Moving Embrace, Embracing Movement
Sensual Contact Improvisation for Men
with Ralf Jaroschinski
Sunday 10 November, 1:00 - 7:00 pm
16 Flaxman Terrace
London WC1H 9AT
Earlybird £50 before 01 October; £60 thereafter
In contact improvisation, the zones where two (or more) bodies physically meet are the source of inspiration for sharing physical sensations and for being in movement together with one another.
This connection induces an approach to ourselves and the other which is welcoming and inclusive of our sensual, emotional and erotic bodies. As we’ll be in touch with ourselves in these classes, we’ll also find direct and unique ways of expressing ourselves with ease.
And at the same time, we’ll be in close proximity with other men, a special constellation which evokes profound intimacy, great generosity and deeply felt joy.
This class is open to everyone whatever your size, shape, capabilities or fitness level. We’ll explore a wide range of physical exercises sometimes playful and sensual, sometimes technical and dynamic. If you have limited physical abilities not all aspects of the day may be suitable for you – you are welcome to join in as much or as little as you can.
To register, please go to our on-line shop
Please wear loose clothes, several layers are best. This class does not involve nudity. We are dancing on a sprung wooden floor in a beautiful, purpose-built dance studio – no shoes allowed.
Please bring a bottle of water. We’ll break for an hour mid-way through the afternoon – please bring light food to share.
Ralf was born in Germany, grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and trained as a professional dancer in Europe and New York, USA. He has over 30 years of experience in diverse styles (classical, folk, modern, postmodern etc.). Ralf directed the dance company of the German Hildesheim City Theater for four seasons and choreographed for dance companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Ralf began dancing contact improvisation over 20 years ago, and during the past 15 years he has taught it throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. In 2009, he began developing and facilitating Sensual Contact Improvisation for Men in San Franciso and Oakland, USA, which has since then evolved in his classes and workshops in Lima (Peru), Amsterdam , at Connections in London, at the Stretch Festivals in Berlin, and at Touch & Play in Berlin and Cardona, Spain.
What people have said about Ralf’s classes
“A thoughtful and sensitive teacher – everyone seemed to get something from the class.”
“Really fun and playful. I found myself doing things I didn't know were possible! Thank you.”
“By the end of the class the disparate group that started the class was moving as one – it felt very special, even spiritual, to be honest.”
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