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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