28/05/2011 - 31/05/2011    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


St. Michael's Parish Hall
Park Ln, Bristol BS2 8BE, Bristol, BS2 8BE
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Practice and Romanticism in CI

With Angela Dony (Andjela Doni)

28 – 31 May, 10am – 5pm daily

Angela Dony is a dance improviser, choreographer and a teacher oriented to contact improvisation and contemporary dance. She was born in Kishinev, Moldavia. She was educated at the High School of Culture, St-Petersburg. After graduation in 1985, she was a theatrical choreographer for 10 Years. Since 1999 she is living in Moscow, and teaching Contact Improvisation, Improvisation and Movement Development.

Since September 2006 she has been the organizer and leader of a project of research, experiment and exchange which aims to support and develop the teaching and performance of Contact Improvisation and Improvisation in Moscow. She organises the yearly, nine day, International Contact Improvisation and Performance Festival in Moscow which includes an improvisational performance night in a central Moscow Theater.

Practice and Romanticism in CI

When I teach I offer only those things which I know how to dance and love to dance. Observing my dance I discover my endless curiosity for spirals in movement, and my aspiration to be light and to fly.

For me CI is a dance which can bring joy and pleasure and a discipline which develops the body. In this workshop I want to separate practical and emotional sides of CI.Practice:

  • Movement that brings understanding of how the body is  organized and how it can move.
  • Elements of contemporary dance to explore pathways of Clear, efficient movement with minimal effort.
  • Elements which came to CI from Aikido.
  • We will take time to work with weight. From the small dance to lifting.


  • Techniques which help us to release, tune into our dance, such as bodywork, authentic movement.
  • Images and metaphors which inspire our dancing
  • Practice of being attentive to the atmosphere in space and its weather.
  • Co-creating with a partner
  • Composition and improvisation – widening our choices, using eyes, ideas and playfulness.

Costs: £145/155 Early Bird then £170/£160. For Early Bird, send deposits by May 18th.
Information: email: info@movementmeditation.co.uk, Tel: 07908582791
Bookings: To book, please send a £30 non returnable cheque to
Jamus Wood, 240 Mina Road, Bristol, BS29YP.

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