6:00 pm - 8:15 pm


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

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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.

Class description

And where can I rest my eyes?

In a dialogue with light, eyes are an integral part of our dance. Observing, noticing, viewing, balancing, looking, watching – intentionally or receptively. Even closed eyes are part of our dance. So we will give them a bit of attention, so we will allow them to rest. So we will explore how creative can be an act of seeing.

Klara is a dance artist and CI teacher. In her practice, she is deeply dedicated to the practice of listening with all the senses and finding connections with others, in physical contact and through the space. She explores both ensemble and contact improvisation tools, studying the nature of human interactions. Klara is also a researcher, she obtained her PhD studying collaborations and creativity in dance through the lenses of cognitive psychology.

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.