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Comment by Jan on January 24, 2016 at 1:42pm

Intensive Workshop in Contact Improvisation with MARTIN KEOGH
May, 20-22, 2016 @ Tanzfabrik Berlin

COST: Early bird 180€, thereafter 200€
REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at


– Deepen your investigation and understanding of Contact Improvisation –

In this three-day workshop we will cultivate our individual Contact Body. You are invited to enter leisurely somatic research, dancing and discovery. With hands on work, games, the skills and thrills of the form, and the unique physicality of The Contact Body we will savor and rock the boundaries between states of allowing and mindful intention. We will focus on the pelvic bowl to become more intimately rooted in our dance and being.

What does the Contact Body look and feel like?
Some Qualities:
* Pliant strength
* Supple and resilient
* Organized and released
* Limbs that move autonomously from one another
* Ability to see and move into the backspace
* A visceral understanding of the spiral
* Breath that is felt from the ground to the marrow
* An enhanced capacity for sensation and pleasure
* ... (your unique qualities ...)

Contact Improvisation requires a courageous willingness – but never so much as when we dance in the absence of will – those moments when we drop the reigns and, nowhere bound, allow our animal to carry us.

We will explore:
* Moving from a base of sensation
* Dancing with a shared central axis
* Seeking ease in going off balance
* Finding the spontaneous acrobatics of the form
* Spending more time in nuance, disorientation, and extended follow-through
* A greater capacity for sensation, risk, and pleasure

“My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from seeing students increase their capacity for sensation and risk—seeing them dance less with their “ideal” and more with their partner—and the profound gratification of introducing contact improvisation to those who then realize they have found the dance form they were seeking all their lives. I attempt to teach and model that the beauty and reach of our questions, in the end, determine the beauty and reach of our lives.”


Comment by Howard Lotker on January 3, 2016 at 5:22am
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It is my pleasure to announce that we are opening for applications for fall 2016, for the 2 year, English language Authorial Acting Master's Program (AAMP) at DAMU, Prague, Czech Republic. 
The Authorial Acting Masters Program at DAMU comes out of the humanist and dialogical traditions. It views performance first and foremost as creative public behavior. 
Studies: Authorial Acting students are guided towards becoming creative personalities - capable of making and standing by their own authorial solo and group work based on their own personal themes. Students gain experience in key tools of human expression: voice, speech, movement, writing, and Interacting with the Inner Partner (IwIP), but also in philosophy, psychology, theater history, dramaturgy and acting.
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Photos by Pavel Zajíček, Tomáš Pleskot, Pavel Filip
Howard Lotker
Coordinator for English Language Authorial Acting Master's Program
Department of Authorial Creation and Pedagogy
Comment by Jan on December 22, 2015 at 8:29am


Workshop in Contact Improvisation & Performance Research

February 26-28, 2016

Tanzfabrik Berlin

COST: Early bird 150€, thereafter 170€

REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at



Scott: „My main work is as a choreographer and I rigorously investigate partnering and acrobatic movement ideas. This allows me to bring unique movement vocabulary and training to my workshops.“

We will also work with ensemble dancing. Dancing, contacting with connection and awareness of the group.

I’d like to create an atmosphere that has more intention and group focus than a jam, but less stringent than a formal performance. We’ll develop our ensemble work and gain performance skills and resources. Contact Improvisation will be an element of our practice, an element to mix with soloing, ensemble and compositional work.“

We will take single elements (e.g. a flying skill) into scores. We will use this progression:

1) Connecting with yourself, using body sensations or images as they come up or the stories in your head. Noticing impulses to move, being able to feel your impulses, and pick which ones to follow.


Comment by Espace Catastrophe on September 16, 2015 at 5:49am

Hi dears,

Check out our next International workshop for professional artists- The Puppet-objetc

30 HOURS WORKSHOP [5 days]


Fees : 285 € + 25 € [fee & insurance]

Possibility of accomodation at Kot & Jardins

Comment by michele cremaschi on August 11, 2015 at 6:15am

sat11oct2015: “Playing with myself” – video theatre lab for actors, dancers and performers

for actors, dancers, performers, directors.

