CI-CPH

Contact Improvisation in Copenhagen

workshops

SECRETS AND TRICKS

Anjelika Doniy & Leonardo Lambruschini
Contact improvisation and more

PRACTICALITIES:
Jam w. intro class & live music
Friday 6. October 18.00-21.00
Workshop
Saturday 7. October 10.00-17.00
Sunday 8. October 10.00-17.00

Early bird admission, for 3 days 1.000 Kr
Tickets after 15/9 1.100 kr
(workshop max 18 particpants)
book your place at Billetto


DESCRIPTION:
We have two days.
We can get a taste of each other.
Sharing time, space, life.
This meeting has potential to be a Celebration. 

During the workshop we will be surprised by those actions and reactions that are at first glance assumed as granted by us, trivial, obvious, visible. We will reevaluate the moments of uncertainty and doubt as resources that will allow us to continue our journey in the dance research through the principles of contact improvisation.
Through movement and experimentation we will look for unexplored places and 'secret' meanings of our feelings. We will question ourselves, meditate together on the experience we have gone through and we will be surprised in the rediscovery of secrets and tricks that are indispensable for a real and conscious deetailed study.
We will use our creative abilities observing "what is there" and "what is happening" as starting points for the consciousness and the evolution in the movement.

About our dance:
Mutual inspirations..... The space inside, outside and between us. The moving body rings and rings in space, breathe and if it in contact with the floor or other body - generates shapes and sounds.
Moments of crisis. A status that might, at first glance, seem difficult, becomes a moment in which new opportunities arise, giving new inputs.
So much similarity in the behavior, waiting moments and sharp decisions. And in the same time this dance is surprising me from moment to moment.
I am close to you and foreigner to my self... And I am ready to learn from you to become my self again and again.

THE TEACHERS:
ANJELIKA DONIY
I have studied to be a choreographer, I´ve been taught various skills of training and means of teaching the body of another person. In my “archive” there are many stage pieces from folk dance to ballet miniatures. My work in the Theatre has been the tastiest. The actors, direction and dramaturgy broadened my mind and my image of the dance art form. I began to see how the art of charming the audience is created. 
Since I´ve met contact improvisation and the first CI teachers, I practice the art of de-educating the body of another person and disentangling the illusions about movement and dance. 
I think that the human being is already perfect the way it is created, and I believe in nature and it´s laws. I dance, investigate and live in accordance with this vision. 
I´m prompted in life by the ability to fall in love unconditionally and undoubtedly with people, movement, mountains, journey, ideas. This ability has helped me to learn everything that forms me right now. This is what teaches the others. 
CI is the only dance that helps me leave the limits of personality and transform my consciousness. In this sense I´m the student, not the teacher. The better I learn, the more chances have the others to learn something near by me. 
My special interest in contact improvisation is clarity. Clarity towards the practice. Honesty towards how do I move my weight in the space of Gravity. Attention towards clearing the dance from the personal. Letting things happen as they do. 
I´m grateful for meeting such teachers as Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Danny Lepkoff, Benno Voorham, Lisa Nelson, Esther Gal, Alexandr Girshon, Yaniv Mintzer, Yorg Hassman, Martin Keo and many others.

LEONARDO LAMBRUSCHINI
Actor, dancer and performer.
My journey in the performing arts started with the theatre, dance came afterwards. But then, when I encountered the Contact Improvisation, it was magic at ‘first sight’. Acting, playing and dancing were finally melting together as a whole. I dance as a student, as a teacher and as a performer with an unquenchable “thirst” for exploration and… for the ‘wonder’ on what happens in that ‘middle-land’ that is created in the process of receiving and returning, of uttering and listening to. I love the creative process that leads people to formulate plans and actions that promote the movement as a form of artistic and personal evolution and social expression.
Contact, confidence, movement and reliance are the central focus around which the teaching and the practice are developed, both for adults and children. Above all the reliance on the present moment as a fruitful and complete source of inspiration and meaning.
I'm appealed by the places and contexts where several art forms meet, communicate and create something new, transcending languages and differences.
I am also the co-founder and Art Director of Spazio Seme (www.spazioseme.com), an international cultural Arts Center in Arezzo (Tuscany) . There, we create opportunities for research, organize and manage festivals, intensive workshops, performances, artistic productions and residencies. In particular I develop and lead classes for children (ContaKids, PlayContact) and I teach Contact Improvisation for adults and students at Art Schools and Universities.
I am one of the organizers of the ItalyContactFest – www.italycontactfest.com - an international festival of Contact Improvisation.
I am grateful to have met artists and masters like Angelika Donij, Nita Little, Leilani Weiss, Esther Gal, Claudia Schnürer, Itay Yatuv , Steve Batts, Martin Keo and many others.