december, 2022

09dec(dec 9)18:0011(dec 11)17:00Contact Improv Weekend with Joerg Hassmann in AngleseaFLUIDITY & STRUCTURE

Event Details

What is it that creates the flow in dancing together, the openness of body and mind to follow the obvious or the unpredictable in each moment?
After 25 years of teaching this dance form I still feel the mystery and magic around this question. My body knows it through experience. My mind thinks that getting the body in a fluid state is an essential part of the magic. At the same time we need this embodied knowledge of our bony structure to offer or read support, knowing intuitively when we can trust.
Fluidity and structure feel sometime very far away from each other – not only in the dance. Whilst acknowledging the weight bearing potential of our skeleton, we’ll also explore the elastic nature of fascia as a support for both fluidity and structure.
We’ll dive into somatic explorations alone and together. We’ll embrace stuckness as moments to deepen connections, we might find moments of magical flow … or not, but for sure we will dance a lot!
Fri 6-8pm
Sat 10am-6pm (with 2 hour lunch)
Sun 10am-5pm (with 1.5 hour lunch)
$300 normal
$250 concession
Sarah Rosenberg [email protected] or DM on messenger
Joerg has been dancing Contact Improvisation for over 25 years. He is inspired by Contact Improvisation, as a way to understand and celebrate the moving body and human communication.
Many sports, release techniques, somatic work, instant composition and creating dance and theatre performances inform 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, which they taught in Berlin and throughout Europe over 12 years.
His writings, offers and some video clips you find on his homepage
Joerg is finding a second home for his somatic passion in the Zenthai community, where he is currently diving into the ZenThai therapist training.
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 byproduct.
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”
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.
Joerg Hassmann & Elske Seidel
by Katelyn Stiles


9 (Friday) 18:00 - 11 (Sunday) 17:00 Melbourne


The Anglesea Memorial Hall

1B McMillan St


Sarah Rosenberg[email protected]