Full Contact

A deep dive into the world of Contact improvisation and partner work.

Share your dance. Connect to the group.

Concept

The Full Contact Study Group is a process oriented program that is centred around the athletic & somatic facets of Contact Improvisation(CI) and partnering. Cultivating body and haptic intelligence, as well as a good sense of orientation within the socio-cultural aspects of the contact improvisation world are the core of the program.

The year-long program (33 weeks) is a professional training that is open for any person regardless of age or background. A basic previous experience in the field of dance or embodiment is recommended.

The program aims to help each individual to develop their physical-emotional intelligence, a strong foundation that is necessary for any future engagements in field of contact improvisation and partner dance. By exposing the participants to experiential and theoretical knowledge, each participant will receive the tools to cultivate a physical relationship with the body and to develop an independent CI practice.


The Program’s Structure

The program constitutes two continuous modules and one optional module. The continuous modules are being taught 3 hours per week and lasts for 18 and 15 weeks. Both are divided into two subject of exploration - CI oriented solo skills and CI and partnering work. The modules are built as a gradual process of accumulation of knowledge and skills.

The optional module takes place every week for 3 hours (throughout the entire program) and will be guided by rotating guest teachers. Each participant is require to attend for a minimum of 12 hours in total, with the possibly to attend as much as one wishes.

Together the three modules are an in-depth process oriented learning experience.

For detailed information about each model Click here for the full curriculum.


Dates

October 2022 - June 2023


Schedule

Every Monday afternoon: 17:30-20:45


Price

1390€

Including in the program's fee are all the classes, free entry to the weekly jam, 2 Q&A sessions and individual feedback session.

Teacher's Team

Juli Gabor

Juli is a mover, movement educator, organiser and a therapist based in Vienna, Austria. She has studied different dance forms all around Europe over the last 25 years such as: contact improvisation (CI), improvisation, release technique, easy acrobatics, contemporary dance, and various social dance forms. Since 2007, she has been teaching CI internationally on a regular basis.

Matan Levkowich

Matan is a dancer, graphic designer and the host of ‘Material For The Brain’ podcast. In 2015 he founded Movement Lab - a vehicle for movement education, choreographic work and discursive inquiry. His practice is influenced by his enthusiasm for physical and theoretical research and revolves around the question of how to develop a meaningful relationship with the body-mind.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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