Adventures in Contact Improvisation
Two workshops with Charlie Morrissey at
This workshop explores some of the fundamentals principles of Contact improvisation.
The workshops will give an opportunity to dive deeply into the practice of Contact Improvisation, and is applicable to, and will work well for people with varying levels of experience of the form as well as for beginners.
We will work with different rolls; ways of falling and moving into and out of the floor with ease, and with a sense of how the body is always in relation to gravity; different ways of giving and taking weight; following a rolling point of contact; balance and counter-balance; "tuning" and listening exercises.
Charlie’s classes and workshops are practical explorations of movement and attention. They attempt to develop and tune kinesthetic and perceptual awareness as a means of expanding our experience and ability to engage with what is available to us when we move, and how we might be available to it.
These classes are about developing our ability to listen in the body and applying that listening to the activity of moving.
Together we tap into our inherent kinesthetic awareness, and the classes provide structures that offer each persons’ own physical intelligence and range an open ground for exploration and integration.
The class is a forum for a shared learning experience between participants and teacher.
Union House in Todmorden
On Saturday 25th March and Saturday 8th April 11.00-17.00 - Come to one or both.
Each workshop £30/£25 for concessions.
To book, contact Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info contact Charlie directly at email@example.com
more about Contact Improvisation: https://contactquarterly.com/contact-improvisation/about/
weekend workshop in Bath
Touchdown Dance workshops are uniquely devised to bring visually Impaired and sighted people together in movement and dance.
Touchdown Dance workshops are an experience! Based in yoga, dance and movement disciplines you discover a greater awareness of your body, posture and range of movement potential.
We demonstrate and teach exercises, partnering and group explorations that are fun and intended to deepen your trust in your ability to move through space, improved orientation skills and general confidence in physical participatory activity.
We work with principles from somatic movement education - Body-Mind Centering®, and specialist methods developed over many years of research since 1986. Contact Improvisation involves working in physical contact with others to sense and feel our own weight, energy, and our ability to move together safely. Touchdown dance specialist workshop leaders are visually impaired and sighted.
-Touchdown Dance works in collaboration with Action for Blind, Henshaws Society for the Blind, SENSE, and many other organisations, nationally and internationally.
-Guide Dogs welcome and a walking area along the canal is a 5 minute walk from the building.
TO BOOK - please send your contact details, date of birth, and payment to Touchdown Dance, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, M33 7ZF
BACS PAYMENT ; Touchdown Dance, sort code 16 -30-32 10130910
April 8 - 9th 2017
from 11- 5p.m. each day with a lunch break.
Cost £60 for the weekend or £30 for a day