approach and techniques, Contact Improvisation (CI) becomes a tantric
practice, a holistic and spiritual dance experience. A result
are more fully aware dances. Sabine Sonnenschein combines Sadhana and
practices from Kundalini Tantra Yoga (from Swami Satyananda Saraswati),
Kashmiri Tantrism and CI:
We will experience CI in a new way through the tantric approaches towards
the world, such as sparsa (touching and being touched), , bhakti (devoted
love) and samavesa (to immerse as well as to absorb).
We will focuss on creating energy in
the body and directing it in the body through breathing practices.
We will create energetic fields in
We will experience the connection of ourselves to the space.
We practice respect towards ourselves, self-responsibility and empathy
for others: experiencing which quality of touch (sparsa) attains to
your nature and which quality of touch supports your nature and which
not. How do you get in contact with the cells and the nature of your
partner? In touching your partner how do you invite his/her cells into
A deep encounter between you both becomes
possible, if you don't expect anything from your partner, nor your partner
from you. A deep encounter becomes possible, when you don't just take
advantage of your partner to just feel yourself and when your ego does
not instrumentalise him/her, but instead, becomes silent and both of
you experience each other and also the communal space, maybe even the
How do you touch the space as your lover? How
do you in dancing become closer at being one with the soul of the space,
the world or the universe?
Expanding into the space you
may experience oneness, you may experience Samadhi.
In this workshop we practice CI not just under the lens of physical
and anatomical aspects. You
dance as a unit of body, soul, spirit and mind. Love energy and sexual
energy are not excluded, but used to evoke deeper awareness and to nourish
We will be
practising in a mixed gender group.
There is no heteronormativity in this workshop!
You can come alone or with partner/s.
The workshop is held in English with French translation.
To register, please send your name and email address to:
COSTS: € 120 normal
€ 100 for students, unemployed,
Studio Keller membres
KELLER, 1 rue Keller, 75011
SABINE SONNENSCHEIN (AT)
Photo (c): Jesse Johnson, 2014
(* 1970 /AT)
is sexologist (sexualtherapeutic method Sexocorporel), she teaches tantra
and contact improvisation.
She is freelance choreographer and performer since 1992. Her artistic
work - 39 performance pieces - has been shown in Europe and NYC, sonnenschein.wuk.at
She lives and teaches a fusion of a tantric perspective on the world
and dance as a practice of life.
Focuses in her dance education in NYC and Vienna were:
release techniques, contemporary dance, contact improvisation (CI),
developmental movement and ballet.
She has been involved with sensitizing the body and Contact Improvisation
(CI) since 1990. Impressive CI teachers for her were Nita Little, Andrew
Harwood, Daniel Lepkoff, Mark Tompkins and Inge Kaindlstorfer.
She has been introduced to Kashmiri tantrism
and Kashmiri yoga of touch by Daniel Odier. Deepening in "Vijnana
Bhairava Tantra" with Dr. Bettina Bäumer. She has training
in tantric full body massage (Michaela Riedl/Cologne), Yin Yang Massage
by Andro (Berlin) and also lomi lomi nui (with Margareta Kappl). She
has studied pelvic massage by K. Ruby and made the physiotherapeutic
training BM Balance (prevention and therapy of problems in the pelvis,
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
(ImPulsTanz Festival) Freiburg (Move), Berlin, Paris, Bretagne.
Sabine Sonnenschein works together with the musician Günter Touschek
(AT) since 2010. She also works together with Benno Enderlein (D) and
Manuela Blanchard (CH).