Gosia Gajdemska

Solo Improvisation into CI

Donnerstags, 17. + 24.06., 01.07., 05.08.2021, 20:00

Open Level


Gosia Gajdemska is a choreographer, dancer, performer and teacher. A graduate of choreography in Cracow/Poland, she has also completed the instructor course „Improvisation movement and body symbolism“ at Institut für Tanz und Bewegungsdynamik in Essen (Germany) and the Dynamic Body Laban Movement Analysis Training at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She had learnt CI from Nancy Stark Smith, Karen Nelson, Ray Chung, Andrew Harwood, Milan Kozanek, Katy Dymoke and many others. Gosia has been practicing CI since 2009, also creating projects and performances based on this dance technique – many of which featured performers with visual, hearing, and motor skills limitations. In 2012-2015, co-organizer of the Warsaw CI Flow Festival. Gosia develops her own teaching method, combining Contact with the elements of Skinner Releasing Technique and Eric Franklin Method.

Class Description

These classes are dedicated to develop our CI skills and improvisation tools, through play with individual paths and shared experiences. We will explore CI fundamentals in solo and group improvisation, with specific focus for each class – working with the floor as a partner, touch as a starting point for movement, experiencing weight and lightness throuhg activity and letting go. At the same time we will combine physical action with work with attention and observation.
Starting each class with specific exercises, we will continue with their variations and somatic research.