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    Subtleties, Lifts & Pathways: Contact Improvisation Weekend Workshop with Joerg Hassmann

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    How do you do the shoulder-lift, or those elegant ways to dive into the floor together and spiral up again? And what is it that makes you feel really satisfied after a dance or a jam?

    In this special weekend workshop we will address both these questions. We'll work on Contact Technique, understanding a bit more about how to give and take weight efficiently. We'll use pathways to explore essential principles, having our feet taking off. Satisfying our learner ego.

    For dancing we need to switch into a different, more embodied, mind-set. Nurturing satisfaction on a deeper level, by feeling connected - to yourself, your dance partners and the whole group. Developmental movement patterns and the elasticity of the fascia will give us a somatic base for embodied moving. We'll train our abilities: to sense, to listen, to let go ... exploring leading impulses as curious questions instead of demands, following with integrity. How many ways are there to say yes? We’ll find excitement in the subtleties.

    And we will dance as much as possible! Beginners are very welcome!


    Friday 6.30-8:30 pm

    Saturday 9:30am-12.30, Break, 2-5pm

    Sunday 9:30am-12.30, Break, 2-5pm

    //Joerg Hassmann//

    Joerg is a dancer and passionate movement teacher, deeply interested in learning and the question 'what is it that makes us feel connected?' - on many different levels. He is one of the leading figures in Europe in the field of Contact Improvisation, and has been teaching for more than 25 years, offering training programmes and organising festivals. Having recently moved to Australia, for the last year he’s been living in Maleny, Qld, with his Australian wife and his son.

    //Insights from participants//

    "I found the workshop madly intriguing, deeply confronting, childishly playful, spiritually important and ultimately a gateway into a whole new way of interacting with people." (Karl - first time participant)

    "For me, Joerg’s classes are a gift, and I'm grateful to have ongoing opportunities to learn with such a highly skilled, passionate, internationally respected teacher and dancer." (Joana - long term practitioner and organiser)

    "I felt as if my inner child was allowed to be free and expressive but not at the expense of my adult self. (...) all held in deep safety and care." (Jacinta - first time participant)


    We want everyone to be able to attend! If you wish to learn contact with Joerg but can't afford the workshop, please contact the organiser ( The ticket pricing has been devised to cover costs of the workshop (labor, venue, etc) and this event is not for profit. If you want to save money, buy your ticket early to receive the earlybird pricing - on or before 10 February 2023.

    Food is not included, so please bring your own lunch and snacks for Saturday and Sunday. There will be a break from 12.30-2pm both days to allow for time to nourish our bodies, rest, and return to the class refreshed in the afternoon.

    //Get in touch//

    If you have any other questions, please contact via email: 

    Or send a message to the Contact Improvisation Perth page:

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