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09:45 - 11:45 Authentic Contact

9:45-11-45, Neusser Str. 26. Kurs

20:00 - 23:00 Fri Jam

Contact Improvisation with vibrant music. Free, open, sensual, aware, lovely and whatever we like to create. 20-23. Neusser Str. 26, 50570 Köln

19:00 - 22:00 CI experimentals

19-22, Neusser Str. 26, Cologne. Curious? Explore and move into borders of Contact Improvisation.

  • Fri Jam, sep 20, 20-23

  • CI experimentals, sep 22, 19-22

  • Authentic Contact Class, every Tuesday morning

Focus JAM
2nd und 4th Sunday every month

25.8 / 22.9 / 13.10 / 27.10

19-22, Neusser Str. 26, Cologne

Curious? Explore and move into borders of Contact Improvisation. more...

Dancing every week with a constant group of people. Training, awareness, communication for beginners and advanced dancers. Next Season starts on Aug 27th.

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FRI JAM
20.9 / 27.9 / 4.10
11.10 / 19.10 / 25.10

20-23 Uhr
Neusser Str. 26, Köln
5 EUR

Contact Improvisation with vibrant music. Free, open, sensual, aware, lovely and whatever we like to create.

HERBSTTÄNZE 2019

Die Kölner Herbsttänze sind in Planung. Bald mehr.

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11-15, Neusser Str. 26, Cologne

FLOATING SATURDAYS Movement Principles are floating into a Jam.

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FÜNF ELEMENTE BILDUNGSURLAUB

Ab 2020 biete ich Bewegungsimprovisationen im Zeichen der Fünf Elemente auch als Bildungsurlaub in Hückeswagen an. Hier alle Details...

26.-30. Decembre 2019

2019 again: Dancing the change from night to day, from year to year. Five modes of change, five days, five elements.

26. - 30. December 2018

After the amazing experience last year, we do it again: membran creates a space for transformation inspired by the taoistic 5 elements. We dance 5 days between midwinter and the change of the calender years through our own membran on 200 sqm super soft tatami mats.
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touch:base - an experimental space for exploring all colours and qualities around the point of touch.
touch:base - ein experimenteller Raum für das Erforschen und Experimentieren von Berührungen.

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TOUCH BASE 2018

Creating a space for exploring all colours and qualities around the point of touch. Touching is maybe the most essential element of staying in contact and Contact Improvisation is maybe the most dedicated way to explore the touch in all its aspects.

It has been three wonderful days with three amazing teachers . triade was dancing from 9th-12th February 2018 in Cologne. Our Inspiration was the number three – creation, vitality, transformation. We have been dancing in a city that was supercharged with Carnival. Each day was designed by one teacher, who refers to the given topic. Each evening was jam-time with a topic-related warm-up. We have been inspired by Nella Turkki (FIN), Thomas Schall (GER) and Bryce Kasson (USA).

Hier ein kleiner Essay von mir, der einen Gedankengang über das Verhältnis von Contact zum sozialen Umraum beschreibt.

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. In my understanding, I handle awareness as an own kind of art. Having this in my mind I am exploring a topic, I call "poetic contact".

What is Contact Improvisation?

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