Teachers (2016 edition)

Martin Keogh (USA) – intensive 18 h

Martin Keogh (USA) – intensive 18 h

Martin Keogh has taught and performed contact improvisation on six continents over three decades. For his contribution to the development of the form he is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed in Who’s Who in the World. Martin spent time traveling to monasteries in Japan and Korea and was the director of the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley before discovering the world of dance. He is the author of four books including the acclaimed: Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World. More info at: www.martinkeogh.com “My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from seeing students increase their capacity for sensation and risk—seeing them dance less with their […]

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Sabine Parzer (A) – intensive 18 h

Sabine Parzer (A) – intensive 18 h

Is head and founder of the Institute for Holistic Dance and Movementpedagogy and the artistic director and coorganizer of Contact Festival Austria. Her professional experience spans 25 years of teaching, performing, choreographing and researching in the USA, Europe, Israel and Brazil. Sabine has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago in modern dance, and an education in Systemische und Integrative Bewegungslehre® (an extended Feldenkrais® Training). She has trained many years in CI and Authentic Movement, Release Training, Kleintechnique, and has further training in ZenBodytherapy®, Yoga, White Crane Silat, psychotherapy and family constellations. Her choreographies and improvisational scores have been […]

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Alexandra Soshnicova & Serghei Golovnea (MD) – intensive 18 h

Alexandra Soshnicova & Serghei Golovnea (MD) – intensive 18 h

Cooperation between Alexandra and Sergey started in 1997, in a modern dance group “Voices”, under the direction of Angela Doniy. They became a duet 2000. Since then they dance, improvise, teach, make choreography together. They take part in international projects and performances (as dancers and as choreographers) and travel. Together they organize international projects and festivals in Moldova. They organized 7 international festivals: “Impulse to grow” in 2000, “Traditions and modernity” in 2001, “Phenomenon of relations” and “Gender and cultural Identity in dance” in April and September 2003, 5th international festival “Interaction” in 2006, “Children and adults, points of intersection” […]

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Jacqueline McCormick (UK) – class 6 h

Jacqueline McCormick (UK) – class 6 h

Jacqueline has been teaching, performing and making dances for over thirty years, directing and performing in her company DanceAbout. She is fascinated by creating movement from sensation, especially in natural environments as captured in her dance films Settle and Spiral. She has a B.Ed. from Bedford College of Higher Education in Human Movement Studies, an M.A in Dance from Mills College California, USA and has been, Associate Professor in Dance at Western Oregon University (1985-1996) and Connecticut College, USA (2000-2004). She has taught Contact Improvisation at numerous Contact Festivals and workshops throughout the USA and Europe, and from 1997-2003 she […]

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Laura Hicks (CAN) – class 6 h

Laura Hicks (CAN) – class 6 h

Laura Hicks (CA/GE) is a performer, maker, and teacher in contemporary dance and improvisation. Laura commits to an artistic practice that questions awareness and perception, cultivates a curiosity about movement patterning and intention, and uses tools relating to image, state, and voice. Her work is inspired by a study, and love for improvisation and CI, Bartenieff Fundamentals, functional anatomy, physical theatre, and contemporary dance. Her teaching of contact is greatly influenced by Peter Bingham while she also draws from her experiences with Chris Aiken, Andrew Hardwood, Nina Martin and others. Laura recently completed her MA in Contemporary Dance Education (Frankfurt) […]

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Noam Carmeli (IL) – class 6 h

Noam Carmeli (IL) – class 6 h

During my childhood I enjoyed to explore my physicality in the nature and in sports, but I never had the courage to dance. Finally, at the age of 30 I started, with a main focus on Improvisation and Contact improvisation, as well as Aikido and later on the Ilan Lev Method. After few years of working as an architect, I chose to fully devote myself to the path of movement. Along the years I continue to dive deeper in to the exploration of movement, body and dance, and I enjoy the benefits and inspiration it brings to my life. Today, […]

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Riccardo Meneghini (IT) – class 6 h

Riccardo Meneghini (IT) – class 6 h

Riccardo Meneghini was born in Italy, he has a background in competitive judo , graduated from I.S.E.F. (University of Verona) Diploma in Physical Education and attended a professional courses at “Accademia Isola Danza” in Venice, artistic director Carolyn Carlson. In the academic year 2001/2002 he joined “Transitions”at Laban Centre London achieving diploma in performance with special mention. He moved his base from London to Scotland to end up in having Leeds as his base. He is regularly involved in projects in UK, France and Italy. He has worked with such choreographers as Russell Maliphant, Carolyn Carlson, Janet Smith, Malou Airaudo, […]

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Christina Klissiouni (GR) – class 6 h

Christina Klissiouni (GR) – class 6 h

Is an international dance teacher, performer, choreographer and founder of Helix dance company. She is also a body-psychotherapist and shiatsu practitioner. She is based in Athens. Her work is a 30 year-long exploration of movement/dance study based on Somatics & CI. She started her practice in CI in 1987 studying with the first generation of teachers in NYC (1986-90). Besides her training as a contemporary dancer (Merce Cunningham technique), very early on in her studies, she started exploring BMC, Alexander technique, Yoga, Authentic movement, Kinetic awareness, Skinner releasing and other practices that deeply informed her dance practice based on experiential […]

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Ester Momblant Ribas (E) – class 6 h

Ester Momblant Ribas (E) – class 6 h

Ester Momblant Ribas is Mediterranean, dancer, teacher and mother. she graduated in Dance and Related Arts in England; and also studied at the S.N.D.O. Amsterdam. Ester has been involved in dancing, teaching and performing Contact Improvisation since 1997. Since then she has taught around Europe, Russia, Brazil, and Israel. She is involved in movement research connecting it with pedagogy and personal development. Since 2004 she teaches Body-Awareness for musicians at ESMUC, University of Music in Barcelona. ‘For me CI is a constant study of both, body and mind, in motion.’ On or Off the Centre… to risk or not to […]

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