Open Bodies Moving
In dance improvisation we benefit the most from a subtle, flexible and open body. In order to organise ourselves sensibly in dance we need a stable centre, the ability to shift weight, to listen to movement impulses and to stay present in the exciting moment. Thus, we are able to enjoy the freedom and complexity of this beautiful art form that apply to every dancer at every level.
ARTISTBIO: Sabine Parzer
Sabine Parzer is head and founder of the Holistic Dance Institute (founded 2010). In 2012 she also created the Contact Festival Austria, which she has been the artistic director of until 2017. Her professional experience spans 30 years of teaching, performing, choreographing and researching in the USA, Europe, Russia, Israel and Brazil.
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). The in depth practice of Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement begins 1997. On-going trainings since 1995 in Kleintechnique, ZenBodytherapy®, Yoga, White Crane Silat, Rosen Method®, Kashmirian Massage, Psychotherapy and family constellations a.o.
Sabine is a dancer, choreographer, dancepedagogue, bodyworker, organiser and businessowner. In her 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 dancefestivals such as ImPulsTanz Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, Potsdamer Tanztage and has taught intensives at many contact festivals such as 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 also worked as dance-therapist at a rehabilitation center for people after work and traffic accidents.
She is a mother of two children.
Last update: 09.04.2019