Playful Bodies

since 2019

dance and theatre based Improvisation; between trance and social dances, for teenagers and adults

This workshop is a derivation from the workshop Moving Energies , which focuses on body rhythm by combining improvisation, theatrical & contemporary dance exercises mixed with commercial dance styles and music like Bollywood, Salsa, and Jazz.
We dive into the trance-like state, re-created by expression of various emotions/feelings, the sense of touch, the sense of self, and some groovy elements from social dances which are packed into a playful context. A motivating & physically oriented class that combines isolation exercises and coordination to express the emotionality of the body and achieve a collective high-energetic state.

Playful Bodies has taken place at

- 2021
ImPulstanz- Vienna International Dance Festival

― 2020
Akademie für Zeitgenössisches Ballet at Anton Bruckner Private University Linz
Public Moves at ImPulstanz- Vienna International Dance Festival

― 2019
Shake the Break, Dschungel Wien
Public Moves, Impulstanz Festival, Vienna.

Jaskaran Anand has also taught the aesthetic of bollywood to promote social communication and spread laughter.

― RedSapata, Linz

Upcoming projects

11.11 // 2000h
and 12.11// 2000h @ Teatro India, Rome

- a kick-off event with Playful Bodies Intervention in the context of Stadt Labor opening
open the doors for Trans.DisCity in Linz
on 23.11.2023 / 19.30 h
@ Nordico City Museum Linz

- Violence in Translation (Intervention Workshop in Museum)
in context of the exhibition Fremde- Über den künstlerischen Zugang zum Anderen
30.11 // 18.00h
@ Lentos Art Museum Linz

02.12 // 12.00h (tbc)
Starting point: Stadt park with
@ Klasse für Alle