Karthik Rajmohan

Contact Improvisation

Sundays, 19:00–20:30
Open Level





Karthik Rajmohan is a dancer, musician, and yoga practitioner based in Berlin, Germany. He holds a diploma from Attakkalari-Centre for Movement Arts (Bangalore, India) where he studied various styles of contemporary dance, Kalaripayattu, Bharatanatyam, ballet, body conditioning, art history, and anatomy. During dance school, he was introduced to Contact Improvisation and Instant Composition, which soon became his main focus and defined the next years. He has worked with several dance companies, art collectives, and social organizations in India and Europe, while developing a teaching practice. He is part of the first generation of CI practitioners from India and has strived to take CI beyond the dance community by introducing the practice in schools, juvenile detention centers, old age homes, and so on. Over the past 12 years, he has performed and taught in various parts of India, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland.

Class Description

Dive into the core principles of contact improvisation and its dynamics in a shared space. Explore gravity, momentum, and inertia while developing a relationship with the floor and other bodies. How do we engage our range of physical communication from spatial to skin level? How can we embody listening? Tuning into the functions of the different joints in our body and their relationship to the spine, we learn how to move seamlessly through different qualities of movement. Using contact to explore gravity and create momentum through spiraling, sliding, and falling.

An opportunity to develop a body that is spatially agile and ready to flow in and out of contact. Expand our perception to include all bodies in space as part of our dance. 

Classes are open level and each session will include basic to advanced techniques.