Contact improvisation and bodywork
Workshop with Daniel Mang
17 & 18 March 2018, Göteborg
In this workshop 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. And we will look at ways of combining contact improvisation with bodywork, by which I mean any technique where one person gives therapeutic touch and the other receives. It includes massage but is a broader term that encompasses many different kinds of hands-on work with another person.
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 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.
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 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00
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.
Danskompaniet Spinn’s Studio, Järntorget 7, 413 04 Göteborg.
To reserve your place, please first contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, then transfer the full fee to the following account:
Account holder: Daniel Mang
Account number: 3188310
Clearing number: 9272
Bank: ICA Banken AB, Svetsarvägen 16, 171 41 Solna, Sweden
Don’t forget to put your name and what the payment is for (“WS March 18”) in the payment reference.
Or swish to 0765973209.