23rd El Haddawi International Winter School - English

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Pre-Winter School-Workshop
with Tejo Janssen, Ingo Taleb Rashid a.o
Saturday, February, 11th. 4-7p.m.
at Studio Kinergie, Franz-Kriechbaum-Str.2, Bad Endorf,
Fee: 40 Euro, free for participants of the Winter School

El Haddawi: The Potential and Power of Ambiguity

Sunday, 11th - Friday, 16th of February 2024

The 23rd El Haddawi Winter School takes place from February 11th (6 p.m.) to February 16th 2024 (1 p.m.) at the island convent "Abtei Frauenwoerth" on the Fraueninsel in Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria.

The word "ambiguity" seems to imply a lack of clarity and maybe also of indecision.But in the variety of opinions, ideas and possiblities can be a hidden chance to deal with a world that is becoming increasingly complex. Different approaches to solve problems can mutually enlarge and exist simultaneously. Narrow views of opinion can be left.

How can we live together in a world of different cultures and world views, without getting lost in randomness and relativism? Can contradictions, obstacles and nuances be transformed in constructive impulses? How can human creativity unfold in a good direction, without decaying in mere self sustainment, maximizing profit or instrumental rationality?

In our Winter School we research on these topics. Methods and principles of creative dance and martial arts show the variety and plentitude of human possibilites to move. Sufi Dances and Recitations of the names of the Divine provide a different way to access ambiguity, which was seen as a quality in Islamic cultures until 200 years ago. Meditation helps to create a space of silence, which has room for our being - as different as we might be.

Event director:
Ingo Taleb Rashid

Initiator of the Winter School,
director of El Haddawi,
stage director & choreographer,
founder of Movement-Concept® .


Guest teachers:

Tejo Janssen (NL/D)
Butoh dancer, choreographer und pedagogue

Viatcheslav Kushkov (RU/D)

movement scientist, choreographer, martial arts instructor


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 EUR, or 250 EUR with early registration.


Tuition Early booking
whole seminar: 11.02. opening (6,00 p.m.) to 16.02. lunch 480 EUR 440 EUR
1st half: 11.02. opening (6.00 p.m.) to 13.02. evening 290 EUR 250 EUR
2nd half: 13.02. evening to 16.02. lunch 290 EUR 250 EUR

Early booking fee is applied until 27.12.2023

Accommodation and meals are not included.

Full board (breakfast, lunch soup and dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian food) will cost about 40 EUR per day including a variety of teas.
Meals will be supplied by:
The per day rates for the rooms are between 35 EUR and 65 EUR 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 4 EUR per day (=20 EUR for the whole Winter School.) All this has to be paid to the seminar administration of the nunnery after arriving on the island.

For requests after February, 18th, please use Tel. +49 0160 2671556