druna - tableland
contact improvisation, dance, movement, experience, voice and meditation


Improvisation from zero point

Reimo Sandau and Zita Pavlištová

29th August – 2nd September 2016

The cycle of movement trainings focused on improvisation in connection with contact improvisation. Rich nourishment for all enthusiastic dancers and performers. During the week we delve into the moment of receiving the impulse and its expanding in the body. In different situations, we give our bodies and minds a opportunity to relax into the state of “not doing” and stay in it … We get to know how our body and mind expand into surroundings until they reach space and other people. We will examine ourselves through simple principles and games. We will go through hot experience, we get to know our actions and reactions, we will see how to get our own new experience when we integrate also curiosity and dialogue.

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Professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Bhadrena Tschumi Gemin a Kavi Alessandro Gemin

5th - 11th September 2016

Three-year professional training, organized in cooperation with International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing (ICSB). By graduating in this training you will get an internationally valid certificate as BCST, Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner.
The introductory seminar introduces the biodynamic craniosacral therapy, foundations of the work and a team of lectors and assistants. This workshop is an integral part of three-year study, but it doesn’t bind you to participate in the whole training. It’s designed so that the participants can decide afterwards whether they are interested in the training or not. The workshop also involves first practical exercises. We will specify here the programme of the training, requirements for participation, conditions for obtaining the certificate and for the entry into the international database.

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Somatic Art

Shahar Dor (Israel)

14th - 18th of September 2016

Movement, Improvisation and Performance
Intense artistic formation – creative semi-professional project with israeli dancer, choreographer and teacher Shahar Dor. A special opportunity to go deep into the roots of Shahar’s work, in a small dedicated multicultural and multidisciplinary group. Intense somatic exploration, mutual inspiration and creation in studio, in exteriors and continuous improvised performances. This is an invitation to the world of Shahar Dor – a platform for exploration and expression, a research where the deep mind of dreams and visions communicates itself through the active, playful body. The formation is divided into three cycles during semptember to november 2016.

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Training for Life IV. - Heart Chakra

Komala (Brazil) and Khushru (Austria)

16th - 21st of September 2016

Intense process of exploration and self-discovery on the levels of human consciousness through the seven energy centers. The aim of this work is to open our full potential as a human being, to reconnect our essential nature and to apply our inner discoveries in life. With the completion of the whole training, you will have acquired skills for working with people.
Heart Chakra – love, relationships and intimacy, acceptance, tenderness, compassion, balanced opposites.

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The Art of Falling

Adrian Russi (Switzerland)

24th – 28th of September 2016

Contact Improvisation is a constant interplay with gravity and every rising movement results eventually in the coming back down towards the floor – “The art of falling” will focus on this physical fact that seems to be simple but not always easy to practice. To integrate falling as a natural and safe part into the dance leads you towards effortless and resourcing movement qualities, where you can experience gravity rather as an energy supply than something to overcome. The floor and the space will turn into real partners – communication partners to get supported and nourished from and that enable you to dance in a 3-dimensional and juicy way.

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The Original Matrix and the Embodiment of Form

Roger Gilchrist (USA)

27th - 30th of October 2016

This postgraduate course of biodynamic craniosacral therapy we organize in collaboration with the Wellness Institute (New York) and after its graduation you receive a certificate. This seminar is 5th part of a three-year professional training in NeuroEnergetic therapy. This seminar examines the organizing forces in the biofield from the level of consciousness, to energy dynamics, to physical forms and conditions. We will also explore the relationships among emotions, energy, and healing. When we specifically understand the energy dynamics of embodiment, the relationships of consciousness, emotions, and physical experience becomes very practical. We will start to assemble all the components of our study of NeuroEnergetic Therapy into a broad-based holistic clinical practice, leading to even more effective results with our clients.

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Contact Improvisation - From the Ground Up

Joe Stoller

31 of October - 4th of November, 13:30 - 16:30

Building Contact Improvisation from the somatic base of the Feldenkrais Method. Our first partner in Contact Improvisation is the earth. Our dynamic and gentle relationship with the gravity and support of the earth is what makes possible a dynamic and comfortable dance with another. Gravity and support, falling and flying, structure and movement are like two sides of the same coin. Using the Feldenkrais Method this workshop will build our somatic awareness of how we can move easily with the earth and how to share this ease and support with other people in Contact Improvisation.

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Feldenkrais Method - fusion of action and perception

Joe Stoller

5th - 6th of November 2016

Transforming our habits at the confluence of action and perception. The Feldenkrais Method is a practical, student-centered learning method for awakening our awareness of how we act and perceive. It uses a sequence of movements to study and to reduce of limiting movement habits that we are acquiring throughout life due to various injuries and other factors. In this workshop we will be led through sequences of movement explorations which reveal how we imagine, initiate, and coordinate our selves. By lovingly uncovering our hidden habits within a field of options, we are able to realize greater freedom and to live in greater harmony with our environment. While the implications of this work is lofty, the practice is very grounded.

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Contact Teachers Residency

7th - 11th of November 2016

A meeting of contact improvisation teachers from different countries, whose intention is to pass on their experience, discover new principles together and above all dance as much as possible and inspire each other. Take time to get to know each other personally and find new ways of cooperation. It is a movement laboratory which is intended for those teachers who want to develop their skills further as well as get their specific qualities straight, in the circle of other experience dancers. There will be an opportunity to jam juicily, see each other and give each other feedback about what interests me in your dance and what I want to learn from you.

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Long Jam of Contact Improvisation - Prague

11th - 13th of November 2016

Jams of contact improvisation in Prague are delicate tuning gaining speed and potential, opening physical game into breath-taking forms.
On exceptional place… while metamorphosis of sky and sequences of lights… bodies, minds, inner spaces are tuning on each other… looking for mutual relation and purpose of the moment. Physical encounter in movement, flying, stillness… in a story. Gaining support in courage, enjoyment, sensitivity, openness… ability listening to yourself, to the other.
We who belonged here, are warmly expecting all of you who are coming from faraway. We are looking forward to experiencing all new that you bring to our common space. To share here the mixture of all different experiences coming from many far places.

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The Spiritual Aspect of Healing Process

Mike Boxhall (Great Britain)

19th - 22nd of January 2017

A posgraduate course primarily intended for professional therapists (craniosacral therapists, ostheopaths, physiotherapists, psychotherapists) as a praxis that opens a gate to different dimensions of treatment. The teaching continues where the concept of therapy and the knowledge of reached its limits. We will employ the way of work on a table inherent to craniosacral biodynamic therapy enriched with other levels of perception and the feedback. The intention of this course is to research on the spiritual aspects of therapy that are natural part of our embodied being. More than a lesson, it is thus a form of a collective praxis. A praxis, that leads to expanded consciousness and restores the connection with one’s essential qualities.

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