Kinetic Playground

Explore the next level of your partnering skills.

An exclusive group oriented for experienced movers.

Photo by Laurent Ziegler


Kinetic Playground program is a process-oriented program that is centered around the athletic & somatic facets of Contact Improvisation(CI) and partnering. Cultivating body and haptic intelligence, as well as advanced technical and pedagogical skills are the core of the program.

The year-long program is a professional training that is open for any person regardless of age. A solid background in partner work or contact improvisation is required.

The program aims to help each individual develop their physical intelligence and refine technical and expressive skills in contact improvisation and partner work. The unique blend of different teaching modalities and pedagogical approaches within the Movement Lab will enable each student to gain extensive understanding and experience in the following: contact improvisation and partnering, movement-based exploration methods and partnering pedagogy.

Besides that, the program supports cultivation of presence through touch and the development of non-verbal communication skills - a process that provides a robust foundation necessary for future engagements in the field of embodiment and touch based healing modalities.

The Program’s Structure

The program constitutes two continuous modules and one optional module. The continuous modules are being taught 1.5 hours per week and lasts for 36 weeks. The core modules are built as a gradual process of accumulation of knowledge and skills.

The optional module takes place every week for 2.5 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.


October 2024 - June 2025


Thursdays, 10:00-13:00



Including in the program's fee are all the classes, free entry to the weekly jam, 25% discount coupon for our online courses, Q&A session and individual feedback session.

Teacher's Team

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 is open!

The Info Evening for the upcoming study group cycle took place already.

You can watch the recording of the info evening down below.

If you have watched the info evening and would like to apply,

click on the button below where you will be able to do the following:

1. Schedule a personal short meeting with us.

2. Fill the application form with your infos and the programs you want to join.

Movement Lab Open Day

There is nothing like a direct embodied experience.

Join classes with our team for free and learn more about our programs!

13th of June 2024, 10:00, Studio Samdrubling - Friedrich-Kaiser-Gasse 74, 1160

13th of June 2024, 17:30, Volksschule Schönngasse, Schönngasse 2, 1020

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