Gravity and Sensation Are Our Teachers: Contact Improvisation Class


12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Space 238
238 Stapleton Road, Bristol, BS5 0NT

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Contact Improvisation class for all levels & bodies,
Sat 4 March 12:00 – 14:30 (stay after for lunch!)
Cost: £12 per person (£10 concession)
Taught by Jan-Ming Lee
The studio has limited capacity so to avoid disappointment, please email for a space in advance!
Access needs:
Please contact me on 07834 227 678 if you wish to communicate any questions or access needs beforehand. We regret that there are a few small steps to get from the cafe into the studio.
Class info:
Gravity and Sensation Are Our Teachers (quote – Daniel Lepkoff)
A practice of ‘knowing’ and ‘not knowing’
We can know through our tactile and bodily senses, we can know a sense of gravity falling and rising, we can practice knowing when the meeting touch of another human is welcoming, supportive, playful, tentative…
The ‘knowing’ might be a map to find courage and joy to dance together with a ‘not knowing’ – something that surely resonates with our current times of uncertainty.
This class involves consensual physical touch which is optional and free to explore in your individual interpretation. I make sure that communication and choice is always present for every dancer to opt in or out.
Venue: Space 238 (238 Stapleton Road, Easton, BS5 0NT)
Space 238 has a cafe with hot drinks, smoothies, juices and food with vegan options.
About Jan-Ming:
I create and facilitate interactive experiences through dance, music, and somatic education, focusing on empathy and communication in a world of social and cultural differences. My work is situated in the spaces in-between things, in the movements of transition and translation between different known worlds.
I have been dancing contact improvisation for over 15 years and am passionate about the exquisitely powerful and completely ordinary practice that it can be to collectively bring us into a dancing conversation together, respecting our differences through curiosity, courage and care.