Since 2013 "Dance Your Questions" is an invitation to experienced CI-practitioners for whom CI is an important part of their life and a practice to learn from - not only about the physics of our moving bodies, but also about ourselves as social, cultural and political human beings and artists. Together we create an environment for conscious dances and embodied discussions, where each can bring and process their questions with the support and the explorative and curious mind of the whole group.
We welcome people who dance, teach, perform CI, who bring it into other artistic and social contexts, and thus develop CI further and keep it alive.
If you care about the physicality, the history and the philosophy of CI, and hours of dancing, if sharing time and experience, questions, visions and wishes with your peers sounds like heaven to you, we would be honored and happy if you want to come and join us for this weekend.
This weekend is a chance to create a place where our creativity, diversity and the art of dancing CI teach us how life can be an always changing, challenging and playful exchange.
A place where life is art.
Gesine and Heilke will facilitate this weekend. The "Dance Your Questions"-score and a basic schedule will bring structure to the weekend and thus provide the skeleton for the weekend; with our questions and visions we already give it some core muscles and we will need you to bring flesh and nerves, organs and juice to it, so it can be alive and moving. So please bring your questions, scores, experiments and curiosities to share. Writing them down and sending them to us with your application, will be your contribution to prepare for the weekend. We will collect them, get a first idea of our collective mind and find a way to present them to the whole group when we will meet.
From there we will move through the weekend together.
From Friday evening until Sunday afternoon we will stay together at Triade in Hamburg, where Heilke and Gesine will be your hosts (you can sleep in the studio, but of course you can also find your accomodation elsewhere). We have created a basic and very open structure for the days that will enable us to find enough time for focussed research and dancing together, for individual and small group activities and chill out, for meals (preparing them together as well!) and some household chores. Our schedule on site will be more flexible than you might be used to from weekend workshops; the decision about when to eat, rest, dance or invest into other activities and ways of exchange and when to finish for the day will follow the needs of the process, and of the people engaged in it. This is an essential part of "Dance Your Questions" and therefore we ask you, to make no additional plans for the weekend during the days or evenings.
Friday evening at 6pm you will be introduced into the 3-hour score called "Dance Your Questions" that will give us a frame for a focussed exchange through dancing, witnessing, writing, drawing and talking, that night and for the next two mornings. Saturday and Sunday we will prepare and enjoy lunch together. We will create the schedule for the afternoons and evenings together, depending on ideas, questions, offers, the weather and what else wants to be done. This time will give space to "dance-dates" as well as experiments and offers from participants that are suitable for that time of the day - jamming, reading, discussions, enjoying each others company or be alone; ... we will see what makes sense to us and do it. Sunday afternoon we will finish together at 5pm. Please make sure that you can stay until the end!
Our vision is to create space ...
Where the creative body and mind can flow ...
Where we question and process our beliefs ...
Where we will be surprised and experience something new ...
Where life and art merge ...
For embodied research ...
To be alone and together ...
To arrive deeply in yourself and in the group ...
To let questions and inspirations arise and take time to follow them.
Send us an email where you explain how and since when CI is part of your life; and also write
down your curiosities, questions, ideas around CI and what else you would like to offer and
share with us during the week. The address is
Application deadline: 1. July 2016
compensation for travel and time to organise and facilitate the
weekend, plus materials and rent for studios:
- if you are one of the first 7 people who apply and pay before 15. June, 2016: 100,00 EUR
- if you apply and pay after 15. June 2016: 115 - 130 EUR (pay as you can)
- Your contribution to the food-shopping will be aproximately 25 EUR for the weekend (you'll get back what we don't spend)
DYQ-team: Gesine Daniels, Heike Kuhlmann, Elske Seidel
Weekend 15. - 17. July 2016 Facilitated and curated by Gesine Daniels and Heilke Bruns
For any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org