Sabine Parzer (AT)



Sabine Parzer has founded the Holistic Dance Institute heading it ever sincen. In 2012 she created the Contact Festival Austria, being its artistic director until 2017. Her professional experience spans 30 years of teaching, performing, choreographing and researching in the USA, Europe, Russia, Israel and Brazil.

Sabine is a dancer, choreographer, dancepedagogue, bodyworker, organizer and author. In her Holistic Dance Institute dancers, artists, bodyworkers, social pedagogues and psychotherapists are trained in Holistic Dance Teachers Trainings, Advanced Teachers Trainings, Retreats and open workshops. She teaches regularly at international dance festivals such as ImPulsTanz Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, Potsdamer Tanztage, Israeli Contact Festival, Moscow Contact Festival, Kontakt Budapest, Contact in Rio de Janeiro, Osterimprofestival Göttingen, Ibiza Contact Festival and more.

Her choreographies and improvisational scores have been performed since 1990 in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Berlin, Moscow, Vienna, amongst other cities. Between 1999 and 2013 she has worked as dance therapist at a rehabilitation center for people after work and traffic accidents.

Sabine has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago in Modern Dance, and an education in Systemische und Integrative Bewegungslehre® (an extended Feldenkrais® Training). 1997 she started her in-depth practice of Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement. Ongoing trainings since 1995 in Kleintechnique, ZenBodytherapy®, Yoga, White Crane Silat, Rosen Method®, Kashmirian Massage, Psychotherapy and family constellations a.o. She is currently studying Visionary Cranialsacral Work with Hugh Milne.


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