november, 2019

07novallday10CI Workshop in Milano

Event Details

The Contact Body & The Improv Mind
Workshop with Joerg Hassmann in Milano
7-10 November 2019

I wish to have two essential poles of our CI practice more alive and available: the contact body, that is responsive to touch & weight everywhere & anytime, allowing a weight sharing duet that builds up physical & emotional trust for subtleties & risk taking. And on the other side an improvisation mind that enjoys the complexity of the wider surrounding for intuitive and compositional choice making. I am longing to see the self-sufficiency of soloing, committed CI duets, fearless trio work and the whole group as an intelligent organism.

as a base to connect, to disengage from others, to play with space, time and the whole group, to surprise oneself and bringing various spices into the dance.

We will explore moving bodywork as an improvisational journey, where many compositional aspects are tangible and which brings the body into its full CI capacity. We’ll explore how the improvisation mind can develop in this bodywork and survive in CI situations, soloing and more complex situations.
Especially trios I’d love to explore a bit more, since I found ways to make them more easily accessible. And they open us up beyond the familiarity of a CI duet.

We will definitely dance a lot!!
Participants should feel familiar within the field of Contact Improvisation

times Th-Sat 10:30-13:30 + 15-18
Sun 10:30-17

fees: 190 € for registering until Oct 18th, after that 240 €

Registration opens on 5 September, 2019
info: [email protected]

In collaboration with: Associazione Corpoetica

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This workshop is designed for people who are very familiar with Contact Improvisation, who have an intermediate/advanced level of their practice, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in CI suggested. The idea is to create a group of dedicated people in order to delve deeper into the material proposed by Joerg.
For the registration process:
1. For last year’s participants, we will ask closer to the event, to send us a reflection on how your dance and your interests/curiosity might have changed in these few months
2. For new participants, we ask you to follow the same process as last year, that’s to say to send us a brief expression of interest thinking about the following points:

How much at home are you with CI? When did you start, with who did you learn and how regular do you practice?
In which levels of the form do you feel very comfortable and which areas you feel insecure or limited by? (CI-Technique, Jamming skills, strategies to deal with challenges)
What would I like to learn?

We found it helpful to include into this reflection/preparation to share some of your thoughts. We think of it as a support for you to enter the work and maybe learn more of what you are interested in. And it is also an inspiration for us to prepare for the workshop.

Please send your expression of interest to the following email address:
[email protected]
Once evaluated your request, we will send your participation confirmation including the details for payment of the registration fee, needed as confirmation of your spot.

We are looking forward to reading your applications
Caterina and Joerg


november 7 (Thursday) - 10 (Sunday)


Caterina Mocciola[email protected]