Weekend workshop: Out of the box

Out of the Box
of Contact Improvisation
August 11-12 2018

In this workshop, we engage with Contact Improvisation (CI) essentials, with a focus on efficient use of technical skills, to improvise in duo, trio, and more. This promotes ease in changing physical states and levels of touch and weight. We will work with strategies for moving “out of the box” of the duet form, and also for re-inventing what a CI dance might look and feel like.

In each moment of an improvised dance there are myriads of possibilities. When we cultivate a relaxed and focused presence, we can expand the range of choices, and continuously stay “out of the box” of expectation. Come prepared for focused playfulness within committed practice.

For a detailed definition of CI, see: https://contactquarterly.com/contact-improvisation/about/

Katarina Eriksson
Katarina Eriksson has been involved with improvisational dance since 1989. She teaches Contact Improvisation and other improvisational forms internationally, and since 2000 she curates the performance series Moments Notice in Berkeley. Katarina has worked at The Gothenburg State Theater and Opera, as well as with numerous choreographers and dance companies in Sweden. Some more recent performance work in US includes an art residency with Cathie Caraker atCounterPULSE, clowning at Theater of Yugen, and co-creation with veterans of war with Echo Theater Suitcase. She regularly performs in Sweden/Europe with long-time collaborator Bronja Novak Lindblad and others. Katarina’s teaching supports collaboration, diversity of expression, and “beginner’s mind. Her main guides in art making are vulnerability, musicality and deep play.
Ray Chung
Ray Chung is a performer, teacher, engineer, and artist who has a passion for dancing which he likes to share with other people. His main focus is improvisation and he has worked with Contact Improvisation since 1979 as part of improvisational performance practice and integrates other movement forms into his work, including martial arts, bodywork and Authentic Movement. Ray has worked with the leading proponents of Contact Improvisation including Nancy Stark Smith, Steve Paxton, Nita Little, Lisa Nelson, Peter Bingham, Chris Aiken, Andrew Harwood, and regularly collaborates with dancers, musicians, and other artists. His work has been featured at numerous national and international festivals and venues.


Saturday 11/8 kl 10-18
Sunday 12/8 kl 10-16
We’ll have an hour lunch at around 1:00 pm.

For the lunch break you can bring your own food (there is microwave), or buy some sandwiches not so far from the venue.


Early birds who register and pay latest 29th July:
Sliding scale SEK 600 (unwaged) SEK 900 (low waged) SEK 1200 (waged)
After that date the scale will be SEK 700  (unwaged) SEK 1000 (low waged) SEK 1300 (waged)

The workshop will take place at Kompani 415, Marketenterivägen 1, 415 28 Göteborg.Look for a big yellow wooden house. The space: http://kompani415.se/event/
ar: Free parking right in front of the building.
Tram: Ten minutes walk from the tram stop Bellevue
Bus: Three minutes walk from the bus stop Brovägen. 15 min from center Göteborg,

NOTE: Limited places!
To reserve your place, please first contact the Göteborg contact collective at gbg.cic@gmail.com.
Your registration is valid once we have received your transfer of the full fee to the following account:

Account holder: Carine Cassia
Account number: 5694 04 676 29
Clearing number: 5694
IBAN: SE0350000000056940467629
Bank: SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken).

Don’t forget to put your name and what the payment is for (“WS Augusti” for example) in the payment reference. Registration deadline: 8 August.
Cancellation latest 9 August.
Welcome !!!
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