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Vega Puppy Playground


with VEGA Katri Luukkonen

A playful, fun and highly physical dance, which always resembles two over excited puppies trying to say hello. Moving in and out of contact, down to the floor and flies through the air. Nothing serious, just the pure ecstatic lightness of being expressed through movement. This workshop will approach the core principles of Contact with a relaxed and playful attitude. Together we will explore the joy of improvisation, both in and out of contact.

Beginning with basic Bodywork techniques we will then move into individual floorwork, partner rolling and then gradually building up to standing using the natural spirals of the body. Exercises will alternate between contact and solo work to connect the group as a whole. Creating an open, safe environment where participants can feel totally free. Emphasis will move on to improvised duets where we use each others energy to spin off into moments of freedom and individuality, then seamlessly reconnecting with our partner. The main focus of the workshops will be to cultivate deeper awareness of listening, breathing, giving, receiving, and most importantly timing.  

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Vega/ Katri Luukkonen

is dancer and singer, performance-artist and festival-organizer originally from Helsinki, Finland. She has graduated from TEAK - Theatre Academy of Finland - as dance- and theatre-teacher (MA). She is one of the organizers of Goa Contact Festival, and strongly involved into the dance- and performance scene in Goa/India. 

...I am drawing my inspirations from contact improvisation, authentic movement- and voice, BMC, yoga, OSHO-meditations, breathing-techniques...

"...I am living in Berlin, and I Love this city of freedom...! I am in fire with dancingmovingshakingsqueezingturningslidingrolling my body. ...And by singing and breathing, I am sounding my soul out! I am spiralling and biking, often performing in sweet streets and unknown spaces of this beloved city, which allowes it´s citizens to express their being in their fullest potential..."

I Love dancing and kissing, I love fighting and feeling the fire, I love honesty and authenticity, spontaneity and extremes. Flow and Intuition. Every moment can be breathtaking, and every moment can be meaningless. You create the Air you are breathing in.