LIVE | Contact improvisation: basic principles - connection through fabrics
This is a LIVE course
When you register for a live course, you take into account that it might be cancelled (halfway) in case the corona measures don't allow us to come together at the moment of the sessions.
Contact improvisation (CI) is an improvised dance and movement practice. Working with partners, we use touch and points of contact to explore movement patterns and develop a range of subtle as well as highly physical movement skills. The focus moves between awareness of one’s own body and the connection to the partner’s body and movement. An open ended exploration of movement and its continued relationship to physical laws.
This course dives into the basic principles of CI, and is accessible and interesting for participants with all levels of experience. It supports a creative mind, and helps to develop our spontaneity and physical abilities. Each dance is new and different and expresses the personal research of the moment.
The weekly training aims at developing a better understanding of basic CI skills like rolling points of contact, active listening, sliding, falling, flowing, as well as giving, receiving, and sharing weight.
Inspired by the restrictions due to covid, we will research those skills through working with fabrics as "extended body parts". Materials don’t lie and will learn us a lot about weight shift, core, gravity, balance and alignment.
We explore 3 core layers of CI: movement, improvisation/composition and touch (in this case from a distance, through sticks).
Wear clothes in which you can move easily. We dance barefoot. Bring your own bottle of water and a pair of light kneepads.