DJ (Daniel) Hayes is a Medical Doctor, public health scientist, eco-anarchist and practical idealist. He’s been playing, dancing, meditating and conversing CI for over a decade and actively sharing his curiosity and knowledge and doubts for the past eight years.. He is the founder of the Touch&Play Project, which explores the edges of Contact Improvisation by inviting our (al)chemical bodies into the dance. Through artistic and academic research he hopes to highlight the potential of CI as a tool to create authentic connections with oneself and the other by bringing it into play, communication, BDSM, therapy, education, sexuality, somatic mindfulness and more.
Liquid Love is a collective experience exploring the sensuality of flowing skin to skin contact using warm organic oil. The concept is simple: we will pour warm, fine, neutral oil on to your skin, from where it will spread out over your whole body and form a lubricious substance, which allows you to float in a sea together with other oily bodies. Everyone is invited to respect their own rhythm and limits to touch and nudity.
We invite you to move and allow yourself to be moved without intentions or sexual orientation. Releasing our usual desire to take action on erotic sensations and thoughts we invite you to be present with them and to relax into the energetic flow of the bodies around you. This is a place where you can love and be loved in an impersonal and unbound manner and above all a place to super charge your soul.
Bound 2 Dance
A simple exploration of what happens to our dances and connections when we introduce a rope or two or three…
With a beginners mind and through a suggestive regression to our childhood we will start by playing and moving by ourselves with this new ever-bending and never-stretching dance partner.
Once we feel curious and comfortable we will pair up with others that might or might not have a rope of their own and explore how these different power dynamics and these bridges can inform our physical dialogues. Finally, if time permits we will create a small rope jam where participants can freely interact with others and the ropes in the space. The work is open to everyone and focuses on the connection aspect of bondage we will however be learning one or two simple knots and going over some general guidelines to keep everyone safe and sound. (If you have your own ropes please bring them along)