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November/December News

Sonata

Photo by René de Sans

Several weeks ago, SONATA, the second part of the Sex & Space Trilogy, premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival and was generally well received. Except perhaps by those who were expecting an exact remake of part one. But then again, i have not garnered a reputation by doing the expected! Ha!

See a little safe-for-work trailer here.

Meanwhile, no rest for the weary as we’ve already started shooting the THIRD part of the trilogy. This is by far the weirdest, most artsy/conceptual part, as after two “porn” films with “dancers”, it will be a non-explicit “dance” film with “porn performers” – whatever all those terms mean. I used the Porn Film Festival’s allure to shoot two scenes with in-town celebrities Gala Vanting and Jiz Lee. Note me looking extremely star-struck while taking a picture with Jiz. Gala is no less of a star, but we’ve hung out at festivals and such, so i was much more relaxed, whereas Jiz is a bit of an idol. But we both got through the shoot, and i’m looking forward to shooting the remaining scenes and hopefully releasing the final film next year.

Gala & me                  Jiz & me
Next up on the SONATA train is the PornyDays Festival in Zurich, where it will be screened on Saturday, November 28, at 11pm, as part of the LATE NIGHT LOVE short film program. See the complete program here.
Also as part of PornyDays, i will be giving the short version of the Sex & Space workshop, on dance, desire, and performing the erotic body at Tanzhaus Zürich, on Sunday, November 29, 2pm to 5pm. Register at johanna.grunenfelder@hotmail.com.

MORE WORKSHOPS:

December 5-6: Sex & Space in Leipzig, 11am to 6pm both days. For more information and to register, email davideckelmann@googlemail.com.

And December 28-30, 3pm to 6pm all three days: Das Fest Der Liebe: Desire as a Tool for Performance, at Marameo Berlin. I love bringing my work to really different contexts, and this is one of them! Email post@marameo.de to register and for more details.

 
Public Service Announcement: My email has occasionally been blocking legitimate messages recently, so if You feel i’ve owed You a response for some time, You may want to try sending your email from or to another address, or try contacting me via Facebook. On that note, i’ve been in touch with everyone who contributed to our SONATA crowdfunding campaign, and your perks have either already gone out or, in the case of the DVDs, will go out next week. If You’re still waiting to hear from me, please get in touch… Thanks!

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Sex and Space at ImPulsTanz August 10 to 14

Short version: Come and join me in a few short weeks at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival for the workshop Sex & Space – A Workshop on Dance, Desire, and Performing the Erotic Body. SOOOO stoked to be teaching at my favorite dance festival EVER!
http://www.impulstanz.com/en/workshops/2015/artist1437/
Long version: This festival is very, very special to me – i went there the first time many years ago for some beginners’ workshops when i was just starting to dance, and have been back several times since, most notably with my beloved danceWEBbers in 2012 – seriously, i don’t even know if i would still be dancing today if it weren’t for ImPulsTanz – it popped up more than once to pick me up and inspire me at the right time when i was about to give it all up…
When i started researching erotic energy in artistic processes, something that had often been very present for me in projects but rarely addressed, i felt that my work was becoming more popular in the “conscious sexuality” context than in the contemporary dance world (although there was some amazing support from there as well – and i’m extraordinarily grateful to all the erotic art, tantra, bdsm, queer, and/or sex-positive festivals that invited me). However, my interest has always been primarily choreographic – that is, not remaining in the internal personal process forever, but using that process creatively and playfully to expand our shared experience. So, i’d be lying if i said i didn’t feel a certain legitimation of the last three years’ work in being at ImPulsTanz this Summer – but most of all, i think it will be fun! See You there! xxx

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Workshops in February

Sex & Space – A Workshop on Dance, Desire, and Performing the Erotic Body (read the full description HERE) will be happening twice this month:

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Upcoming Magic in November/December

November 1 & 2, 1:00pm-2:45pm: Special BIRTHDAY PARTY classes (I turn 33 on the 1st) at Marameo Berlin

November 22 & 23, 11:00am-6:00pm, WORKSHOP: Sex & Space – Choreographing the Scene in LONDON @The School of Erotic Mysteries

November 30, 7pm, Performance: Continuous Variation at Kühlspot Berlin

December 13 & 14, 12:00noon-7:00omWORKSHOP: Sex & Space – Choreographing the Scene in VIENNA @Schwelle7 Wien

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Upcoming Classes and Workshops in October

The month starts with a very special workshop, Erotic Energy in the Creative Process, at Berlin’s own Other Nature Alternative Sex Shop, one of my favorite stores. Sunday October 12 at 3pm.

The weekend after, i will be teaching the contemporary dance class (mostly) for professionals at Marameo, also in Berlin. Saturday Oct 18/Sunday Oct 19, at 1pm both days.

Finally, i’m very happy indeed to return to the festival where my film Quintet premiered, the Berlin Porn Film Festival, to teach a three-hour workshop Sex & Space – Choreographing the Scene, based on the film, Saturday October 25 from 3pm to 6pm. Registration via office@pornfilmfestivalberlin.de

There are also still some places available for the full weekend version of Sex & Space in LONDON, November 22 & 23 . Contact Rebecca at The School of Erotic Mysteries for details.

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Sex & Space BERLIN!

After New York City, Lausanne, London, Bucharest, Helsinki (and Milano & Claregalway coming soon), the WORKSHOP THAT STARTED IT ALL is finally coming to BERLIN!!! Still some places available. Come join me for what is sure to be a stupendous weekend of exploration at the tutgut center!

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June 14 & 15, 12:00-18:00 at tutgut center Berlin

Workshop fee: € 100

Please register at mail@tutgut-berlin.de or david@davidbloom.info

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Sex and Space New York

For more information on the location of my workshop “Sex and Space – Choreographing the Scene” in downtown Manhattan this coming Saturday (Feb 22), and to register, email Yael at antelopedreamer@yahoo.com