DIVITSCHEK, Florian

(Austria)

Title of contribution:

Conscious Touch

Where & when:

 Panorama

Saturday, May 30th, 16:45 – 18:00

Workshop: Conscious Touch

Careful considered physical touch gives us the opportunity to bring back more awareness into our own physical being. Feeling our bodies well we can sense where its real boundaries are, what kind of physical touch we enjoy or which one we don’t. We recognize its warning signals earlier and can react accordingly.

Expanding our sensual knowledge and repertoire will benefit us greatly when we need or want to receive physical touch. It helps us to be more precise and confident in directing others who are getting in contact with us. With appropriate movement, intensity and timing our needs can be met better. The same is true if we found ourselves in the opposite position to give.

Together we will explore different ways of giving and receiving physical touch, what settings support intimacy and what intimacy actually means in a non-sexual environment. Our offering includes fun, simple and short exercises carried out by yourself alone, in pairs and groups. All exercises are suitable for any gender or age group.

About Florian Divitschek:

Florian Divitschek is a visual artist and lucid dreaming teacher with a background in Asian martial arts and eastern philosophy.
He studied fine art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna under Christian Ludwig Attersee in Austria and as a research student traditional Japanese painting at Tokyo University of the Arts in Japan.
He now uses his experiences of Asian movement practices with contemporary dance, acrobatics and performance theater.

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