|( February 19,
2006 ) - International Contortion Convention 2006 news
we are now finally able
to give you some more specific information and details in regards to the
activities and conditions on participating at the ICC 2006.
As we were already
mentioning in our first update, we will bring out a new concept, which
will include more workshops covering many different facets and methods
around stretching in general, contortion training, and even some
choreography classes, specifically for our younger and semi professional
These are - so far -
some of the workshops we will offer for stretching and contortion
We´ll be there : Vanessa & Alexis
- The Alexander
Technique with Ken and Angela Thompson see::
- Yoga Workshops with
PNF Stretching (PROPRIOCEPTIVE
NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION STRETCHES)
- Contortion Training by Ska von
Schöning and her professional artists.
All workshops need to be
inscribed for latest 2 weeks before the event
Now some more details
will have at least two - if not three - main shows.
We´ll be there : "Dance Extensions"
The first show will be a
theme show performed by 13 to 15 young, very talented students of an
uprising dance and contortion school in Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania named
This Art Performing Center -owned by B. Shuttleworth-
has, over the recent years, been specializing in bringing the art of
dance and contortion together in the most beautiful form. I -Ska- have
had the pleasure to train and work with them since the beginning of 2005
and I can promise you a wonderful and exciting show. The troupe has won
plenty of awards at numerous competitions in the United States.
On the 27th of September
there will be the second Show featuring professional contortionists
including Newcomers. Some of these Newcomers will have their first big
stage performance. This is especially exciting, since many of these very
talented artists will finally get the chance to be seen by a larger
audience. I guess, there will be a quite intense and exciting
In all those years - ever
since we started the project of the International Contortion Convention
and in which we have been so eager to promote the art - it seems we
finally have a great breakthrough by being able to feature these
brand-new Talents and Performers.
including some background information on the performers will be
published in the next updates)
As with all our recent International
Contortion Conventions, we are also planning to invite some of the most
famous contortionists of ‘former times’.
We are already in contact with some
wonderful artists and we are confident to surprise you again with some
big names and special little events around these performers.
We´ll be there : Philipp and Diana
I´ll be there : Macy
There will-however-be one new and -as we
think-great activity going on all through the days of the event: An
additional ‘side stage’!
This stage shall give those talents, who
are still a bit too scared to enter the big stage, a platform to ‘train’
their performance, to show their talent, to get some feedback and to
This way they are not only left to watch
everything happening, but they can actively participate in the event.
These little side stage shows will be offered
several times per day during the whole run of the event.
Again we encourage all of you: If you
know of some talent, which you consider should have a chance to
participate at the ICC 2006, let us know. We do already have a great
number of young people applying, but we are always open to suggestions.
This year we will have a regular
and an "early-bird" fee - and we will again offer a full
"Convention + Shows package" as well as "Show only tickets".
New - and part of the concept to encourage talents - is a reduced
The regular price for the full
"Convention + Shows package" will be US$ 490,- This package
includes all shows and activities during the event - even the workshops.
(Note: there might be a few optional workshops for which we have to
charge a small extra fee)
The "early bird" price for this
package - only valid if registered and paid before
June 30 - will be US$ 450,- So if you already know
that you will attend -- please register early - help us planning - and
save some money, too !
NEW ! - full "Convention +
Shows package for students" (needs proof of a
valid students ID and only up to 25 years of age) is US$
250,- regular - or US$ 225,- if paid before June 30
Please note: we will charge an extra 50
US$ for "last-minute bookings" after August 31 !!
"Show only Tickets" will be US$
200,- and are valid only for the 2 or 3 main shows.
Details about the packages, options and
extras will be announced later. In a few days (next week) we will have a
registration form online here.
Coming back to our favorite discussion
before each International Contortion Convention, these will be the
No photo or video shooting at all - at no
times - never ever !!
Noooo - STOP - that´s a joke .....
I´ll be there : Alba
I´ll be there : Alexis
Attendants having a full "Convention +
Shows package" will get the usual Photo- and Video pass, which will
allow them to take pictures and videos at all times - excluding backstage
and some specified locations or conditions (i.e. artist does
not want to be photographed during warm up).
Guests having "Show only tickets"
are allowed to take pictures and videos only during the main shows
(no side-stages, rehearsals or other convention activities)
Hotel Registration :
The hotel has prepared a special hotel
registration form for our ICC guests. We will publish the link to
this page shortly (next week).
In any case - please mention "SHOWBIZ / ICC 2006".
Since we have special fares for this event, this is necessary to get the
ICC room rate. The hotel will keep me (Ska) updated about the bookings.
So I guess that is all for now. If you have any
questions, please contact us at any time :
Ska von Schöning (
firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Klaus Bischoff.
Looking forward to meeting you ALL.
Ska von Schöning
Event promoters: Ska von Schöning (Ska Showbiz) and Klaus Bischoff
Here are -again- some links to our
previous events :
some of the pictures copyright
by Jim Pickles