Contact Improvisation is based on the physical exploration of how the body moves through its own intelligence and how two or more bodies in contact with each other can move together. A dance that fine tunes your senses and wakes up your ability to listen and respond to what is happening in the moment. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, and all levels in between. It is a form open to all bodies and inquiring minds.
The class will be led from 6 – 7.30pm leading into open jam from 7.30pm – 8.15pm.
How do we know when we are doing contact improvisation?
Lisa will investigate her approach to CI through an exploration of Steve Paxton’s forms and puzzles, and offering other sequences for moving in and out of contact with each other. Lisa is interested in ways in which we can take responsibility for the distribution of weight in our bodies, and the sensibilities around weight exchange between our bodies.
The last Sunday of each month will be an open jam from 6 – 8:15pm with a live musician.
These Sunday sessions are run and taught by a community of contact dancers. Classes are open to all levels and generally led by a different teacher each week.
Participants are responsible for their own safety and wellbeing in the jam. Take care to be alert and sensitive to yourself and others. The organisers cannot accept responsibility or liability for injury.