Sunday, August 12th, 2 – 4pm
Join us for 2 hours of connection and contact! Play, share, learn, explore, and deepen your practice.
All are welcome and actively included, regardless of race, gender, orientation, physical abilities, skills, etc.
$7 – $15 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Facilitator this week is: Megan Yankee
Contact improvisations are spontaneous physical dialogues that range from stillness to highly energetic exchanges. Alertness is developed in order to work in an energetic state of physical disorientation, trusting in one’s basic survival instincts. It is a free play with balance, self-correcting the wrong moves and reinforcing the right ones, bringing forth a physical/emotional truth about a shared moment of movement that leaves the participants informed, centered, and enlivened.
—early definition by Steve Paxton and others, 1970s,
from CQ Vol. 5:1, Fall 1979
Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds.
—from Ray Chung workshop announcement, London, 2009