Acro Yoga + Thai Massage (for beginners), Acro Yoga + Thai Massage (intermediate and advanced)
AcroTribe: Basia Psiuk, Weronika Tyrpa
From childhood, they spent a lot of time developing sports. A few years ago they found AcroYoga, which became their main passion. Their previous experience in sports (gymnastics, ballet, acrobatics, karate, dance, yoga, pole dance, contact improvisation) allowed them to quickly expand the scope of their skills. Acro gives joy and fun by teaching cooperation and developing body awareness. As AcroTribe, they share their passion and support its development in Poland. They conduct regular classes in Krakow and regularly organize workshops with leading AY teachers from Poland and abroad.
Please visit: https://www.facebook.com/AcroTribe/
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Acro Yoga + Thai Massage (for beginners), Acro Yoga + Thai Massage (intermediate and advanced)
Cameroonian dancer and choreographer living in Krakow. My adventure with dance began in Cameroon where I was member of a dance group, with which I performed for many years. In Poland, I professionally started teaching Afro classes in 2009 in various dance schools in Krakow. During my career of dancer I had the opportunity to participate several times as instructor to well known in Europe festivals and workshops of Afro dance. I am a founding member of the dancing TND Group and the afro beat party Tropical Night.
Dance styles I teach are afro traditional dances like Bikutsi, Ndombolo, Bensikin and more. Also Afro urban dances as Coupe Decale, Afrobeat, Afro house, Azonto and more.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Afro Dance
Harmony of Voice and Body (closed course) / start: October 3
Singer, actress, coach, educator. Actress of the Gardzienice Theater. She conducts theater and voice workshops as well as music and movement classes for children. He has a holistic approach to working with his voice, based on working with the body, emotions, from “Yoga Voice”, physical theater training, the method of K. Linklater, traditional and natural singing.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Harmony of Voice and Body (closed course) / start: October 3
Vinyasa - dynamic yoga, Yoga Open
She started practicing yoga in 2010 in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She deepens her yoga knowledge by participating in numerous workshops conducted by Polish and foreign teachers, incl. in Moldova, Germany and India. She received teacher certificates 200 and 300 RYS in the cradle of yoga – Rishikeshu (India). From 2016, a member of Yoga Alliance International.
THREE-MONTH COURSE OF MOVEMENT COMPOSITION, Contemporary Dance and Therapeutic Dance / start: 4 October
Born. in 1982, lives in Krakow. A movement actress, dancer, improviser, experienced instructor of contemporary dance, movement composition, dance improvisation, physical theater and stage movement. Creator of the InterArt Dance method (where she interweaves various fields of art). Hatha Yoga instructor. Occupational therapist (in training). Scholarship holder of the Alternative Dance Academy in Poznań. Qualified Instructor of Movement Improvisation and Body Symbolism (Institute of Dance and Movement Dynamics / Essen / r. Detlef Kappert). A graduate of PPSKAK in Kalisz in the field of contemporary dance. From 2008 to 2015, she was a dancer of the EST Experimental Dance Studio with Iwona Olszowska. From 2013 to 2015 she collaborated with the Barakah Theater. She co-creates video dance projects. She collaborates with the Kreissau Foundation, where hse conducts workshops for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Page on fb: Alicja Miszczor. Interart Dance Group
Dance video group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/563344323713738
Hand balance and inverted positions course / New, Yoga Workout
Artem Nakonechnyi was educated at various yoga schools in Ukraine (including Balance Yoga). Long-time yoga teacher in Ukraine and Poland. He has also conducted workshops at various festivals, such as: AVATAR, Vedalife, Etno drum, etc. He approaches asanas from the point of view of therapy and biomechanics and the correct construction of sequences based on the work of agonistic and antagonistic muscles.
The Basics of Contact-Improvisation / start: October 5
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: The Basics of Contact-Improvisation / start: October 5
Contact and Dance Improvisation, Contact with Voice
Dancer and painter. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
Participant of the 10th Academy at Gardzienice Theater, and many other dance and theater workshops and trainings.
