The Basics of Contact-Improvisation
Paweł will lead the classes from 8 September to mid-October
WHAT IS A CONTACT IMPROVISATION?
Contact Improvisation is a form of dance of financial partners on the basis of touch, momentum, shared weight, and above all – following common contact.
This dance practice explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalancing, with minimal rescue, how to make yourself light during installation, centering and breathing techniques, and reacting to our partners and surroundings.
“Contact Improvisation is honoring every moment. It is the sweet surrender to have when our body is later faithful to what is happening now and now … and NOW!
We learn to recognize and distinguish subtle impulses in our movement choices and choices. We begin to decode the directions we give and receive that tell us when to lead or follow, when to go up, when to descend, where to touch, how to lift, when to slow down, and when not to move. In this form we stay honest in every choice, never forcing, never rushing.
When Body, Mind and Spirit are united in their instinctive wisdom, they sell themselves at home every moment, expressing their true nature “- Moti Zemelman
“Contact improvisation for an open exploration of the kinesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes silent and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and inquisitive minds.” Rey Chung
This very unconventional form of dance / movement of countless challenges and stimuli for the development of the spontaneous intelligence of our bodies. A variety of quality, pace, levels, work with balance, workload and the other person; constant, moment by moment changeability. I fell in love with improvisation contacts from the first contact😄
I love KI for its extraordinary freedom and freedom of expression, for its unpredictability, for being present, with itself and with a partner, for how it pulls us powerfully into the present moment, where we spontaneously co-create movement. It is truly a magical dance 🙂
WHAT WILL WE DO IN THE CLASSES? During the classes we will learn and practice the basic issues and techniques of contact-improvisation and simply practice. No prior knowledge of KI is required – all you need is a willingness to learn this form of dance, curiosity and a willingness to play and learn.
I cordially invite you, Karol Swoboda.
LEADER: Karol Swoboda / Dawid Swoboda
THURSDAYS, 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. (the blue room above)