Contemporary Dance Intensive – Session 4 with Olivia Court-Mesa & Yochai Ginton

This workshop was on Saturday 29 July; the fourth of four linked sessions at Contact meets Contemporary 2017.

The final session of the Contemporary Dance intensive;  thoughts about learning; and the differences between contemporary dance and contact improvisation.

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Intertwined Marketplace Performance with Markus Hoft

This performance and its workshop was on Friday 28 July; part of Contact meets Contemporary 2017. The public performance entitled “Intertwined”, was in Göttingen’s marketplace.

This was exciting and a challenge: a two hour workshop leading to a public dance performance. Is it possible? Yes! And it was fun!

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Contemporary Dance Intensive – Session 3 with Olivia Court-Mesa & Yochai Ginton

This workshop was on Friday 28 July; the third of four linked sessions at Contact meets Contemporary 2017.

Walk awhile. Now stand. Press your hands to your face, to move the skin: feel the surface, your hair, and move your jaw with your hands.

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The Gap with Ali Schwartz

This workshop was on Thursday 27 July; part of Contact meets Contemporary 2017.

We arrive at the workshop: shake, and dance freely – disco. The song Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye is playing: Baby, I think I’m capsizing, the waves are rising, and rising, and when I get that feeling, I want sexual healing …

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The Politics of Contact Improvisation with Heike Pourian

This workshop was on Wednesday 26 July; part of Contact meets Contemporary 2017.

Heike Pourian starts by reading a quote from author Arundhati Roy: “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing”. She reads it from a piece of paper which is then pined up on the wall of Studio 3.

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Contemporary Dance Intensive – Session 2 with Olivia Court-Mesa & Yochai Ginton

This workshop was on Wednesday 26 July; the second of four linked sessions at Contact meets Contemporary 2017.

There’s the sound of drumming as our feet strike the floor – so many feet, walking, running, faster, furious, dodging each other. Keep your hands up!

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