A lover of music and travel, the founder of the Kontakt Dance Space.
In 2000 I discovered tango and since then he has been experiencing movement, dance, theater and music. He has a great weakness for pair dancing, dance theater, dance improvisation, music and singing.
“I like to look for bridges between different techniques and, above all, feel how dance and music can connect and inspire people”.
Body awareness based on the BMC method
Dancer, choreographer, teacher of contemporary dance, body awareness, contact improvisation and improvisation as a performance; Somatic Movement Educator according to the Body Mind Centering method. Artistic director of the EST Experimental Dance Studio since 1989. Currently, EST implements structural improvisation, lecture performance and site specific projects. Creates the Dance Area at the BARAKAH Theater. Currently She teaches at Hurtownia Ruchu and in CONTACT. Space of Movement and Dance in Krakow and during instructor courses, extramural studies at the Academy of Music in Łódź, dance workshops and improvisation contact festivals in Poland and abroad (Ukraine, England, Russia, Moldova, Germany, Italy, Portugal). For 8 years She taught at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Krakow. She gained dance experience in dance centers in New York and as a free student at George Mason Universities in Washington, Alabama and Calgary, workshops organized by the Silesian Dance Theater, Cultural Animation Center and dance festivals in Poland. She creates original performances, solo choreographies for the EST team, as well as Polish Dance Theater, Teatr Rozmaitości, Teatr Stary, Teatr im. J. Słowacki in Krakow. She conducted coaching sessions ended with shows, incl. Pan European Art. Laboratory at Villa Decius, several times Falling After Paxton in Toruń, Łódź, Białystok and Wrocław. As a dancer she dances solo and with EST, recently also in alternative spaces; structural improvisations i.e. lecture performances: Heart zRozum, Bones Mind Moving- Moving Bones Mind, Falling after Paxton from EST / Hurtownia Ruchu, and specific site: Crying Chairs – from EST to Plac Boh. Getta, Tram called following, Autoshow, Dziwne Nie_pokoje and with Jacek Owczarek project And we will dance together. She took part in projects with Pracownia Fizyczna Zdarzenia and in the exhibition at MS2 in Łódź. Come, we will show you what we do, with Renata Piotrowska Unknown, with Marta Pietruszka and Andrzej Sadowski B&B, with Marcin Janus, with Magda Przybysz Core zRozum and in international projects with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Closeness with Risa Jaroslow, Aurora with Maida Withers, Ocean Miasta with Pierre Deloche, Just say it with Michael Schumacher, Samples project Polish – Romanian with EST. She has danced in the USA, Canada, Finland, Russia, England, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Israel, the Czech Republic, Moldova, Italy and Ukraine. She received awards for choreographies and for consistent continuation of her own creative path, stage personality and a scholarship from the Batory ArtsLink Foundation in New York.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Body awareness based on the BMC method
Movement from Feeling - meditation in dance and cooperation with the body (a series of workshops in a fixed group)
Joanna loves contact in dance (and dancing in contact), listening to the wisdom of the body. She draws strength from being in nature, spent many days and nights of the last year in the wild Spanish valley and on Polish meadow. She dances, improvises – with movement, voice, life. 😉 She is attracted to connecting worlds, she is fascinated by the processes of creating a community. She loves traditional songs, discovering the secrets of the human body, myths and the other side of fairy tales. She has been dancing for 20 years. About 7 years ago, she discovered the power of the conscious, organic movement, the power of improvisation and the contact of improvisation – from this one so far nothing has been the same, and everything has become … this! 😉 She is constantly expanding her workshop, taking part in classes of various dance forms, methods of working with the body (including the Feldenkrais Method, Movement Authentic, Body Mind Centering, Gaga), contact improvisation workshops in Poland and abroad. In 2017-2018, she was associated with the Wrocław performative group protoBody, created by dancers, seniors, people with reduced mobility and visually impaired people. She looks for ways to open the world of dance and body awareness also to those who are afraid to look into this world – believing that conscious movement is a good from which we can all derive – regardless of fitness, experience with movement or blockages in the head and other parts us. 🙂 Currently in the processes of: – constant delight; – certification as Somatic Movement Educator according to the Body Mind Centering method (BMC Certification Program, Movimiento Atlas, Zaragoza, Spain). In passing, a psychology graduate. She is lucky to meet wonderful teachers along the way. The most important of them are: Emma Bonnici (work with voice, group process), Iwona Olszowska (BMC, improvisation), Marta Grabowska and Ewa Świtoń (Contact Improvisation), Walburga Glatz (BMC), Paulina Stróż (Joga Iyengar) and Eckhart Tolle.
