The Study Groups

Professional training programs in the city of Vienna.

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The study groups

The Study Group's educational programs invite anyone, regardless of age or background, to commit to a long-term process of discovery and growth.

At the core of each program is the understanding that the study of the human body has an enormous impact on our lives, on our ability to relate and connect with others, and on our physical and emotional well-being. Together with a fixed group of people, we create a safe space for physical inquiry where each individual is respected and supported according to their pace, needs and goals.

The curriculum of the programs is anchored in the athletic & somatic facets of dance, movement and embodiment. In the process we expose our students to both experiential and theoretical knowledge.

All our programs are led by professional, experienced teachers and include free access to our weekly jam, discount tickets for the open workshops, Q&A session and individual feedback session.

Our programs

The content of our programs can be divided into a three-by-three grid that serves as a compass for a holistic dance practice.

Solo Practice, Partnering, Ensemble Work
- The horizontal line of the grid is divided according to the level of complexity of the material. Solo work is considered the least complex and ensemble work the most complex.

Physical Practice, Social Practice, Creative Work
- The vertical line of the grid is divided according to the different aspects of the practice.

Current Schedule

Locations

Green - Studio Samdrubling / Friedrich-Kaiser-Gasse 74, 1160

Black - Volksschule Schönngasse / Schönngasse 2, 1020

All & Beyond

Morning program that explores the full grid.

From solo practice to ensemble work.

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Full Contact

Evening program for partnering and contact improvisation.

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Contemporary Moves Beginners

Evening program for solo practice.

Contemporary dance and movement research.

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Contemporary Moves Advanced

Morning program for solo practice.

Contemporary dance and fluid acrobatics.

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The main themes in our students' process

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Clémentine Antier

"I have experienced the Movement Lab study group as a unique space for growth, both on a personal and professional level. On a physical level, I developed more strength, endurance, flexibility, resilience, as well as trust in my capacities.

As a group I think we have all deepened our skills of listening, being self-responsible, communicating, expressing, experimenting, and last but not least, to be willing to show up and to connect authentically, with our full being."

Elina Lautamäki

"Studying with Matan has been kind of like a reset for me. Besides training various contemporary dance techniques he challenges you to think for yourself. During this program I've discovered the dancer in me in a new way and I am grateful for that."

Lukas Teml

"Studying with Matan teaches me the connection between movement, dance and communication. I love exploring not only "how" to move but also "why". The principles behind his teaching allow me to experience a wider range of possibilities and to step into the unknown with curiosity. In the studio and in life."

Noah Steixner

"We are always moving, but not always aware of it. By exploring how we move, we also open up avenues of freedom that may otherwise stay stuck in routine"