19th El Haddawi International Winter School - English

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Courage - Mut

Sunday, 3rd -  Friday, 8th of March 2019

We are pleased to announce the 19th El Haddawi Winter School. It will take place from Sunday, 3rd to Friday, 8th March 2019 at the island convent "Abtei Frauenwörth" on Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany.

Courage – what does it entail nowadays? How can I live in accordance with my own beliefs? What frightens me? What encourages me? Do I have enough self-confidence and determination to stand up for myself and my values?

Especially in times of political tensions and upheaval it is worth pondering on these questions. People living in privileged parts of the world have the luxury of being able to choose between many different ways of life. If we want to continue living in a liberal and openminded atmosphere, courage is essential. If we believe in empathy rather than hatred, then courage is required.

Art and spirituality have always had the potential of being a counteracting remedy against radicalism and bias.

Together with our guest teachers, we will seek to find out how courage, determination and creativity can enrich our lives. Techniques and methods from dance, theater and meditation will help us to explore the connection between spirituality, art and political and social responsibility.

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


Guest teachers:


Tetsuya Fukushima (Japan)

Master of Iaido, expert in Noh (traditional Japanese theatre)

tetsuya fukushima

Natalia Zhestovskaya (Russland)

Choreographer, director of Odd Dance Company, teacher for body theatre and mask work


Grigory Glazunov (Russland)

Choreographer, director of Odd Dance Company, Butoh dancer, musician



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 introduced many years ago. 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 290€, or 250€ with early registration.


Tuition Early booking
whole seminar: 03.03. Eröffnung/ 18.00 h bis 08.03. Mittagessen 480 € 440 €
1st half: 03.03. abends 18.00 h bis 05.03. abends 290 € 250 €
2nd half: 06.03.. morgens bis 08.03.Mittagessen 290 € 250 €

End of registration: 10.02.2019.

Early booking fee is applied until 15.01.2019

Accommodation and meals are not included.

Full board (breakfast, lunch soup and dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian food) will cost about 30 € per day including a variety of teas.
Meals will be supplied by:
The per day rates for the rooms are between 30 € and 60 € depending on the category of the rooms. We cannot guarantee the chosen room category.
And there is an additional service fee for kitchen/infrastructure of 3 € per day (=15 € for the whole Winterschool.) All this has to be paid to the seminar administration of the nunnery after arriving on the island.

(For requests after March 3rd, please use Tel. +49 174 8945580)