An actor on stage. One camera records him. Reproject its action behind him. We can modify it, change reproduction rate, speed, direction, display mode. We can relate to it, creating a game with the myself i was a moment ago – or long before. We can intervene in real time on what’s happening on stage, playing between an actor and an avatar, played by the actor himself. We can then film-edit instantaneously what camera is filming, mixing actual record to prerecorded video loops.

Is all that puppetry? Video performance? Mime? Live cinema? All this and more.

An open lab where we’ll experiment together interactive video-theatre language, bringing our own ideas and creating desire

Comment by michele cremaschi on August 11, 2015 at 6:12am

Workshop “QLab3 and digital live show control”

We’ll explore recent digital technologies born for theatre, dance, VJing and live show. We’ll learn to use powerful softwares for live events control.

We’ll experiment hardware interfaces and sensors born to interact with movements happening on the stage, aiming to create an interaction between actions and multimedia settings. We’ll discover interactive possibilities between actor, interfaces and software, to extend overall possibilities.


  • Lights programming and control via software
  • Audio and video with QLab
  • Videomapping basics with QLab
  • Synchronize lights, audio and video
  • Kinect for beginners

Comment by Adrien Gaumé on July 6, 2015 at 3:14pm

Hey folks, this might be one of your MUST have done WS this season :

Comment by The Arshinagar Project on July 3, 2015 at 9:51pm

OPEN CALL for Actors, Directors, Performers, Singers, Musicians, Videomakers, Photographers, Visual artists, PHD students and researchfellows.

3rd – 9th September 2015 | INDIA 
Directed by Instabili Vaganti In collaboration with The Arshinagar Project
Tepantar Theatre Village – Shantiniketan (West Bengal)

Comment by Carlos Garcia Estevez on June 26, 2015 at 5:10am

Contemporary Mask Performance Workshop in Paris

Comment by Babel Studio on May 17, 2015 at 5:18am

The form of soul - 10day intensive butoh workshop with Motimaru Dance Company,Santorini island Greece, 24th of August-2nd of September

100,000years ago, when Homo sapiens emerged on this planet, the first human art has emerged in the dark cave, where eyes cannot see. What they were seeing with the eyes of the body-mind is the depth of our unconscious. Times change, but this must be a fundamental principle of human art.  
 Our everyday life passes, eating, working, or dancing, within a limited cage, burying rich nature within us. Educations, traditions, or even learning dance could mold various forms of cages. Free improvisation could also end up struggling in the same cage. But when we observe forests carefully, so many varieties of forms and qualities of plants, flowers, stones, winds, and sounds astonish us. This workshop is an invitation for diving into the unknown forest of our body-mind, discovering unlimited movements and qualities within us, and transforming the personal journey into universal poems.

YouTube link:

(The scenes in the video with view to the sea have taken place at Babel Studio, the place where the workshop will be done)

Workshop menu:

① Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind) 

- Yoga asana

- Body-scanning
- Joint[ing]
- Space-capturing
② Basic movements

- Standing
- Walking

- Twisting
- Standing and sinking
- Falling and re-standing
- Creation of body parts (hands, eyes, back, arms, legs)

③ Metamorphose
③-1 Physical Level
- Different textures and qualities of body

③-2 Meta-physical Level
- Embodying visual images (paintings, video arts, natural elements)
- Embodying sounds

④ Creating performance

- Duo-group play
- Object play
- Relationship with music, objects, and costumes
- Coming into the space, disappearing from the space
- Composition and structured improvisation

Duration of the workshop: 24th of August - 2nd  of September , 10 days, 5 hours a day, total 50 hours

(There is the possibility to participate for a shorter period of time.For more info please contact us at the e mail listed below)

Cost of the workshop: 370 euro (early birds - for reservations until 1st of July)
Cost for accommodation and food: 370 euro
The participants will stay in traditional architecture studios just above the main practice hall, where the workshop will take place. Accommodation will be shared. The rooms have view to the sea and the beach is just one minute by foot under the studio :-) The food package contains of one rich breakfast, one full meal and cold herbs and fruits during the day.We will cook Greek cuisine together by turns with fresh vegetables from the island.

(For reservations after the  1st of July the price will change. It will be 420 euro for the workshop and 400 euro for accommodation and food)
To reserve your seat a pre-pay amount (non refundable) of 80 euro is required.

Limited number of participants.

Information - Entries: Tel. 0030 6933475651, 0030 6936842856

More info about Motimaru: facebook: Motimaru


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