WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS

All workshops begin Friday at 6pm and end on Sunday at 2pm unless otherwise noted.

All Peaceable Barn workshops include:

  • Healthy, delicious meals
  • A gorgeous, buttery dance floor
  • Accommodations for overnight stay
  • An outside bonfire, woods for walking, and birds for watching.
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Workshop Details & Registration

Calendar

January 25-27, 2019 Advanced CI Workshop with Paul Singh
March 15-17, 2019  Advance CI Lab for Women with Sarah Konner and Shura Baryshnikov
April 26-28, 2019 CI Workshop with Tim O’Donnell

Contact Improvisation Practice: Defining the Indescribable through Active Relationship (advanced level)

Contact Improvisation
WITH Paul Singh
January 25-27, 2019

This weekend will spend time addressing what an advanced practice is and how it helps us move the form forward. As there will already be a high level of skills sets in the room, I want to take time to move beyond teaching tricks and instead dive into the indescribable. We’ll spend some time warming up our solo dances – the only way to really understand the CI duet is when you really take the time to understand yourself first. The group will share the same physical gounding principles to get us all comfortable with sharing weight and taking risk together. I want to do research into redefining focus, confusion and relationship. We’ll investigate shared synchronized narratives as well as purposefully mismatching autonomies.

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Our Moving Bodies: Advanced CI Lab Weekend for Women

In this advanced Contact Improvisation laboratory for dancers who identify as women and gender non-binary, we will have the opportunity to investigate the form within an intentionally curated environment. We will aim to unlock the possibilities of our freest dancing and find fullness in the form with other women–opening to athleticism, attraction, intimacy, and risk level with our partners. Within the culture of the jam, binary duets often dominate the physical and energetic landscape. What is behind this norm? What psychosomatic, emotional, and cultural expectations and patterns are at play when men and women dance together? In this lab space, we have been intentionally examining our dances with other women and considering what is different.

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Floor Work, Fluidity and Flight

An Intermediate Contact Improvisation Workshop with TIM O’DONNELL APRIL 26-28, 2019 The practice of Contact Improvisation stimulates physical creativity, self-awareness, and the ability to listen and communicate in exquisite detail with the entire body. I’m interested in identifying and questioning the ways in which we hold ourselves back from full expression, and what could be released in our dancing if we open up new gateways.  We will have luxurious time for solo exploration, and gradually layer in active witnessing and partnered touch, leading to contact duets that are evocative and image-based.

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