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

Relating to the Bristol CI guidelines on ‘Safety’, specifically: “We encourage you to cultivate patient curiosity, and a soft and supple relationship with the floor.”

This class will be a focused exploration of movement that flows from the skull down the spine, called ‘Serpentine’ (Steve Paxton/Nancy Stark Smith). Following subtle multidirectional circles and spirals using the weight of the skull and the movement impulses of the spine, the dance flows into and grows out of the floor with softness and ease. With partners we will explore some duet possibilities listening to the skull and spine to lead into fluid dancing with momentum.

Mary Pearson is an interdisciplinary performance maker, dancer, teacher and improviser based in Liverpool. In 2005 she co-founded Fool’s Proof Theatre, which has toured nationally internationally in the UK/USA with their devised work. She teaches ongoing CI and performance classes in Liverpool in association with members of Liverpool Improvisation Collective (LIC).