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By Thomas Kaltenbrunner

content material: I. idea. what's touch improvisation? --
touch improvisation buildings --
the fundamentals of circulation. II. perform. studying touch improvisation: inquisitiveness and self-discovery --
routines and techniques --
instructing touch improvisation --
components of program for touch improvisation --
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The dominating role of the Teacher was to be replaced by mutual reciprocity "the Dance is the Teacher". This way of teaching was and still is not usual within the dance world. If you are simultaneously teacher and student, there can be no social differences or hierarchy. Teaching therefore meant not a presentation of technique to be copied but an invitation to participate in an experiment. The main teaching method was "here is the problem, let's work on it. It is an experiment, we make joint discoveries, there are no rights or wrongs and there are no ultimate solutions.

3 Giving and Taking of Weight "In Contact Improvisation, the functional use of touching predominates. " 30 Cynthia J. Novack The point of contact is maintained through a continual giving of weight. The roles of giver and taker are continually switching. When we give weight, we are also, in some way, forced into surrendering control, letting go of the need to hold on but without collapsing. An frequently used image for this process is giving weight is like pouring fine sand into a bucket. The taking of weight means most of all, a solid support for your partner but without overtaxing yourself.

Release shows itself in the soft, flowing and economical movement of Contact. 4 Body-Mind Centering (BMC) "The interplay between our subconscious and consciousness is a continual exchange and always a two-way flow. Consciousness and the subconscious are a continuum of a mind. "20 Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen Body-Mind Centering (BMC) is a comprehensive movement re-education form developed through many years of research by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. She began to study the movement and learning processes of children and developed her work using anatomical, psychological, physiological and developmental principles.

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