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studio for contact improvisation and embodiment

MIRVA MÄKINEN

DATE
Cologne, Neusser Str. 26

Optional Friday 20-23 (Contact Jam)
Saturday 11-16 & 19-22
Sunday 11-16

Price 180 EUR
Early Bird 160 EUR until 6.4.23
Super Early Bird 120 EUR until 28.2.23
Food and accommodation not included
Spaces are limited. Dancefloor with 220 sqm soft tatami mats.

Horizontal Falling

Contact improvisation 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 movement; gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to feel these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. This workshop will include rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner. We will aim towards movable support and gentle flying technique. This could be also called as horizontal falling.

mirva mäkinen

Mirva Mäkinen graduated as a Doctor of Dance from University of Arts in Helsinki in 2018. Her doctoral research is about Somaesthetics of Contact Improvisation. She graduated (MA) from the Dance Department from the University of Arts, Finland in 2000, before that she did masters of Physical Education from University of Jyväskylä.

She is a dance teacher, choreographer and lecturer for dance at the Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts (permanent position 2000 ->). She has been teaching in several dance companies, Universities and international dance and contact improvisation festivals. Mirva has been working as a dancer with many different dance companies and choreographers, here few of them: Dancecompany Karttunen Kollektiv (choreographer Jyrki Karttunen), New Circus Company Circo Aereo, choreographer Joona Halonen, Echo Echo dance company (Ireland), collaboration with Frey Faust and collaboration with JoergHassmann. Last nine years she has been  working with finnish choreographer Valtteri Raekallio.

In dance I am interested in the feeling of flow and soft movement. I love to investigate movement, its rhythm and different ways of inhabiting the body. A feeling of dancing is created by being able to switch the body from total relaxation to extreme intensity and tension. I call this the body’s ability to breathe and create movement.

www.mirvamakinen.com

CANCELLATION

Cancellations may not be pretty, but they happen because life moves. Unfortunately, we cannot bear the risk of failures alone. If you withdraw from the registration, you will receive from the seminar fee:

Up to 6 weeks before you’ll get 80% back, up to 2 weeks before you’ll get 50% back. Thereafter, the full participation fee will be due.

It is possible to appoint a replacement person.

If the workshop has to be cancelled by the instructor or motionlab.cologne, you will be rebooked for a workshop of your choice in the three following months free of charge.

Horizontal Falling

GERMAN

Contact improvisation 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 movement; gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to feel these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. This workshop will include rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner. We will aim towards movable support and gentle flying technique. This could be also called as horizontal falling.

mirva mäkinen

Mirva Mäkinen graduated as a Doctor of Dance from University of Arts in Helsinki in 2018. Her doctoral research is about Somaesthetics of Contact Improvisation. She graduated (MA) from the Dance Department from the University of Arts, Finland in 2000, before that she did masters of Physical Education from University of Jyväskylä.

She is a dance teacher, choreographer and lecturer for dance at the Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts (permanent position 2000 ->). She has been teaching in several dance companies, Universities and international dance and contact improvisation festivals. Mirva has been working as a dancer with many different dance companies and choreographers, here few of them: Dancecompany Karttunen Kollektiv (choreographer Jyrki Karttunen), New Circus Company Circo Aereo, choreographer Joona Halonen, Echo Echo dance company (Ireland), collaboration with Frey Faust and collaboration with JoergHassmann. Last nine years she has been  working with finnish choreographer Valtteri Raekallio.

In dance I am interested in the feeling of flow and soft movement. I love to investigate movement, its rhythm and different ways of inhabiting the body. A feeling of dancing is created by being able to switch the body from total relaxation to extreme intensity and tension. I call this the body’s ability to breathe and create movement.

www.mirvamakinen.com

mirva mäkinen

Stornierungen sind zwar nicht schön, passieren aber einfach, weil das Leben sich bewegt. Leider können wir das Risiko durch Ausfälle nicht alleine tragen. Solltest Du von der Anmeldung zurücktreten, bekommst Du vom Seminarbeitrag:

Bis 6 Wochen vorher bekommst du 80% zurück, bis 2 Wochen vorher bekommst du 50% zurück. Danach wird die volle Teilnahmegebühr fällig.

Das Stellen einer Ersatzperson ist möglich.

Sollte der Workshop durch den Dozenten oder motionlab.cologne abgesagt werden müssen, erfolgt eine kostenlose Umbuchung auf einen Workshop deiner Wahl in den drei Folgemonaten.