WEDNESDAY CONTACT IMPROVISATION IN-DEPTH COURSE – Next course starts 23 November 2022
Otto will teach a Contact Improvisation course, using his background in contact improvisation, contemporary dance/floorwork, Gaga dance, acrobatics, breathwork and meditation. Lifts, weight sharing, being aware of your moving body and that of your partner, rolling point of contact, rolling on the floor and up in the air! The class is open for beginners to advanced dancers.
Dates: 23 & 30 November and 7 & 14 December (Course after that starts in January – stay tuned or send me an email for update)
Place: EdanZ, studio 3 – Oldenbarneveltlaan 6, Groningen
The class is open for beginners to advanced dancers. The classes will be given as short courses of 4 weeks. This will give us the opportunity to dive deeper into the material with the same group of people for (at least) 4 weeks. We can repeat excercises and incorporate it into free dance so it gets into our body.
Because we have two hours per week, there will be a lot of time to integrate everything into your own dance, to let everything go and enjoy the rich world of contact improvisation.
Minimum of 8 people before the course can start (max. 16 people), so ask friends/family/total strangers to join you!
Price: 45 euro for 4 classes of 2 hours. Sign up by sending an e-mail to or use the contact form.
If you cannot join the whole course or want to try it out, email me for options.
If you want to join but finance is an issue, also send me an email, maybe we can work it out.
Movement Research class by Otto
NOTE: No classes planned at this moment – email me if you want to be on the mailing list for upcoming classes!
ENG: A short hour where we explore our ways of moving, with the help of imagery, body sensations & awareness. We try to create a state of flow and joy while exploring our individual movement patterns and options to expand our creativity in moving in the present moment.
This class is based on my experience with Gaga dance, movement research, contact improvisation, contemporary dance and more. It is (mainly) individual, no steps, no dancing experience required, and usually a pretty good workout for your body.
NL: Een klein uur waar we onze manieren van bewegen onderzoeken, met behulp van beelden, sensaties en lichaamsbewustzijn. We proberen een staat van flow en plezier te creëren terwijl we onze eigen bewegingspatronen onderzoeken, en mogelijkheden om onze creativiteit met bewegen in het moment te vergroten.
Deze les is gebaseerd op mijn ervaring met Gaga dance, movement research, contact improvisatie, hedendaagse dans en meer. Het is (voornamelijk) individueel, geen pasjes, geen danservaring nodig en normaal gesproken een aardige workout voor je lichaam 🙂
No classes planned at this moment – email me if you want to be on the mailing list!
Price: 7 euro per class or 6 euro per class if you buy a 5 classes card for 30 euros. (Note: this card is not usuable for other EdanZ events).
No new workshops planned at this moment.
April 26 2020 – Tom Goldhand
Dayworkshop on Sunday. More information will follow!
Time: 10.00 – 17.30
November 24 2019 – Tom Goldhand: To my partners center & beyond
In this day workshop in Groningen we will be exploring and playing into our partner center and venture from there into the periphery and beyond into lifting pathways.
We will be moving in and out of our mutual center of gravity in contact, and bring our own center of mass over our partner’s center of mass.
Time – 10:30-17:30 with an hour of lunch break
Investment – Sliding scale according to financial capabilities
Low Income/Student – 50 Euro
Normal wage – 60 Euro
Higher income/ Willing to support others – 70 Euro
July 16 – 21 – Dutch Contact Impro Festival 2019
Also check Contact Improvisation in Groningen on Facebook for schedules/teachers.
Or find our events on the website of our current studio www.edanz.nl