Contact meets Contemporary Festival – Göttingen24.-30. July 2017

touching the sky and fly

This class is exploring the art of flying. Feeling light and moveable on top of each other is one of the exciting moments in contact, but how do we success?
Sensing what to do in the right moment is complex and there are lots of ways to look at lifts and principles to learn about, but still we have this moments where it‘s just happens and our body is fluidy flying up and on. How comes?
Besides of learning technical movement skills we will deepen the ability to stay with the point of contact in all levels and using leaning and space awareness to find smooth and easy ways to come up.
Reaching to the sky and sensing in different directions will lead us to new ways and keeping on the easyness of moving freely in space. All this will allow us to have save lifts and joyful dances where this delicate state of “flow” is taking us by itselfs.
An opportunity to liberate your dance and body. fly and enjoy

happening during the cmc see below

Contact Festival – Contact meets Contemporary

9th International Festival for Contact Improvisation inviting Contemporary Dance
24.-30. July 2017 – in Goettingen, Germany

CMC – here we go again! Come, it will be great! We are looking forward to focussed dancing and researching, a calm atmosphere and a light spirit. In order to strenghten the dance we are also feeding other needs outside the dance. Good, fresh organic food is served and nice spaces for hanging out, talking, reading and resting are growing beautifully.

‘contact meets contemporary’ wants to inform, support and inspire Contact Improvisation by the knowledge of other contemporary dance forms. We highly appreciate the intelligence of the contact body – how to deal efficiently with shared weight and the extraordinary multilayerd communication through touch – and wish it to open up for more spacial awareness and solo explorations. We want to provide focussed formats where movements and qualities of contemporary dance classes can be danced. From our experience we trust that people want to learn in a focussed environment and find links between these two worlds.
Our beloved lecture formats invite a deeper and wider understanding of our practice. Somatic work offers spaces to understand the moving body in a very nurturing way. And of course basic CI technique will appear.

The Intensives 2017 are with:

Adrian Russi (Bern/ Switzerland) | courage – trust – surrender: Following through
Nina Wehnert (Berlin/ Germany) | Living intelligence – Body-Mind Centering® into dancing
Olivia Court-Mesa & Yochai Ginton (Tel Aviv/Chile/Israel) | The Common Body

And we are very happy to have a beautiful team of teachers and musicians including Andrzej Wozniak, Barbara Pfundt, Daniel Werner, Diana Thielen, Dino Spiri, Frederic Holzwarth, Heidi Schnirch, Jörg Hassmann, Katja Bahini Mangold, Laura Hicks, Lucia Sanchez, Manou Blanchard, Marielle Gerke, Markus Hoft, Michal Sternbach, Nadja Schwarzenbach, Sandra Hanschitz, Shura Baryshnikov and more.
See you in the summer!

Your Festival Team
Joerg Hassmann, Daniel Werner, Gabi Neumann and Nadja Schwarzenbach