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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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.
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 21.30
Booking essential:
Please register for both you and your dance partner together.
Payment via Paypal:
Please select ‘trusted / friends & family option’!
(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 an East Asian / Chinese bodyworker and dancer with a background in somatic and dance improvisation, based on the principles of human potential, empathy and personal empowerment. She facilitates interactive events that draw out our shared creative impulses between human to human, in amongst our many differences. Her work sits between performance, celebration, ritual, intimate conversation and joy for dancing and human connection.
Jayne Peake enjoys creating relaxed spaces to guide people into an exploration of their own unique movement. Trained first in fitness 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.