Bodywork into Contact Improvisation Class + Jam


5:15 pm - 9:15 pm


58th Bristol Scout Hut
Gadshill Road, Bristol, BS5 6PU

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SUNDAY, 13 MARCH 2022 FROM 17:30-21:00

Bodywork into Contact Improvisation Class + Jam

58th Scouts Hut, Gadshill Rd, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6PU

Bodywork into Contact Improvisation Class (17.15-19.15)
These classes use bodywork as a way into Contact Improvisation through working with your chosen partner for the duration of the class. They aim to gently guide us into finding easeful ways to connect with ourselves and our bodies to find enjoyment in moving alone and in pairs . We will explore sharing space and moving with one another introducing hands on work with a partner with sensitivity. We will explore details of the quality of touch, reaching into and through each other’s spaces to provide the foundation for trust, listening and opening to expansive possibilities of dancing in and out of contact. To keep everyone safe we ask people to take a Lateral Flow before attending.
Drop-in Jam (19.15-21.15)
The open jam follows on from the class to let our dancing flow into a group awareness. People who have not attended the class are also welcome to drop-in to the jam.
Costs per person :
£12 Class + Jam
£4 Drop-in Jam only
Please arrive to start the class together promptly! We have time to close the jam and leave the space by 20.30.
Booking essential:
Please register for both you and your dance partner together.
Payment via Paypal:
(If you prefer to use bank transfer please email us and we will send you the bank details – please note these bank details are different to other bristol CI events)
To keep everyone safe we ask everyone to take a Lateral Flow Test before coming.
About the facilitators:
Jan-Ming Lee is a somatic bodyworker, dancer, musician and facilitator. She is passionate about holding spaces for all humans to be nourished by healthy human contact – finding ways to meet each other with respect, empathy, curiosity and creativity.
She is certified in the somatic body-based way ‘The Pantarei Approach’, has a degree in Sociology, and has worked as an artist in projects spanning dance, art installation, interactive tech, neuroscience, storytelling, spoken word, improv, sound art and education. More :
Jayne Peake enjoys creating relaxed spaces to guide people into an exploration of their own unique movement. After having trained as a Fitness Instructor and then in dance, she discovered Contact Improvisation, a practice that feeds her desire to move as a way of release, play and freedom. This practice inspires much of her current teaching, which focuses on facilitating explorations to expand our physical awareness and create new possibilities of moving our bodies.
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