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"PASSION. PLAY. PLEASURE." is a movement workshop organized by Alvin Collantes, a certified Gaga teacher based in Berlin, DE. Designed for dancers & non-dancers, the workshop will begin with a 1hr Gaga class as a way to warm up the body, then proceeding into movement research and culminating with an impro jam session.

Pleasure exists inside of us. Everyday we experience it, we taste it, we see it in other people, we let it linger into our memories. What I am curious to research is what pleasure means to us, how it bleeds into our everyday lives, how it affects our choice making abilities and how it connects us to other people's lives. 

How can we find pleasure especially in high and low moments of life? Can we use it as an engine? A source for movement? In physical and emotional moments of pain and suffering, can we ignite pleasure as a source for healing?

I am curious to see where these questions lead us and how we can continuously search for its meaning in our physical bodies. I am curious to play with volume, how it bleeds into our passion to move and how can we access his door to discover freedom.


DECEMBER 1, 2019


Studio SoniC UG,
Reichenberger Str. 124, Haus C
10999 Berlin, Germany


12:00 - 13:00: PASSION: Gaga Class

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination.

13:15 - 15:15: PLEASURE: Movement Research

This movement research session will consist of few exercises that invites discussion, personal mentorship and working with partners and groups. It will be mostly a physical experience exploring levels, volumes and many ways the body can articulate the research.

15:15 - 15:30: PLAY: Impro Jam Session

This session will allow us to put the research into practice. Opening the space to create beautiful moments with people, within yourself or within the group. Each will play both the role of the active observer and participant for the impro session.

Photography by Cesar Brodermann, Ascaf and Alvin Collantes

Photography by Cesar Brodermann, Ascaf and Alvin Collantes