Centering and Connection in Contact Improvisation
This workshop will provide an introduction to the fundamental principles of contact improvisation. It is suitable for total beginners, as well as those who have prior experience.
How do we dance with ourselves, with our own center of balance, and yet connect with a partner at the same time? Centering and connection are essential tools for enriching the dance, as well as providing the foundation for spontaneous lifts.
Beginning with an investigation of our own body in gravity, we will proceed to exercises to deepen our understanding of rolling point of contact, structure, and weight sharing, and then see how these skills lead to new possibilities that enrich our dancing.
The course will be jointly taught by Jonathan Lilly and Charlotte Pigeon Tremblay, both of whom have trained extensively in contact improvisation and other movement arts.
February 23, 2019
10:00 AM–6:00 PM
$30 - $50 sliding scale