Bristol CI Sunday UNDERSCORE


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


DMAC, (4th Floor) Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

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Time: 5.30-8.30pm (no late entry) Please come prepared to stay for the whole time


The Underscore

I am facilitating The Underscore this Sunday. It would be great to see some of you there, Kathleen
About the Underscore:
It is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith. It has been evolving since 1990 and is practiced all over the globe.
The Underscore is a vehicle for incorporating Contact Improvisation into a broader arena of improvisational dance practice; for developing greater ease dancing in spherical space – lone and with others; and for integrating kinesthetic and compositional concerns while improvising. It allows for a full spectrum of energetic and physical expressions, embodying a range of forms and changing states. Its practice is familiar yet unpredictable.
The practice – usually 3 to 4 hours in length – progresses through a broad range of dynamic states, including long periods of very small, private, and quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing.
There are 20+ phases of the score – each with a name and a graphic symbol.
  • This session runs through from 5.30pm till 8.30pm with no separation between class and jam.
  • If you are coming be prepared to be here for 3 hours without leaving it makes a big difference to the whole group.
  • I will talk through the score before we dance.
  • Please arrive by 5.20pm so we can start at 5.30pm

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