Body Awareness

Body Awareness

Alternating courses all around your body awareness:
Dance improvisation, life drawing, meditation and contact improvisation (each one as a course)
- to increase your body awareness, mindfulness and body positivity!

Meditation and Contact Improvisation

When? Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:30
from 05.02. – 04.03., Block course (4 events)

Where? Familienzentrum Mehringdamm 114, Gymnastiksaal (Room 305)
Please ring the lower door bell.

Free for members. For guests 5€.

Details:
With our naked body as a starting point, we explore our mind and body through meditation and contact improvisation.
We usually start with a guided meditation to put ourselfs in a state of mindfulness. Then, we come into contact with space and people around us by getting in motion with the methods of contact improvisation. Through closeness and distance, weight and lightness, as well as hardness and softness, we stand in relation to ourselves, the space and the others. Accompanied by music, small solos, duets and group improvisations can arise.

Please bring along: Something to drink and possibly shower utensils.

Contact: tanzen@adolf-koch.de (Maik)

Life drawing

When? Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:30
from 11.03. – 22.04., Block course (7 events)

Where? Familienzentrum Mehringdamm 114, Gymnastiksaal (Room 305)
Please ring the lower door bell.

For members only

Details:
For beginners and advanced in life drawing. You can decide whether you want to draw, stand model or try both in exchange. In any case, we are all naked! Some basics of drawing, anatomy, perception of the human figure and proportions will be explained in the beginning.

Please bring along: Drawing material (drawing paper A4 or A3, drawing pad, soft pencils, eraser or plasticine) and a towel.

Contact: aktzeichnen@adolf-koch.de (Maik)

Dance Improvisation

When? Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:30
from 29.04. – 11.06., block course (8 sessions)

Where? Familienzentrum Mehringdamm 114, Gymnastiksaal (Room 305)
Please ring the lower door bell.

Free for members. For guests 5€.

Details:
We dance naked. We move individually out of the moment following the impulses of the body, ideas, images or music.
After the first course gave us a more general picture of dance improvisation, we will now focus more on the elements flow, impuls, tempo and space. Join at any time! After a warm-up, we engage in individual, partner, and group exercises and close the session with free improvisation and relaxation.
The aim of the course is to discover possibilities and limitations of body movements and to find new ways to move in order to enrich one's own dancing. We reflect what we noticed and saw during the session. The dance instructions can be given in English as well.

Please bring along: something to drink, a bigger towel and possibly shower utensils. We dance barefoot or in non-slip socks.

Contact: tanzen@adolf-koch.de (Maik)

Former courses

Taiji

When? Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:30
from 21.08.2019 – 25.09.2019, block course (5 sessions)

Where? Familienzentrum Mehringdamm 114, Gymnastiksaal (Room 305)
Please ring the lower door bell.

Free for members. For guests 5€.

Details:
Taiji (also Tai Chi) is for everybody, there are no special requirements. We will work with imagination and physical coordination. We don't need a yoga mat - just ourselves :) For practise you would usually wear light, thin-soled sports shoes, non-slip socks, or just go barefoot.
Taiji (as an internal martial art) combines aspects of martial arts, meditation and chinese health concepts. It's all about connecting those three aspects by assuming simple postures and slowly flowing sequences of postures. We will begin with a few basic exercises (Qigong and silk reeling) and then start learning our first Yang-style Taiji movements.
These postures and movements can be practised either in a simple way, or -depending on your individual ability- will let you discover ever more complex levels in that same posture.
Our goals in practising Taiji are to develop an awareness of our body, to practise mindfulness, to counteract everyday stress through mental and physical relaxation, to strengthen our body's self-healing powers and to improve our general posture and even everyday movements.

Please bring along: Possibly something to drink and possibly shower utensils.

Contact: taiji@adolf-koch.de (Maik)