For everybody, who has experience in Contact
Improvisation (CI), meditation and or Tantra.
We experience and activate the space of the heart, the space of pelvis
and our intuitive as well as spiritual potentials and abilities. You
learn principles of Cashmiri tantric massage. Direct out of the massage
we will find into a dance. Tantric breath and energy circles will be
We get sensitive and feel the subtle sensations,
emotions and energies in our bodies as well as our physical bodies 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.
With his sounds Günter Touschek creates a magical space, in which
we meet each other in dancing. 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 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 itsself
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.
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
None of the heteronormativity of classical
You are welcome alone or together with
The workshop will be held in German and English.
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 Workshop November 2014
Cancellation is possible till November 16th, 2014. From November 17th
on with an administrative charge of EURO 50,-. If you cancel after November
25th, you will be charged the entire fee, unless you find a person replacing
Information and registration:
1070 Wien, Neubaugasse 44 / staircase 2 / 2nd floor/ top 12
Sabine Sonnenschein (A):
has been a choreographer and performer since 1992
and has had a tantric approach to life since 2004.
She lives and teaches a fusion of a tantric perspective on the world
and dance as a practice of life.
She studied contemporary dance, theatre science, philosophy and history
of art and is freelance choreographer and performer since 1992. Her
artistic work - 39 performance pieces - has been shown in Europe and
Focuses in her dance education in NYC and Vienna were:
release techniques, contemporary dance, contact improvisation (CI),
developmental movement and ballet with Zvi Gotheiner.
She has been involved with sensitizing the body since 1990, and CI since
more than 20 years. Impressive CI teachers for her were Nita Little,
Andrew Harwood, Inge Kaindlstorfer, Martin Keogh, Daniel Lepkoff, Mark
She has training in tantric full body massage (AnandaWave/Cologne).
She was introduced to yin yang massage by Andro, has studied pelvic
massage by K. Ruby and has been introduced to Kashmir tantrism and Kashmir
yoga of touch by Daniel Odier. Deepening in "Vijnana Bhairava Tantra"
with Dr. Bettina Bäumer.
She is sexologist in education, she studies the sexualtherapeutic method
In Vienna she has practiced tantric body work, womb healing and tantric
coaching with focus on sexuality since 2006.
Internationally she gives workshops focusing on the fusion of Tantra
and Contact Improvisation, mainly in Vienna, Freiburg and Paris.
Sabine Sonnenschein has been teaching with the musician Günter
Touschek (AT) since 2010. She also works together with Benno Enderlein
(D) and Manuela Blanchard (CH).
(*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.