THE NATURAL CIRCUS
Mountains and Rivers
are Speaking

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9 December 2017 - 7 January 2018
Tango Dentro
Images of 'Les Montagnes Dansent - Tango en Diois'
Exhibition of photographs
Dec 9, 15.00-19.00 Tango Cafe and Opening
Nou Tango
Chausseestrasse 102
Berlin
https://vimeo.com/160581616

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25+26 November 2017
Learning to Listen
Kl 14-17.30
Medisinsk Yoga Øst
Oslo
https://www.facebook.com/events/176377282914582/

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20-22 November 2017
AHA Festival
Art and Science meet
21. November: Site-specific intervention (Meeting an Other)
22. November: Reading (Mountains and Rivers are Speaking)
Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
http://ahafestival.se/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1936833753200284/
https://www.facebook.com/events/208382629703117/

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Introduction to Meditation +
Movement Practice

7 sessions throughout April and June 2017
Refugee Camp Hol, Norway

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Drop In-Reading of Mountains and Rivers are Speaking
20th May 2017, 20:00
Litteraturhuset, Oslo, Norway

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Contact Improvisation Workshop
w/ Lars Schmidt

09.04.2017, 15.30-18.30
12.03.2017, 15.00-19.30 + Benjamin Lindh Medin
Bergen, Norway
Y-Yoga Studio, Øvregaten 25
Info/Registration: elinambika (at) hotmail.com

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Schmidt+Brecke @ Artarctica Residency and Festival
The Snowy Owl - Spirit of the Arctic
02.-11.02.2017
Helsinki, Finland
http://www.artarctica.com

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Tango Classes in Hallingdal / Norway in January 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/206937846430405/

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Schmidt+Brecke @ Why Not? Festival
'T Jay' | Green Tea Sessions -
Creating a space with and around Japanese green tea

20. November 2016, 11-16
Kulturhuset, Youngstorget 3
Oslo, Norway
www.whynotfestival.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/778669562275321/

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Luftballett Festival | Bergen, Norway
6.-9. of September 2016 at Bergen University College
Collaboration with Randi Brecke
Working with and around Japanese green tea and with the manifold manifestations of wind.
http://www.luftballett.com
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/854300374705413/

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Mountains and Rivers are Speaking | Poetry Reading
Moving towards a different viewpoint
An evening with Lars Schmidt & guests
June 5th, 20h
Deichmanske Bibliotek, Grünerløkka
Schous Plass 10
Oslo

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T Jay | Performance
Serving fine japanese green tea
May 27th, between 8 and 9.30pm
On the pier near Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
Oslo

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Mountains and Rivers are Speaking | Poetry Reading
Moving towards a different viewpoint
An evening with Lars Schmidt
April 10th, 16h
Litteraturhus, Heurlins Plats 1
Gothenburg

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The Beauty of Purposelessness
Dance as Contemplative Artform /
CI, Improvisation, Contemplation

starting march 10th, regular sessions on thursdays
19:00h - 20:30h Session
Nydans, Rolf Wickstrømsvei 15 B
Oslo
30-50kr participation for room rental

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Tango Lab
On Ochos and Voleos
20+21 February 2016, 14h
Location: Kulturhuset Oceanen, Stigbergstorget 8
Göteborg

Open Class at Maldito Practica
9 February 2016, 19h
Location: Annedalsgården, Carl Grimbergsgatan 52
Göteborg

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"Invigning och Avslutning" | Performance Gathering
29 November 2015
12h - 17h
Kulturtemplet, Gamla vattenreservoaren i Gråberget
Gothenburg

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The Beauty of Purposelessness
Dance as Contemplative Artform /
CI, Improvisation, Contemplation

*Switzerland Sessions*
31 January 2015
16.30h - 18.30h Session
Studio Créarte, Mühlenplatz 15,
Bern
Pay what you want
facilitated by Lars Schmidt
More info: www.contemplative-arts.org

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Tango Labs @ OTTO
Mondays 5, 12, 26. Jan + 2. Feb 2015
from Feb 9th ongoing
19.30h-21h, afterwards practica
‘OTTO’, Moserstrasse 31 (Ecke Allmendstrasse)
Bern
30chf
Drop in Class

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Dance and Horses / 'Meeting an Other'
Exploring encounter and communication in
Contact Improvisation, Tango and Natural Horsemanship

w/ Mileva Demenga + Lars Schmidt
29/30 Nov 2014
11-13:00, 14:30-16:30
Bern

Info: www.contemplative-arts.org
Registration: info (at) contemplative-arts.org

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Tango Labs
'Leading and Following', w/Virginie Bournaud (Paris) + Lars Schmidt
11 Dec 2014
19-21h
‘Conexion’, w/Lars Schmidt
24/25 Nov 2014, 19-21h
'OTTO', Moserstrasse 31
Bern
Inscription: naturalcircus (at) gmail.com

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CI, Improvisation and Contemplation
The Outdoor Sessions
12 Oct 2014
15.30h
at Tempelhofer Feld / Allmende Garten Tent
Berlin
'come rain or come shine...'

