Contact Improv Class n Jam

Alternating Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 PM
Doors open at 7:15 PM
@ Church of the Good Shepherd, 116 Queen St N, Kitchener (near Centre in the Square and the Kitchener library)
$15 Drop-in suggested

Contact improvisation is a whole-body practice in the art of collaboration. It involves following what makes sense for you while exploring gravity, momentum, & whatever is happening in the moment, including the physical & energetic contact with your dance partners. At times playful, at times meditative, dancers may share a shifting centre of gravity that can take them into a dynamic dance of lifts and rolls, or into a subtle movement conversation.

In these classes & jams, generally, we will:
* Release tension and become present
* Awaken our senses, noticing the shifting of our attention
* Transform how we see relationship: from transaction to co-creation
* Practice “enlightened selfishness”: grow our capacity to care for ourselves while being in the dance with others
* Increase our awareness of our centre of gravity
* Practice caring for ourselves by going to the floor safely and with ease
* Learn to use the natural forces of gravity and momentum to create effortlessness and flow in the dance
* Learn to use the physics of the moment to create safe and easeful lifts
* Offer practical tools for great dances
* Increase our capacity for play and connection
* Create suppleness and strength in the body
* Have fun!

Winter 2017 Schedule
Jan 17
Jan 31
Feb 14
Feb 28
Mar 14
Mar 28
Apr 11
Apr 25

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