Martina Rožić - Dance and enjoy your freedom

A workshop for beginners (as well as for everyone else:)

In this workshop we are going to explore our own body and movement, search and explore the center, circle and spiral around the center, dance on our own first and see what possibilities there to come up from the floor and sink down again, becoming friend with the floor first.
Then, we will gently dare to go beyond, travel through space, create waves in our bodies (more than 70% of our body is made up of water) and have courageous heart and freedom to dance without having anything to lose except the limits we believe to have.
Spiraling will lead us into rolling and by getting into contact we will intertwine our spirals with other bodies' spirals, weaving a story about one organic being breathing and moving together and going back to our own places where we can see what works best for us, creating space and making up time to continue....
Finally, when our centers meet again we will become soul-mates, twins, listening to each other, eyes closed, moving through space, changing levels, leading, following, listening, breathing—paying special attention to the moments when we separate and meet again, when we slow down or speed up, our dance never ending.
Just like in life, we meet and go away, we meet again and part again, the story as old as our soul continues, feeling good on our own as well as when we are together, our dance never ceases, the new waves are coming and we flow again....

Martina Rožić

She is an Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga teacher, dancer, contact impro dancer and teacher, interpreter and tango dancer. Since 2009 she has been working with Sabine Parzer and completed her Holistic Dance and Movement Pedagogy teacher training. Different techniques and methods are used like: contact improvisation, authentic movement, Feldenkrais and bodywork which are all useful for dance and movement therapy, dynamic meditation and self-awareness. She is a certified yoga teacher (RYT 200) and has been teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga for more than four years now.

"Yoga practices help us develop awareness and detachment. When we can begin to watch our personality's fearful reactions to situations, we can develop compassion for our own lack of courage. Through compassion we realize there's nothing to lose. There's nothing to grasp, nothing to get -- we are everything. Flexibility of mind as well as body allows for adaptability and ease of being in an ever-changing world." (unknown author)

The magic gifts of spontaneous music improvisation

This workshop is for anybody who knows or has a glimpse of the magic gifts of spontaneous music improvisation: leaving written notes and preset structures behind – opening up to a deeply creative process, letting music happen out of consciousness in the moment..

We will experiment with some of the following issues:

  • Listening - the key to the creative source in us.
  • Playing without knowing – music out of stillness.
  • Dissolving ‘you’ and ‘me’ – diving into the flow of music together with other musicians:
  • Rhythm - the root of connection in yourself and with others.
  • The courage to do it wrong – playing by following your own impulses.
  • Fear, shame and insecurity pointing you back to your living presence.

To participate in this workshop you need at least a little experience which you have made with any instrument our your voice before. It is not suitable for people who want to explore making music together for the very first time.

Shakya Matthias Grahe

Shakya Matthias Grahe plays violoncello, dilruba, guitar, keyboard, percussion and voice. He has given countless concerts in classical ensembles, pop rock bands and Latin groups, providing live accompaniment for silent movies, meditations, dance and healing events. He has also appeared as a guest musician on many CDs. He is a workshop leader, business economist and co-founder of a spiritual commune in Bonn (Germany) and is trained in various massages

Integrative bodywork & improvisation/composition
based on body mind centering/bmc and authentic movement

In these short classes you will get a taste of three wonderful disciplines. We will start with a warm up by remembering and practicing the developmental patterns on the floor and connect with our mind of being and doing. In working with partners we will stimulate movements and practice the art of touch. The developmental patterns once been practiced long enough, they are a strong support for our future movements. There is a connection between heart, eyes and hands which shows how we reach out into the world. In Authentic Movement we will perceive how our internal source brings us into movement and will be seen by a witness. The attitude of the witness towards the mover is nurturing and protective; the witness honors the mover's dependency on her and understands its value. They will share the process by talking, which clarifies and slowly organizes the material. With the support of BMC and Authentic Movement we will create Instant Compositions, which come from deeper Body Levels and create a Consciousness about how we are in space and in relationship to others.  

 

Ula Corn, Berlin/Menorca

It is not easy to make it short after a practice of 30 years of teaching and making art. I studied Art at Universität der Künste Berlin. Between my first and second Examination I became an actor with emphasis on movement, mime, dance & acrobatics. I am a founder of the Göttinger Kindertheaterfestival and I created Festivals for Improvisation in Music and Dance. I acted for children and adults. In the 80th I started studying in Spain with Nancy Stark Smith and Julyen Hamilton and many other beautiful teacher. They nurtured my appetite for Improvisation and I became first a Teacher for Contact and later a Teacher for Improvisation. I dedicated myself totally into Improvisation with my artistic work and teaching. I worked in different International Companies and created Solo works. I have been studying and practicing Martial Arts, Yoga and different kinds of Bodywork. But the most imprint I got with BMC and Linda Hartley. With her I became an Integrative Body Worker. Since 2004 I live and work in Spain and Berlin, Menorca has become my heart home. When I moved to spain I got passionate about Nature. I love to unify with Nature. A natural Environment has become the strongest stimulation beside my curiosity and playfulness. I work with Video and Photography and since some years I improvise at the piano. 

Vanessa Briel - Action painting on widespread canvas

In this workshop we will work with the technics of Action painting which was widespread from the 1940s until the early 1960s, and is closely associated with abstract expressionism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_expressionism) or is also sometimes called "gestural abstraction". It is a style of painting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painting) in which paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than being carefully applied.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestural_abstraction#cite_note-0) The resulting work often emphasizes the physical act of painting itself as an essential aspect of the finished work or concern of its artist.
Different to the original method of Action Painting i will also work on the compositon and the combination of dancing and painting. ……
I invite you to an experimental journey with paints and colours, dive into a world of dancing your picture, let brushes be extensions of your arms , the stroke is just the outcome of the entire body, dare to spill and waste paint, feel it arise under your feet between your fingers, shake, drop, splash, sprinkel..................... express yourself....................
no longer focusing on only the outcome but let the process be the artwork.... *…bring old cloths…*

Vanessa Briel

Vanessa Briel is working as a fashion artist/designer and circus educator for kids in Berlin right now. Painting since 20 years now herself she has been working with al kinds of material and technics, like oil, acrylics, serigraphy, aquarell, sketching and also does sculptures with clay and waste. Beside exhebitions she has done projekts with painting and dancing, bodypainting and performance, physical theater as well as illustrating lyrics.
Since she started dancing contact improvisation in 2009, she is also interested in painting in motion.
Between 2004-2009 she studied pedagogy, grafiks and painting in Marburg and organized Multiartistic Festivals, being appropriate for the section of fine arts and exhibition.

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