march, 2021

12marallday14Contact Improvisation Workshop in Cooran, Sunshine Coast, AustraliaC O U N T E R :: D I R E C T I O N S

Event Details

C O U N T E R :: D I R E C T I O N S
Every direction can find more clarity and support through the awareness of it’s counter direction.
If we are going somewhere, we are coming from somewhere.
In order to move up we need to extend downwards into the support. In order to move forward, fully present, we need to stay connected to where we are coming from.
The awareness of counter directions allows us to expand more, finding suspensions, having more subtle choices in communicating our timing, and being more responsive and articulate in the way we are giving our weight.
The principles of counter direction and counter forces is yummy food for movement and contact-technique and it also opens links to how we deal with ourselves and others beyond the dance.
The workshop is designed for people who already have a basic understanding of Contact Improvisation Dance. If you are not sure if that’s you, please contact Jaime, 0431 373 497.
Our weekend is based in the village of Cooran on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.
We will use the Cooran Hall as our dance studio… and encourage joining us to camp in support of the community spirit that can grow through a weekend of dancing together.
The campground is on a private property 2 minutes out of Cooran village… at the base of Mt Pinbarren. Facilities include a communal kitchen with gas stove and fridge, composting toilets, shower and a large dam for swimming.
Camping comes at an extra fee of $20 pp/night… payable by direct deposit or cash on the weekend. (please bring exact money if paying cash)
Cooran Hall- 14 King St, Cooran.
Hillier Retreat campground- 236 Arthys Rd, Cooran.
Fri 12th March
3pm onwards arrive at campground, set up camp.
6:30pm-8:30pm Dance Studio
Sat 13th March
10am-1pm Dance Studio
(lunch provided 1pm-3pm at campground)
3pm-5pm Dance Studio
(BYO picnic light dinner 5pm-6:30pm at hall)
6:30pm-8:30pm Dance Studio
Sun 14th March
9:30am-12:30pm Dance Studio
(Lunch provided 12:30pm-2pm… Eating at the hall)
2pm-4pm Dance Studio
FEES (2 lunches included)
$250 normal
$200 reduced
$300 suporting others
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 Jaime. We have a few places reserved, where you pay what you can.
If the event is cancelled for any reason (such as a Covid lockdown) you will receive a full refund.
For further information and correspondence, please contact Jaime
0431 373 497
[email protected]
Please note… attending participants are asked to agree to the following statement…
“In attending this workshop I take full responsibility of my own health and wellbeing. I acknowledge the nature of this 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”
Photo: Adrian Russi & Joerg Hassmann, by Kerstin Hilkers


march 12 (Friday) - 14 (Sunday)


Cooran Hall

14 King St, Cooran


Jaime Lee Hind[email protected]