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Adrian Russi

Adrian Russi
Adrian Russi is a one of the leading CI-teacher in Switzerland and travelling all over Europe to teach and perform Contact and Free Improvisation. He is deeply involved in CI since 1992 and in the meantime he is dedicating the biggest part of his life to this wonderful dance form.
After his studies of New Dance at “bewegungs-art” in Freiburg/Germany he continued his education with many different teachers, among them Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith who have started to develop CI in the early seventies with a group of other movers.
He offers his work as a free lancer to a wide range of people and also gets regularly invited to teach in schools. In his teaching he focuses on the technical aspects of CI (ease, precision and strength) as well as on matters of perception (sensation, connection of inner and outer space, of bottom and top) and on a creativity coming from a distinct body-awareness. For him the pleasure to play, deep engagement in the dance, and respect for others are the basis for gaining the most possible in dancing CI.
Intensive teachers   CI classes teachers   Special Workshops teachers
Charlie Morrissey Adrian Russi Eckhard Müller and Daniela Schwartz
Eckhard Müller & Daniela Schwartz Caroline Waters Ester Momblant-Ribas
Ilanit Tadmor Alexandra Bezrodnova Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Vargas
Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Vargas Elske Seidel Steve Batts
  Ilanit Tadmor  
  Jean-Hugues Miredin   
  Lior Ophir  
  Manuela Blanchard  
  Mike Vargas  
  Robert Anderson  
  Alexey & Anastasia Saevich  
  Alexander Girshon  
Adrian Russi

«Off balance»

About master-class:

In this class we will play intensively with gravity and balance. In fact dancing Contact Improvisation means to be off-balance for most of the time - by leaning against our partner and surrendering ourselves to gravity and momentum in order to let the dance happen. We will explore the correlation between external and internal balance, investigate how they can reinforce or hinder each other. Probably we will encounter some of our old fears and patterns of controlling with the goal to overcome them and to get more freedom and excitement in our dancing.