Contact Class. Body, techniques, awareness, communication. A contact class for more physical possibilities, to open your senses and to play with the principles of physical communication. Please register! 15 EUR / Unit or 40 EUR / month
Bodywork2Dance uses different types of bodyrelease techniques to relax us. Our body starts to flow. This is the time to start dancing into heaven. Please register! 15 EUR / Unit or 40 EUR / month
Fly2Dance is a space to learn lifting and complex patterns to release our body. Our body starts to flow. This is the time to start dancing into heaven. Please register! 15 EUR / Unit or 40 EUR / month
A space to connect to yourself or your partnership through movement and somatic presence. Learning about your inner life and personal challenges in a process of mirroring without judgment. Please mail to contact(at)motionlab.cologne.
Mehr Dasein. Eine gemeinsame Erforschung deines oder eures Körperausdrucks im Raum. Bei Interesse einfach kurz eine Mail an mich über contact(at)motionlab.cologne. Wir telefonieren oder treffen uns für ein Erstgespräch
Contact Improvisation is not restricted by forms. Our movements are free. In other words: they are driven by our own decisions. I am interested in the non-performing aspect of this art, the non-violent body communication and the creation of an unintentional space to witness all aspects of creation.
Contact Improvisation is an evolving system of movement initiated in 1972 by American choreographer Steve Paxton. The improvised dance form is based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion—gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to open to these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. Practice includes rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner. Contact improvisations are spontaneous physical dialogues that range from stillness to highly energetic exchanges. Alertness is developed in order to work in an energetic state of physical disorientation, trusting in one’s basic survival instincts. It is a free play with balance, self-correcting the wrong moves and reinforcing the right ones, bringing forth a physical/emotional truth about a shared moment of movement that leaves the participants informed, centered, and enlivened.
Early definition by Steve Paxton and others, 1970s, from CQ Vol. 5:1, Fall 1979