LIVE | Contact improvisation: basic principles - connection through fabrics

Code: 
21LVD722W
Course description

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).

Level of experience needed
Level 1: no previous experience needed, this is a course for beginners and for dancers looking to improve their CI movement and partnering skills.
Practical information

Wear clothes in which you can move easily. We dance barefoot. Bring your own bottle of water and a pair of light kneepads.

Session(s)
maandag, 22 februari, 2021 - 19:00 tot 20:30
OPEK - voor het precieze lokaal: check bij aankomst
2021-02-22 19:00 2021-02-22 20:30 Europe/Brussels LIVE | Contact improvisation: basic principles - connection through fabrics . This is a LIVE courseWhen 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... - https://www.wisper.be/cursus/leuven/live-contact-improvisation-basic-principles-connection-through-fabrics
maandag, 1 maart, 2021 - 19:00 tot 20:30
OPEK - voor het precieze lokaal: check bij aankomst
2021-03-01 19:00 2021-03-01 20:30 Europe/Brussels LIVE | Contact improvisation: basic principles - connection through fabrics . This is a LIVE courseWhen 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... - https://www.wisper.be/cursus/leuven/live-contact-improvisation-basic-principles-connection-through-fabrics
maandag, 8 maart, 2021 - 19:00 tot 20:30
OPEK - voor het precieze lokaal: check bij aankomst
2021-03-08 19:00 2021-03-08 20:30 Europe/Brussels LIVE | Contact improvisation: basic principles - connection through fabrics . This is a LIVE courseWhen 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... - https://www.wisper.be/cursus/leuven/live-contact-improvisation-basic-principles-connection-through-fabrics
Teacher(s)
Prices
Better world price: pay a little extra, help make WISPER affordable for everyone
€36,00
Standard price: covers the costs of your course
€33,00
Reduced price: if you have trouble making ends meet
€26,00
Holders of Cultuurkaart KU Leuven for students at KU Leuven, UC Leuven-Limburg and LUCA Campus Lemmens
€25,00
Social discount for holders of UiTPAS Leuven - only for Leuven citizens
€7,00
Locatie

OPEK

Vaartkom 4
3000 Leuven
België
Bereikbaarheid: een routebeschrijving en informatie over parkeren en openbaar vervoer vind je op www.opek.be/route OPEK is op wandel- en fietsafstand van het station van Leuven. Fietsdienst: https://www.blue-bike.be/nl/blue-bike-points/leuven Toegankelijkheid: Alle zalen in OPEK zijn rolstoeltoegankelijk. Opgelet als je met de wagen komt:in de omgeving van OPEK is het overal betalend parkeren. De dichtstbijzijnde parkeergarage is deze: https://www.parkeren.be/parking/leuven/vaartkom Cursuslokaal: Je komt OPEK binnen langs de ingang rechts naast het café Entrepot. Op het einde van de loopbrug staat per dag aangegeven waar elke activiteit in het gebouw plaatsvindt. Volg je een reeks, dan check je dit best elke les. De eerste les word je onthaald aan een balie in café Entrepot. Lunchen: volg je een workshop overdag, dan kan je 's middags lunchen in café Entrepot of je lunchpakket opeten in de refter op het gelijkvloers.
Toegankelijkheid: Alle zalen in OPEK zijn rolstoeltoegankelijk. Opgelet als je met de wagen komt: gezien de heel ingrijpende werken en de voortdurende wijzigingen aan het plein en de wegen voor OPEK, calculeer je best extra parkeerplaats-zoektijd in!

Enrol for this course!

You must have Javascript enabled to use this form.