october, 2021

08oct(oct 8)18:0010(oct 10)16:30Contact Improvisation Workshop in PerthSubtleties, Lifts & Pathways

Event Details

How do you do the shoulder-lift, or those elegant ways to dive into the floor together and spiral up again? And what is it that makes me feel really satisfied after a dance or a jam?

In this special weekend workshop we will address both these questions. We’ll work on Contact Technique, understanding a bit more about how to give and take weight efficiently. We’ll use pathways to explore essential principles, having our feet taking off. Satisfying our learner ego.

For dancing we need to switch into a different, more embodied, mind-set. Nurturing satisfaction on a deeper level, by ‘feeling connected’ – to yourself, your dance partners and the whole group. Developmental movement patterns and the elasticity of the fascia will give us a somatic base for embodied moving. We’ll train our abilities: to sense, to listen, to let go … exploring leading impulses as curious questions instead of demands, following with integrity. How many ways are there to say yes? We’ll find excitement in the subtleties.

And we will dance as much as possible! Beginners are very welcome!


Fri 6-8:30 pm

Sat 9:30am-5pm

Sun 9:30am-4:30pm




“I found the workshop madly intriguing, deeply confronting, childishly playful, spiritually important and ultimately a gateway into a whole new way of interacting with people.” (Karl – first time participant)

“For me, Joerg’s classes are a gift, and I’m grateful to have ongoing opportunities to learn with such a highly skilled, passionate, internationally respected teacher and dancer.” (Joana – long term practitioner and organiser)

“I felt as if my inner child was allowed to be free and expressive but not at the expense of my adult self. (…) all held in deep safety and care.” (Jacinta – first time participant)



8 (Friday) 18:00 - 10 (Sunday) 16:30


Perth Modern School

90 Roberts Rd, Subiaco WA 6008


Jacqui Otago & Elizabeth Pedlerjaotago(at)tpg.com.au & elizabethpedler(at)gmail.com