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Summer: On the road in Europe / Dances and Discussions
(Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Mountains and Seas...)

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Buenos Aires

Laboratorio de CI y Improvisacion Contemplativo
24 de mayo, cada semana hasta 19 de junio, 14h
Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte, IUNA
facilitado por Cristina Turdo y Lars Schmidt


‘Solo sentarse’ / Meditación

4 sesiones
17h-18.15h
los miércoles, 28 mayo, 4 junio:
Defensa y Calos Calvo, San Telmo, CABA
los miércoles, 11 junio, 18 junio:
Armenia y Paraguay, Palermo, CABA
- (pedir dirección exacta) -

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Barnave/Drome, France

'S’assoir, seulement s’assoir' / Meditacion
7-9 mars, 19.00h
Le Serre, Barnave/Drome

S’assoir, seulement s’assoir

Rien à faire
Rien à attendre
Rien à accomplir
s’assoir, seulement s’assoir

Pas de religion
Pas de système de croyance
Pas d’enseignement
s’assoir, seulement s’assoir

Sentez-vous invités. Asseyons-nous ensemble.

‘Assis tranquillement, ne faisant rien
le printemps arrive
et l'herbe pousse par elle-même’

Basho

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2013

Berlin
21 November 2013 19.30H
MOVEMENT AND STILLNESS AT THE SAME TIME
Lars Schmidt (Words / Sound)
Lake Studios, Berlin
www.lakestudiosberlin.com

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Barcelona
21. - 23. June 2013
Dance, Touch and everything else
Natural Circus Lab

El Local 48
C/Trafalgar 48, interior, 2º
21 June: 19h30-21h, 22+23 June: 14h-17h
40€-60€, depending on what you can afford

“The more people do, the more society develops, the more problems arise.
The increasing desolation of nature, the exhaustion of resources, the
uneasiness and disintegration of the human spirit, all have been brought
about by humanity’s trying to accomplish something.
Originally there was no reason to progress, and nothing that had to be
done. We have come to the point at which there is no other way than to
bring about a ‘movement’ not to bring anything about.”
Masanobu Fukuoka - Originator of Natural Farming

In this meeting we will explore what it does if there is nothing to
accomplish.
Nothing to accomplish in dance, nothing to accomplish in touch, nothing to
accomplish in meeting another.
Nothing to accomplish in life.
We will see what it does, if we get 'the one that needs to accomplish' out
of the way and let life have its course.
Even if just for a few moments.

The Natural Circus Labs are open and playful gatherings inspired by the practices of Contact Improvisation and related art forms.
They take place in urban as well as natural contexts.
There are laboratories throughout every season and with varied input.
Thus insights, personal bonds and relationships may deepen.

Registration: contact (at) larsschmidt.org

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Barcelona
Avril, cada miercoles
El Baile y el Contacto como Arte Contemplativo:
Laboratorios Natural Circus

El Local 48
C/Trafalgar 48, interior, 2º
19h30, pago a voluntad

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Paris
20 + 21. April 2013
Dance and Touch as Contemplative Artform:
Natural Circus Lab

Theatre de Verre (Metro Marx-Dormoy)
14:00h – 17:00h
between 40€ and 60€, depending on what you can afford

In this gathering we will dance around the concept of ‘letting things have their own way’ or ‘non-doing’.
What does this mean? What does this do to the body? To movement? To sensations, feelings, thoughts? What does it do to relationships and interactions?
And most of all : How can it be ‘done’?

We will be using Contact Improvisation, Meditation, some Acting, Tango and Bodywork as main tools of practice and exploration.

The Natural Circus Labs are open and playful gatherings inspired by the practices of Contact Improvisation and related art forms.
They take place in urban as well as natural contexts.
There are laboratories throughout every season and with varied input.
Thus insights, personal bonds and relationships may deepen.

Registration: contact (at) larsschmidt.org