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. Class or jam – £6, both – £9, or book on MoveGB.
Inspired by last week’s class by Bryn Thomas, this week’s class will focus on taking our attention inside the “room of our own bodies” and practicing detailed awareness from within.
How can we attain a high level of presence with the partner and the dancing landscape all around when we subtract the dominant sense – our vision?
Participants will be guided through simple, kinetically low and slow exercises to explore and accustom to the intimate experience of being BLINDFOLDED. As we take our vision out of the experience, will heighten other senses – mostly the skin. The skin excursion dance scores will facilitate this, and help us connect, listen, lead, be surprised.
Can we still have a sense of continual contribution to a larger emerging body of improvisation beyond our own skinespheres, in the room full of blindfolded movers?
Soft eye mask covers will be provided and sighted spotters will watch out for the blindfolded dancers safety.
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.