Bristol CI: Sunday Class & Jam

Teacher/Facilitator(s): Simon Leach
Musician(s): Joe Evans - double bass and loops
Location: DMAC, (4th Floor) Hamilton House
Date & Time: 8 Oct 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: £6 for class or jam, £9 for both, or on MoveGB
Category: CI Class


Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 5-6.30pm followed by the jam 6.30-8.30pm. Doors will be closed for the duration of the class to keep the focus, so please arrive early to attend the class, you can arrive at any time for the jam. Dancers can come just for the class, £6, or stay for the jam, £9. You can also book on MoveGB

For more information feel free to contact the teacher/facilitator or info@contactdance.co.uk. We send out regular emails of class descriptions, to get these, please sign-up to our mailing list.

Class Description

We will warm ourselves up by  starting from stillness, moving into embodied solo improvisations, then  adding physical contact with others to find out how this influences our dance.

We will then explore how we can use the table position to support the weight of others and how we can smoothly transition in and out of this position and create fluid changes between over-dancer and under-dancer roles.

Following this we will go back to our embodied dance to see how these technical explorations can nourish our improvised movement.

The Jam

A jam is an informal gathering of dancers. There is no teacher, but space and time to develop skills and confidence. You are free to dance, rest, or sit and watch, as you wish. The jam provides an opportunity to explore and integrate techniques you have learned, and to find your own routes into dancing.

At some jams a teacher will facilitate a score to follow such as a focused (silent) jam, the Underscore (developed by Nancy Stark-Smith), or a blindfold (or eyes-closed) jam, this will normally be advertised via our regular mailout – so sign-up if you want advance notice.

  • Live musicians will improvise with the dancing at many of the jams.
  • For more information, please email info@contactdance.co.uk or contact the individual teachers.

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Location:


DMAC, (4th Floor) Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft
Bristol
BS1 3QY
United Kingdom

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