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Breath Body Contact
Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Improvisation, Somatics, Elements of Feldenkrais® based Bodywork
This workshop addresses our ability to be present with each breath, movement and contact, to be in a released and alert space. Incorporating somatic principles with Contact Improvisation, Breath Body Contact allows us to connect to the mindfulness of our innate body wisdom.
Contact Improvisation works best when dancers allow themselves to be soft and clear, in communication and connection to their own needs and others. The breath being the bases for our entire being, it is also the easiest tool to connect the inside with the outside. This approach is a wonderful starting point for great dances!
We will work on:
• Breath: is our first awaking impulse to connect and prepare our awareness, Breathing through the rhythms of our dance
• Touch Qualities: how they help us relate and create tonus
• Fascia: connective tissue providing the "juice" for our connectivity, moving from and going into contact
• Spine: relating to 3Dimensionality and accessing the nervous system consciously
ARTISTBIO: Sabine Parzer
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.