Continuing SOMATIC EDUCATION SERIES #2, ContactimprovBKK and Spine Party Movement is happy to host an international artist Ralf Jaroschinski to share his workshop on alignment and contact improvisation. We invite any individuals interested in the working of the body through movement and dance improvisation
to attend. Students of physical theater and dance artists might find the practice useful. Above all it's fun and full of sensation. The class is appropriate to anybody living in a body!
Each class is limited to 15 spots only. Act fast to reserve your spot!
1000 THB for each 3 hour class
EARLY BIRD RATE: (if payment made before February 10)
1200 THB for all 2 classes
(group discount of 5+ people
student/professional artists discount also available, please contact Nitipat(Ong) for special pricing)
TO REGISTER: please transfer workshop fee to book your spot
account name: (Nitipat Pholchai) นิธิพัฒน์ พลชัย
CONTACT: Nitipat Ong Pholchai (นิธิพัฒน์ พลชัย)
Location: (tentative) waterford condo gym, near thong lor BTS station
Sat 19/3/2016 14-17.00
Sun 20/3/2016 14-17.00
Please stay for the open jam with Ralf+Spine Party 17.00-19.00 both days(you can join/leave/watch/socialize/dance/re-enter anyhow as you please.) and contribute a small donation (suggested at 100-300 THB) to help with the rental. We promise it'll be a fiesta.
(This "Open jam" is open also to non-participants of the workshop, but please expect no teaching. It's the space for public sharing and mutual communication of the body and mind.
The Magic of Contact Improvisation
At first, we'll raise our awareness for our bodies and the present moment, thus increasing our presence and availability.
We will then train to listen to our body not only in stillness, but also in action and in the communication with other bodies. We'll also train our contact improvisation skills and instincts in order to be safe and able to build trust and courage.
At last, we'll practice intricate scores and tap into a number of strategies that help us not feel lost in jam situations and much rather enjoy the exploration of our dances as a playground for new and playful ways of interacting and having fun!
Open to all levels including beginners
Born in Southern Germany and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ralf graduated as a classical and modern dancer from the University of Music and Theater in Hannover, Germany, and then studied several contemporary dance and composition techniques in New York on a stipend from the German Academic Exchange Service. He discovered contact improvisation for himself in 1994. From 1998 until 2002, he directed the dance company of the City Theater of Hildesheim, Germany, and included contact improvisation as part of the dancers' training and the creation of his works. He also got commissioned to create choreographies for several European and American national ballet companies and dance universities – so far, he has created some 100 dance pieces.
Facilitating contact improvisation classes and workshops more regularly since 2004, Ralf has taught at numerous festivals, universities, dance schools and studios all over the world. He has designed, produced and staged several contact improvisation scores and concerts, and he has trained the dancers of companies such as the Brazilian Curitiba Guaíra Ballet, the Swedish "GöteborgsOperans Danskompani", and the "Cullberg Baletten" in Stockholm in contact improvisation.