Contact Time @ Waldhof

05. – 10. September 2023

6 days of Contact Improvisation practice

Let's Dance

05. – 10. September 2023

Join us for 6 days of Contact Improvisation practice, movement research and somatic exploration.
We offer a structure with workshops, labs and jams.

For the second time we will be hosted in the beautiful Zukunftsdorf Waldhof, a young community in Hessen/Germany. The place provides a studio in the inspiring ambience of a former beautiful part of a hospital and retreat center.  Surrounded by forest with old, inspiring beech trees it is a wonderful place to dance, listen, contemplate, share and create.

We design a structure with workshops in the studio or outdoors, lab time and jams that will carry us as a group through the festival days.

Whenever you have a need to rest, walk or be on your own, there is plenty of nature to explore and do so.

The festival is open for all bodies and genders.
If you have little experience in Contact Improv, please talk to us before registering.

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Jennie Zimmermann

listening with the body

Jennie’s desire to create mindful settings of interaction has led her to engage with embodiment practices and Contact Improvisation.
Based in Berlin since 2001 she studied naturopathy focused on different bodywork approaches and herbal medicine, followed by an artistic lifestyle full of voice and movement improvisation, contemporary dance studies and physical theatre.
She is part of the Contact CompanI and Phyla, where she uses movement improvisation, somatic practice, filming and the development of sound scapes as performative elements.
She teaches Contact Improvisation with an explorative curiosity on anatomy and is about to finish her Somatic Movement Educator training at the school of Body Mind Centering®.
Together with Jo Bruhn she organizes Contact Time.

Jo Bruhn

flying effortlessly

Jo Bruhn is a passionate dancer, performer and CI teacher.
Since 2001 he dedicated his life to performing arts in various facets. As acrobat, fire show artist, as
stilt walker, as actor*, choreographer and most important – as dancer.
The intense work with Nancy Stark Smith inspired Jo’s teaching, dancing and his artistic approach
to dance.
Jo took part in the Contemporary Dance education “Dance Intensive” at the Tanzfabrik Berlin and
in countless workshops in CI, Axis Syllabus, Klein Technique, acrobatics with various teachers like
Jörg Hassmann, Frey Faust, Britta Pudelko amongst many others.
Recently deep inspiration came from Atsushi Takenouchi and his work with Jinen Butoh.
Jo is part of the “Contact companI” and co-organizer of “Contact Time” and works as a
solo artist and in collaboration with others like Aude Fondard (Dance – theater „Designed to Die?“),
Jennie Zimmermann (mosaique, Contact Time).

Eva Schorndanner

creation and flow

Eva studied music and movement at the Berlin arts university, having a wide training in music and dance improvisation.
She works as a freelance artist and as an art facilitator in the area of music, dance and performance in national and international projects in Germany and Mexico.
Her passion for contact improvisation is since 2012 an important part of her personal and professional life. In the last years she connected her improvisation practice with dancing in water and nature places. Since 2016 she is organizing and facilitating in the contactANDflow festival, Mexico.

More details

To make the festival accessible for everyone the main language is English. (unless only german speakers are around). We will provide a translation into German if needed.

Um das Festival für alle zugänglich zu machen, wird die Hauptsprache Englisch sein. Bei Bedarf werden wir ins Deutsche übersetzen.

We are still doing the final calculations but most likely to cover all of our costs we will ask 280-320€ depending on how much you can pay.
This includes workshops, labs, jams and delicious, organic food.
We will ask each participant to support us once during the festival with one hour of work.

Accommodation you will have to pay extra:
12€ per person /night in your own tent or your own caravan (60€ for 5 nights)
23€ per person/night in shared double rooms (115€ for 5 nights)

Our wonderful cook will prepare delicious vegan meals from (mostly) organic and locally sourced ingredients. If you have any need for special diet, please let us know.

Zukunftsort Waldhof

Waldhof-Elgershausen 12, 35753 Greifenstein

The nearest train station is Edingen(Wetzlar) from where we will pick you up. The Zukunftsdorf Waldhof is about 10min away.

All rules and regulations change constantly. We will observe how it further develops and consider if changes are needed on our side. Please come only if you have no symptoms of COVID-19.

You are welcome to bring your own tent, sleeping bag and mat and camp outside. It is also possible to bring your own campervan.
In the house are shared double rooms available.

  • Comfortable clothes for movement in- and outdoors
  • Sun protection
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Towel
  • Bottle for drinking water
  • Torch (if you sleep in a tent)
  • Enough cloth – we cannot do laundry!
  • Warm cloth, it might get chilly at night…

Register here.
After having sent the registration form please pay a deposit of 50€ to:

Jennie Zimmermann, Johannes Bruhn
IBAN: DE70 2802 0050 8227 7419 00

Subject: Contact Time Waldhof

If the transfer costs you a big fee – don’t do it and let us know, we will find a different solution.

Should you cancel until two weeks before the festival (which we do not hope, of course), we will transfer you 40€ back. Should you cancel later, we keep the deposit. If you cancel less than 24h prior to the festival we will ask the full festival price.

Before the festival starts we will send more information!

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