october, 2021

23oct09:0017:00one-day Workshop near Maleny - postponed to NovemberESSENTIALS of CONTACT IMPROVISATION

Event Details

… this Workshop will happen a bit later, probably towards the end of November…
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…
An essential part of Contact Improvisation is to share weight and to keep it moving. How do we communicate how much to give or to take? How can I ‘read’ if I can trust my partner? Am I as trustworthy as I think I am? Leaning into someone is based on falling, giving myself in an organised way without holding back or pushing. I love that we can explore so much about basic trust on a purely physical level! With these experiences in our bodies we might find freshness and depth when wondering how to create trust in other fields of our lives.
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.
9am – 4pm (90 min break)
$100 normal
$120 supporting others
$80 concession
Old school Witta
316 Witta Rd, Witta QLD 4552
[email protected], 0492 803 149
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.
“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)
“In attending this workshop I take full responsibility of my own health and wellbeing. 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”
For cancelling more than one week prior to the workshop we will keep a 10% non-refundable processing fee.
For cancelling less than one week prior to the workshop we will keep a 50% non-refundable processing fee.
In the event that the workshop is cancelled you will be refunded 100% your ticket payment.
by Katelyn Stiles
Elske Seidel & Joerg Hassmann


(Saturday) 09:00 - 17:00


Old School Witta

316 Witta Rd, Witta QLD 4552