Bristol Contact Improvisation presents:
Ongoing beginners classes (2hrs class) covering the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation.
Teachers: Yasin Hussain, Edwina Pereira, Lucia Navarro, Jan-Ming Lee, Sam Bloomfield, Karen Logan Woods, Simon Leach, Claire Coveney, Grace Newman. There are different pairs of teachers each week, so you can experience different styles and perspectives in each class.
The classes will include:
– Developing body awareness through movement in space
– Learning to share weight with others through a point of contact
– Using gravity to inform our movement explorations
– Developing a strong sense of our connection with the ground, both directly and through contact with others
– Embodying movement pathways, both solo and in contact
– Exploring different qualities of movement and touch
– Opportunities to integrate material from exercises through solo and group improvisation
Sunday 3rd, 17th December
Sunday 21st January
Sunday 4th, 18th February
Sunday 3rd, 17th March
Sunday 7th, 21st April
Sunday 5th, 19th May
Sunday 2nd, 16th June
Time: 5.15pm – 7.30pm. (Doors open at 5.15pm, class starts 5:30. Please arrive in good time so we can start together.)
Location: Hut 6388, Bartholomew’s Road, St Andrews, Bristol BS 79BJ
Individual class: £10 Concession, £13 waged, £16 Contributor
The space is limited to 18 people. To avoid disappointment, please do book in advance.
Any queries, email email@example.com
We aim to provide an inclusive environment for all bodies. If you have any specific requirements, please do let us know when making a booking.
Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds. The practice includes rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner. It is a free play with balance, of no set outcome, bringing forth a physical/emotional truth about a shared moment of movement that leaves the participants informed, centered, and enlivened. (Paxton, Chung) For more information about this practice and Bristol CI, please visit: https://contactdance.co.uk/
Photography: Ella Swanello
Dancers: Edwina Pereira and Grace Newman