We decided to open our one-year training
for a few more people, who would like to join it in May 2014. For people,
who already know our teaching well, it's possible to join the training
just for single weekends.
If you are deeply interested in the fusion of CI and tantra and already
have experience in contact improvisation and meditation or tantra , you
are welcome to contact us. In a talk we find out, whether it would fit
for you and us that you join our group of the one-year training. We are
looking forward to more people , who are ready to meet themselves , their
innerness, the others and the space in dance.
March, 14th -16th, 2014:
Engaging and Setting Boundaries,
May, 16th -18th, 2014: Affection/Aversion,
September, 26th -28th, 2014:
Qualities of touch
November, 21th -23th, 2014: Being
Fri: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. / 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Contact improvisation and Tantra let us experience
the higher self, connection to the universe, the world, the others and
immediate authenticity in encounters. This training enriches your love
life and living in relationships.
Teachings include tantric meditation, kundalini yoga sadhana, contact
improvisation technique and skills from a tantric point of view, elements
of body work, and massage.
We focus on human encounter in dance. Tantric approaches to the world
allow us to experience classical basics of CI techniques (dealing and
playing with gravity, effect and use of weight, rolling point) in a new
way. The emotional, spiritual, and sensual aspects of dance become as
important as the physical aspect. In this way, we gain a new perspective
on the familiar language of contact improvisation. In meditation, we learn
how to deal with inner energies and inwardness. We feel and explore qualities
of touching and being touched as a key to a new experience of contact.
We learn tools of dance technique that support an Us in the dance. Beyond
the question of how I lift, roll, and fly, being present and in the moment
are more relevant for us.
Dancing thereby becomes a deep human experience and spiritual practice.
In this, we will explore, what it means to be aware of yourself and to
be with others. We will experience what it is like to listen to and sense
yourself and the others at the same time. How do closeness and distance
arise, not only externally but, mainly, internally?
What thoughts, affinities and aversions come up in my dance and how do
they influence my dance? What do I expect from my dance partner, consciously
or unconsciously? What happens when I instrumentalise the others and use
them to feel myself? What kind of experience takes place when I do not
want anything from my dance partner, and my dance partner does not want
anything from me? Can my dance evolve freely and dynamically without intention,
concept, or aim?
Am I able to say very clearly yes or no to a quality of touch or a dance?
Basic themes are dealing respectfully with myself and displaying responsibility
and empathy in dealing with others. I am invited to become aware of my
personal boundaries, limits, and taboos and to look at them affectionately.
I can preserve them, experiment with them, or outgrow them.
For participation, some experience in a holistic, physical training is
required, for example, Tantra, CI, or dance, dance improvisation, Yoga,
Tai Chi, martial arts, etc.
We offer a postgraduate training, designed especially for people working
in the field of education, therapy, art or other creative professions.
is held in German and English!
€ 760.- if registered until February, 28th, 2014, after that €
880.- for four weekends
For just the first workshop you pay € 200,-, if registered until
February, 28th, 2014. From 1rst March on it's 230,.- for the first workshop.
MOVE in Freiburg in Breisgau in Germany
INFORMATION: Sabine Sonnenschein
REGISTRATION: Benno Enderlein:
Latest possibility to join the One-Year Training is the second weekend
of the training.
Cancellation is possible till March 23rd, 2014 paying just for
the first weekend (€ 190,- if you registered as early bird, or €
220,-, if you registered after February 28th). If you cancel after March
23rd, you pay for the whole One-Year Training.
MORE ABOUT CONTACT IMPROVISATION &
TANTRA: see links below!
is contact improvisation?
Benno Enderlein (D)
studied at the "European Dance
Development Center" of Arnhem University (NL) from 1989 to 1993.
Focuses of his work as a dance teacher are Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind
Centering, Release Techniques and choreography.
Important influences came from Nancy Stark Smith, Steve Paxton, Bob Rease,
Mark Tomkins, Deborah Hay and others. Since 1991 he is teaching New Dance
and bodywork, especially Contact Improvisation, and is a dance performer.
He has been Shiatsu practitioner since 1991 and and certified Shiatsu
therapist GSD (Gesellschaft für Shiatsu Deutschland) since 1997.
Since 1999 he has been practising awareness training and meditation techniques
intensely, especially in the Advaita tradition.
For ten years he's been organising dance events and is co-founder and
organizer of the international Contact Festival in Freiburg.
(1970, AT) has been choreographer and performer since 1992 and has had
a tantric approach to life since 2004. She lives and teaches a fusion
of tantric perspective on the world and dance as a practice of life. She
studied Contemporary Dance, theatre science, philosophy and history of
art. Her performances have been shown in Europe and NYC,
She has been involved with sensitizing
the body since 1990, and Contact Improvisation since 1991. She has training
in tantric full body massage (AnandaWave/Cologne) and also Lomi Lomi Nui.
She was introduced to Yin Yang Massage by Andro, has studied Pelvic Massage
by K. Ruby; she has been introduced to Kashmir Tantrism and Kashmir Yoga
of Touch by Daniel Odier. She studied "Vijnana Bhairava Tantra" with Dr.
Bettina Bäumer. In Vienna she has practiced Tantric Bodywork since 2006,
primarily individual work. She gives workshops focusing on the fusion
of Tantra and Contact Improvisation. Teacher at ImpulsTanz Vienna and
at Schwelle 7 in Berlin. Sabine Sonnenschein has been cooperating with
Günter Touschek since 2010. They organize Dance & Tantra New Year in Vienna.