Movement Masterclass w/ Eva Georgitsopoulou (GR)

24.3. 2019
Tanzhaus Zürich

Intention vs. Intension
Fighting Monkey, GAGA, Ballet, Graham, Release Techniques, Passing through, Flying low

Open for everybody! Beginner and advanced.

"Dance improvisation is an expression on real time! It is like automatic writing. In order to transform this automatism into creativity, we need body and space awareness."

Suitable for everybody interested in movement.
No prerequisites necessary!

Sunday, 24.3.19

Tanzhaus Zürich
Wasserwerkstrasse 129
8037 Zürich

CHF 105.- (regular)
CHF 95 .- (Student, Pro Dancer)

to melt these approaches into one:

Ballet, Graham, Release Techniques, Passing through - Flying low, Fighting Monkey, GAGA

Develop your own improvisation:

How to coordinate the whole body into small and big movement pathways. How to be aware of the full body when you improvise. To actually train the body's totality and be able to activate the muscles and each body part by keeping it connected with the center and the spine.

We will train the spine to move, cut, go through and transform the space around us including arms and legs. We will explore different impulses of the body and we will insist on understanding these impulses and make them travel through the spine and travel through the space.
We will work with different intensities of muscles and we will learn to create musicality in the body by choosing short or long movement pathways.
We will challenge the speed and the stamina because in those places we will be forced to activate our technique tools in order to keep our dance alive.

We will be working with technical tasks, statically, on spot and with partners. The purpose is for the participants to understand the meaning of conscious and unconscious dance, to believe in it, to trust different movement possibilities and unlock their imagination continuously beyond their well known forms.

How to find "new" movement?

Inside the flow of the class, we challenge our own existence, share and demand inspiration from what is around us, inside us, in and out of our imagination. We want to make our presence appear through its physicality. We will train the body to talk and represent what it is and how it feels, developing its own dramaturgy and being alive inside the stories which can be told though dancing.

Being trained and inspired by the most important figures of dance in Israel, she developed her own style of Gaga and contemporary dance.
She's a performer, dancer, teacher and also a lawyer which makes her approach on movement clear and also creative.



Movement Masterclass w/ Joseph Bartz (DE)
Tanzhaus - Mediacampus Zürich

Intensive „Physical & Cognitive Practices"


Friday 10-18
Saturday 10-18
Sunday 10-17

Outdoor (to be confirmed) / Indoor (Tanzhaus Mediacampus)

Recommended for anyone who comes with an open mind.

The Physical & Cognitive Practice Intensive represents the entirety of our practice. This intensive focuses on different topics depending on the participants, the time of year and the locations, and can be visited at any time.

The physical and cognitive practices
Our practice is in a continuous state of development and change. Statically and dogmatically doing the same thing is a foreign concept to us. Our practice should be dynamic and thus alive. This practice consists of both the physical and the mind, the cognitive. Learning and practicing our ability to learn is one of our ideals. Our practice shall be helpful for the people.

The physical
Our physical practice consists of the elements of movement practice, development of potential, including preparation of the body, athleticism and capacity, as well as bodily control and loosening.
Through the joining of these aspects, a comprehensive, universal training arises. The idea is to become physically capable and develop skills, thereby creating freedom and joy. Our physical training is the opposite of a society that has become too intellectualised and focused on consumption, in which physical training is presented in isolated and highly specified systems. Being a "jack of all trades" is the goal of our training.

The cognitive
The mind practice consists of different forms of thinking, such as reflection, contemplation, concentration, imagination, memory training, and attention. The mind practice contains in it the recognition of the world through observation and perception, through reflection and discussion. The practice also contains aspects of logic such as mathematics and argumentation, as well as creativity, meditation, empathy and mental control.

Being in the world

Our practices deal with existing in the world. The crucial point is the way we balance wilderness and technology, and the way we balance doing and calmness.

Who are we, what is our place, and what do we do?

Workshop held in DE/EN
Media Campus, Trakt 7
Freihofstrasse 7
8048 Zürich

Anfahrt mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln
Buslinie Nr. 31 bis Haltestelle „SBB-Werkstätte“
Tramlinie Nr. 2 bis „Freihofstrasse"
CHF 400.- Student, Pro-Dancer
CHF 450.- Regular


Movement Masterclass w/ Lukas Flint (DE)

Organic Movement - Flowacrobatics

Das Konzept Organic Movement sieht Bewegung als ein Grundbedürfnis des Menschen. Viele vermissen es und wissen gar nicht wo sie mit Bewegung anfangen sollen obwohl der Wunsch da ist. Hierbei stehen die Wirbelsäule und die Körperwahrnehmung im Vordergrund, wodurch die Bewegungen organischer, natürlicher und fließender werden.

Über den Workshop

Auf der Basis des Organic Movement tauchen wir gemeinsam in die Welt der Flowacrobatic ein. Die Basics, Kombinationen & Choreos werden angeleitet, erforscht und bieten anschließend Raum für Improvisation. Durch Solo und Partnerübungen wirst du spielerisch wieder zu einem funktionellen & harmonischen Zusammenspiel des gesamten Körpers finden. Wir spielen mit fließenden Bewegungen, die im Softacro durch akrobatische Elemente untermalt werden. Die Inspirationen kommen aus dem Capoeira, Akrobatik, Contemporay Dance und Tanzakro.

Über Lukas

In Berlin aufgewachsen entdeckte er schon früh seine Liebe zur Bewegung. Anfangs eignete er sich autodidaktisch Wissen über Training, Ernährung und Gesundheit an, später dann die Artistikausbildung mit Fokus auf Boden und Luftakrobatik, sowie Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Schauspiel und Pantomime Aspekten in Berlin. Unter anderem bei der Movement Awakening tour 2017 gab er Workshops In ganz Deutschland und performte in Tv, Events, Shows, dem Pfefferberg Theater und dem Berliner Ensemble. Derzeit performed Lukas Duo- und Soloshows und unterrichtet Workshops zum Thema Flowacrobatic, Organic Spine, Ring-Strength and Handbalancing.


Sunday, 30.6.19

Tanzhaus Zürich
Wasserwerkstrasse 129
8037 Zürich

CHF 105.- (regular)
CHF 95 .- (Student, Pro Dancer)

Artists invited so far:

March 2019 - Eva Georgitsopoulou (GR)
February 2019 - Fighting Monkey (GR)
January 2019 - Jason Round (UK)

December 2018 - Carsten Stausberg (DE)
July 2018 - Iftach Vardi (ISR)
June 2018 - Nik Kosmas (US)
May 2018 - Sylvie Chen (CN)
April 2018 - Samantha Pak (US)
March 2018 - Tomislav English (UK)
February 2018 - Natalia Piezcuro (POL)
January 2018 - Fighting Monkey (GR)

December 2017 - Martin Kilvady (SLV)
November 2017 - Matt Mulligan (UK)
October 2017 - Manon Siv Duquesny (DK)
September 2017 - Olivier Goetgeluck (BEL)
August 2017 - Dmitry Paranyushkin
June 2017 - Aaron Cantor (US) 
May 2017 - Nik Bärtsch (CH)
April 2017 - Bruno Caverna (BRA)
March 2017 - David Suivez (CH)
February 2017 - Benjamin Joon (BLN)
January 2017 - Tomislav English (UK)

November 2016 - Ane Iselin Brogeland (NOR)
October 2016 - Matan Levkowitch (VIE)