Contact improvisation: touching the edge of 360°

Start Sat 29 June '24
14:00 - 18:30

2 sessions


Standard price: € 75
All prices

Location Danspunt
Dok Noord Sint-Salvatorstraat 18 001A
9000 GENT

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Language & teacher(s) English

Contact improvisation (CI) has its roots in the early 1970s. It is a rich world, a playing field, a laboratory, a poetic universe. A basic physical principle is to play based on our movement instinct, opening our movement potential while sharing contact and weight with one or more partner(s).

No matter how small, subtle, soft or highly acrobatic the movements are, it is all about listening, being available and responding. Unlike other partner dances, we do not only remain vertical. We travel together through all levels of space, directions, upside down and all around, to and from the floor. Supporting and being supported, carrying and being carried. No fixed steps, but movement principles and deep active listening, being present. Before we know it, we are inhabiting our unique dance in that moment.

In this workshop we want to address our ability to be safe when we fall into our 360°, alone and together. We will visit tools and pathways that allow us to feel more and more comfortable in a moving world that is not vertical.

Manuela and Mileen met each other in 2022 on the dance floor of a contact improvisation festival in Turkey. A dance click that lingered and resonated. In January 2024 they facilitated a session together for the first time. With great enthusiasm and inspiration, they continue their collaboration and share their dance passion and spark.


Wear clothes in which you can move easily. We dance barefoot. Bring a pair of soft knee pads and a bottle of water. This class is taught in English.

Fancy a drink before or after your course? During our Ghent Summer Week, the WISPER bar will be open on Tuesday July 2, Wednesday July 3 and Thursday July 4 from 5pm to 10pm.

Level of experience

Level X: engaging for people both with more and less experience in CI.


  • Sat 29 June '24
    14:00 - 18:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Sun 30 June '24
    14:00 - 18:30
    Danspunt - Studio 1


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Mileen Borgonjon

Mileen coordinates the dance program for WISPER in Ghent and Antwerp. She is a dancer, performer…
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Manuela Sarcone

Manuela completed her contemporary dance studies at London Contemporary Dance School before joining…
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