Contact Punkte 2020 - Contact Impro Workshops in Hamburg


Die Contact Punkte bestehen aus drei Wochenenden über das Jahr 2019 verteilt, jedes dieser Wochenenden ist von einem anderen CI-Lehrer und seinem Thema geprägt.

Contact Improvisation lebt von ihrer Vielfältigkeit und von den unterschiedlichen Herangehensweisen -  die Contact Punkte bieten eine Möglichkeit dieses Spektrum näher kennenzulernen.


Es gibt die Möglichkeit nur an einem Wochenende mitzumachen oder mehrere zu Belegen.


Vorraussetzung: Siehe Workshopbeschreibung


20.-22. März 2020         Der Workshop fällt aus!!!

Anjelika Doniy
"Body tone and blessing"

Body tone and blessing. 

Contact improvisation and more 

Tone of the body is not a tension. Body tone is not a body tension
It is the movement of Life between birth and death. From 0 to 100.
It is not a tension between life and death.
A baby makes no effort. It is life itself. It is sleeping, waking up, crying, laughing, relaxed, trying to lift the head.
Life is moving it through the body, emotions, eyesight, hearing.
But the body, emotions, eyesight, hearing - all this is not what moves, this is what is moving.  Tone is what we want to explore.

When we've lost innocence of a baby, who lives  in freedom, simply in WHAT IS PRESENT
The adult body lives through

What  if we keep the intention to live and action as an expression of intention in tone –  from relaxation to unfolding of the spirit in all its power?


We are exploring relaxation from the concepts "tired" and "lazy" to "I express myself without judgments with love".

This is a process. It cannot be learned. It can be passed through from moment to moment.

Where does thinking about myself end and  

‘I am – true, alive and sensitive for changing surroundings,
smelling the air of changes, able to trust to intuition’ start?

Where does it not matter anymore how others see me? And who are these others and if they exist? There is only me – big and accepting.

Look at life in nature. Everything lives giving birth and letting go. 

How is the survival happening? Life is intense but not tense.

We will study our tensions. May be this will help us to realize something through vision. To start letting go what stops life from flowing freely.

Body and mind become an adventure, riffles, waterfalls, geysers, or peace in the way of the dance.

If we are lucky, we'll feel the emptiness, space in which all this "somatic soup" is happening.

I promise to create conditions for the process.

Place, time, consciousness and feedback.
Fine thread of informal communication between what is and what we are experiencing.

This description of the workshop should not be clear.

That what becomes clarity -
is the Blessing.

This is what our meeting is about.

Anjelika Doniy (RU)
I have studied to be a choreographer, I've been taught various skills of training and means of teaching the body of another person. In my “archive” there are many stage pieces from folk dance to ballet miniatures. My work in the Theatre has been the tastiest. The actors, direction and dramaturgy broadened my mind and my image of the dance art form. I began to see how the art of charming the audience is created.
Since I've met contact improvisation and the first CI teachers, I practice the art of de-educating the body of another person and disentangling the illusions about movement and dance.
I think that the human being is already perfect the way it is created, and I believe in nature and its laws. I dance, investigate and live in accordance with this vision.
I'm prompted in life by the ability to fall in love unconditionally and undoubtedly with people, movement, mountains, journey, ideas. This ability has helped me to learn everything that forms me right now. This is what teaches the others.
CI is the only dance that helps me leave the limits of personality and transform my consciousness. In this sense I'm the student, not the teacher. The better I learn, the more chances have the others to learn something near by me.
My special interest in contact improvisation is clarity. Clarity towards the practice. Honesty towards how do I move my weight in the space of Gravity. Attention towards clearing the dance from the personal. Letting things happen as they do.
I'm grateful for meeting such teachers as Nancy Stark Smith, Danny Lepkoff, Benno Voorham, Lisa Nelson, Ezsther Gal, Yaniv Mintzer, Jörg Hassman, Martin Keogh and many others.

The early bird price is availible until the 22nd of February 2020!

