In 2014, Contact Improvisation will be incorporated into the 20 Moons Dance Company class, being offered on Thursdays from 6-8:30pm at Studio 10. Occasional Contact Jams will be held if/when the interest arises.
"Contact Improvisation is an evolving system of movement initiated in 1972 by American choreographer Steve Paxton. The improvised dance form is based on the communication between two or more moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion—gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to open to these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. Practice includes rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner." (http://www.contactquarterly.com/contact-improvisation/about)
No prior experience necessary
In the monthly 2nd Fridays Contact Improv workshop, you will learn about the philosophy of CI and gain new skills in communicating with yourself, others, the group and the space through movement. Come ready to explore, experiment and play in a safe environment. Facilitator: Anne Bartlett, with occasional guest instructors