september, 2021

11sep10:0017:00Essentials of Contact Improvisation near Maleny / Sunshine Coast

Event Details

A day of movement and body awareness in effortless interaction with others, inviting a non-judgemental mindset and the courage to know less and to be more curious…
Contact Improvisation uses movement, touch and the weight of our bodies to find clarity, inspiration and flow when being and moving with others.
We’ll explore how to give weight and how to physically support others in a consensual ways, where a doubtful mindset of “I am too much or not enough?’ can dissolve.
Contact Improvisation doesn’t rely on fixed steps or shapes. It cultivates to be present in the moment and the curiosity about what could happen next.

I see Conact Improvistion as a dance form and a somatic practice, where listening to the body and it’s motivations & limitations is an integral part of the inquiry.

No previous experiences needed to join this workshop, just enough openness to try things out and a body that is happy to move between the floor and standing.

9:30am – 4:30pm (90 min break)

$100 normal
$120 supporting others
$80 concession

a trybooking link will be announce later

Old school Witta
316 Witta Rd, Witta QLD 4552

[email protected], 0492 803 149

Joerg Hassmann
Dancer and passionate movement teacher. Deeply interested in learning and the question ‘what is it that makes us feel connected?’ – on many different levels. He is one of the leading figures in Europe in the field of Contact Improvisation through teaching for more than 25 years, offering Training Programmes and organising festivals. Since a bit more than a year he lives in Maleny with his australian wife and his son.

Experiences from participants

“I attended a workshop with Joerg Hassmann and I found it 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)

“Joerg delivers in a way that sparks curiosity and empowers each dancer to discover themselves through their own exploration.” (Lilli – regular practitioner)

“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)


(Saturday) 10:00 - 17:00


Old School Witta

316 Witta Rd, Witta QLD 4552