MOVEMENTA Training Kassel
Contact Improvisation, Watermotion & Experiental Anatomy
with Marielle Gerke SPRING/SUMMER 2020
In this series of five workshops we use elements inspired by Body-Mind-Centering and Axis Syllabus as well as exemplary pathways in order to investigate the somatic and technical aspects of Contact Improvisation on a deeper level. Contact Improvisation on land and in the water gives us the chance to meet ourselves, others and our inherent need for movement and touch and to follow it. A differentiated perception and an increased felt sense of the moving and resting body can be practiced with the form and becomes a useful tool. We train the mobility of our body and mind, our ability to tune into ourselves and others, our capacity to trust ourselves and those who want to collaborate with us and want to support us.
I am super happy to share images, information and sensations that build the base for my personal movement practice and understanding of the form. Along with somatic explorations, hand-on-work as well as visual and mental input there will be exemplary movement material – pathways – that I suggest to understand basic principles of Contact Improvisation and how they relate to the somatic explorations.
The five workshops build on each other and you can only book them together as a series. In all five workshops we will work on land as well as in the water. Verbal exchange is supporting our learning and group processes as well as the integration of the experienced. The workshop series is designed for about 20 participants. A small enough group to feel safe, to stay focused and enjoy a creative learning atmosphere – to grow and develop the material together. Some previous experiences in Contact Improvisation or other related movement practices are needed.
20 th – 22 th of March * Fri 7 – 10 pm, Sat 11 am – 7 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm
17 th – 19 th of April * Fri 7 – 10 pm, Sat 11 am – 7 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm
15 th – 17 th of May * Fri 7 – 10 pm, Sat 11 am – 7 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm
12 th – 14 th of June * Fri 7 – 10 pm, Sat 11 am – 7 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm
10 th – 12 th of Juli * Fri 7 – 10 pm, Sat 11 am – 7 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm
SOZO visions in motion – Halle 2/Studio 2
School for contemporary dance with state recognition
Grüner Weg 15-17
– private sleeping in Kassel can be organised (5-10 € per night for the host)
– we can use the kitchen in the school for cooking/preparing lunch/making tea or coffee
– showers available
– 500 € early bird (for all 5 workshops together; the first 5 people who register)
– 550 € regular (for all 5 workshops together; if you have missed the early bird)
– 600 € support price (for all 5 workshops together; as an option for those who can afford it and like to support my work and the idea that some other participants can pay less)
– 30 € extra per weekend for pool entrance
For this series of workshop I feel especially inspired by my teachers Jörg Hassmann, Daniel Werner, Kira Kirsch, Antoine Ragot, Nina Wehnert, Friederike Tröscher, Jens Johannsen and Otto Ramstad.