June the 6th 5 – 7 p.m.
June the 7th 5 – 7 p.m.

The Grotowski Institute,Na Grobli Studio | 30/32 Na Grobli Street, Wroclaw

The project was created as part of Berlin_forum kultury_Wrocław initiated and implemented by Convivium Berlin e.V., Kulturzug / Train to culture, Strefa Kultury Wrocław as part of the AIR Wro program – in cooperation with OP ENHEIM. Projects Lives in Between and The Space in Between are supported and funded by the Senate of the City of Berlin for Culture and Europe.

We kindly invite you to free workshops based on the contact improvisation technique, run by dancers and performers: Anna Katalin Németh and Oliver Pinchbeck.

During the two-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to gain awareness of their body and its motor skills, experience the stimuli coming from the surrounding architecture, their memories and stories, as well as perceiving their own self and resonating with other participants.

Anne Katalin Németh and Oliver Pinchbeck will use a variety of techniques and exercises to work on inner understanding and outer impressions. Together with the participants they will explore such issues as how to send and receive impulses by working independently, with a partner and how to act as part of a team. Many of the exercises will aim to raise awareness of the relationship between movement and space, body and material. Through improvisation activities, especially contact improvisation, the participants will engage in work with concepts such as acceptance, resistance, change, taking, receiving or letting go.

The concept of the workshops has been inspired and is strongly rooted in the idea of tensegrity, a term coined by Richard Buckminster Fuller in the 1960s, a combination of two words and their meanings: tension and integrity. The concept of bio-tensegrity connects reflection on movement/dance with body architecture and wider social context. The workshops are free of charge and open to everyone. With regard to the comfort of work and space limitations, the number of participants is limited to 15. No prior dance experience is required.

The participants are invited to join a group performance at Plac Solny on 8th of June 2019 at 4 p.m. as part of the Open Day at OP ENHEIM.


Artist BIOs
Anna Katalin Németh – born in Hungary in 1987. From an early age she was interested in the human body, liberation through movement, exploration of the unknown, risk-taking and improvisation with the environment. By profession she is a dancer and choreographer. In her work she examines the interdependencies of such spheres as physical approach to dance, philosophical understanding of human relations and fluidity of body and matter. The concept of THE SPACE IN BETWEEN workshops is the result of her research and serves as a platform for her own artistic work, as well as inviting others to cooperate and further artistic explorations. For three years she studied dance in Budapest, then continued her education at SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, which she graduated in 2015. She moved to Berlin, where she is involved in NGO Dancers without Borders, working on various socio-political projects. Currently she focuses on the basic human right to health and happiness, strengthening human relationships through movement, resisting oppression, developing community space and engaging in philosophical discussion on liberty through dance and art. / Dance Workshops: LINK 1, LINK 2

Oliver Pinchbeck – initially studied languages and communication at an academic level, before discovering juggling and circus through martial arts. In 2006 he started to practice tai chi and qigong, spending 4 years in Beijing at the Milun School of Traditional Martial Arts. After returning to Europe, he moved to London to relatively quickly leave his former life behind and embark on a journey across Europe with street performances. For six years he lived and worked combining juggling and tai chi, performing at numerous festivals around the world and in the streets of many major European cities. Three years ago he settled in Berlin and founded a space for performing arts Katapult, where he works with emerging artists, supporting them in starting and developing their careers. The main focus of his practice is sharing dance and movement with people who have not experienced it yet. He believes that regular exercise has a positive impact on health, happiness and interpersonal communication. / / Qigong Teaching: LINK