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.

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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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Week Dance Retreat in France 27 July – 3 August

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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!


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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.

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For registration and info regarding the place see here:

Paasweekend Dance Retreat – Tom Goldhand

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Contact Meets Massage – day workshop (Amsterdam) 23.2.2019

Massage therapists know the body of their clients,
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 ends and a journey of two bodies begin?

In this workshop we will try to see the similarities and differences between contact improvisation and a session of bodywork and massage. Traditionally a workshop or a jam of contact improvisation ends with a bodywork session, the dancers and participants, 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, nor is it about the “choreography” of a specific massage session, but rather on the exploration of what happens in the body when it is being touched in different ways and manipulated into movement, what are the principles behind a treatment and what is the meeting point between two bodies. What happens in the body of our partner, but also and as important, what happens in our own body as we move into physical contact.

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For body-workers this workshop will add some insights into movement, manipulation and relaxation in a moving body. Seeing yourself and your partner (either dancer or client) as one unit in dance.

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 side of this beautiful dance.

Part 1– feeling, sensing and exploring different tissues and movement in the body. Bodywork session going into dance.

Part 2 – manipulating, moving together, and relaxing inside the session. Contact impro as a massage and body therapy.

This workshop is being offered with collaboration from “De Akademie voor massage en beweging” in Amsterdam.
For their website – Click Here

Tom 1Tom Goldhand has been working in the field of movement and somatic over the last 12 years, he is a dancer and teacher in the field of improvisation and contact improvisation, a group facilitator and a certified body therapist (Ilan Lev method). Tom holds a Master degree in Dance Therapy. For the last 5 years he has been the movement teacher for the 1st and 2nd year in the Massage Akademie in Amsterdam.


REGISTRATION:

THE NUMBER OR PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED
AND A REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
(last time the workshop was full 2 weeks in advance).

FOR REGISTRATION SEND A MAIL TO:
SADHANA.IMPRODANCE@GMAIL.COM
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PRACTICALS:
DATES & TIME:
23.2.2019
10:30-17:30 (With a lunch break)

LOCATION:
Akademie voor Massage en Beweging
Wingerdweg 32,  1031 CA Amsterdam

INVESTMENT:
Super Early birds price (until 23.1)            – 65 Euro (Limited to first 6 Participants).
Early birds price              (until 10.2)            – 75 Euro.
Regular price                    (After the 10.2)    – 85 Euro.
(Register with a partner and each gets a 10 Euro discount)

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Spiral way to heaven – Class to Jam at Zaal 100, Amsterdam – 29.9.2018

IMG_0525Spiral is one of the key aspects in Contact Improvisation and in movement in general, it can be found in any living being: from our double helix DNA to our patterns, movement’s formation and structural building.

In this workshop we will learn to harness this structure, to better understand it and to build with it a stronger, more fluid way of movement. We will discover new hidden pathways that lay dormant in our body, that once opens will transform our dance into higher levels.

Spirals are one of the strongest movement forms in our body and it allows us to grow from the center outward and from the ground up. Spirals are the way upward from the ground into the sky – so lets Spiral our way to heaven.

This workshop is intended for beginners and also for advanced practitioners and people who have experience in Contact Improvisation.

Time – 14:00-16:00 Class and after that a free Jam to the participants of the workshop (16:00-18:00) – Jam
Investment – 15 Euro for the class and the Jam.

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5 day Dance Improvisation intensive course 6-10 August – From Dance Improvisation to Perfromance

IMG_2071This Summer I am happy to be invited by Crea in Amsterdam to give a 5 days course of Dance Improvisation

In this week you will expand your movement vocabulary. This course will help you to learn how to improvise and to create together with a group an improvised dance piece. You will start with recognizing your movement patterns and expand them, work on choreographic elements, yet learn how to keep them free. You will enhance your presence as a dance improviser on stage.
Places are limited and registration is needed through Crea website –
Click Here

For further questions you can send a mail to Sadhana.improdance@gmail.com

Dance Improvisation’s main aspect is about awareness to ones body, mind, emotion and motion, movement in space and with partners – we will learn how to expand our awareness more and more, breaking our patterns and going beyond them.

Abilities You will gain from these Course:

 

* – A better understanding of your body potential movement.
*  – Increasing the “Body’s Intelligence” for information from within and from outside.
* – Understanding the body language of yourself and other dancers.
* – Changing and evolving your movement patterns.
* – CREATING A DANCE IMPROVISATION PIECE / INSTANT COMPOSITION

– YOU ARE ALL DANCERS, YOU JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET.

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What is Dance Improvisation?

Dance improvisation is a complete and full world of exploration of the body, and your creativity in dance. It allows us to go into the body, talk and express ourselves in a non verbal way and find new ways to relate to other people, to our inner wishes and also to time, space and movement on stage. It can be enjoyed by anyone who wish to find the dancer within. In its highest level, Dance Improvisation is a delicate art, a meditation, a joy and a beautiful way to explore your true self and share it with other people.

Entry requirements
All levels are welcome

Details
Wear easy, comfortable clothes in which you can move freely.
Every week ends with presentations on Friday evening at 7 pm, where each course will show what they worked on that week. On Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon there will be a side programme.

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