october, 2022

14oct(oct 14)18:0016(oct 16)17:30CI WORKSHOP WITH JOERG HASSMANN & ANAT GREENBERG in Brunswick HeadsSOMETHING IS OPENING …

Event Details


We can feel in our social contexts that the desire for closeness, touch and in-person communication is slowly outweighing the fear and hesitation that underlies the need for distancing and protection. And it is spring: growth and expansion are all around us.
We are curious about what supports our feeling of belonging alongside our wish to stay authentic and centred in ourselves. What will be the dance between those wishes? Being in our core while connecting to our surroundings?
We want to bring some awareness to the upper body, breathing more fully, opening the chest that protects our heart. Expanding our arms like wings. Letting the wind go through us and under our feet. We gonna invite this lightness from a nourished and grounded center, so we know where the ground is, also in moments of disorientation. And let’s see how the lightness reaches our spirit 🙂
We will visit developmental movement patterns on this journey into Contact Improvisation, from ‘bonding with the earth’ to some lifts, and technical explorations from a somatically nourished body.
Fri 6-8pm
Sat 10:30am-5:30pm (90 min lunch break)
Sun 12:30-5:30pm (30 min snack break)
$230 normal
$190 concession rate
$260 supporting others
**A warm vegan lunch on Saturday and a snack on Sunday is included in the fee.
We don’t want money to be a restricting factor for people to join the workshop. If the reduced fee is still too much then please contact Anat. We have a few places reserved, where you pay what you can.
[email protected]
Cancellation more than one week prior to commencement of workshop will incur a 10% non-refundable processing fee. Cancellation less than one week prior to commencement of workshop, will incur a 50% non-refundable processing fee. In the event that the workshop is cancelled or if you can’t join due to covid related issues you will be refunded 100% of your ticket payment.
Please note: By attending participants are asked to agree to the following statement:
“In attending this workshop I take full responsibility for my own health and wellbeing. I acknowledge the nature of the workshop involves proposals to participate in exercises and movements that may be new to me. I recognise that the proposals are simply offers to try, and I take full responsibility to participate only within my own capacity as I see fit at the time. I acknowledge that the workshop facilitator has no liability for any injuries which may occur during this workshop”
Contact Improvisation is a dance form that strengthens the connection to oneself, the dance partners and the whole group. It’s underlying movement technique is based on the exploration of how two people can move together while being in physical touch, sharing weight. It benefits from empathic listening, generosity and curiosity and creates a space to practice letting go of expectations, allowing repetition and receiving the new as a refreshing by-product.
Inspired by Contact Improvisation since more than 25 years as a way to understand and celebrate the moving body and human communication. Many kinds of sports, release techniques, somatic work, instant composition and creating dance and theatre performances have informed his dance and his teaching. For over a decade Joerg was the artistic director of the CI festival Contact-meets-Contemporary. Together with Daniel Werner he developed a systematic approach to Contact Technique that they taught for 12 years in training programmes in Berlin and throughout Europe. His writings, offers and some video clips you find on his homepage www.joerghassmann.com.
Since first discovering CI 20 Years ago it has become a vast source of my Inspiration, Passion, Joy, and personal growth…and still is. I have been dancing, teaching, learning, performing, and organizing in the CI world since then.
Exploration through movement and dance is for me a practice of presence, connection between body-heart and mind, and a source of learning more about the nature of reality and life.
I try to offer different states of learning. I hope to bring the Nature of questioning as a source of curiosity and engagement.
My journey with dance started young as a Gymnast and led me later into contemporary dance, Improvisatiom, Contact Improvisation, Yoga, Capoeira, Pilates, Body-mind centering, authentic movement, Ilan Lev method, and more..



14 (Friday) 18:00 - 16 (Sunday) 17:30


Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall

22 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483


Anat Greenberg[email protected] Tel: 0473323701