The approach of this workshop is the exploration and contextualisation of the body’s multidimensional existence. Examining principles of biomechanics can help us to understand the body in different movement situations and, if necessary, to adapt our training methods to it. The question of a supporting alignment in contemporary dance, contact improvisation, improvisation and partnering will accompany us in all sessions. What’s the idea behind a “proper alignment”? For what is it needed, and how does the concept of alignment support and/or hinder each individual movement expression? Let’s roll, crawl, run and jump — preparing the body for more diverse and sweeping choreographies.