21st El Haddawi International Winterchool - English

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Freedom - Freiheit

Sunday, 14th- Friday,19th of February 2021

We are pleased to announce the 21st El Haddawi International Winter School. It will take place at the island convent "Abtei Frauenwörth, Fraueninsel, Chiemsee" in Bavaria, Germany from Sunday 14th to Friday19th of February 2021.

After having celebrated a very successful 20th Anniversary Winter School last year, the21st Winter School is going to come about in a special year under special circumstances. Therefore, we have chosen "Freedom" as the theme.

What does freedom mean for the individual human being and for the whole of humanity? Where does individual freedom begin and how does it relate to the freedom of others? What is the relationship between freedom and security? To what extent are resistance and external influences a prerequisite for our development as a social being? Can I be free if I do not know myself and fool myself about my motives and abilities? In the search for the source of one's own strength there is a connection to spirituality. In dance, theatre and music dealing with limitations leads to freedom. The interaction of form - the technical basis of the performing arts - and improvisation is the key to freedom of expression and play. Can we transfer this knowledge to social, political and spiritual life? Dance, theatre and music bring us into contact with ourselves and our resources, strengthen our self-confidence and thus give us the basis to experience freedom in limitation anew. We can build bridges in a time of great doubts, fears and disunity.

Together with our guest lecturers we want to explore in this Winter School how freedom can express itself. Using techniques and methods from dance, theatre and meditation, we will search for the connection between spirituality, art and political-social responsibility and their relevance for our lives.

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


Guest teachers:

Nirit Sommerfeild (D/Israel)

Actress, Dancer, 
Theatre Teacher


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: 14.02. opening (6,00 p.m.) to 19.02. lunch 480 € 440 €
1st half: 14.02. opening (6.00 p.m.) to 16.02. evening
290 € 250 €
2nd half: 16.02. evening to 19.02. lunch 290 € 250 €

End of registration: 24.01.2021.

Early booking fee is applied until (prolonged!) 10.01.2021.

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 February, 13th, please use Tel. +49 174 8945580)