Improvisation workshop for dancers | Berlin

Improvisation, from the viewpoint of composition, is about taking choices in space and in time. The decisions we take in a moment (time) are meant to create a frame (space) for the dance to happen. Gathering in a studio together, provides a setting for dance to appear, simply because we are in the same time and space, available to get into a group process. 

 While a jam is defined as a playful space to explore movement, a class is a setting clearly taken by the facilitator into a specific direction. In this workshop we intend to create an instant composition setting, where all participants are responsible for what happens in the space, whether we are moving or actively witnessing. We work with a range of tools, practices and techniques which will help us to improve the ability of making intuitive decisions, composing the space and stay present. 

Live music is an integral element of the practice, aiming to deepen the awareness on the way sound impacts our choice-taking, and how an acoustic stimuli can be actively used within a spatial-temporal context.


We meet in the studio with the wish to confront what we know and the excitement to learn new things about ourselves and about movement. We come open, willing to work and to release past patterns. We will challenge our minds and our perception of movement, and hopefully achieve something both unique and fulfilling.

Price: 40€

Date: 21 & 22 november 2016 | 10:30-15:00

Info & registration:

Venue: Dock 11 Studios, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin.


Facilitated by Ady Elzam & Alex Zampini 

Alex Zampini (ITA) is a Berlin-based artist, musician and film-maker. Alex's interest lies on improvisation, especially on the relationship between body, sound and image and as both filmmaker and musician he actively collaborates with dancers, performance artists and teachers from all around the world. 

Alex has been playing music since 2001, mastering the guitar and deepening the relationship with other instruments such as drums, violin and bass guitar. Contaminated by electronic music, ambient and post-rock, and deeply inspired by the musical traditions of India and Mali, he paints multi-instrumental improvised sound journeys which can’t be framed in a definition of genre.