Alex Guex (CH/FR)
A TRIBUTE TO TOUCH
Contact Improvisation & Body Mind Centering ®
What else to do in thise crazy time?
A propose: a “revolution through touch”!
That was how the CI was described by Karen Nelson 30 years ago. We are in charge of it ,now more than ever. So in this intensive, I feel like taking time together to deepen our commitment to touch, building truth and trust in it. Sensing it, feeling it. There is ways to explore touch as nutrition, ways to explore it as a deep place of support . There is borders to be re-opened, meeting to be met again, connections to be danced again.I propose to explore some BMC ® ways that can guide us to the easy flow. Through the fluid map of our bodies: cellular, interstial, blood and others, a much more direct and simple vehicle for togetherness and communication exist. We will let our brain be the follower, and let the fluids teaching us .
Being touched and being moved: water knows the simple way. We are one. Let’s remember it by opening again the flow of touch, it feels like needed.
Alex Guex (CH/FR)
In 2010, after several years of being a climber and social worker, he met Body-MindCentering® and Contact Improvisation. These two paths became one, embodying his life’s questions, redifining the way he experienced himself and the world around him. Meeting his body as a center of guidance and awareness, in 2011 he followed his path with trust to the USA for a movement -therapy training with Anna Halprin (Life-art process®). In 2012 with persistant conviction he embarked on a journey of teaching, dancing, and sharing his own research of somatic principles and contact improvisation.
11 years later, he is still roaming throughout Europe, offering residential workshops, combining Contact Impro and BMC®. During these years, he has taught in some central CI festivals (1001 grenoble, Freiburg festival, Italy camp, Kontaktland) and he trained intensively with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Urs Stauffer, drawing inspiration and regenerating his practice. In addition to his somatic educator training (Body-MindCentering®, 2013-2018), he worked several years in nursery, with a deep interest in the early stages of movement development.
Since 2017, he leads his own training in France, the C.I.F.S, a 2 years long program for deepening the experience of somatic principles through and with contact improvisation.