September, 25th -27th, 2015:
Engaging and Setting Boundaries
November, 13th -15th, 2015:
January, 22nd -24th, 2016:
Qualities of touch
March, 11th -13th, 2016: Being
Fri: 4 - 9:30 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. / 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 2:30 - 5 p.m.
November, 13th -15th, 2015:
We decided to OPEN
our one-year training for a few more people, who would like to join
it in NOVEMBER 2015.
For people, who already know our teaching well, it's possible to join
the training just for single weekends.
If you are deeply interested in the fusion of CI and tantra and already
have experience in contact improvisation and meditation or tantra, you
are welcome to contact us. In a talk we find out, whether it would fit
for you and us that you join our group of the one-year training. We
are looking forward to more people, who are ready to meet themselves,
their innerness, the others and the space in dance.
We focus on human encounter in dance.
The original way of teaching Contact Improvisation is focussing on the
physics (rolling point, flying skills, reaching, taking weight, falling).
Through tantric aspects we enrich this way of teaching and we bring
new and surprising aspects to it.
The emotional, spiritual, and sensual aspects of dance become as important
as the physical aspect.
We explore spaces of encounter, in which eye contact, qualities of touch,
chakras, subtle inner spaces are important. Our base is the encounter
with yourself; to listen to yourself , the conscious sensing of your
own body (proprioception), the perception of inner sensations, inner
energies, stream of thoughts and their effects on the dance.
We experience qualities of touching and getting touched (sparsa) as
a key to a new experience of Contact-Improvisation and wholesome being.
More important than questions like how do i lift, how do i roll, how
do i fly are presence and being in the moment! Dancing thereby becomes
a deep human experience and spiritual practice.
In this, we will explore, what it means to be aware of yourself and
to be with others. We will experience what it is like to sense yourself
and the others at the same time. Which quality of touch do I like, which
do I not like? Am I able to articulate a very clear "YES"
"or "NO" to a quality of touch or a dance? 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
Can my dance evolve freely and dynamically without intention, concept,
Basic themes are: dealing respectfully with myself, self-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.
Contact improvisation and Tantra let us experience
the higher self, connection to the universe, the world, the others and
immediate authenticity in encounters. This training enriches your love
life and living in relationships.
Teachings include tantric meditation, kundalini yoga sadhana, contact
improvisation technique and skills from a tantric point of view, elements
of body work, and massage.
For participation, some experience in a holistic, physical training
is required, for example, Tantra, CI, or dance, dance improvisation,
Yoga, Tai Chi, martial arts, etc.
The training is done with clothes on.
The training is held in German and
In the first module (September, 25th -27th, 2015), we offer an extra
session of 2,5 hours from 4 p.m. on.. We reserve the right, out of the
experience , to do an extra session again during the following weekends
or to withdraw from it.
€ 760.-, if registered until August, 25th, 2015, after that €
880.- for four weekends
For just the first workshop you pay € 220,-.
If you start the training with the 2nd weekend, you pay just for three
MOVE in Freiburg in Breisgau in Germany
INFORMATION: Sabine Sonnenschein
REGISTRATION: Benno Enderlein:
Latest possibility to join the One-Year
Training is the second weekend of the training.
If you cancel three weeks or longer before the weekend you registered
for , there is a cancellation fee of € 30,-. If you cancel during
three weeks before the booked weekend the cancellation fee is €
Cancellation of the whole One-Year Training:
Cancellation is possible till October 4th 2015 paying just € 220,-.
If you cancel after October 4th, you pay for the whole One-Year Training.
MORE ABOUT CONTACT IMPROVISATION &
TANTRA: see links below!
is contact improvisation?
Benno Enderlein (D)
studied at the "European
Dance Development Center" of Arnhem University (NL) from 1989 to 1993.
Focuses of his work as a dance teacher are Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind
Centering, Release Techniques and choreography.
Important influences came from Nancy Stark Smith, Steve Paxton, Bob
Rease, Mark Tomkins, Deborah Hay and others. Since 1991 he is teaching
New Dance and bodywork, especially Contact Improvisation, and is a dance
He has been Shiatsu practitioner since 1991 and and certified Shiatsu
therapist GSD (Gesellschaft für Shiatsu Deutschland) since 1997.
Since 1999 he has been practising awareness training and meditation
techniques intensely, especially in the Advaita tradition.
For ten years he's been organising dance events and is co-founder and
organizer of the international Contact Festival in Freiburg. He works
together with Sabine Sonnenschein till 2013.
(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. Her performances have been shown in
Europe and NYC, 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; 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 given individual
sessions of tantric bodywork or womb dialog since 2006. She gives workshops
focusing on the fusion of Tantra and Contact Improvisation. Teacher
at ImpulsTanz Vienna, Studio Keller in Paris and at Schwelle 7 in Berlin.
Sabine Sonnenschein works together with Günter Touschek (since 2010),
Benno Enderlein (since 2013) and Manuela Blanchard.