with Gosia Gajdemska
11-12 November 2023
This workshop offers the opportunity to practice Contact Improvisation from the perspective of various somatic practices and their relationship to the CI technique. By exploring and revisiting fundamental aspects of CI, we will consciously work with elements from the Authentic Movement, Body Mind Centering and Feldenkrais Method. Starting from “moving while touching”, we will work simultaneously with experiential anatomy, sensations, intuition and images. Discovering and integrating our bodies’ multidimensional aspects, at the same time we will pay attention to simplicity and effortlessness. In movement, through solo – duo – trio and group exercises, we will recognize and observe our movement patterns, anatomical possibilities and how different somatic practices can support our abilities and extend our CI practice.
english/with German translation if needed
11. November/Saturday, 10:30 – 17:30
12. November/Sunday, 10:30 – 14:30
2 days: 110 -130€ (as you can)
Saturday only: 65 – 80€ (as you can)
Sunday only: 45€
Payment details will be provided after e-mail registration.
The number of places is limited.
In case of cancellation by November 7, payments will be refunded. After November 7, payments will not be refunded.
Info & registration:
is a choreographer, dancer, performer, and dance educator. A graduate of choreography in Cracow/Poland, she has also completed the instructor course „Improvisation movement and body symbolism“ at Institut für Tanz und Bewegungsdynamik in Essen (Germany) and the Dynamic Body Laban Movement Analysis Training at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She had learnt CI from Nancy Stark Smith, Karen Nelson, Ray Chung, Andrew Harwood, Milan Kozanek, Katy Dymoke and many others. Gosia has been practicing CI since 2009, also creating projects based on this dance technique – many of which featured performers with visual, hearing, and motor skills impairments. In 2012-2015, co-organizer of the Warsaw CI Flow Festival. Discovering somatic practices like BMC, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique, she also adapted them to her dance works, workshops and classes. Gosia developed her own teaching method, combining Contact with elements of BMC, Skinner Releasing Technique and Erick Franklin Method.