Sunday Warm-Up Class


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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

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Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 5.30-6.30pm followed by the jam 6.45-8.30pm. Dancers can come just for the class, £5, or stay for the jam, £8.

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Class Description

This spring we are introducing our Bristol CI Guidelines, currently in their first draft and open for feedback from the community. As part of this introduction teachers of the warm-up will be including aspects of the Guidelines in their class for us to explore together.

The Warmup

Working with our community Guidelines – Feedback

Feedback from floor and partner: In this class we will address the issue of the feedback that we receive from our dancing partner, either the floor beneath our feet (or other parts), or our partner which is simply an extension of the floor.
We will learn to better listen to that feedback and also to give it more clearly, we will even play with verbal feedback during the dance and see how that changes it.
This class is great for beginners and also for more advanced Contact Improvisers

Please arrive early so we can start promptly at 5.30pm.

Tom Goldhand: is a performance artist in the field of Dance & Contact Improvisation. He studied  Dance and Theatre Improvisation in Israel at “Hakvuza Beyafo” and “Play School for Improvisation”. His work is influenced by the teachings of Ohad Naharin (Gaga movement language), Julien Hamilton, Paulien de Groot, David Zambrano and Karl Frost, amongst others.

In the last few years Tom has been performing and giving workshops on the technique of Improvisation in Dance and Contact. In 2010 he moved to Amsterdam and co-founded with 5 other performance artists the group Mono Collective, who perform free and anchored Improvisation pieces as well as choreographed set pieces.

Tom gives weekly classes of Dance and Contact Improvisation in Amsterdam. “For me, Improvisation is a way of life and I try to take it out of the studio into everyday life. I believe that the core of man spirit comes from new experiences.”

“You cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but you don’t have to be an old dog”

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