Contact Improvisation based on Tantra
Workshop advanced level
with Sabine Sonnenschein (AT) & Günter Touschek (live music /AT)

October 11th-13th, 2013, Prana Yoga-Studio, Vienna (AT)

Fri: 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. / 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 3 - 6 p.m.

  For everybody, who either has already been in one of Sabine Sonnenschein's workshops or is experienced in Contact Improvisation (CI), Tantric meditation and Tantric sadhana.
This workshop offers deepening in Tantra practising Tantric and kundalini yoga exercises and sadhana . Elements of Tantric bodywork and massage will be teached. We get sensitive and feel our physical body as well as the subtle energies and emotions inside in dancing a solo, a duo or dancing in a group . Extensive dance in the space and rather acrobatic elements of CI alternate with sensing the inner stream and energies in the body! We listen to ourselves, each other and listen to the dynamic and organic music of our dance.
Live music is an important element is this workshop. Günter Touschek with his live music is in a dialogue with the participants/dancers and the participants/dancers wit him. We practise dance and touch as meditation, which facilitates transpersonal and spiritual experiences.

The base of meeting, encoutering is: To sense myself, to sense my physical body and the subtle emotions and energies inside, to be aware of my personal personal boundaries, limits and taboos and to look at them in a loving way. In each moment you decide whether you respect them in a loving way or experiment with them or transcend them.
For fully surrendering in a dance, a meeting, I have to be sure that my limits are respected by the other(s). The workshop situation itsself provides a safe place, but it's very important, to let my dance partner know, what feels fine for me and what goes beyond my limits. If there is something in the touch or the dance, which I don't want in that moment,I let my dance partner know in a way that doesn't hurt. That's a good base for fully giving myself to the dance , the meetings in the dance, a base for being open for surprises and amazement instead of planing anything in the dance.
To go to a place, where both of us, don't know what will happen; that's a description of a CI duo at its best , a duo, in which I might have transpersonal experiences.
This might also be a description of sex at its best, but in this workshop we focuss on sensitization and dance in its sensual and erotic dimension but not on sex.

There will be a massage ritual two by two, which leads into a dance.

None of the heteronormativity of classical Tantra!

Fees: 200,- EURO
Deposit of EURO 50,- to:
Bank Austria
Name of account: Verein für Tanz-, Bewegungs- und Bildertheater
IBAN: AT271100001473893400
Reference: Workshop Oktober 2013

Cancellation is possible till September 25th, 2013. From September 26th on with an administrative charge of EURO 50,- . If you cancel after October 8th, you will be charged the entire fee, unless you find a person replacing you.

Accomodation: On request

Information and registration:
Sabine Sonnenschein
Ph: +43-650-3197237

PRANA Yoga-Studio
Mariahilferstraße 82
1070 Wien

Sabine Sonnenschein (A):

  (1970, AT) has been choreographer and performer since 1992 and has had a tantric approach to life since 2004. She lives and teaches a fusion of tantric perspective on the world and dance as a practice of life. She studied contemporary dance, theatre science, philosophy and history of art. Her performances have been shown in Europe and NYC, .
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; she has been introduced to Kashmir tantrism and Kashmir yoga of touch by Daniel Odier. She studied "Vijnana Bhairava Tantra" with Dr. Bettina Bäumer. 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 Vienna and at Schwelle 7 in Berlin. Sabine Sonnenschein has been cooperating with Günter Touschek since 2010. They organize Night of Dance & Tantra in Vienna

Günter Touschek(A):

(*1962, AT) is father of two sons, musician, singer in different genres, dancer, impro theatre actor, photographer, ComMusication trainer, LinzErschweben guide. Assitant teacher at workshops focusing on contact improvisation and tantra in Austria, Czech Republic and Spain; in cooperation with Zita Pavlištová, Ulrike Prochazka and Sabine Sonnenschein. Arranges evenings of mantra chanting. For many years he has been dancing contact improvisation (CI) and making music for CI jams. He creates sound spaces by receiving and supporting what wants to be expressed. His instruments are for example guitars, ukulele, monochord, zither, shruti box. He refines the instruments with electronic like loop, delay and reverb, in a way that the natural sound of the instrument doesn't get lost.

  Photos (c): Robert Peres, Günter Touschek