Angela Ognev – Contact Beyond Contact & Qigong
Elective Workshop – Dance & Healing
Workshops Date Qigong: 1-5 & 7-10 JUNE (WEEKS 1 & 2)
Time: 08:00 – 08:45
Workshop Date CBC: 7-10 JUNE (WEEK 2)
Time: 08:50 – 10:50
[About the Workshop]
Contact Beyond Contact (CBC), is a dance and healing practice originally created by Vangelis Legakis, the founder and artistic director of Unity Space – an Arts and Healing Organisation based in Hong Kong. CBC is an accumulation of Vangelis’ wealth of experience and research into different movement practices and healing modalities.
Contact Beyond Contact (CBC) is a dance and healing practice that integrates Authentic Movement (AM), Contact Improvisation (CI) and Passing Through (PT) with profound practices of qigong, yoga, healing modalities and energy work, mindfulness and leadership skills, proprioceptive and exteroceptive senses, somatics and principles of behaviorism, as well as the philosophies of Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism. These practices are well-woven together to create a holistic integration of the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit. The facilitator’s main focus in this practice is to hold space by creating a safe-boundaries-environment in which people can integrate, transform and heal in body, mind, heart and spirit.
CBC provides a safe container where each individual is able to express, trust and transform by honouring their personal boundaries and the boundaries of others. This practice will allow you to genuinely, energetically connect with yourself, an-other, the space you are working in and with nature; the world beyond the means of physical contact.
Embodiment is helping me to be more present, at ease, resilient, focused, creative, and playful – and I am excited to share that with you.
I am a facilitator (Level 3) of the Contact Beyond Contact dance & healing practice, which integrates Contact Improvisation (on communication through touch and shared weight), Authentic Movement (on presence toward inner impulses and self-direction), Passing Through (on connection to the whole group and environment), with elements of psychology, mindfulness, Qi Gong, Yoga, and Thai Massage. CBC was created by Vangelis Legakis.
I started teaching Yoga in 2013, with an emphasis on creative flows, intentional transitions, cues to increase embodiment, core, & being curious about discomfort. My training is in Ashtanga (200hr) and Hatha Vinyasa (200hr).
I explore other movement-based practices such as Argentine tango, clay sculpture, guiding mindfulness and meditation (particularly open monitoring, sensory, walking, & kind attention), and somatic coaching.
My background is in Psychology from the University of Chicago, pursuing a masters in Positive Psychology Coaching, facilitating workshops on design thinking and creative problem-solving, and hosting discussion-oriented events and communities.