ContacTango

A blend of Contact Improvisation and Tango Argentino. ContacTango conveys the sensitive coexistence of the tango, the feeling of being in the movement of the partner. It involves moving together with the music, immersing yourself in the music, moving through the music. At the same time, the fixed forms of tango, the ‘guiding’ and ‘following’, are allowed to dissolve and merge, as in Contact Improvisation. Playful elements from both forms of dance spice up the dance dialogue. Less acrobatic and more in the upright moving together ContacTango is suitable for anyone who wants to get a taste of these two forms of dance.

Days and times

Saturday 7th Dec, 11am-4pm
Sunday 8th Dec, 10am-3pm

Venue

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

Registration

Full fee: 95€
Early birds (until 15th Oct) 85€
Concessions*: students, artists and people of CI Luxembourg community 85€*
*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 + ContacTango Workshop” 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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Gabriele Koch
dancer, choreographer, teacher
An engaged mover from childhood on, started with some ballet and gymnastics but soon fell in love with contemporary dance, improvisation and especially Contact Improvisation, which she has been practicing and researching on for more than 20 years. Prior to the birth of her youngest child, she was travelling all over Europe, Russia and Israel to teach and further study on physical awareness.
Gabriele is very much engaged in the contact scene of her area, regularly teaching kids and professionals alike. She is creating dance pieces, especially „site-specific performances“ in nature, on industrial buildings or other special places. For 15 years, she has been dancing Tango Argentino and was one of the first to melt both in practice and teaching, looking for the opportunities which both of these forms can give us. Every year, Gabriele organises the Contact Tango Festival Wuppertal, which is now in its 7th edition. She continues to be fascinated by the complexity of Contact Improvisation and its ability to open our physical capabilities, body awareness, performance strategies, and life in general.