april, 2022

01apr18:0003(apr 3)17:00Contact Improvisation Workshop in SydneyFluidity & Openness

Event Details

I experience these current times as full of limitations and stuckness. Things don’t want to move forward easily, every plan or vision can come to a pause or end in any moment.

Sooo … I want to work very specifically with the body to experience more fluidity, openness, connectedness, freedom and play. The anchor for our journey will be the pelvis and the hip joints. It is potentially such a lush and vivid area of the body, that is able to support weight while having an incredible ability to fluidly adjust body tone and direction to serve our needs in best possible ways in every single moment. Some new insights from my deep learning process in the Zenthai Shiatsu universe will inspire my proposals. Basic Contact technique and some lifts will appear, I promise.

As usual, my work is somatically based, accessing our bodies wisdom through sensing and exploring with a flavor of wonder. We’ll dance a lot, while noticing the freedom and support we receive by being on a journey together as a group.

For people with previous experience in Contact Improvisation. If in doubt please check in with Eamonn.

Bio: Joerg Hassmann
Inspired by contact improvisation for more than 25 years as a way to understand and celebrate the moving body and human communication. Many kinds of sports, release techniques, somatic work, instant composition and creating dance and theater performances have informed his dance and his teaching. As the artistic director Joerg is involved in the CI festival ‘contact-meets-contemporary’. Together with Daniel Werner he developed a systematic approach to Contact Technique that they taught over 12 years in Training Programmes in Berlin and throughout Europe.
His writings under www.joerghassmann.com/blog/give deeper insights into his passion.
For the past two years Joerg has been living on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and is grateful to have options to share his passion and knowledge around the moving body – locally and in other parts of Australia. https://www.joerghassmann.com/
Fri: 6pm – 8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm (with 2 hour lunch)
Sun: 10am-5pm (with 1.5 hour lunch)

$250 normal
$200 reduced (If the regular price is too much for your current income level you can choose the reduced rate)
$300 supporting (Paying this higher price makes it possible for us to offer cheaper tickets for those in need)

The venue has specified that all attendees must be vaccinated (or exempt from vaccination). This is subject to change so we’ll keep you updated about these requirements if they change.
For participating in the Workshop you need to be free of any covid symptoms. For minimizing the risk to spread the virus we ask you to not come
if you have been closely in contact with a covid-positiv person within 5 days prior to the Workshop or
if you have been to a bigger gathering within 5 days prior to the Workshop.
Please use a covid quick tests if you feel it makes the space safer, being aware that the result isn’t very reliable, when you don’t have symptoms before day 5 after the exposure to an infected person. We’ll be checking the current regulations and let you know if there are other measures necessary.

Please be aware that for attending the workshop you need to accept the following:
“In attending this workshop I take full responsibility of my own health and well being. 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 and event organiser 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. See less


1 (Friday) 18:00 - 3 (Sunday) 17:00 Sydney


Critical Path - The Drill Hall

1C New Beach Rd, Darling Point NSW 2011


Eamonn O'Flaherty[email protected]