may, 2024

10mayallday12Contact Improvisation Workshop in MelbourneSWIMMING IN GRAVITY

Event Details

With Steve Paxton’s death I looked more into the beginnings of this dance form and was fascinated about the interest in disorientation, tumbling and falling. Playing to somatically understand what’s possible. It feels almost like discovering gravity.
How do we sense gravity? How can gravity be our guide and inspiration when we are dancing?
I have quite a few answers to all this, but I am much more intrigued by a sense of wonder that is swinging in me when I hear Steve Paxton’s words „swimming in gravity“. Falling weight creates momentum that we can ride and direct. I worked a lot with this 20 years ago and feel the impulse to revisit it from a place of calmness and a desire for trust building that embraces fear responses and awkwardnesses. We’ll practice to shift from the subtle & grounding to the wild …and back again, from delicious details into open spaces to journey through in unpredictable ways.
Technical essentials will be revisited so we find common ground, deepen our practice … and to have it challenged by the fresh breeze of the early days of CI.
And a promise, that as always: We will dance a lot!
The Workshop will give inspiration for long term practitioners and is also welcoming for people who already have a sense of the basics of CI and want to go further and deeper.
Friday 6:30-830
Saturday 1:30-8:30pm (with (with a 1.5h break)
Sunday 10-4:30pm (with a 1.5h break)
$250 normal
$200 reduced
$300 supporting (Paying this higher price makes it possible for us to offer cheaper tickets for those in need)
WXYZ Studios, 130 Dryburgh St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Rachael – ‭0450 393 336‬ via Whatsapp or text
Joerg – for questions around level & content via messenger or email [email protected]


may 10 (Friday) - 12 (Sunday)


WXYZ Studios,

130 Dryburgh St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051