S-15 / Contact Improvisation: Embodiment and Connection
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2017
Nurturing Personal Choice and Fulfillment in Contact Improvisation
This workshop offers practices for tuning into our inner state as we dance with others – and approaches to authentically expressing this inner landscape while remaining attentive to the inclinations and desires of ourselves and our partners. The course offers practical listening and choice-making strategies: crafting the performance of perception and emphasizing the gateways of change. We will also learn precise, easy to use, techniques for creating a sense of safety, trust and fulfillment in our danced interactions. These ‘unseen skills’ of contact improvisation are not flashy - yet offer delicious results. Further, we’ll consider our craft of expression: realizing our bodies as not only the container of feeling but also the generator of imagery. Every session concludes with yummy improvisational dancing.
People of diverse physicalities are very welcome and encouraged to attend. Unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users.
26.7. 15:00 Talk with Kurt Koegel, Ingo Reulecke, Gabriele Reuter and Samarra Gaetana
Kurt Koegel (USA) specializes in teaching workshops that satisfy and inspire both beginners and professional dancers. After dancing in New York City, Kurt lived and worked in Europe from 1988 – 2012, and a member of the Tanzfabrik Company from 1988 - 1994, performing and teaching extensively throughout Europe for festivals, schools and dance companies including Ultima Vez, Rosas, P.A.R.T.S., SNDO, EDDC, SEAD, as well as extensive teaching in Japan and Korea. From 2007-2011 he designed and directed the Masters in Contemporary Dance Pedagogy at the University of Performing Arts (HfMDK) in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2013 he’s been researching how enhancing human perception, embodiment and sustainable interaction can influence how we live in, and design, public space. His intention is to share the work he is doing in the field of dance with emerging architects and designers.