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03. bis 04.06.2017 Momentum and Acrobatics in Contact-Improvisation  
with Charlie Fouchier and Vega / Katri Luukkonen  
10.00 bis 17.00 Uhr im DOCK 11 Saal3  

Momentum and Acrobatics in Contact-Improvisation

Momentum and Acrobatics in Contact-Improvisation

In this workshop we offer the participants to discover a special way of playing with contact-improvisation dance : our approach focuses on a sensitive awareness of weight sharing, combined with a dynamic way of moving through space and through various levels. During this week-end we will see how to use the gravity force as a resource for our movements, and how to find ways to smoothly enter and leave physical contact while dancing together. This approach is supported by the learning of technical elements (such as floorworks and lifts) which provide us even more freedom in our dance !


PLACE: DOCK 11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin, Saal 3


Each participants is required to have at least one year of experience in Contact-Improvisation.

PRICE : 110 Euro



Momentum and Acrobatics in CI is a workshop project initiated in 2015 by Vega Katri Luukkonen and Charlie Fouchier.

Vega / Katri Luukkonen is dancer, performance-artist, and festival-organizer originally from Helsinki, Finland. She has graduated from TEAK – Theatre Academy of Finland – as dance- and theatre-teacher (MA). She is one of the organizers of Goa Contact Festival in India, and Body Love -festivals in Berlin. She has been teaching dance & contact all around the world, on many internationally acknowledged festivals.
« …My dance is drawing inspirations from contact improvisation, bodywork, authentic movement- and voice, BMC, yoga, aikido, OSHO-meditations, breathing-techniques… For me is important to root my expression and inspiration into my inner state, and my emotional body. From inside out. Finding the balance between being and doing, technique and form, and on the other side sensing-feeling-intuition… Of course all these elements are connected, in flow. In my technique i tend to use lot of momentum, suspension, bounce, falling, off balance, breathing, natural spirals of the body, and letting the technique rise from the use of these principles.
For me dance is not « just movement ». It is deeper expression of our being. Capturing part of our souls. Effortlessness. Like water. Like wind. Like nature is. Soft. Not forcing the river through the stones. Breathing spine and soft strength. Listening the moment, waiting in stillness. Flying like a dream in the air. »

Charlie Fouchier is born in Paris (France). He started Breakdance when he was 17 years old, and through the years diversify his practice and knowledge of dance and movement. In 2009 he graduated from the CNDC (Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine) as a Choreographic Artist. As a dance interpret, he has been working for many choreographers in Europe (Laurent Chétouane, Johann Kresnik, Yoshiko Waki, Aina Alegre, Stephane Fratti…). His experience includes Contact-Improvisation, Contemporary, Ballet, Tango and Capoeira dances, as well as Judo and Qi Gong. Since 2009, he has been teaching Contact-Improvisation in various cities and festivals in Europe.
“I always was interested in growing my sensations and my understanding around the human body, always exploring and tasting the pleasure I have dancing, touching and entering in connection with other people’s body and emotions. I find it important to integrate notions that are used in somatic methods or on stage in my teaching. Increasing the body awareness, opening space perceptions, experiencing your presence through the presence of your partner, making choices through your dance… are notions which I use and strew in my teaching of Contact-Improvisation.”



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