Samba No Pe
Julia Zawistowicz – Passista G.R.E.S.E. Império da Tijuca
@zavistula has been associated with dance since she was 10. Her childhood dancing adventure started with hip-hop and contemporary dance, but later she trained various dance styles, ranging from belly and afro dancing, through reggaeton and dancehall, to Cuban salsa and Brazilian samba. Joyful samba no pé turned out to be her greatest passion, in which she trained under the supervision of choreographers in Rio de Janeiro itself 🇧🇷 (including Alex Coutinho, Jorge Amarelloh, Anderson Dionisio, Gabriel Castro, Mayara Santos, Mayara Lima and Kellyn Dew)
During her classes, Julia always tries to infect all participants with a smile, convey a lot of positive energy and instill in them a love of dance, because according to her, it is the fullest form of expression and the best way to express yourself ✨
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Samba No Pe
Forró (brazilian dance), Zouk (brazilian dance)
Junior Arto is a Brazilian dancer, musician and a dance teacher.
He gained and honed his experience dancing in the streets and carnivals of Brazil, as well as in regional and international dance workshops around the world, where he has been learning from Brazilian dance masters.
Junior is experienced in all Brazilian folk dances, such as Forró, Samba, Zouk, Coco and Ciranda. He has been a teacher at many Brazilian dance schools, workshops and other social events for more than 5 years. Currently he is sharing his dance experience, Brazilian sensitivity, musicality and sense of rhythm with students at Przestrzeń Ruchu i Tańca Kontakt (or ‘with our students.’)
The Basics of Contact-Improvisation / start: October 5
Personal development trainer with an integral approach. Both professionally and in my personal life, I explore and use various methods of working with the body, mind and spirit. I lead people through transformation and assist them on the way to live with passion, joy, harmony and power. I support through training, workshops, coaching and mentoring, as well as teaching meditation or conducting regular movement classes.
Two years ago, I included the traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Nui massage in my work – the unusual spirit of this practice is very close to my heart and I am happy to carry its gifts further, soothing the bodies and souls of my clients.
I am a mover by nature and passion. Sport and body work have always been on my way. In my youth I trained in running, swimming and karate kyokushin for 8 years. A more conscious approach to the body began 16 years ago, when I started my adventure with yoga and then with meditation. Soon after, the first experiences with choreotherapy joined. I have always loved to dance, but this passion has fully developed in the last 5 years. During this time, I delved into improvisation, body awareness, spontaneous dance and contact improvisation (it was love at first contact 😃). I have learned from many great teachers at workshops and festivals and freely experimenting and exploring the potential of my body. I have been practicing Qi gong regularly for 4 years, I am delighted with it and thankful for what it gives me. The most recent, but very fruitful practice in this repertoire are Lowen’s bioenergy exercises or energy work per se, which I have also been using for several years.
I believe in diversity, synergy and integrity, both in the development of our entire being and in the very area of the body and movement. I believe in the intelligence and intuition of our bodies.
I believe the body is the gateway to our vital energy, to our presence, to our grounding and centering. I believe the body is a source of pleasure, joy and power. I believe that conscious work with the body hides wonderful gifts, at your fingertips.
