AUTHENTIC IMPROVISATION

Do you want to explore more possibilities in your movement? Do you want to connect with a deeper source of motion? Inhabit your body with stories and sounds to clear the mind and let the body be present.

When

May 4th, 2024

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Price

45€ (Early Bird, until April 14th)

Where

Studio 2
Kunstquartier Bethanien,
Mariannenplatz 2,
10997 Berlin

Info

Open Level. No prior dance experience needed, but practice in movement is recommended.

For the ones that are curious to explore and let go of the shame.

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About the class

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Explore creative entry points for improvisation and expression in your movement. We are working with different approaches to integrate external information into the improvisation and creation of material. Through the connection with an object we will explore characteristics and qualities living inside of us.

PART I: GUIDED IMPROVISATION 

We start with a guided warm up for the body and to clear the mind. Different improvisation tools and exercises will offer you creative pathways to work with your movement. 

PART II: THE OBJECT

Then we will move on to spend time with our object by observing its shape, material and weight. We start to change our perspective and find information about ourselves through the process.

PART III: THE STORY 

The room will transform into a playground, where from one simple action we will unfold a story. It is a dream state, where we can find movement patterns from an unconscious place. Integrating the information from the material we explored before. Letting the object inhabit our bodies and meet with others. An exploration of one aspect of our “Self”.

To begin with, I must say that my body felt the space you held in a safe and exploratory way. The field you co-created was inviting to let one‘s body move freely, explore and get surprised in a contained way, congratulations.

Further, because of my background in Drama Acting and Psychotherapy, I found such a space an excellent ground to explore body to body communication. After working for years from an embodiment approach, and studying and researching in everything that takes place between two bodies doing therapy beyond verbal communication, I encountered in your workshop a fruitful space to explore the bodily processes that take place constantly without us being aware of them. What does each body need? How can I embody an offering of help to the other body? How aware am I of how my body speaks? These questions were enriched by the experience.

I left the workshop inspired and eager to take part in further spaces you two might hold both together or individually. So please, keep me posted!

Once again, congratulations.

Matías C.

Let your "animal intelligence" flourish. This expression, by the Contact Improv teacher Daniel Lepkoff, wonderfully captures Elke's dance proposal. Her sessions are a blend of play, intuition, spontaneity, force, touch, connection, authenticity, electronic energy/music. A wild, electrifying, beautiful journey into life's force.

Jose Manu

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Your Experience

Here’s what you will experience

MOVEMENT IN A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Combine different ideas within your body and use external stimuli to bring movement from another layer of consciousness.

CREATIVE FREEDOM

Overcome the block of judging and doubting your instinct. It is ok to fail and the only way is trying out.

PLAYFUL IMPROVISATION

Find joy in the process, and make intuitive choices

CONFIDENCE IN YOUR BODY

Explore what makes your movement unique.

Improvisation is more than just moving your body. It's a lesson for life, a way to interact with your surrounding. An opportunity to get to know another part of yourself.

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Location

Kunstquartier Bethanien

Address

Studio 2
Mariannenpl. 2,
10997 Berlin

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Your Instructor

Elke Kalupar

I am in love with studying the human body and its endless movement possibilities. After my studies in sports sciences and dance I realized this was just the start of a life-long exploration, that I am happy to share.
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Frequently Asked QUestions

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I can't make it to the workshop anymore, what can I do?

Until two weeks in advance to the workshop you can cancel, and get 50% refund. After that no refund is possible. You can always join the next workshop that is happening if you can not attend. Please let me know via e-mail.

What should I wear?

Bring comfortable clothes that you can move in freely. We suggest nothing that is flowing around too much and can distract you when it's not sitting in place. My recommendation is to work barefoot and with long pants. Bring some water to cleanse your system after the session.

What do I have to bring to the movement creation workshop?

As we will work with an object you should bring an object of your choice. You should be able to carry it by yourself and it should not leave any marks on the dance floor. Besides that it is quite free, if you are not sure you can ask me beforehand.

Some examples for objects: a book, a hairbrush, a bag, a mirror, ....

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