20th-22th , 2015, IN VIENNA (AT), PRANA YOGA-STUDIO
focus on human encounter in dance. Tantric approaches to the world allow
us to experience classical basics of Contact Improvisation (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.|
Extensive dance in the space and rather acrobatic elements of CI alternate with sensing the inner stream and energies in the body!
In meditation, we learn how to deal with inner energies and inwardness. We sense and activate the space of the heart, the pelvis and our intuitive and spiritual abilities.
We deepen our exploration of qualities of touching and getting touched as a key to 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?
Which kind of contact takes place, if 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.
No need for nakedness in this workshops.
You are welcome to join us with your partner or alone!
For participation some experience in dance improvisation and meditation is needed.
The workshop is held in German and English!
BENNO ENDERLEIN (D):
|Photos (c): Lars Ebert, Benno Enderlein, Robert Peres, Jesse Johnson, Regina Mierzwa|