Waterdance-Workshops with Marielle Gerke in Göttingen (D)

10 th of March & 06 th of Octobre 2018

In this workshops we explore our movement options – alone and together – as well as Contact Improvisation in a warm water pool.

First we make ourselves familiar with the new surroundings of the water and take some time to arrive there, zu hang out in the water, to fall and relax, zu sink to the bottom of the pool, to let us being carried by the water, to dive in and out and to float ourselves.

In groups of two people we explore some „floating“ and bodywork in the water – we drag each other through the water, gently push and pull our partners under water, carry, hug, squeeze, stretch, massage and just hold our partners.

Then we will ask ourselves, how we can bring this partner work into a little dance and how can that dance be informed by our Contact Improvisation practice on land. What works here in the water and what does not work? How can we communicate non-verbally in the water? How can we stay in touch? Can we give each other support and resistance?

After the work in couples we will also explore dancing in the group and have the option to share contact with everybody in a little water-jam.

For everybody who is interested in movement and touch in water! Some experience in Contact Improvisation is helpful, but not necessary! Language of my teaching will be German OR Englisch OR both – depending on the participants and their language skills.

Saturday, 10.03.2018 / 06.10.2018
Workshop: 17.30-22.00 pm
Arrival: 17.15 pm
Closing of the pool: 22.30 pm

70-50 Euro sliding scale for ONE of the two workshops
100 Euro if you register for both workshops

I think 70 Euros would be the appropriate price for one workshop – but if you have a tight budget you have the option to give less – minimum is 50 Euro. If you book both workshops I think 100 Euro is a fair price.

In price included:
– Renting of the therapy pool
– Free entry into normal swimming pool area and also salt water pool (NO SAUNA)
– Workshop fee

The workshops can only take place if there are at least 10 registered participants until the 2 nd of march / 28 th of septembre (one week before the workshop).

Badeparadies Eiswiese
Windausweg 60
37073 Göttingen

Contact Impro Jam in Witzenhausen:
Friday evening 9 th of march 2018/ 5 th of Octobre from 19-22 h there is the regular Contact Impro Jam in Witzenhausen. Come and jam with us to tune into the body and into dancing. Entry is free if you come for the first time and only once. Also, Witzenhausen, Göttingen and the region offer a lot of opportunities to go for beautiful walks and get in touch with nature. So, it pays off to bring some more time and relax a bit 😉

Very simple private housing and sleeping in Göttingen or Witzenhausen can be organised. Let me know if you need it. I think 5-10 Euros per night an person for the hosting people would be appropriate.

Info and registration: