our Facilitators

These are the people you can start getting excited about

FEEL

Sara Ablinger 

Big Body Love

#Workshop
#Body-positive

LISTEN

Dorian Bonelli

Playfight  + Objekt-ification

#Workshop

SEE

Simon Mayer

Being moved

#Workshop #Tanz

HEAR

Mario 

stretching exercices for your consciousness

#Workshop #Meditation

SMELL

Melanie Bonajoe

& skinship

#Workshop

#Consent

TASTE

KUEM

Delicious delight

#Workshop

#Embodiment

TASTE

mäks rößmöller

Sensing Fat tissue

#Workshop

LISTEN

lovemore

Lets Dance

#Musical performance 
#Dance

FEEL

Katja von der Forst

Get what you want + Explore your Senses

#Workshop
#Meditation

LISTEN

alma linda

Dj Set + sensual sound journey

#DJ #Music

FEEL

Ariana

Consent workshop + The power of mark making

#Workshop #Art

FEEL

lian and marek

Playfight + Sensual Yoga

#Workshop
#Yoga

FEEL

nino

Delicious delight

 

#Workshop #Embodiment

FEEL

Simon Magnus

PlayFull Intimacy 

#Workshop 

FEEL

shady greis

Free movement and somatic communication

#Workshop

 

FEEL

true feeling

Bondage trough*feeling

#Workshop
#Bondage

SMELL

lisa de la punz

Life Drawing for every body

#Workshop #Art

TASTE

Akynos

Food explorationn

#Workshop

Program

Get excited about all the experiences that are awaiting you

what to expect

More than 40 queer musicians, artists, workshop facilitators and performers from all over Europe

• A big tent for more intimate and experimental workshops

Wholesome vegan-friendly food cooked by the team of tisch.wien

• Our drag performers and hosts HP & Nadine leading through the program

Detailed program coming soon!

IMPRESSIONS

Take a look at our facilitators and venue

she / they

Sara Ablinger

Wild sensual embodiment

workshop

Sara Ablinger is a Vienna based bodyworker and workshop facilitator specialised in body positivity, radical self-care & self-love, consent culture, intimacy and conscious sexuality. Bringing Big Body Love to Austria and Europe, she creates spaces of empowerment, authenticity, connection, pleasure and healing, focussing on the empowerment and participation of marginalised bodies such as queer, fat, disabled bodies.

wild sensual embodiment you are body. you are earth. you are water. you are blood. you are breath. you are soul. this workshop aims to ground and connect you to yourself, the senses, the body as well as all those around you. feel your aliveness through breath and movement. become present. sharpen your senses through body awareness and mindful self touch. paint your embodiment onto your skin with body paint. take up all the space you deserve. show yourself in all your colors. let yourself be witnessed with the body you come in. let’s meet each other as the creative, wild and sensual beings we are. in your unique body. with your individual expression and speed. fully present, fully alive connection to others is true intimacy. welcome body, welcome you! workshop will include: breathing and mindfulness exercises, movement / expression / dance with or without music, body painting, witnessing / looking at each other sequence, solo / pair / group exercises, you can wear as much or little as you like (body painting is excluding the genitals due to sanitary reasons) – I suggest an extra pair of underwear if it gets paint on it

he / him

Dorian Bonelli

Playfight + Objectification + Transformative Writing

workshop & a participatory art installation

TRANSFORMATIVE WRITING
Writing doesn ́t start with clever thoughts or thoughts at all. It starts
with a body; a body that is curious about it ́s surrounding.
Writing doesn ́t start with words; it starts by listening.

So this workshop is designed as an exchange of life-stories but not sto-
ries to be told from beginning to end but from now to now and person to person.

We will use abstract calligraphy and asemic writing as tools of em-
bodied writing, searching for authentic expressions.

We exchange textwords and attention.


Here we search for the potential to transform each other. by being fully
present with all we are.
The basic topic of this detournament is that which we have lost, missed,
given up in the current crisis and also that which we want to erase
and get rid of dump, ditch and repell to make new space for new ideas,
thought and action.
We might end up in a collective writing – overwriting, copywriting and
transcribing.

he/ him

Simon Mayer

being moved

workshop & performance

Simon Mayer

Simon Mayer, performer/dancer, choreographer and musician,

born in 1984 in Austria, studied at the Vienna State Opera Ballet

School and the Performing Arts, Research and Training Studios

(P.A.R.T.S) in Brussels and was member of the Vienna State Opera

Ballet. In 2009, he founded the band ”Rising halfmoon“ as singer,

guitarist and songwriter. As dancer/choreographer and musician

he was involved in productions of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/

ROSAS (“The Song“), Wim Vandekeybus (“Frisking“) and Zita

Swoon. His choreographic repertoire includes solos, duets and

group pieces that have been performed internationally (o feather

of lead; dancing with the soundhobbyist/Zita Swoon; Monkeymind

and others).

 

pronouns

www.mario-sinnhofer.xyz/

mario~touched

meditation

stretching exercises for your consciousness

(open eye meditation / 35min / no previous knowledge necessary)

We practice a combination of Integral Meditation and Awakening Interbeing: an unusual, wide-angle-like attentiveness that on the one hand focuses us, and at the same time leads us into the entire fullness and complexity of all sensory perceptions, thoughts and feelings. Paradoxically, relaxation sets in! This method of mindfulness trains the ability to consciously perceive on several levels at the same time, and to observe oneself during this perception. With a little practice, it leads to a clear and alert openness that can be applied in any everyday situation.

Dehnungsübungen für das Bewusstsein

(Meditation mit geöffneten Augen / 35min / keine Vorkenntnisse notwendig)

Wir üben eine eine Kombination aus Integraler Meditation und Awakening Interbeing: Eine ungewohnte, weitwinkel-artige Aufmerksamkeitseinstellung, die uns einerseits fokussiert, und gleichzeitig in die gesamte Fülle und Komplexität aller Sinneswahrnehmungen, Gedanken und Gefühle führt. Paradoxerweise stellt sich dabei Entspannung ein! Diese Achtsamkeitsmethode trainiert die Fähigkeit auf mehreren Ebenen gleichzeitig bewusst wahrzunehmen, und sich selbst bei dieser Wahrnehmung zu beobachten. Mit etwas Übung führt das zu einer klaren und wachen Offenheit, die in jeder Alltagssituation anwendbar ist.

they/ them

melanie bonajoe

& skinship

workshop & performance

Melanie Bonajo (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, Dutch artist, filmmaker, feminist, sexological bodyworker, somatic sex coach and educator, cuddle workshop facilitator and animal rights activist. Through their videos, performances, photographs and installations, Mel examines current conundrums of co-existence in a crippling capitalistic systems, and address themes of eroding intimacy and isolation in an increasingly sterile, technological world.[1]

They research how technological advances and commodity based pleasures increase feelings of alienation, removing a sense of belonging in an individual, and their works present anti-capitalist methods to reconnect, explore sexualities, intimacies and feelings. Their experimental documentaries often explore communities living or working on the margins of society, either through illegal means or cultural exclusion, and the paradoxes inherent to ideas of comfort with a strong sense for community, equality, and body-politics. Their work has been exhibited and screened internationally, from the Tate Modern, MoMA PS1, to De Appel Arts Centre and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to Manifesta 12, the Gwanjou Biennale, the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, the Kunsthalle Basel, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Berlinale, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Treefort Film Fest.[2]

they / them

kuem

DELICIOUS DELIGHTs

workshop

Kuem likes gardening in the vast landscape of humankind. Exploring, watching, grooving with beings of all expressions, always curious about nourishing factors, roots, growth, symbiosis and grafting experiences… What makes your buds sprout, your foliage unfold and your fruit ripe and juicy? Let`s discover together!

DELICIOUS DELIGHTs​

Experience yourself sensually, taste yourself
and other consistencies. How does it feel
your oral experience, how does your
your body reacts to it. What
makes you satisfied, what fulfills you?
We will approach these questions on a
somatic level and give space to the
and give space to the experience. Exploring,
experiencing, curious
into an experiential space and give the sense of
TASTE a special perspective
perspective as an important
sense of the daily sensory
experience and being. We will
savor it down to the deepest pores
of your aliveness.
This workshop supports your
ability to become more present with your body
with your body, to explore new dimensions of your being and to bring both the conscious system
system as well as parts of the central nervous system into a more awake presence – with greater
flexibility and regulatory capacity. You will be guided by us with mindfulness, love and lots of
space for self-determination and self-care through this small experimental journey.
journey. Trust what your body has to offer you and come with us into this experiential space.
space of experience. We look forward to seeing you!

they / them

mäks rößmöller

Sensing Fat tissue

workshop

Mäks is a psychologist, systemic therapist, artist and somatic practitioner (Somatic Academy Berlin), centering their work around radical health and fat tissue on a collective and cellular level. Asking themself how to transform the traces of discrimination in the body to build resilient communities, the endgame is the anticapitalist revolution_transformation!

Since 8 years they research and facilitate new relationsships with fat tissue in workshops like “Meeting Fat Tissue”, One-to-One Settings and their art.

Their positioning is relevant because powerstructures don’t end at the door of somatics: They are queer, fat, middleclass, nonbinary transgender, white. And excited to meet you.

he / him

lovemore

lets dance

musical performance

Oluchukwu Akusinanwa (aka Lovemore) from Nigeria is a Singer/Song writer and performance Artist.

Co-founder and Vice chairperson QueerBase Austria (Emeritus), active member TGEU, Board member Afro rainbow Austria. He has been living in Vienna Austria since 2014 with different Artist work experience and integration.

Oluchukwu always been passionate about Art and humanity since his childhood, he loves and enjoy finding ways of putting creativity into and in the form of performance, above all he loves the way art unites people!

Oluchukwu was part of the Project; goddesses in diaspora Wienwoche 2019, How long are you planning to stay with complicit theatre a project performance for Wienwoche 2020 and also project group Silencing Gaze for the Wienwoche 2020. And also in a aSolidarity Matters price winning Art project with QUESTION ME AND ANSWER 2022, has collaborated with Sodom Vienna among others. Oluchukwu is so Looking forward to this event!

she / her

Katja von der Forst

Get what you want + Explore your Senses

workshop & a participatory art installation
Get what you want – A Consensual Sensual Play

In this workshop we create a playful sensual explorational frame inspired by the Five Senses and the Wheel of Consent. With a self-chosen partner you will practice how to communicate and negotiate your wants and how to navigate your own pleasure. You will experience how fulfilling it is when your desires are fully matched. Get inspired by the 5 senses – play with them, try them out, ask for something new. Ohh wow!

Explore your Senses – Meditate with fruits

In this workshop we will dive into the manifold ways of sensual objectual exploration. In a witnessed partner frame you explore your free chosen object, dance with your senses, choose and change, taste, and enjoy. Dive into your whole body sensuality and enjoy yourself!

About Katja:

As a Somatic Sex Educator, Intimacy Coach and Tantric Spirit , Katjas aim is to inspire peoples „erotic“ souls, bodies & minds in a natural, sensual, authentic and playful way. She offers shared group spaces to make people experience or witness intimacy in a save, respectful, non-judgemental, consensual, empowering, pure and open hearted way. Each event is meant as a unique and collective celebration of diversity in body shapes, colors, genital constitutions, preferences and bodily/emotional expressions.

she / her

website

Alma Linda

Dj Set + sensual sound journey

music

Liberation through sensuality. That is what DJ and producer Alma Linda wants to create. Lean in, trust and let go.

they / she / he

ariana

Consent workshop + The power of mark making

workshop + art

Ariana/Genkisoda is the co-director of the Consent Academy.

They identify as a Them Fatale/Femme Boi/weird little forest fae-demon. They are also an ordained Buddhist monk, an activist, a professional artist, gamer, violinist, an armchair philosopher, and all around huge nerd.

They are passionate about consent as a tool for greater satisfaction, pleasure, intimacy, and harm-reduction. They are also passionate about art, dance, and consent as tools of healing and self-love.

she / her + he / him

lian  /  marek

Lian and Marek

Playfight + Sensual Yoga

workshop + offering

Lian lives and works in Vienna as a physiotherapist, yoga teacher, and activist mostly around the topics of Body/Sex Positivity, Consent and FLINTA* Empowerment through means of dance and theatre. She accompanies people in different phases of life and supports them to reach their (physical) goals, increase their quality of life, and feel comfortable, strong, and pleasurable in their bodies.

Marek works as a rhythmician/music and movement educator in a therapeutic setting and as a consultant in the fields of environmental education, social counseling, and violence prevention. His MA thesis “Awareness through Discomfort” was published as a book by the Department of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck. He also performs as a singer/songwriter, actor, puppeteer and dancer, and facilitates workshops in the areas of Consent, Sex and Body Positivity.

