Contact Improvisation is a dance of partnering and improvising using touch, physical/energetic connection, weight, space and breath. It can go from quietly meditative to the exuberantly acrobatic, from using little or light touch to sending weight through a partner’s body to fly.
Course 1 – Body Paths
Is an exploration of embodied Anatomy using images and sensation to invite us into new places and spaces within our contact dance. Each week we will explore a part of the body, discovering new pathways and body wisdom.
- Exploration of our connection to the center.
- Learning to use the breath as our guide and movement inspiration.
- Taking time to inhabit our early developmental patterns to create an effortlessness in our moving.
- Learning to play with the logic of momentum – lifts, suspension, balances, surrender and falling.
Each class will follow a pattern of warm up and arriving, followed by technical and developmental movement exercises and then onto a more open improvisation space to play with what we have learned.
We look forward to dancing with you!
Times: Mondays 7.15pm – 9.45pm
Where: At the Wildgoose Space, The Yard, Mina Road, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9YP
Drop In Classes No Need to book these.. but best to be on time !
10th, 17th, 24th September
Cost: no wage/student £8, low wage £10, waged £12
Please Note The blocks have been full to capacity and we have had to turn people away, if you wish to join a block please don’t wait until October to book let us know as soon as you can.
Block 1: 1st October – 5th November
Block 2: 12th November – 17th October
Cost: no wage/student £48, low wage £60, waged £72
NB: Prices are per block
Each block will follow on from the last but will stand alone if you wish to join later in the year.
18 Places only
Tel: 07966498596 Lee