Bristol CI: Sunday Class & Jam

Teacher/Facilitator(s): Maga Radlowska
Musician(s): Ian Popperwell - flute, sax, loops and effects
Location: DMAC, (4th Floor) Hamilton House
Date & Time: 22 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 We send out regular emails of class descriptions, to get these, please sign-up to our mailing list.

Class Description

The class will begin with a fairly intense warm-up focusing on core stability and body conditioning. After the warm-up, we will then investigate principles of rolling on the floor and expand this through different tasks such as handstands / backbends and upside-down techniques (solo and with a partner). The second half of class will then focus on the most essential practices in CI, including: the physical forces of gravity, levity, momentum; aerial and acrobatic work; rolling points of contact.

Maga Radlowska is a contact improvisation dancer, performer, choreographer, improviser and teacher, graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School and from Middlesex University in London with an MA in Choreography. Maga has fifteen years professional experience in contemporary dance, physical theatre, contact improvisation and improvisation, and has created and performed in many pieces in international festivals across Europe and the Middle East. Maga has worked with companies, dancers and choreographers as diverse as Jose Vidal Company, Bettina Carpi, Paweł Matyasik and Nadar Rosano. In 2013 and 2014 Maga performed for Zawirowanie Dance Theatre in Israel, Sweden, Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Germany, Croatia and Portugal. She has been taught by Melissa Monteros, Wojciech Mochniej, Gabriella Koch, Nita Little, Ray Chung, Daniel Kramer, Frauke Requardt, Robert Anderson, Katy Dymoke, Simonetta Allesandri, Rick Nodine, Charlie Morrissey, Thomas Kampe and Andrew Harwood. Maga has been nominated for scholarships and won several awards; most recently winning first prize in the Warsaw Polish Platform Choreography Contest. Her award-winning work in the community sector has been presented across Europe and attracted interest from national media. Maga was co-organiser for ECITE 2013 in Poland and also co-directs and choreographs the annual International Festival of Dance in Poland. She regularly teaches CI workshops and classes in London, and also teaches CI at Middlesex University. Most recently she taught at the Freiburg CI Festival in Germany.

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 or contact the individual teachers.

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DMAC, (4th Floor) Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft
United Kingdom

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