15. El Haddawi International Winterschool - English

Spirituality and Performing Arts

also start of the educational training "Movement-Concept®"2015
- registration form - tentative schedule

We are pleased to announce the coming El Haddawi Winter School. It will take place from Monday, February 16 to Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the island convent "Abtei Frauenwörth" on lake Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany .
(For requests after 15th of February please use Tel. 0174 8945580

The performing arts, specifically dance and theatre, represent the oldest formal means of communal expression and experience of the divine. Since prehistoric times they have mediated humanity’s striving to understand itself, to understand the world in which we find ourselves, and to experience a mystical oneness with the source of this world.

It is widely understood that today’s performing arts have their roots in ancient religious and spiritual rituals, which were and are today inherently theatrical. Because of this ritual connection, there are elements and benefits of spiritual practice in the development and work of dancers and actors. Thanks to these deeply spiritual roots, the performing arts still offer us pathways of spiritual exploration, individually and collectively.

The imagined lines we tend to draw between dance, theatre and spiritual practice – including meditation in various forms – will blur and disappear at this coming Winter School. We will explore along with our guest teachers how these old and timeless forms of expression can become new vehicles for personal and communal development, mindfulness, and creativity.

Event director:
Ingo Taleb Rashid
initiator of the Winter School, director of El Haddawi,
stage director & choreographer, founder of Movement-Concept®


Guest teachers


Lee Ordeman (USA)

actor, dancer. martial artist and journalist




Nawal (Comoros/F)
"The Voice of the Comoros"
singer, songwriter with relation to Sufi tradition



El Haddawi is a school for Movement Concept®, dance, martial arts, and body work. It works at the interface between body work, performing arts, and spirituality. With methods based on work with the body, incorporating meditation and humour we approach mystic experience and understanding.

We are pleased to be able to offer a unique festival concept which El Haddawi has instituted for many years. Both the participants and the invited teachers will take part in all workshops together throughout the Winter School. This creates a very personal and inspiring atmosphere which enhances the exchange between teachers and students.


Tuition Early booking
whole seminar: 16.02. opening (6,00 p.m.) to 21.02. lunch 440 € 380 €
1st half: 16.02. opening (6.00 p.m.) to 18.02. dinner 260 € 230 €
2nd half: 18.02. dinner to 21.02. lunch 260 € 230 €

Partial attendance: It is possible to participate in the Winter School's first half or second half:
Tuition for half of the event is 260€, or 230€ with early registration.

Accommodation and meals are not included.
The early booking discount applies till January 20, 2015.

Meals will cost about 32 € per day and include three meals per day with Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, including a variety of teas. The rates for the rooms are between 25 € and 55 € depending on the category of the rooms. We cannot guarantee the chosen room category.