with Kashmiri tantric massage
(as taught by Daniel Odier)!
For everybody, who has experience in Contact Improvisation (CI) and
June 2nd-4th, 2017, Fokus, Vienna (AT)
Fri: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. (including two breaks)
Sun: 11 a.m.- 5p.m. (including one break)
The philosophy of Kashmiri tantrism provides
an attitude for our dances or an inner readiness to make a spiritual
You get sensitive and feel the subtle sensations,
emotions and energies in your body as well as your physical body in
dancing a solo, a duo or dancing in a group .
Conscious breathing, high awareness, articulation of the body and the
ability to listen to each other and react to each other refine your
communication in dancing CI.
Extensive dance in the space and rather acrobatic elements of CI alternate
with sensing the inner stream and energies in the body!
Tantric breathing practices by Swami Satyananda Saraswati energize you.
In that way you are able to use also sexual energy for the dance. Sexual
energy is one form of energy of life (prana).
Breathing circles connect your energetic centres (chakras). Breathing
circles will be practices alone and with a partner.
You learn Kashmiri tantric massage
(as taught by Daniel Odier). Direct out of the massage you will find
into a dance.
Kashmiri massage is based on relaxed belly breathing.
The massage lets you arrive
inside yourself, arrive in your inner peace. You can experience deep
comfort, feeling of security and oneness in the massage. It can be healing.
It is very close and sensual. Because of its slowness you perceive room
and space differently than many of us are used to. Time gets stretched,
only the moment exits and the comfort and feeling of security in being
touched by the endless space.
A slow dance meditation, based on breathing already provides the experience
of touching the space and getting touched by the space.
With his sounds Günter
Touschek creates magical spaces, in which we meet each other. With his
live music he is in a dialogue with the participants/dancers and the
participants/dancers with him.
These sounds are supporting us to expand into the space and experience
our actual dimension, which is divine.
We feel spanda in us.
Spanda - meaningful in Kashmiri tantrism - is vibration, consciousness,
We practise dance and touch as meditation, which facilitates transpersonal
and spiritual experiences.
The base of meeting, encoutering is: To sense yourself, to sense your
physical body and the subtle emotions and energies inside, to be aware
of your personal boundaries, limits and taboos. In each moment you decide
whether you respect them in a loving way or experiment with them or
For fully surrendering in a dance, a meeting, you have to be sure that
your limits are respected by the other(s). The workshop situation itself
provides a safe space, but it's very important, to let your dance partner
know, what feels fine for you and what goes beyond your limits. If there
is something in the touch or the dance, which you don't want in that
moment, you let your dance partner know in a way that doesn't hurt.
That's a good base for fully giving yourself to the dance, the meetings
in the dance, a base for being open for surprises and amazement instead
of planing anything in the dance.
None of the heteronormativity of classical
You are welcome alone or together with your partner/s.
The workshop will be held in German and English.
Photos: (c): Robert Peres, Günter Touschek,
Deposit of EURO 50,- to:
Name of account: Verein für Tanz-, Bewegungs- und Bildertheater
IBAN: AT27 1100 0014 7389 3400
As reference please write your name as well as June 2nd-4th, 2017
Cancellation is possible with an administrative charge of EURO 50,-. If
you cancel after May 31st, you will be charged the entire fee, unless
you find a person replacing you or there is a waiting list
Information and registration:
1070 Wien, Neubaugasse 44 / staircase 2 / 2nd floor/ top 12
Photo (c): Patrick Beelaert
Sabine Sonnenschein (A):
(* 1970 /AT)
is clinical sexologist (sexualtherapeutic method Sexocorporel). She
teaches tantra and contact improvisation.
She is freelance choreographer and performer since 1992. She lives and
teaches a fusion of a tantric perspective on the world and dance as
a practice of life. Her artistic work - 39 performance pieces - has
been shown in Europe and NYC.
Her work one-to-one and with couples:
In Vienna she works as clinical sexologist with the sexualtherapeutic
method Sexocorporel , she gives tantric body work and womb dialogue
and teaches tantra.
Internationally she gives workshops focusing
on the fusion of Tantra and Contact Improvisation, mainly in Vienna,
Freiburg, Paris, Bretagne.
Sabine Sonnenschein works together
with the musician Günter Touschek (AT) since 2010. She also works
together with Benno Enderlein (DE) and Manuela Blanchard (CH).
She is student of Daniel Odier, she has been introduced to Kashmir tantrism
and Kashmir yoga of touch. Deepening in "Vijnana Bhairava Tantra"
with Dr. Bettina Bäumer.
She has training in tantric full body massage (AnandaWave/Michaela Riedl/Cologne).
She was introduced to yin yang massage by Andro, has studied pelvic
massage by K. Ruby. She made the physiotherapeutic training BM Balance
(prevention and therapy of problems in the pelvis, bladder, prostate).
Focuses in her dance education in NYC and
release techniques, contemporary dance, contact improvisation (CI),
developmental movement and ballet.
She dances CI since 1990. Impressive CI teachers for her were Nita Little,
Andrew Harwood, Daniel Lepkoff, Mark Tompkins, Inge Kaindlstorfer.
(*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 Pavlitová, 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.