17. El Haddawi International Winter School - English

also start of the educational training "Movement-Concept®"2017 - registration form


We are pleased to announce the 17th El Haddawi Winter School. It will take place from Sunday, 26 February to Friday, 03 March 2017 at the island convent "Abtei Frauenwörth" on lake Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany.

More than ever we are living in a crisis-ridden time. Economical problems, political confusion and a situation which is perceived to be instable lead to a substantial loss of confidence for many people. How can we cope with this situation?

In Sufi mysticism the Arabic term „Amin" exists – the trust in the all compassing existence is a major concept. This concept also exists in other mystic paths as well as in dance, martial arts and theatre. How can we rediscover trust into life from our own core – and believe in our inner force?

Together with our guest teachers we will explore how "Amin" relates to our daily life and how it can be applied in an artistic process.

We will investigate these questions with techniques and methods from dance, theatre and meditation to discover new spaces of experience, mindfulness and creativity within ourselves and the community.

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


Guest teachers:

Jaanika Juhanson (EST):

stage director, researcher and actor, , theatre pedagogue, head of the Estonian Directors Union, founder and artistic director of "Teratheater" for blind and visually impaired people, lecturer at the Viliandi Unviersity of Tartu



Foto: Harri Rospu

Willee Regensburger (D) until 28.02.
shaman, healer, artist, author, costumes and stage design for film and theatre



Mona Harris (D) from 01.03.:

Special education teacher, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and teacher since 25 years



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. In addition to workshops taught by Ingo Taleb Rashid and guest lecturers, the following activities are planned: an opening ceremony, various interactive lectures, and opportunities for music and dance improvisation.

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.

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.


Tuition Early booking
whole seminar: 26.02. opening (6,00 p.m.) to 03.03. lunch 440 € 380 €
1st half:26.02. opening (6.00 p.m.) to 28.02. dinner 260 € 230 €
2nd half: 01.03. dinner to 03.03.lunch 260 € 230 €

End of registration: 31.01.2017

Accommodation and meals are not included.

Halfboard (breakfast and dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian food ) will cost 24 € per day including a variety of teas.
Meals will be supplied by:
The rates for the rooms are between 25 € and 55 € depending on the category of the rooms. We cannot guarantee the chosen room category.

(For requests after February, 26th please use Tel. +49 174 8945580)