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Class Jörg Gönner

About the Classes

Falling up

We will read the mechanism, options and choices within the controlled collapsing into our physical structures on our way down and up. In single and partner work we are spending time on a deeper embodied understanding for the fragile processes of standing, walking and finding our ways to and from the ground. Maybe even up into our partners structures, hips and shoulders. My class is open for all levels. It deals with the “usage” of a certain aware physical quality and state of mind to read and follow our dance as a living landscape. My two classes are building up on the same material but its also fine to take only one of them.    

About Jörg Gönner

Jörg Gönner is a Leipzig based Artist and Performer. In 2012 he received his Master of Arts (MA) degree from Leipzig University while teaching Contact Improvisation on a continual basis. In 2016 he received a grant to work on the collaboration of performance and improvisation in the field of contemporary arts funded by the cultural foundation of Saxony. Since 2018 he is coorganizing the annual Leipzig CI Festival and Long Jam with the Leipzig CI scene.

Jörg’s aim is to use all the possible performative and social aspects that are part of Contact Improvisation practice, focusing on the physical organization of the body’s intuitive capacity for collaboration. For him Contact Improvisation is a dance form and researching practise integrating his background in the Chinese martial art, Bagua and deep tissue bodywork 

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jae-YmPF8g