with physical exploration and the psychological effects of movement and touch – motion into emotion, and emotion into motion.

Dance is the playground of non-verbal communication, where everything can be presented, represented and played with. It is a field we all feel, yet it can be sometime confusing to interpret the meanings and intentions behind the actions.

In this workshop we will learn to listen and to speak with the body and another partner’s body, and we will also bring the non-verbal aspects into verbal forms.

We will explore and research how empowerment and consent can be brought from one realm to another.

PRACTICALITIES and CLARIFICATION –

This workshop includes touch and sensations.
We will practice saying yes/no in a verbal and non verbal way, you should be aware that we will go from our comfort zone into the learning zone and integrate it back into our comfort zone. This is a clothes on workshop, and no nudity.

REGISTRATION –
THE NUMBER OR PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY SENDING A MAIL WRITING YOUR INTERESTS IN THIS WORKSHOP.

FOR REGISTRATION SEND A MAIL TO – SADHANA.IMPRODANCE@GMAIL.COM

WHAT TO BRING –
– (Pot-luck) lunch-dish Saturday/Sunday
– Water bottle
– Comfortable clothes for movement
– Notebook and pen

The workshop comprises of 2 full days, if you wish to join only one day it is only possible to join the first one, it is advised to join both of them and a priority will be given to people who wish to attend the entire workshop.

INVESTMENT
You can join both days or separate.
One day: €80,- (€70 for low income or students)
Both days: €130,- (€110 for low income or students)
Saturday (12.10) & Sunday (13.10) from 10.30 till 17.00.

Tom Goldhand is a group facilitator and a dance teacher in the field of Dance Improvisation and Contact Improvisation, he is a certified body therapist (Ilan Lev method), and works as the movement teacher in the “Akademie voor massage en beweging in Amsterdam”.
Tom holds a Master degree in Dance Therapy and facilitates dance and self-awareness groups and retreats.

Day 1 – feeling and sensing the yes and no in the body. Playing, dancing and exploring different tissues and movement in the body. The meeting point of two bodies, and the meeting points of two persons.
Day 2 – Going deeper into awareness of what happens when two bodies join in touch and in movement. Putting attention into the intention, wants and wills. Explore consent and empowerment in verbal and non-verbal ways. Tuning the ability to sense and experience sensuality in a mutual dance.



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Dance Retreat in Zeeland – From Mindfulness to Ecstatic Dance 6th-8th September

Treat yourself for a Dancing retreat – Enjoy the dance, the sauna, the fresh air and the nature around you.

This retreat offers you the chance to come back to your core and to re-connect body and mind together in movement and being.

Experience workshops ranging from Mindfulness Dance, Movement with Awareness, Dancing with the 4 elements, Dance Improvisation and an Ecstatic Dance party as well. You will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding, to enjoy the sauna, great food and the people who will share this experience with you.

During the retreat we will have the privilege of going into an Ecstatic Dance Experience.

In this retreat this is what you will learn and experience:

Dance Improvisation sessions – Expanding your body movement vocabulary and learning to connect to anybody in dance.

Mindfulness Dance – Becoming aware to your movement in the here and now, experiencing dance as a meditation and meditation as dance.

Morning Dance – A gentle and soft way to open your day into movement, and waking your body into life for the rest of the day.

Dancing with the elements – Discover which element is your home, and which element is your dancing favorite – are you FIRE, AIR, EARTH, OR WATER?

Ecstatic Dance – A unique experience, where the dance brings you to higher places and into ecstatic form of being.

This retreat is part of a unique concept in which the wellbeing of body & mind are the backbone. You chose one program in a closed group and as ‘special’, there are workshops of the other teachers.

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For registration and info regarding the place see here:

Dance Retreat – Tom Goldhand

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Giving weight & Consent in Contact Improvisation – Zaal 100 10.8.2019 (Amsterdam)

In Contact Improvisation we share the weight and dance with the physical attributes of gravity that effect two bodies in contact. We invite the other person to give their weight onto us, and we offer our own weight and body into them.

The word consent has become a wide used concept, and it was brought as well into the Contact Improvisation world.

Consent means an active permission or an agreement for an invitation to receive or do something. It is the answer yes to an offer made by another person. In this workshop we will explore that field – of Non verbal and verbal consent in the realm of Contact Improvisation and sharing the weight.

Contact Improvisation is, in it’s origin, the dance form that revolves and explores the physicality of moving objects/dancers in shared contact. In the past years it has grown and diversified to encompass many other realms. The psychological aspects of two people dancing together in shared contact is now being addressed as well, and not covered under the carpet when it arises.

It might not be the main focus of CI, yet when it comes forward it is not being pushed away.

This workshop is a part and a small taster of a bigger weekend workshop that will take place in a few months regarding Contact Improvisation, Dance, Consent & Empowerment.
You are all welcome to join in for this workshop.

