WHERE / WHEN
Spring Equinox Underscore
21 March 2018
Spring Equinox Underscore
6pm talk through (if you've never done one before)
6:30 Assembly (Pow-wow)
9:00ish final resolution
The Underscore Definition:
The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith. It has been evolving since 1990 and is practiced all over the globe.
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. Its practice is familiar yet unpredictable.
The practice—usually 3 to 4 hours in length—progresses through a broad range of dynamic states, including long periods of very small, private, and quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing.
Half Moon Crescent Hall
183 Wynford Rd, London N1 9TZ
Nearest Tube: Angel
Nearest buses- Caledonian Road
6:30 talk through and arrivals
7:00 Assembly (Pow wow)
8:55 final resolution
Women's CI Jam
Jayne Elizabeth and
Wednesday April 25 2018
half moon cresent co op
183 wynford road n19tz
Two hour Jam for women with warm up.
We will probably have a closing circle.
Come anytime from 6:30pm
Warm-up from 7pm
Sliding Scale £6-10
(no one turned away bc of money)
Warm up led by Vanio Papadelli, a London-based movement and theatre artist originally from Greece. She has been dancing Contact Improvisation since 2007 and teaching since 2009. She has been involved in CI-related research and performance projects as well as co-organisation of CI festivals (ECITE - France, Tripdance mini CI-festivals). Vanio is deeply inspired by the ever-evolving nature of the form and the way it integrates elements of release and somatic movement.
if you have any questions
with Irene Cena, Alex Crowe, Gaelin Little & Srik Narayanan
Returning this autumn for a third season, these classes offer an opportunity to explore our bodies from within, our relationship to space and others. Using imagery, hands-on bodywork, breath and voice we'll find our way into movement and together create a safe and supportive space to experiment, play and discover our own nature. Learning from our bodies, we cultivate the experience of more awareness, ease, fluidity and support in ourselves and the joy in moving and dancing together.
In facilitating these sessions the teaching team will be drawing on their practice of disciplines such as dance, martial arts, mindfulness meditation, Skinner Releasing Technique, Body-Mind Centering® and Authentic Movement.
Open to everybody. No prior experience of dance, somatics
or bodywork is necessary. Just bring your curiosity.