Tuesdays, 6 – 7:50p

Cost: $7-20 (sliding scale)
**No one turned away for lack of funds. Please reach out if you need a sliding scale rate.**

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 6 – 7:50 pm
Location: Living Arts Collective

Check out our collaborative CI Summer Schedule:

Month of MAY:

Curious about the improvisational qualities of Contact Improvisation? Looking for a language for all the funny, interesting, weird and wonderful moments that make up your dance? This 2-part class + Underscore is for you.

Tuesday 5/14 – Class lead by: Christopher Grohs

Tuesday 5/21 – Class lead by: Aubrey Griffith-Zill

Tuesday 5/28 – brief talk-through + Underscore + LIVE sound weaving: Facilitator Amanda Abrams, Sound creation by John Osburn


Schedule for Month of JUNE:

June 4th: Concepts and Imagery in Contact Improvisation. Class lead by John Bainbridge. CI is based on an exploration of the physics of bodies moving together in space. This class explores ways of using our imagination to manifest the concepts of physics into our ways of moving. We’ll focus on qualities of movement (the way we move) rather than specific moves. Appropriate for all levels of experience in CI, from beginner to highly experienced.

June 9th: 2nd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam facilitator Abigail Ruth

June 11th: CI Underscore w/ Kathleen Hunter

June: 18th: Intermediate class w/ Toni Craige

June 25th: Contact Improv – CI JAM facilitator Toni Craige +LIVE music with John Osburn

*June 22nd: Global Underscore: facilitator Toni Craige
(5:15-6:15pm talk through + 6:15-8:45pm underscore)


Schedule for month of JULY:

July 2nd — TBD – open level drop in class?

July 9th — TBD

July 14th – Second Sunday CI Jam 2-4 pm, facilitated by Amanda Abrams

July 16th — TBD

July 23rd: Intermediate class w/ Toni Craige

July 30th: Contact Improv – CI JAM facilitator Toni Craige

*Saturday workshop – August 3rd – 4:00 – 6:00pm workshop for beginners/ bring a friend

photography by Kathleen Hunter

“The Underscore is a vehicle for incorporating Contact Improvisation into a broader arena of improvisational dance practice; for developing greater ease dancing in spherical space—alone and with others; and for integrating kinesthetic and compositional concerns while improvising. It allows for a full spectrum of energetic and physical expressions, embodying a range of forms and changing states.”