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Tue, 26 Apr



Contact Improvisation (open level)

Open lessons of contact improvisation for everyone. Open level contact improvisation classes for everyone.

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Contact Improvisation (open level)
Contact Improvisation (open level)

Time & Location

26 Apr 2022, 18:30 – 20:00

Bratislava, Drieňová 81/40, 821 02 Bratislava, Slovakia

About the Event


We invite you to contact improvisation (KI) classes. KI was founded in 1972 (this year celebrates 50 years) in America, where a group of dancers around Steve Paxton decided to break away from the form of stylized dance and began to explore the possibilities of movement that does not have choreography - improvisation. They delved more and more into the physicality of the body, physical laws, biomechanics of movement, principles of falling or shared center of gravity.

The form has evolved and continues to evolve. It is a living form that "forces" you to be in the present moment and react to what is currently happening in the dance, where the body mass moves and how to follow it, change its direction, transform, rise and fall with it.

It is a dance without choreography, a constantly changing form in the contact of two or more body masses. He perceives touch not only through the palms, but through every part of the body, taking into account the physical structure, its solid and vulnerable parts, which can take different amounts of weight.

The classes are suitable for people who already have experience and for those who do not yet have experience (open level). They will be conducted in Slovak and/or English, as we also open space for people from other countries living in BA.

What does CI enable?

- Better understand (not only) your body and movement (biomechanics, anatomy,...)

- Improvement of movement and expressive skills

- Getting to know somatic approaches in movement (different forms of bodywork and ways of entering into contact)

- Community building

- Supports creativity, invites curiosity and playfulness

- It provides space for self-reflection and understanding of your psychological mechanisms in topics such as fears, relationships, trust, own resources, own strength, letting yourself be seen, creativity, etc.

And what does contact improvisation look like?

For example, also like this:

WHEN: Every Tuesday (from 26.4. to 21.6.) from 18:30-20:00

WHERE: Movement LAB, Drieňova 40, 1st floor OC Búcnosť (look for the exterior blue stairs, go up, turn left and go around the corner, where you will find us at the end)


* EUR 75 (for those who need to support) 

* EUR 95 (regular price) 

* EUR 115 (for those who want to support us)

During the course, it is also possible to participate in individual lessons (registration required in advance) - the price for one lesson is EUR 12 and is paid in cash.


Directly on the website - registration with payment obligation ... (in case of technical problems with payment, do not hesitate to send us an email)

What will you need? comfortable clothes that won't put pressure on you, possibly socks (we'll be dancing barefoot), t-shirts with short or longer sleeves (the skin rubs too much on the floor with tank tops, which may not be pleasant).

How will it go? We will start and end each meeting with sharing in a circle, at the beginning of the warm up and the gradual development of the technical and practical part.

He will accompany you through the lessons: 

Magdaléna Takačová Co-founder of Movement LAB and OZ 4Arts Therapy, dance-movement therapist, coach, lecturer of contact improvisation, facilitator of authentic movement and embodiment meditations After studying Strategic Management and Marketing, I worked for 12 years in the financial field in a management position. My many years of experience in leading exercise, dance and dance-music sessions led me to study dance-movement therapy, which I completed my 4-year training in the Czech Republic in 2017. For 10 years I danced in the integrated dance group LEN TAK TAK, where people danced with and without a handicap. I was part of the creative and production process of performance projects. In 2019, I completed coaching training (according to ICF standards). In 2020, I completed the certified Teacher's Training at the Holistic Dance Institute in Vienna. I attended a number of foreign educational workshops focused on contemporary dance, applied anatomy in movement, bodywork, contact improvisation and somatic movement. In 2021, I entered TRE training (trauma release exercises) and in 2022 I completed contact improvisation training in Poland

Photo credit: Bartosz Jakubowski



We would like to invite you to Contact Improvisation classes (CI). CI was developed in 1972 by Steve Paxton and company in America. They decided to release from stylized dance and started to explore movement without choreography – improvisation. More and more they deepened their knowledge and experiences in physicality of the body, physical principles, biomechanics of movement, principles of falling and shared center of gravity.

The form has developed and is still developing. It is a vivid form which "forces" you to be in the present moment and to react to what is happening in the dance, where body mass is moving, how to follow it, how to change its direction, modulate it, lift it and fall with it.

It is a dance without choreography, ever changing form in touch of two or more body masses. The touch is considered not just by hands but by any part of the body. It regards different body parts and their ability to carry the weight.

Classes are open level and are led in Slovak and/or in English (depends on participants) so it can be open to foreigners too.

How can you benefit from CI?

  • better understanding of the body (your own and others) by anatomy, biomechanics,...
  • improvement of your movement and expressive skills
  • get in touch with somatic approaches (bodyworks as an entrance point to contact)
  • community building
  • CI supports creativity, curiosity and playfulness
  • self-reflection, understanding of your own psychic mechanism in topics like fear, relationships, trust, inner resources, empowerment, being seen, creativity etc.

How does CI look like? Eg. like this:

When: Every Tuesday (from 26.4. to 21.6.) 18:30-20:00

Where: Movement LAB, Drieňova 40, 1. floor OC Budúcnosť (find blue metal external stairs, go up, then turn left, pass the corner and at the end you find the door marked with Movement LAB stick)


* EUR 75 (when you have a tight budget)

* EUR 95 (regular price)

* EUR 115 (when you want to support us and the idea we support others)

* 12 EUR drop in class (registration required latest the day before -


on webpage with payment

What do you need?

comfortable clothes, longer sleeves preferred, we dance barefoot or in socks

How does the class look like?

At the beginning and at the end we have a sharing circle (supports community, communication and integration), warm-up at the beginning, technical part and practical part.

Your lector:

Magdalena Takačová

Co-founder of Movement LAB and OZ 4Arts Therapy, dance-movement therapist, coach, CI teacher, facilitator of authentic movement and embodiment meditations

Photo credit: Bartosz Jakubowski


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