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Beyond the Vertical - Contact Improvisation Workshop with Elske Seidel (Berlin/ Germany)

January 26, 2013
12:30-6:30 pm $ 50 (until 1/1), later $ 60
Centre Kinesphère 1565, avenue du Mont-Royal Est

This workshop is an invitation to dive deep into the details and magic of Contact Improvisation. Discovering lightness, ease and flow in moving together. Listening through the skin, sharing one common center of weight, we sense gravity and its constant call to fall and rise. While moving together, each of our two points of reference offers us support and trust, the earth and the other body. This is a language un-bound to form, based on organizing our bodies efficiently and effortlessly in any moment. Opening to our senses we study the falling body, being ready and responding in each moment, practicing presence..

A central question in our research will be how to find ease and move freely in all directions with shared weight - into spherical space - moving beyond the vertical, upside down and into our backspace.

taught in English
(for people with some experience in CI)

January 26, 2013
12:30-6:30 pm $ 50 (until 1/1), later $ 60

Centre Kinesphère 1565, avenue du Mont-Royal Est

Registration & Information: Nikki Rink

Elske Seidel, based in Berlin, is a passionate CI dancer & teacher, deeply committed to CI and its community internationally. She has been teaching dance full time and wholeheartedly for over 19 years, Contact since 2004. In her teaching she is interested in ‘opening spaces where dance in all its magic and play can happen’.

She likes to create CI projects that bring the studio focus outside into nature and into the experience. She enjoys gathering community merging life and dance together. She has taught CI in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Argentina, Israel and Russia and is now invited to teach at the Contact Festival Tokyo 2013.

She is the artistic director and co-organizer of the Annual Contact Festival Fuerteventura (Spain), Summer Contact Sylt and Contact Saturday Berlin, as well as co-creating the Berlin Weekend Jam, North Sea CI Camp and the Annual Contact Jam Hamburg.


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