Contact Dance Technique – Improvers & up
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Space C, Upstage – Tutor Magalie Lanriot – Week 1
Space C, Upstage – Tutor Kathryn Cooley – Week 2
Week 1: Magalie will guide you through a series of improvisational tasks working in pairs and in groups, finding techniques for flying, partnering and floor work with momentum and sensitivity and playing with the physics between bodies and gravity.
We’ll work with skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight and expanding our range of spatial orientation, lifting, catching and falling to give a greater understanding of your gravity; sharing weight in motion and finding a flow through the physical contact.
Week 2: Each day Kat will guide you through a series of exercises that will allow for contact improvisation in pairs and groups. The exercises will build upon the previous day finding techniques for flying, partnering and floor work accumulating with a free form contact improvisation ‘jam’ on the final day.
We will be working with skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, catching, falling and deep listening. Kat is also a trained Cranio-Sacral therapist and will use her knowledge of holding space and fascial release to enhance the engagement of the class.