Improvisation (CI) was developed in the US in the 1970s. As a dance practice
and social event CI has a deeply sensual aspect where bodies find each other
and come together. In classical CI classes, this aspect is basically ignored.
The idea of setting aside sensuality and with it the erotic element, created
a space for CI to develop, which is important, but nevertheless based on
Through tantric approach und techniques, CI becomes a tantric practice, a sensual and holistic dance experience. Dances full of presence and awareness take place.
During this weekend Sabine Sonnenschein combines sadhana and practices from Kundalini Yoga (by Swami Satyananda Saraswati), the philosophy of Kashmiri Tantrism and CI.
We will experience classical basics of CI techniques (dealing and playing with gravity, effect and use of weight) in a new way because of tantric approaches towards the world, such as sparsa (touching und being touched), spanda (vibration of the consciousness and the world), bhakti (devoted love) and samavesa (to immerse as well as to absorb).
In dance you touch your dance partner(s) as well as the space itself.
You allow the awareness
to experience you, the space, and us.
into harmony with the systole and diastole of the universe.
We refine all of our senses in order to enter into play with one another. There are impulses that lead us deeper into each other and open spaces inwardly, and such that allow us to move and expand into the space.
We aim to create a space for listening to each other: Adequate to the encounter you have a dance will take place, as close,
distant, as dynamic, as calm, as sensual, as poetic, as tender, as wild
as it is currently coherent for the dancers.
This workshop provides a safe space for personal
as well as group experiences, where opportuni ties and inspirations are
offered for exchange in small groups and the whole group. We share our
experiences, respecting our personal limits, boundaries and vulnerabilities.
There is space to make new experiences on a spiritual ,mental and physical
level, within ourselves as well as wi th others. You practice awareness
in contact with others, responsibility for yourself and empathy for others.
For participation some experience in a wholesome
as well as physical training like tantra, CI, dance (improvisation), Yoga,
Tai Chi , martial arts etc is helpful , but not obligatory.
and food are to be self organized.
A tea kitchen can be used.
Pre conditions: Participation
at the workshop does require normal physical and psychic stability and
does not replace any therapeutic or medical
Photos (c): Robert J. Peres
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