Sun 3 Sept: Silent Underscore: Contact Improvisation


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Space 238
238 Stapleton Road, Bristol, BS5 0NT

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With Jan-Ming Lee & Claire Coveney
All bodies and levels welcome*

This session is a little different to our jams/classes. We begin and end together – please commit to coming on time and staying for the whole session, unless there is an emergency (!!)
We will continue these threads in our longer day workshop “Core Elements for Jamming” on Sun 17 September! See bottom for details.

The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith. It has been evolving since 1990 and is practiced all over the globe.
The Underscore is a vehicle for incorporating Contact Improvisation into a broader arena of improvisational dance practice; for developing greater ease dancing in spherical space—alone and with others; and for integrating kinesthetic and compositional concerns while improvising. It allows for a full spectrum of energetic and physical expressions, embodying a range of forms and changing states. Its practice is familiar yet unpredictable.
The practice—usually 3 to 4 hours in length—progresses through a broad range of dynamic states, including long periods of very small, private, and quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing.

£12 / £10 per person
Pay in advance via paypal using (Or bank transfer – email for details)
(further concessions apply by email)

Arrive early
17:30 Talkthrough of Underscore
18:00 Begin/plant seeds
19:45 Harvest/close
20:00 Leave space

ACCESS *Please email us with your access needs. There are around 3 – 6 steps to arrive down and then up into the studio from the cafe.

Jan-Ming Lee @janleeuk
Claire Coveney

Some spaces are still available for our upcoming day workshop that continues some of these threads –
“Core Elements for Jamming” Day Workshop Sun 17 Sept
Event info: