/ Monday to Friday, March 12 to 16, 2012 / all day,
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. / 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Photo: (c) Robert John Peres, 2011
and Felix direct this retreat together. Sabine provides the Tantric and
Felix focuses on the tools for Contact Improvisation. Their common base
is Contemporary Dance and Contact Improvisation.
Contact Improvisation, Tantric meditation and massage are interwoven to a whole.
Contact Improvisation (CI) was developed in the US in the 1970s. As a dance practice and social event CI has a deeply sensual aspect where bodies find each other and come together. In classical CI classes, this aspect is basically ignored. The idea of setting aside sensuality and with it the erotic element, created a space for CI to develop, which is important, but nevertheless based on fiction.
In this retreat, through tantric approach und
techniques, CI becomes a tantric practice and sensual dance experience
in which space for love energy, full of presence and awareness is provided
within a defined form.
A deep encounter becomes possible, if I am not wanting anything from you, nor you from me. A deep encounter becomes possible, when I don't just use you to feel myself and when my ego does not instrumentalise you, but instead, becomes silent and we experience each other and the space. We do not lose ourselves in one other when our awareness of the space brings us into harmony with the systole and diastole of the universe.
In the evening sessions basics of sensual full
body massage are taught and diverse qualities of touch get experienced.
This retreat provides a safe space for personal
as well as group experiences.
|Photo: Regina Mierzwa, 2007|
Information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sleeping: We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person.
Uferstraße 6 HH 1. OG
Phone: +49 (0) 173 - 6118404
Traffic Link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
Photo: (c) Robert John Peres
(1970, AT) studied theatre science, philosophy and history of art and has been a freelance choreographer and performer since 1992. Her work has been shown, among other places, in Vienna (Tanzquartier Wien, ImPuls Tanz, Tanzsprache, imagetanz,...), Munich, London, NYC, Stuttgart, Prague, Pula, Berlin, and St.Petersburg, http://sonnenschein.wuk.at .
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; intensified her tantric experience at AnandaWave and SkyDancing (Munich), and has been introduced to Kashmir tantrism and Kashmir yoga of touch by Daniel Odier. In Vienna she has practiced tantric body work since 2006, primarily individual work.
She gives workshops focusing on the fusion of Tantra and Contact Improvisation. Teacher at ImpulsTanz in Vienna and several times at Schwelle 7 in Berlin.
is a dancer, choreographer, and conceptor. His experimental dance pieces and installations, his participatory work, but also his choreographies for ballet companies earned him an international reputation as an innovative contemporary choreographers. Since 30 years he is interested in all sort of body techniques. He studied ballet, modern and contemporary dance, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Chi Kung Tantra, Kyudo and much more. He worked as a dancer with several renowned european companies, before concentrating on choreography and conceptual work. Since ten years he is also involved in a practical and theoretical investigation of BDSM and explores connections between BDSM techniques and artistic practices, developing an art and philosophy of sensual communication. He directs the performance space schwelle7 in Berlin and curates and organizes - in collaboration with Caprice Dilba - the annual festival xplore. More at: www.felixruckert.de
|Photos above: (c) Robert John Peres|
|Photos above: Contact Improvisation
based on Tantra - Retreat with Sabine Sonnenschein,
Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany, February 2010
(c): Christian Lechner, Sabine Sonnenschein
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