Summer Intensive


Summer Intensive
Mon, 21. July 2014 - Fri, 1. August 2014
Somatische Akademie Berlin - Berlin
Joerg Hassmann
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2-weeks-Summer Intensive in Contact Improvisation
with Joerg Hassmann
July 21 - August 1 in Berlin

Suspension - The art of waiting and accelerating

When I think of suspension different thoughts, images and physical sensations appear in my mind and body: the desire and pleasure to extend time and space - inside and outside of the body. Getting more out of a situation, the most possible. The moment of a million options, the moment just before choice - yet already with a lot of clarity. Two oppositional forces counterbalancing each other in an elastic way. A calm inner state, being just as ready for the stillness as for the big dynamics of the dance, falling, jumping flying.

I will share essentials of my work. Developmental movement patterns for a basic understanding of human movement, use of hands-on work for a deeper understanding of inner connections in the body focussing on the skeleton and the myo-fascia web. And of course fundamentals of CI technique that make it easy and efficient to keep shared weight moving.

Suspension will be the subtext and the specific lens through which we look at the basics. Hopefully they will guide us far beyond the basics. And the best: two weeks with a constant, experienced group. Time for details and repetition, time to allow difficulties to lure us under the surface.

Level: good intermediate and advanced contacters
(Please send us a short overview of your CI background when you want to register.)
Joerg Hassmann
Since more than 20 years I am deeply involved in exploring the moving body with a main focus on CI. My work benefits from anatomy based movement explorations, contemporary dance, ideas from BMC, Capoeira, and a general desire to research. In the CI training programs in Berlin I developed together with Daniel Werner our systematic approach to contact technique As the artistic director I am involved in the Contact Festival “contact-meets-contemporary” in Goettingen/ Germany

Dino Spiri
- who knows my work very well and is teaching successfully now himself - will asssist me in this Intensive.

July 21 - August 1
Mondays-Fridays 10-17 (75 min break)


Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30, 10999 Berlin

350€ -550 € by registering until June 15
425 €-550€ by regsitering after June 15
In special cases lower prices are negotiable

Sleeping is possible at the Somatische Akademie to affordable conditions.

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