This workshop is for everybody, who is interested in Contact Improvisation
(CI) & Tantra and this workshop offers a deepening in CI & Tantra
for all, who already attended a class with Sabine Sonnenschein.|
Contact Improvisation (CI) was developed in the US in the 1970s. As a dance practice and social event CI has a deeply sensual aspect in connecting and communicating with each other through touch. In classical CI classes, this sensual aspect is mainly ignored. The idea of setting aside sensuality and with it the erotic element, created a space for the development of CI focussing on physics, which is important, but nevertheless based on fiction.
Through tantric approach und techniques, CI becomes a tantric practice, a sensual and holistic dance experience. Dances full of presence and awareness take place.
CI can be experienced in a new way because of these tantric approaches:
sparsa (touching and getting touched), spanda (vibration of the consciousness and the world), bhakti (devoted love), samavesa (to immerse as well as to absorb).
Apart from these approaches exercises (sadhana) by Swami Satyanada Saraswati will be practised, in order to get aware of our space of the heart, our pelvis und our chakras .
How does my space of the heart dance with your space of the heart?
Our breath supports us to sense inner energies and direct inner energy through our body.
A deep encounter becomes possible, if I am not wanting anything from you, nor you from me and if we don't use each other for just sensing ourselves, but if we are aware of ourselves and of the space around us.
We refine all of our senses in order to enter into play with one another.
We aim to create a space for listening to each other: Appropriate to the encounter you have, a dance will take place, as close, as distant, as dynamic, as calm, as sensual, as poetic, as tender, as wild as it is currently coherent for the dancers.
This workshop provides a safe space for personal as well as group experiences. We share our experiences, respecting our personal limits, boundaries and vulnerabilities. There is space to make new experiences on a spiritual, physical level, within ourselves as well as with others. You practice awareness in contact with others, responsibility for yourself and empathy for others.
For participation some experience in a wholesome as well as physical training like tantra, CI, dance (improvisation), Yoga, Tai Chi , martial arts etc is helpful , but not obligatory.
FEES: 200,- EURO (when registering before 15/2/2015€ 175, -)
Cancellation of the registration is possible with an administrative charge of EURO 50,-. If you cancel after March 17th 2015, you will be charged the entire fee, unless you find a person replacing you.
Pre conditions: Participation
at the workshop does require normal physical and psychic stability and
does not replace any therapeutic or medical
Photos (c): Robert J. Peres