Language: German, English
Sabine Sonnenschein (1970, AT) studied theatre science, philosophy and history of art and has been a freelance choreographer and performer since 1992. Her works – 36 by now – have been shown, among other places, in Vienna (Tanzquartier Wien, ImPuls Tanz, Tanzsprache, imagetanz,…), Munich, London, NYC, Stuttgart, Prague, Pula, Berlin, and St.Petersburg, http://sonnenschein.wuk.at
She has been involved with sensitizing the body since 1990, and Contact Improvisation since 1991.She has training in tantric full body massage (AnandaWave/Cologne) and also lomi lomi nui.She was introduced to yin yang massage by Andro, has studied pelvic massage by K. Ruby; intensified her tantric experience at AnandaWave and SkyDancing (Munich), and has been introduced to Kashmir tantrism and Kashmir yoga of touch by Daniel Odier.In Vienna she practices tantric body work since 2006, primarily individual work, www.tantrischekoerperarbeit.at
She gives workshops focusing on the fusion of tantra and Contact Improvisation, for example at Schwelle 7 Berlin in February 2010. Teacher at ImpulsTanz in Vienna 2009.
In this workshop, we will become the tantric divinities Kali/Shakti and Shiva in a dance meditation. The goddess / god in us dances, and we experience vastness, expansion into the space, whereby everyone carries in himself/herself the female principle (Shakti; Sanskrit: sakti = energy, power) and the male principle (Shiva; stands for animated awareness/Chit). With the goddess Kali (Sanskrit: Kala = time) – she is a form of the Shakti – we dance time, transience, transformation, life, and death in infinite space. When Kali and Shiva join sexually, they combine the space-time with animated awareness. They are an inseparable entity.
In dance meditation, a space of time for sensual, erotic encounter and contact opens. This intercommunion is also based on the dance form Contact Improvisation, which was developed in the US in the 1970s. Contact Improvisation becomes a spiritual tantric practice. Let the divine in you dance, connect with the space, and with others. Your sexual energy nourishes this dance; let it flow in a controlled form. Belly breathing and its awareness are the starting point and steady anchor of practice.
For everyone who wants to refine his/her sexual energy and sensitize his/her awareness. Required is experience with Tantra or Contact Improvisation, dance improvisation, yoga, Tai Chi, martial arts, or another form of holistic body training.
Photo: © Sabine Sonnenschein