Contact improvisation and bodywork

Workshop with Daniel Mang, Göteborg, 20 & 21 February 2016

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 work with the fundamentals of contact improvisation and look at ways of combining contact improvisation and bodywork. 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.

Schedule

Saturday 13:00 – 17:00 and 18:00 – 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00

Fee

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.

Venue

Göteborgs Aikidoklubb, Doktor Westrings Gata 14D, 413 24 Göteborg.

Registration

To reserve your place, please first contact me at danielmang@gmail.com, then transfer the full fee to the following account: Account holder: Daniel Mang, Smedjegränd 3, 54432 Hjo, Sweden - Account number: 3188310 - Clearing number: 9272 - IBAN: SE2592700000092723188310 - BIC: IBCASES1 - Bank: ICA Banken AB, Svetsarvägen 16, 171 41 Solna, Sweden. Don’t forget to put your name and what the payment is for (“WS Feb 16”) in the payment reference.

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