september, 2022

18sep10:0017:00Contact Improv Workshop in Brisbanebasics spiced with backspace

Event Details

One day of Contact Improisation – basics spiced with backspace

We welcome Joerg Hassmann back to Brisbane following his European summertime tour! Joerg is one of the leading figures of Contact Improvisation in Europe with over 25 years teaching experience around the world. This September Joerg will be in Brisbane hosting a one day workshop at the beautiful Academy of Grounding on the theme ‘Basics Spiced with Backspace’.

‘Basics’ means that the workshop is accessible for new comers. Additionally and at the same time, it will have a satisfying depth and complexity for experienced practitioners – otherwise it wouldn’t be a base for this heart and mind opening dance form.
We will get in touch with essential Contact Improvisation questions such as, ‘How can I get into a flow while moving with this partner?’ and ‘How can I take weight without loosing the dance?’. Or ‘How can I give weight to this person?’ (especially when moving backwards, where we can’t see where we go). Some fear patterns of the body may show up and we can use these as an opportunity to grow trust for entering into new situations.

From Joerg…
“I am so grateful that we can share this practice in our touch deprived society. I sense the need for non-demanding and listening touch. Touch that gives space to respond. Touch that invites an intuitive dialogue, a meeting without a predicted outcome. Connection that is more being than doing.
As always, I am curios to see where the learning happens: in specific exercises, or in the moments where we let go of expectations and allow the dance to take over. We will dance as much as possible. Maybe the dance will be simply to celebrate our aliveness.”


$120 normal
$150 supporting others
$90 concession rate
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 Grace. We have a few places reserved, where you pay what you can.




Academy of Grounding
2/349 Montague Rd, West End, Brisbane


Grace Mullins at [email protected] or 0410181143.


(Sunday) 10:00 - 17:00


The Academy of Grounding

2/349 Montague Rd, West End QLD 4101


Grace Mullinsgmullinsfit(at)