Widening the Space – Spirals & Spherical Space

>>> Sag Bescheid, wenn Du Informationen auf Deutsch brauchst

  • Contact Improvisation Workshop with Elske Seidel
  • 7.10. 19-21.30 / 8.10. 11-18 / 9.10. 10.30-16.30 (including Sat + Sun 1.5h lunch break)
  • 110,- € (bank transfer until August, later 130,- €); Sleeping in the studio is possible for 7 €/night

Widening the Space – Spirals & Spherical Space

This workshop will be about recognizing spirals in our movement, how they support us, how they can widen the space in our dancing – freeing us into three-dimensionality and open possibility. Spirals as a core principle and phenomena of nature, are essential for our bodies in organization and movement. As we observe nature we see the abundance of round shapes and the various manifestations of spirals. As we see water moving with gravity we learn.

In this workshop we will support each other through hands-on work to connect to the water inside, finding our liquid quality, learning from feeling. We will sense our bones floating inside our bodies, soften our joints, allowing them to sink. Through imagination and perception we will learn abot responsiveness and connectivity within our body. We will listen to the weight of water moving us, shifting through us.

As we dance I am interested in opening and exploring spherical space. Based on a center-to-center connection with our partner we can enjoy sharing continuous falling, allowing us to read directions as an invitation to spiral into flight.

For people with a solid base in Contact Improvisation.

Elske Seidel,

based in Berlin, is a passionate CI dancer & teacher, deeply committed to CI and its community internationally. She has been teaching dance full time and wholeheartedly for over two decades, CI since 2004.

In her teaching she believes in opening spaces where dance in all its vital magic and play can simply happen. “In her work she has the experience and knowledge to do little – slowly – so the experience of the participants can expand into the space she holds.”

She is the artistic director of the Annual Contact Festival Fuerteventura/ Spain, Contact Saturday Berlin, as well as co-creating the Berlin Weekend Jam, 23h Jam Berlin, North Sea CI Camp/ Germany, Dance Your Questions: CI Research Week for Experienced Contact Dancers, CI Training Program Hamburg/ Germany and CI Workshop Series BASICS in Berlin & Hamburg/ Germany.

more Info und Registration

Elske Seidel