So let’s go dance, move and wake up our bodies
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: The Basics of Contact-Improvisation / start: October 5
Regular Contemporary Dance classes in 2 parts: Contemporary Dance Technique and Laboratory
– a teacher of contemporary dance, dance improvisation, performative and body practices for children and adults
-co-organizer of the children’s dance school “Cheloveki” based in Kiev
-organizer of various interdisciplinary laboratories, combining dance with various forms of art, such as drawing, architecture, sculpture, literature, music, etc.
– organizer of summer dance schools for children and educational dance projects for adults
Brazilian Style (solo) / New
Murilo was born and raised in Bahia, the cradle of samba, and therefore, like no one else, he can introduce you to the world of Brazilian rhythms, full of passion, energy, colors and joy.
His Brazilian Style is a fusion of various Brazilian and Brazilian-African dances, vibrating with energy, passion and sensuality, and Murilo himself is a charismatic and highly energetic instructor.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Brazilian Style (solo) / New
Meetings with massage
For 5 years, Rafał Kałuzieński has been conducting regular, unique in Poland, body work classes according to his original method “Massage sessions”. Works with the body using movement, touch, voice – both therapeutically and developmentally. He uses the tools of yoga, acroyogi, contemporary dance, contact improvisation, traditional songs and intuitive singing. Masseur, massage teacher, organizer of developmental trips with yoga and massage. Teacher of meditation techniques.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Meetings with massage
Forró (brazilian dance)
Renata has been dancing since she was a child. She started her dance journey with ballroom dances. Then it was time for contemporary dance, jazz, hip hop, and afro beat. She discovered Forró by accident. And as she says it was her destiny. It was for Forró that she went to Lisbon for a year. There she learned to dance in many dance schools, participated in numerous Forró festivals and workshops. Already in Lisbon, she began to conduct classes and organize demonstration lessons. She spent the last months in Brazil, expanding her dance workshop with various Forró styles. As she says: Forró is not only dancing for me, it is endless layers of good music that I love to search for. Forró is also history, culture of the north-eastern part of Brazil, about which the songs tell. Forró is the feeling of joy that comes from dancing with another person, when the whole world disappears and only dance and music counts. In Kontakt, she has been conducting classes for the last few years, she has conducted workshops in various cities in Poland and Belarus.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Forró (brazilian dance)
Meetings with Voice / * Classes with Sabina will return in the form of weekend courses: 23/10 and 6/11
A singer and musician, she performs on music and theater stages. He has formal musical education in the form of a first-level music school and many workshops and meetings with individual teachers. She graduated in mathematics and cognitive science, with particular emphasis on the relationship between psychology and music. In 2015, she immersed herself in traditional, theatrical and improvised music. He co-creates the bands SWADA and Baykuri, cooperates with the Italian-South American Teatro Simurgh, and conducts his own vocal and vocal-theater workshops. She is fascinated by rituals and the functions that music fulfills in society. On quiet evenings, he composes his own multi-voice songs and improvises in places with beautiful acoustics.
AcroYoga for beginners, AcroYoga intermediate
Associated with the movement since childhood. Many years of experience in the acrobatic and dance team, athletics, nine years of yoga practice instilled a constant need for physical activity and taught to find joy in it. The only certified AcroYoga level 2 teacher in Poland. Develops body awareness through contemporary dance, contact improvisation, physical dance, GAGA, animal flow. The possibility of combining acrobatic experiences with yoga and dance fascinated him absolutely. Delighted with the moment when the lines of these forms of movement have the opportunity to meet. In Krakow, he conducts regular Classes with AcroYogi at all levels. Organizer of jams, workshops, artistic projects and acrojog trips such as AcroFever, Polish Acro Convention and AcroYoga Boat Cruise.
