In the classic dance of contact improvisation, we explore the unique possibilities of two mechanically interdependent bodies moving together through space. There is the roller coaster ride of tumbling and flying together with a mix of intention and openness to the unknown. There is the pleasure of feeling the body in motion, feeling support, enjoying mutual compression. We feel, we move, we play with curiosity.

To get to this place of mechanical interdependence, we explore weight sharing, use and feeling of structure, supporting and seeking support, lifting and being lifted, directed falling together through space. We explore a more 3-dimensional sense of self with inversion, moving in and out of the floor, and feeling through the back space.

To get to this place of feeling, we slow down, dropping the nervous, hyperactive sense of needing to “do something” so we can perceive in a relaxed way what is already happening.

The workshop will be a mix of technical exercises, specific movement patterns, and open-ended exploration.

Days and times

Friday 8th Nov, 7pm-10pm
Saturday 9th Nov, 12pm-6pm
Sunday 10th Nov, 1pm-7pm

Venue

VEDANZA STUDIOS, 18 Rue Louvigny, L-1946 Luxembourg-ville

Registration

Full fee: 120€
Early birds (until 14th Oct): 100€
Concessions*: 100€

*for full time university students / ADEM jobseekers / independent artists / CI Luxembourg

Subscribe to both workshops at once (Karl Frost 8-10th Nov and Gabi Koch 7-8 Dec)
Full fee (2 workshops): 200€
Early birds (until 14th Oct): 175€
Concessions*: students, artists and people of CI Luxembourg community 175€*
*for full time university students / ADEM jobseekers / independent artists / CI Luxembourg
To register, please, send an email to info@vedanza.org and pay the registration fee mentioning “your name + workshop with Karl Frost” to
VEDANZA Asbl
IBAN: LU07 0023 1840 7202 8200
BIC: BILLLULL
For more info please send an email to contactimproluxembourg@gmail.com
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Karl Frost
Karl Frost (www.bodyresearch.org) has been practicing and teaching contact improvisation and related investigations since the late 1980s in California and has shared his work in over 25 countries. He began his movement explorations in martial arts as a teenager, before expanding his studies to somatics, contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and experimental theater. His performance work, via his company, Body Research Physical Theater, explores postdramatic works rooted in somatic psychology and paratheatrical exploration and alternates between stage productions and highly interactive performance happenings exploring audience agency and personal meaning. He is known in contact improvisation for his articulate teaching of both technical details and subtle body-based approaches to sensory and psychological exploration. He has an MFA in Dramatic Arts and a PhD in Ecology, and currently works as an anthropologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig,