Open Company Class
We are on break for the summer and will continue classes again starting early September!
Contact improv is about choices, listening, sharing and generosity. It is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially - following a shared point of contact. The form was founded in 1972 by Steve Paxton. Integrating his background as a modern dancer and his studies in the martial art form Aikido, Steve developed Contact Improv through explorations with his students and colleagues at the time. This dance practice explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings. It is an intuitive practice that develops community awareness and allows participants to push against their own limitations without words or promises, judgment or competition.
Ari Christopher will teach CI fundamentals for the first 30 minutes and facilitate a jam period of approximately 45 minutes. Ari has practiced CI over 160 hours of classes, jams and intensives at EarthDance, TDIF and Pilobolus and TuMM.
Beginning Modern for Adults
$ 90 + reg. fee