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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Contemporary Dance Intensive – Session 1 with Olivia Court-Mesa & Yochai Ginton

This workshop was on Tuesday 25 July; the first of four linked sessions at Contact meets Contemporary 2017.

In this workshop – the first session of the Contemporary Dance intensive, our feet are the starting point.

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Are you with me? A workshop with Marielle Gerke

This workshop was on Monday 24 July; part of Contact meets Contemporary 2017.

It’s been a long journey from Oxford, England – where I live – to Göttingen, Germany for this dance festival. But after this workshop, I feel that I’ve arrived – in myself; in my body.

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