Contact & Improvisation:
Clarity, Communication & Composition
The aim of this course is that the participants:
1. develop a broader range of experience and skill with which to be more physically defined, present and creative in their partnering explorations;
2. experience the confidence to participate safely in contact jam situations and incorporate partnering work into their choreographic research; and
3. develop skills for integrating contact and partnering work in performance improvisations
We will focus on defining a system of movement research based upon the mechanical and communicative aspects of touch. Fundamental themes we will address are:
These explorations will be combined with techniques for safety and self-responsibility. Our goal is to refine the language of observation and decision-making that we use as the basis for communication while improvising – and to experience a rich fulfillment in our dancing! Contact Improvisation without compromise.