Embodiment in Contact – A Contact Improvisation Workshop with Alicia Grayson and Bradley Ellis

Novemeber 8-11, 2019

In this lovely intermediate/advanced workshop, taught collaboratively by two of Peaceable Barn’s most beloved teachers, workshop members will engage deeply in embodiment practices, beginning with our solo dance, then expanding into duets, trios and larger ensembles. In our solo dance, we will draw from original CI practices, while bringing in the knowledge of developmental movement patterns, Body Mind Centering, Yoga, Pilates and principles from the natural world. From this grounded base, we will move into the exploration of Contact Improvisation, experiencing how the co-creativity of contact improvisation is exponentially amplified when we are deeply anchored to our own embodiment. Specific solo, duet, trio and ensemble skills include: listening practices to open more choice and surprise; organizing the body around the point(s) of contact; finding the ground through our own and our partner’s bodies; using spatial reach to create lightness and potentiality; and learning new tools (or honing existing ones) for delightful falling and flying. In addition to the above practices, we will honor our physical, emotional, and mental boundaries while simultaneously inviting expansion. We will discover the magic that happens as our creative minds and hearts play with the physics of solo, duet, trio and ensemble dances.

Price: sliding scale $240-$260-$280 (work study available)
Registration: Space is limited!! Registration and $50 deposit due by Friday, November 1, 2019
Information: Contact Jovanina Pagano, peaceablebarnstudio@gmail.com   917-238-7473

Embodiment in Contact - A Contact Improvisation Workshop

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