Bristol CI Sunday Class & Jam

Teacher/Facilitator(s): Agnieszka Grenckowska
Musician(s): Ian Popperwell - flute, sax, loops and effects
Location: DMAC, (4th Floor) Hamilton House
Date & Time: 28 Jan 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: £6 for class or jam, £9 for both, or on MoveGB
Category: CI Jam

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

 We will use different floor scores to warm up up energetically and physically for the dances ahead. To practice a smooth transition from class format to jam we are going to engage in the Contemplative Dance Practice (B.Dilley) in the second half of the class.
Contemplative Dance Practice(CPD) is a training for personal and group awareness of body/mind through a simple form that alternates sitting meditation with self-directed body movement in space. Adapted by Contact Improvisation, it can be an effective way into an open space dance jam and stages of it can be revisited multiple times which provides an easy framework to follow in often long jam situations.
The structure of this will be explained and facilitated.
Open to all levels of experience.

Note: if you use a specific sitting arrangement for your meditation please bring this with you. Some cushions/yoga blocks Can be provided.

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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