Please note that the Sunday "Fundamentals of Contact Improvisation" is currently on hiatus.
Announcements will be made when the next one is scheduled.
Fundamentals of Contact Improvisation
This is an ongoing weekly "Fundamentals of Contact Improvisation" class on Sundays at 8:45-9:45am. This class takes place right before the Sunday lab and focuses on exploring the fundamental techniques and principles of CI. The material covered is suitable for both those new to CI and for experienced dancers.
The cost of this class is $10/class if you purchase a $40 four-class punch-card (expires after two months) or $12 drop-in. (For those in Alicia's classes, you're welcome to come to two of these classes for each class you miss of hers; similarly, for every two classes on your punch card, you're welcome to go to one of hers.)
We will investigate and hone useful CI skills such as: falling with confidence (based on aikido principles); effective weight sharing techniques (making yourself light, supporting weight with ease); maintaining a functional alignment and structure; cultivating an aware and powerful center; harnessing momentum; listening kinesthetically to ourselves and others; and easy and fun ways to enter and exit dances.
Please arrive a few minutes early if it'll be your first class so that you can fill out a bit of paperwork.
My background: Jun's contact improvisation teachers include Alicia Grayson, Gretchen Spiro, and Steve Homsher as well as Nancy Stark Smith, Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Ray Chung, Jörg Hassmann, Scott Wells, MIrva Mäkinen, Cyrus Khambatta, Benno Voorham, and Ronja Ver. His research into CI includes participation in CI Ground Research at Earthdance, the Moab Research Retreat in Utah, the Freiburg CI Festival in Germany, ECITE (European CI Teacehrs Exchance) in Spain, and the Skiing on Skin CI Festival in Finland. He has been actively studying and teaching the Japanese martial art of aikido for over 18 years. His other interests include the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education and Playback improvisational theatre.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions!
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