CONTEMPLATIVE ARTS
learning to listen

CALENDAR

Oslo/NO

Learning to Listen
with Tango and Mindfulness
Workshop for Singles and Couples
25+26 November 2017
Kl 14-17.30
Medisinsk Yoga Øst
https://www.facebook.com/events/176377282914582/

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Hol/NO

Introduction to Meditation +
Movement Practice

7 sessions throughout April and June 2017
Refugee Camp Hol, Norway

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Oslo/NO

'T Jay'
Schmidt+Brecke @ Why Not? Festival
Green Tea Sessions - Creating a space with and around Japanese green tea
20. November 2016, 11-16
Kulturhuset, Youngstorget 3
Oslo

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Oslo/NO

Mountains and Rivers are speaking
Moving towards a different viewpoint
An evening with Lars Schmidt & guests
June 5th, 8pm
Deichmanske Bibliotek, Grünerløkka
Schous Plass 10
0552 Oslo

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The Beauty of Purposelessness
'Sonomama Sessions'

Dance as Contemplative Artform /
CI, Improvisation, Contemplation

starting march 10th, on thursdays
19:00h - 20:30h Session
Nydans, Rolf Wickstrømsvei 15 B
0484 Oslo
30-50kr participation for room rental

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Gothenburg/SE

Mountains and Rivers are speaking
Moving towards a different viewpoint
An evening with Lars Schmidt
April 10th, 16h
Litteraturhus, Heurlins Plats 1
Gothenburg

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2015

Bern/CH

The Beauty of Purposelessness
Dance as Contemplative Artform /
CI, Improvisation, Contemplation

*Switzerland Sessions*
31 January 2015
16.30h - 18.30h Session
Studio Créarte, Mühlenplatz 15, 3011 Bern
Pay what you want
facilitated by Lars Schmidt

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2014

Bern/CH

Meeting an Other
Exploring encounter and communication in
Contact Improvisation, Tango and Natural Horsemanship

w/ Mileva Demenga + Lars Schmidt
29/30 nov 2014
11-13:00, 14:30-16:30
160/140 chf

Registration: info (at) contemplative-arts.org

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Berlin

CI, Improvisation and Contemplation
The Outdoor Sessions
12 oct 2014
15.30h

at Tempelhofer Feld / Allmende Garten Tent
'come rain or come shine...'

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Buenos Aires

Laboratorio de CI y Improvisacion Contemplativo
24 de mayo, cada semana hasta 19 de junio
14h-16h

Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte, IUNA
facilitado por Cristina Turdo y Lars Schmidt

‘Solo sentarse’ / Meditación
4 sesiones
17h-18.15h
los miércoles, 28 mayo, 4 junio:
Defensa y Calos Calvo, San Telmo, CABA
los miércoles, 11 junio, 18 junio:
Armenia y Paraguay, Palermo, CABA
- (pedir dirección exacta) -

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Barnave/Drome, France
7-9 march, 19.00h
'Just sitting'
Le Serre, Barnave/Drome

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2013

Berlin
21 November 2013 19.30H
MOVEMENT AND STILLNESS AT THE SAME TIME
Lars Schmidt (Words / Sound)
Lake Studios, Berlin
www.lakestudiosberlin.com

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Barcelona
21. - 23. June 2013
Dance, Touch and everything else
Natural Circus Lab

El Local 48
C/Trafalgar 48, interior, 2º
21 June: 19h30-21h, 22+23 June: 14h-17h
40€-60€, depending on what you can afford

“The more people do, the more society develops, the more problems arise.
The increasing desolation of nature, the exhaustion of resources, the
uneasiness and disintegration of the human spirit, all have been brought
about by humanity’s trying to accomplish something.
Originally there was no reason to progress, and nothing that had to be
done. We have come to the point at which there is no other way than to
bring about a ‘movement’ not to bring anything about.”
Masanobu Fukuoka - Originator of Natural Farming

In this meeting we will explore what it does if there is nothing to
accomplish.
Nothing to accomplish in dance, nothing to accomplish in touch, nothing to
accomplish in meeting another.
Nothing to accomplish in life.
We will see what it does, if we get 'the one that needs to accomplish' out
of the way and let life have its course.
Even if just for a few moments.

The Natural Circus Labs are open and playful gatherings inspired by the practices of Contact Improvisation and related art forms.
They take place in urban as well as natural contexts.
There are laboratories throughout every season and with varied input.
Thus insights, personal bonds and relationships may deepen.

Registration: contact (at) larsschmidt.org

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Barcelona
Avril, cada miercoles
El Baile y el Contacto como Arte Contemplativo:
Laboratorios Natural Circus

El Local 48
C/Trafalgar 48, interior, 2º
19h30, pago a voluntad

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Paris
20 + 21. April 2013
Dance and Touch as Contemplative Artform:
Natural Circus Lab

Theatre de Verre (Metro Marx-Dormoy)
14:00h – 17:00h
between 40€ and 60€, depending on what you can afford

In this gathering we will dance around the concept of ‘letting things have their own way’ or ‘non-doing’.
What does this mean? What does this do to the body? To movement? To sensations, feelings, thoughts? What does it do to relationships and interactions?
And most of all : How can it be ‘done’?

We will be using Contact Improvisation, Meditation, some Acting, Tango and Bodywork as main tools of practice and exploration.

The Natural Circus Labs are open and playful gatherings inspired by the practices of Contact Improvisation and related art forms.
They take place in urban as well as natural contexts.
There are laboratories throughout every season and with varied input.
Thus insights, personal bonds and relationships may deepen.

Registration: contact (at) larsschmidt.org