june, 2021

20jun10:0017:00Essentials 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…

In this workshop I want to introduce basic principles of this multilayered dance form around leading & following and the question of how to give & take weight in explorative and consensual ways. Through working with the weight of other people we’ll get in touch with very basic experiences of trusting and being trustworthy with the potential to relate more fully to another person.

I am endlessly inspired how technical aspects of this dance can draw us into deeper connections to oneself and others, especially when coming from a somatic approach, 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.

10am – 5pm (90 min break)

$100 normal
$120 supporting others
$80 concession


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)


(Sunday) 10:00 - 17:00


Old School Witta

316 Witta Rd, Witta QLD 4552