Myriad Shades of Touch

Contact improvisation workshop with Daniel Mang
24 & 25 October 2015, Malmö

The content
This workshop will be about listening with your skin; speaking through your body; negotiating boundaries; differentiating qualities of touch; altering the map of the body; creating new meanings for touch, movement, gesture. To this end, we will refine our perception of inner space and body rhythms, as well as our outer sensory/spatial awareness. We will work with the fundamentals of contact improvisation, such as: the relation to gravity, the physical contact between movers, the momentum of bodies; modulating tone, waking up reflexes and sense of balance, sharing weight. We will explore touch and movement as relational practices: bonding and bounding, consent and collaboration, safer spaces and negotiation will be some of our themes. All levels of experience and all kinds of bodies are welcome.

The teacher
Contact improvisation has been my primary movement practice since 1986. I also practice aikido and am strongly influenced by the Feldenkrais method, Body Mind Centering and ideokinesis. My teaching is informed by my background as a professional bodyworker / physiotherapist, my studies in osteopathy, my experience with different approaches to communication, and by my politics. I see my interest in radical social theory and my love of contact improvisation as two aspects of the same desire. I have been teaching the form since 1990.

Saturday and Sunday 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00
SEK 300 – 900 on a sliding scale according to your income. For example, if you are unemployed and are just about making ends meet, pay 300; if you have a job but it’s not well paid, or part-time, pay 600; if you have a decent income, pay 900.
Moderna Dansstudion, Västanforsgatan 30b, 214 50 Malmö, Sweden

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