Workshop 2: NOVEMBER
15th-17th , 2013, IN VIENNA (AT), PRANA YOGA-STUDIO
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
Dancing thereby becomes a deep human experience and spiritual practice. In this, we will explore, what it means to be aware of yourself and tob e 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.
April 12th-14th, 2013 in Freiburg, THE MOVE
BENNO ENDERLEIN (D):
|Photos (c): Lars Ebert, Benno Enderlein, Robert Peres, Regina Mierzwa|
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