Children's Choir / start: October 6, Choir in Kontakt gr. "A" (closed), Choir in Kontakt gr. "B" (open), Choir of Seniors
Wassim was Born in Damascus, Syria in 1978. In 1998, he completed his first studies as a civil engineer and over the next seven years he was involved in numerous projects in Syria. He began his musical adventure at the age of six, playing the flute and Oud. In the years 1990-1996 he began learning to play the instrument – Oud, with the teacher Fayez Zahe Aldin. Then he began studies in the field of Harmony and Counterpoint, conducted by Prof. Bella Tagezieva. 2005 marks the beginning of an academic career at the High Institute of Music in Damascus. He graduated in 2010, cooperating with many lecturers. His education was conducted by professors of Russian origin, and his composition was lectured by Prof. Serge Kopperanov, theory – Prof. Bella Tagezieva, conducting – Prof. Victor Babenko and Mr Missak Baghboudarian; conductor of the Syrian Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, Wassim Ibrahim obtained a master’s degree in composition studies at the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland, under the supervision of Prof. Józef Rychlik in 2015. He obtained a doctoral degree in musical composition at the Academy of Music in Krakow, major in composition, working with Prof. Wojciech Widłak.
Composer, conductor, teacher…
More information about Wassim can be found here: http://wassimibrahim.net/pl/biografia/
Acro Yoga + Thai Massage (for beginners), Acro Yoga + Thai Massage (intermediate and advanced), Massage and Movemen Meetings / Summer break
I am Weronika, I love to share and communicate with people, and doing it through massages and movement meetings is a great pleasure for me. To let go, be here and now, and just have the courage to trust. As life is a precious gift for me, taking care of each other during our meeting will be a priority for me. I do acrojoga, traditional Thai massage and rhythmic massage, but our meetings will be full of inspiration from various areas of movement, body work and play. I’m waiting for you! 🙂
Weronika Tyrpa – massage is her way of meditation in motion. In his therapeutic work, he values delicacy and intuition as well as being here and now. She is fascinated by psychosomatics and the relationship of the body, soul and psyche. Since 2016, she has been enriching her experience in Thai massage and lunar acroyoga. She started and continues the practice of traditional Thai massage “Nuad Bo Rarn” at Balazs Bali Nemeth from the Sunshine Network: Traditional Thai Yoga Massage and Ayurvedic Bodywork, where she has been assisting since 2018. In 2021, she graduated from a 2-year school of classical Western massage with elements of physiotherapy, and began learning Eurhythmia and Rhythmic Massage with Michaela Schnur.
Vocal Course: Meet Your Voice / Start: October 8
Multi-instrumentalist. A graduate of the Academy of Music in Krakow, Conservatorio di Verona and Universidade de Aveiro. She gives concerts in Poland and abroad – so far in several countries in Europe and Asia – as a soloist and member of symphony ensembles and orchestras. Co-founder of the band Organic Noises. In addition to performing music from the broadly understood classics, she specializes in playing on historical instruments (both baroque) and ethnic instruments from the Caucasus Southern (duduk, zurna, santur). Music is her soul’s prayer and a way of interacting with other creatures.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Vocal Course: Meet Your Voice / Start: October 8
Kontakt Acting Group / *recruitment for the performance, start: September 8, Meetings with an Actor Improvisation (course) / Summer break
My name is Zofia Zoń. I graduated from the acting department of the Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź under the supervision of Janusz Gajos. I was associated with the Tarnowski Theater. I collaborated with the Polish Theater in Bydgoszcz and the Theater in Kalisz. I have appeared in films including with Jan Jakub Kolski, Magdalena Piekorz, and the Węgrzyn Brothers. I conducted acting monologue at the SPOT Acting School in Krakow and vocal classes at the Acting and Vocal School. For 5 years, she has been preparing candidates for acting departments. I am passionate about acting improvisation, which I constantly deepen and use in my work with people, as well as in my own professional and personal development. I am interested in holistic psychology, deepening my awareness through relaxation sessions, I like discovering new musical sounds, I enjoy natural movement, and most of all I am fascinated by the observation of people. I draw inspiration for my work from books, movies, music, conversations and travels.