Nino Mar Seliz

DELICIOUS DELIGHTs

workshop

Nino is a white trans male, queer living and loving, and is not disabled. In addition, Nino is a somatic systemic counselor, somatic facilitator and teacher of Embodiment and a parent to a child. Nino works in his his own embodiment studio in Berlin with individuals and couples and offers 1:1 sessions and workshops around the themes of Themes of sexuality, relationships, identity and the body. He is one of the co-founders of ISB Berlin, which provides spaces for collective engagement around the topic of sexuality through the method Sexological Bodywork and supports people in their self-determination, their empowerment and encourages discovery, which is very close to Nino’s heart.

DELICIOUS DELIGHTs​

Experience yourself sensually, taste yourself and other consistencies. How does
your oral experience feel, how does your body react to it? What makes you satisfied, what fulfills you?

We will approach these questions on a somatic level and give space to the experience. Exploring, experiencing, delving into an experiential space and give the sense of TASTE a special perspective as an important sense of the daily sensory experience and being. We will savor it down to the deepest pores of your living form. This workshop supports your ability to become more present with your body with your body, to explore new dimensions of your being. We will bring both the conscious system as well as parts of the central nervous system into a more awake presence – with greater flexibility and regulatory capacity. You will be guided by us with mindfulness, love and lots of space for self-determination and self-care through this small experimental journey. journey. Trust what your body has to offer you and come with us into this experiential space of experience. We are looking forward to meeting you!

he / him

Simon Magnus

PlayFull Intimacy

workshop

Simon Magnus is a movement practitioner who specialises in encouraging individuals to connect more deeply with their bodies and their own emotional realities.

He has been connected with tantra and other conscious sexuality practices for a number of years alongside a training in somatic trauma work and improvisational theatre.

He has worked creating transformational arts events in the UK and across Europe for the past 15 years. He has worked around the world helping people connect intimately with themselves and others. My participants are diverse; from children to those living with acute mental health issues, clowns to office workers in full suits and ties. For him it is super important to create brave spaces where risks can be taken by participants within their own boundaries and choice.

he / him

website

shady greis

Free movement and somatic communication

workshop

This movement workshop will combine several elements – self exploration and expression through movement / facial expressions and using voice and communication / connecting to others through different ways using techniques of contact improvisation and partnering.

Shady is a contemporary dancer started in 2014 and is into interactive shows , improvisation and collaboration between artists of different disciplines of performing and visual arts.

Trained in different workshops of local and international instructors in egypt and outside egypt. As silsilah program for contemporary dance training in Alexandria by center rezodanse egypte Editions 2,3,4. Shady attended one week of the summer intensive of HJS 2018 by a partial scholarship from dancing on the edge organization, also attended the summer intensive of deltebre dansa 2018. 

Shady was awarded the danceweb scholarship 2019 and received a grant to be able to participate by mophradate org.

Shady was also chosen within other 15 dancers from the mena region for the online special edition of dancing on the edge 2020 online format.

Shady is also the creator of Amwaj initiative in Alexandria in August 2020 and is now a full time student at Salzburg academy for experimental dance.

she / they

true feeling

Bondage trough*feeling

workshop

Julia is an artist (Trans Arts, Critical Studies), cultural mediator and currently in training under supervision to become a mediator, relationship and sexual counselor (ÖAGG, ÖGS). She is passionate about the diversity of possibilities for intimate encounters and the experience of closeness, which she continues to explore in a vibrant research practice.

Joanna is a media artist, performer, dancer. She graduated from the University of Applied Arts (Transmedia Arts), Sexological Basics at ÖGS, learned the Art of Clowning and has an extensive research and practice in Conscious Sexuality/ Concious Sexuality.

Since 2019 we have been working together as an interdisciplinary collective true feeling. Together we explore the emancipatory potential of interpersonal contact. Can the experience of physical, as well as emotional closeness, intimacy, touchability and consensus be experienced as a rebellion against the patriarchy that is maintained by the repression of named issues on the one hand and their commercial exploitation and corruption on the other? We are enthusiastic about the development of mental and real shelters through the work with feelings. In doing so, we always act as artists and culturally creative women*. The central theme is feeling one’s own limits and positions. Emancipatory touch happens on this border with a living: YES, absolutely!

she / her

website

lisa de la punz

PlayFull Intimacy

workshop

Lisa de la Punz studied costume design and used to work in film and media before discovering her love for self-awareness, personal growth and smashing the patriarchy.

She is a passionate dancer and one of the founders of the Vienna Blues Dance Scene where she is also involved in creating safer spaces for the community and their events.

She truly believes that all bodies are beautiful, and that consent and boundaries make the world a better place. She likes to incorporate both in her workshops which she teaches in different communities and fields.

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