Weekly Workshops

A week in SerVivo offers a range of classes and workshops; an opportunity to dive deeper through physical, mental, emotional and spirual work. Although the schedule differs from time to time, below is the basic frame.

Monday
Contact Improvisation with Jo Bruhn
Tuesday
Awakening the Dancer with Carlota Oliveira
Wednesday
Possibility Team with Bastian Fenske
Gaga with Natalia Vik
Thursday
Arrábida Dance Jam
Saturday
Ceramics and Glassfusing

Monday
Photo by Patrick Beleart

Contact Improvisation – from standing to flying

Contact Improvoisation is an improvised dance form which originated in 1972 in a performance by and with Steve Paxton. CI plays with the art of getting off balance and finding ways to deal with it. Like Nancy Stark Smith said:
“It is the disturbance of balance which creates movement”.

This weekly class is about playfully researching the principles and techniques of CI. We will get in touch with the space, the ground and other people present on the dance floor through learning to give weight and surrender, negociating directions and investigating the roles of leaders and followers. The point of contact between our surface and the one of others will actually decide our shared movement journeys, from the floor to higher levels.
Establishing a common vocabulary will support the gradual exploration of lifting and flying effortlessly. Momentum will be our guide, gravity our teacher.

With: Jo Bruhn
When: MOnday 19:30 h – 21:00 h
Donation: 10€
Who: All levels of experience are welcome. Drop in is always possible.
Questions? write to mail@jo-bruhn.de

Tuesday

Awakening the Dancer with Carlota Oliveira

Contemporary Movement could have been called “contemporary dance” but “movement” opens a wider scope of possibilities. “Contemporary” because it is Now, current, it calls for Presence.

These sessions are created for all that wish to explore their relationship with the body in motion. By exploring the possibilities of a creative, attentive, observant dancing body, a floor of opportunities opens up where we can be and express. These classes draw inspiration from contemporary dance techniques, floor work, qigong and gaga, accompanied by the facilitator’s own language and riddles. Here to create a structured, rooted, intelligent, flexible and strong body, capable of moving in space with all its potential. This is a way to co-create, dance, sweat, experience the joy and freedom of movement.

With: Carlota Oliveira
When: Tuesday 19:30 h – 21:00 h
Donation: 10€
Who: All levels of experience are welcome. Drop in is always possible.

Wednesday

Possibility Team

Your life can be an ongoing experiment, an extraordinary co-creation, the manifestation of what you are supposed to bring to the world. Something completely different is possible, right now. Inside of our mind-box are the stories about what we are and how the world is limiting our possibilities to exactly, this has formed the life that we have created so far. The purpose of the Possibility Team workshop is to create new possibilities for each other by gradually unleashing nonlinear group intelligence in order to transoform your life. Join to find out for yourself; you can join every week and let it empower you.

Spaceholder: Bastian Fenske
When: Wednesday 17:00 h – 19:00 h
Free Donation

Ascaf Avraham

Gaga / People classes

Gaga is the movement language that was developed by the Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company.

More about Gaga: https://www.gagapeople.com/en/


In this class, the teacher will guide the participants using a series of instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions with their own interpretation. We welcome movement from the origin of listening to our bodies, and we explore different qualities and layers of the body. The classes offer a creative framework to experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere without mirrors and in comfortable clothes.

With: Natalia Vik
When: Wednesday 19:30 h – 21:00h
Donation: 10€
Who: All levels of experience are welcome. Drop in is always possible. 
Questions? write me: floatyourbones@gmail.com

Thursday

Arrábida Dance Jam

“There is a dance that only you know how to do.” ~ Gabrielle Roth

Every Thursday we awaken and explore our movement, in a space of creation. This is a place for those who want to go deeper in discovering their body, their dance, their creativity, their connection with the other and with themselves.

The class starts with a warm up / mini workshop leading into a free dance. Each facilitator brings a different approach to the class but always with the aim to deepen the expression of our body in motion.

With: Carlota Oliveira, Jo Bruhn, Lydia Müller, Natalia Vik, Pedro Paz
When: Thursday 19:00h – 22:00h
Donation: 10€ – 20€
Registration: at the door

Saturday

Ceramics and Glassfusing

Come and enjoy the miracle of transforming earth into stone and glasswear. In these workshops you can (learn to) realize your ideas into clay or glass. You will work individually, supported by the group and ofcourse your guide Marjorie. Everything is possible to create here, wether its something you can use in your home or hang on a wall. You can sculpt with a concept or simply sculp your dreams.

Find out more about Marjorie at www.marjorieslooff.nl


With: Majorie Slooff
When: Every first and third Saturday of the month, 15:00 – 19:00pm
Donation: 10€ plus the materials used, which is normally around 10€ as well.
To register for a session contact info@marjorieslooff.nl