Contact and Dance Improvisation Workshop


Contact and Dance Improvisation Workshop
Sat, 15. March 2014 - Sun, 16. March 2014
Studio Cap 15 - Marseille
Joerg Hassmann
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Poetic Instincts:  A workshop on dance improvisation and contact improvisation

with Chris Aiken & Joerg Hassmann
in Marseille
(March 15-16) & Berlin (March 20-23)

How does one develop the physical skill, the perceptual awareness and the ability to make instinctual and imaginative decisions when improvising a dance?  In this workshop we will share practices that have guided us towards inspired dancing. We will draw upon a variety of contemporary dance methods and practices, particularly contact improvisation, ideokinesis, released-based technique, and dance improvisation. Students will find clear tools to refresh and expand their dancing.

This workshop is part of a research for Chris and Joerg to prepare an improvised performance together. It is designed for those with some experience with dance improvisation or contact improvisation. People with a solid background and interest in CI will have opportunities to explore a compositional mind in dances that keep the shared weight moving.

a little note:
Chris and Joerg have been exploring CI, dance improvisation and performing for more than 20 years. They have been appreciating each others work for a long time and eventually found their first opportunity to work together.

times: March 15/16

100-75 € (as you can)
plus 20 € to register with Cie de Corps Parlants

Caroline Goblet 14 rue Sibie 13001 Marseillle
location: Studio Cap 15, Entrée par le fond de la place Alphonse Canovas, 13015 Marseille
Registration: Caroline Goblet - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 06 62 09 30 36

Chris & Joerg will perform a little duet as part of a improv showing together with other performers from Marseille.


Chris Aiken received his M.F.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana and is an internationally recognized teacher and performer of dance improvisation and contact improvisation. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Smith College. He co-founded the Theater and Dance Department at Ursinus College where was an Associate Professor. Aiken has received numerous awards for his artistic work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Bush Foundation Fellowship, funding from the Jerome Foundation and commissions from the Walker Art Center, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival and the National Performance Network. He tours internationally with his collaborator Angie Hauser.


Studio Cap 15
place Alphonse Canovas
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