with Andrew Wass

08.10.2023, 15:00–17:30

Workshop fee 5€ for members, 7-15€ for non-members (sliding scale due to financial situation)

Level Open

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Workshop Description

A version of CDP, a practice initially developed by Barbara Dilley.

Proposed structure:

20 minutes sitting meditation

20 minutes personal warm-up

1.5 hour open dancing

10 minutes personal reflection/writing, etc.

10 minutes group reflection

More about CDP and Barbara Dilley:

“There is no predictable style or prescribed movement to CDP, which makes it seem so different and free at the same time. Ultimately, the aim is to explore an embodied awareness of oneself and the surroundings.

As stated by the Shambhala Meditation Center of Seattle (1994 – 2017)during a typical CDP session, the time is divided into three segments:

Sitting meditation – being here and now

Personal awareness practice – also known as warm up or time attending to self

Open space – time to sense ourselves in relation to others, sometimes moving and other times witnessing the movers; always watching meanings manifest from nothing and dissolve away again

CDP was developed by Barbara Dilley in the 1970’s, and has been practicing and studying meditation for more than 30 years. Born on the southern tip of great lake Michigan in 1938, Dilley began her dancing journey with Audree Estey, founder of the Princeton Ballet Society in Princeton New Jersey. She has also danced and collaborated with companies to extend definitions of the art of improvisation.”

What is contemplative dance?

About Andrew Wass

By experimenting with aleatoric processes, Andrew Wass formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious processes of composition that are the generative source of much of his works. Influenced heavily by his undergraduate studies of Biochemistry at U.C. San Diego, Andrew works by creating a defined, almost crystalline palette in order to generate a myriad of possibilities. His performance work has been shown in San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Marfa, Tijuana, Berlin, Seattle, Tokyo, and New York. He has been investigating Contact Improvisation for over 20 years and taught at festivals, studios, and universities in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Along with his colleagues of the Lower Left Performance Collective, he organizes March 2 Marfa, a performance lab for experienced dance makers.