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Weekly

Mon 14-16 Bodywork to Dance
Tue 9:30-11:30 Bodywork to Dance / 14-16 Authentic Contact
Wed 14-16 Fly to Dance
Thu 9:30-11:30 Authentic Contact
Fri 20-23 Fri Jam - the weekly Jam
Sun (2nd/4th) 19-22 FocusJam

Events

26.11-27.11.22 Barbara und Hassan
27.12-31.12.22 membran 2022

14.1-15.1.23 Tom Goldhand
1.4-2.4.23 Vega Luukkonen
29.4-30.4.23 David Bloom
17.6-18.6.23 Benno Enderlein
8.7.-9.7.23 Tom Goldhand
15.9-17.9.23 Ralf Jaroschinksi
18.9-19.9.23 Ralf Jaroschinksi (Profitraining)
7.10-8.10 Benno Enderlein

Tue 14-16, Thu 9:30-11:30

Contact Class. Dance with a constant group people. Get more physical possibilities, open your senses and play with the principles of physical communication. Please register! 15 EUR / Unit or 40 EUR / month

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Mo 14-16, Tue 9:30-11:30

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

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Wed 14-16

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

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Fr 20-23

Contact jamming with all that is in you in that moment. Neusser Str. 26, Aikidoschule im Hinterhof. 10 EUR cash or PayPal to contact@motionlab.cologne

So 19-22 (2. und 4.)

Studio26 - Workshop-Jam with focus and guidance. Ever 2nd and 4th sunday, 19-22 Uhr. 15 EUR cash or PayPal to contact@motionlab.cologne. Only with registration https://liste.motionlab.cologne

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

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