A day long Contact Improvisation workshop
with Tara Brandel
Saturday 13th December 11am-5pm.
@ ‘The Old Endowed School’
“Focusing on sensation to find new ways into lifts, rides and airborne dancing.
We will build up our responsiveness to and awareness of touch and weight to lead us beyond the mechanics of dancing. Where am I? Where is the dance? How can I respond to the dance now and now and now?
Working with the idea of ‘velcro contact’ we will play with hands free dancing, will free dancing and effort free dancing.
Where does the dance go when I am no longer leading?”
Tara Brandel is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and CI teacher, and currently artistic Director of Croi Glan, an Integrated Dance company in Ireland (croiglan.com).
She trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre, and trained in CI with Steve Paxton, Juleyn Hamilton and Kirstie Simpson. She has danced for Ka Rustler, Feri de Gues, Jess Curtis, and Emilyn Claid, among others, and has taught Contact Improvisation at Tanz Fabrik, Ponderosa, Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation (SFADI), West Coast Contact Festival (San Francisco), GLACIER (USA), Liverpool Performing Arts School (LIPA) and Chisenhale Dance Space amongst others.
Most recently she has taught contact workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Toronto, and also teaches ongoing contact classes in West Cork Ireland where she lives.
£25 unwaged/low wage
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