1.-3. Mai 2020

Jori Snell (DK) & Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood (CAN)
"Subtlety and complexity in Contact Improvisation"




In this workshop we will take a closer look at the layers of complexity and levels of subtleness in this evolving dance form. We will aim to cultivate an ease and gracefulness in those crossing fields while maintaining an inquisitive mind. We will work with tuning our own experience and innate presence while allowing our attention to play with awareness, sensation, perception, imagination, influence and reaction in order to create an intimate sense of connectedness, ease and spaciousness between them.


Including introspection and dialogue as we go, we will deepen our understanding of the micro-dynamics and fine points that reveal themselves in our dancing as we practice different states and qualities of improvising. Encouraging our performing skills to come into play, we scrutinize how we sense, see and are seen by each other. How do we act with a sense of clarity as we move? How do we witness others and ourselves in the subtle and small range and in the bigger, wider range?


Bring curiosity, a keen desire to dance and a willingness to see and be seen.

This workshop is open to all with some basic experience in CI.


Jori Snell is a physical performing-and visual artist from Holland/Denmark (1972). She works as a freelance performer, improviser, director and teacher in Europe, transforming her training in physical theatre, contact improvisation (CI), butoh/martial arts and visual arts into a personal language. Companies she has worked with are: Odin Teatret (DK), Teatret OM (DK), Corona la Balance/ZeBU(DK) and Panthéâtre (Roy Hart Theatre, FR). Between 2008-2016, she was based in Cape Town, South Africa, creating works for/with companies such as FTH:K & Ubom! (Physical/Visual Theatres) and Remix Dance Company (Mixed Ability Dance). She initiated and sustained the CI scene in Cape Town. Her inspiration in CI and Improvisation has come from her work with Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood, Kirstie Simson, Katie Duck, Lucia Walker, Ray Chung, Nancy Stark Smith and many others.
In her work and teaching she aims to bring alive an authentic expression in body, mind and space, moving between dance, myth & poetry with a love for spontaneous, alive and improvised image-making.

Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood is an internationally recognized pioneer and master teacher of contact improvisation. He began his dance career in 1975 and for over forty three years has dedicated himself to the research, education, development and dissemination of contact improvisation and real-time composition as sophisticated movement disciplines and performing art forms. Formerly artistic director of AH HA Productions (2000-2014) his work has evolved through collaborations with many renowned dancers (Nancy Stark Smith, Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Ray Chung, Kirstie Simson, Julyen Hamilton, Chris Aiken, Benoît Lachambre, Peter Bingham and Jori Snell among many others) and through various investigations of performance, composition, spatial design and movement techniques. Passionate about teaching, he transforms his training in gymnastics, athletics, the Alexander Technique, Aikido, release technique, contemporary dance, yoga and various somatic practices into a personal language, which he has shared throughout the world since 1976. He was awarded the prestigious Canada Council’s Jacqueline Lemieux Award in 2000.

The early bird price is availible until the 3rd of April 2020!

2.-4. Oktober 2020

Anya Cloud (USA)
"Opening Pathways for Agency, Imagination and Nuance in Contact Improvisation"


Foto: Maria Noisternig
Foto: Maria Noisternig

Anya Cloud

Originally from Alaska, Anya is currently based in California, US. She dances, make dances, and teaches dance in multiple contexts. Collaboration and activism are central to her artistic practice. Anya regularly teaches/facilitates Contact Improvisation, improvisation, and contemporary dance internationally within festivals, institutions, and communities. Important collaborators and/or teachers include Sara Shelton Mann, Nancy Stark Smith, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Karen Nelson, Kirstie Simson, Karen Schaffman, Eric Geiger, Kristianne Salcines, Justin Morrison, and Nhu Nguyen among others. Anya believes in dancing with the bodies that we have as the people we are in order to cultivate radical aliveness. She is an independent choreographer/performer, holds an MFA in Dance Theatre, teaches in Dance Studies at California State University San Marcos, is certified in the Feldenkrais Method®, and produces experimental dance where she lives.

Foto: Justin Morrison
Foto: Justin Morrison

The early bird price is availible until the 4th of September 2020!

Ort: Triade, Bernstorffstr. 117, 22767 Hamburg



Ein Wochenende Fr-So 160 € / 135 € (Frühbucherrabbat)


Freitag: 19h00-22h30

Samstag: 11h00-18h00

Sonntag: 10h00-17h00


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