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Class: 14:00-16:00h.
Cost: E 15,= (incl. jam) *

Jam: 16.00 – 18.00h
Cost for jam-only: E 5,=*
(the Jam is free for class-participants)

* Please bring exact change, if possible

Location:
Studio 100, Wittenstraat 100, Amsterdam
Ring the bell “Studio 100”

Registration is NOT needed; just come on time for the class, or come when you like for the jam


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The ground beneath our body, The partner as the ground – CI workshop – Zaal 100 13.7.2019

In this workshop we will bring our awareness to the ground and partner, partner and ground.

We will explore the body of our partner as a moving ground, and the ground as a stable partner.

In lifting, or sharing weight we can connect through our own bones and our partner’s bones to the ground – once embodied this quality can bring a very difference sensation to our dance.

====== PRACTICALS ======
Class:14:00-16:00h.
Cost: E 15,= (incl. jam) *

Jam: 16.00 – 18.00h
Cost for jam-only: E 5,=*
(the Jam is free for class-participants)

* Please bring exact change, if possible

Location:
Studio 100, Wittenstraat 100, Amsterdam
Ring the bell “Studio 100”

Registration is NOT needed; just come on time for the class, or come when you like for the jam

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Week Dance Retreat in France 27 July – 3 August

Dans Ardeche 2

In this week dance retreat we will rediscover our movement and body in dance and awareness.

Dance is Movement with Awareness, and our natural movement is a way to bring ourselves back to our original state of being. In this retreat we will be exploring movement, dance and improvisation in movement – how to re-connect to ourselves and how to connect to others and to your true nature.

We will be dancing in the beautiful studio and will have as well sessions of dancing outside in the nature. You will get new tools for dancing, and a new way of looking at dance and dance improvisation.

Give yourself the chance and opportunity to allow a dance to happen, treat yourself for this dancing retreat.

In these sessions this is what you will learn and experience:

Dance Improvisatio sessions – Expanding your body movement vocabulary and learning to connect to anybody in dance.
Mindfulness Dance – Becoming aware to your movement in the here and now, experiencing dance as a meditation and meditation as dance.
Morning Dance – A gentle and soft way to open your day into movement, and waking your body into life for the rest of the day.
Dancing with the elements – Discover which element is your home, and which element is your dancing favorite – are you FIRE, AIR, EARTH, OR WATER?
Dancing your Nature – during the retreat we will go out to dance in the beautiful nature around the castle, connecting out body with our surrounding.
Ecstatic Dance – A unique experience, where the dance brings you to higher places and into ecstatic form of being.

For registration and more info about the beautiful surrounding  – Click Here

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Contact Workshop – Zaal 100 Amsterdam – 16.3.2019: Upside down, Downside up

Class Subject – Upside down – Downside up 

This class we will be exploring our orientation – looking up and down, and practicing different positions alone and on a partner.
Making our upside down and downside up – from a different perspective our dance change its feeling and quality, bringing new pathways and new movement to play with.

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Open for all levels of experience to learn something.
After the class, there is some more time to practice your CI-moves and enjoy your dancing with the others that join the JAM from 16u-18u!


               PRACTICALITIES
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Place: De Wittenstraat 100, Amsterdam
 Building of Zaal 100,
 Ring the bell of “Studio 100

Time: 14:00-16:00

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From Mindfulness to Ecstatic Dance – 4 days retreat 19-22 April

This Paasweekend retreat offers you the chance to come back to your core and to re-connect body and mind together in movement and being.

Experience workshops ranging from Mindfulness Dance, Movement with Awareness, Dancing with the 4 elements, Dance Improvisation and an Ecstatic Dance party as well. You will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding, to enjoy the sauna, great food and the people who will share this experience with you.

Treat yourself for a Dancing retreat – Enjoy the dance, the sauna, the fresh air and the nature around you.

During the retreat we will have the privilege of going into an Ecstatic Dance Experience.

In this retreat this is what you will learn and experience:

Dance Improvisation sessions – Expanding your body movement vocabulary and learning to connect to anybody in dance.

Mindfulness Dance – Becoming aware to your movement in the here and now, experiencing dance as a meditation and meditation as dance.

Morning Dance – A gentle and soft way to open your day into movement, and waking your body into life for the rest of the day.

Dancing with the elements – Discover which element is your home, and which element is your dancing favorite – are you FIRE, AIR, EARTH, OR WATER?

Ecstatic Dance – A unique experience, where the dance brings you to higher places and into ecstatic form of being.

This retreat is part of a unique concept in which the wellbeing of body & mind are the backbone. You chose one program in a closed group and as ‘special’, there are workshops of the other teachers.

schouw_sfeer_buddha

For registration and info regarding the place see here:

Paasweekend Dance Retreat – Tom Goldhand

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