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8 Week Wednesday Night Improvisational Contact Dance Series:
Jan. 9th through Feb. 27th
Shotwell Studio 7:30-9:30pm 3252A 19th St. at Shotwell, SF Series $150, $20 drop in per Class
This Workshop & Series taught by Stuart Phillips will explore unblocking patterned responses, making way for more authentically relating scenarios through dance improvisation. Our approach is authentically shifting our psychological view to more unfamiliar states, ultimately opening our shared dance experience to more poignant unknown realms which are extremely satisfying & nurturing.
A methodical approach consists of simple psychic group guidance, clean physical, mental or emotional foci unblocking patterns into cleaner expression of focus. Solo time hones true alignment with self. Then we move into being real in relationship with other and self, as duet, trio, quartet, quintet, etc., allowing personal truth to become the only excitement. This method of approach to dance Improvisationally changes participants’ dance styles to more personally aligned states, transforming ourselves into deeper pathways from self into manifested Dance.
Stuart has been involved with teaching & performing in the contact improv community for over 25 yrs, & with the improv dance environs for over 31 yrs.
Send checks to: stuart phillips, 1002 59th, oakland, ca, 94608 stulip6.wix.com/stulips
Series $150, $20 drop in per Class
Like scaling Mt Everest, States of Grace is a pinnacle — elusive, ever-present, dangerous, fantasized, in our minds. And our bodies. “States of Grace” is what can happen when all the balls are in the air at once: solo dancing, contact improvisation, non-CI improvisation, contemplation, composition, listening, performance/art, mystery, and humanity. Many questions. Embodied research. Can we move easily between solo, contact improvisation, group work, somatic sources and impulses, and compositional awareness? What does this make? Only way to discover is to do it and find out. The Underscore on Sunday is the culminating vehicle for our discoveries. Participants should have previous experience with Contact Improvisation. Workshop locations vary: WED-FRI 10am-6pm will take place at Eden’s Expressway. SAT 10:30am-5:30pm and 6-7:45pm, Underscore talk-thru, will take place at Gibney Dance Center. SUN 12-4pm, Underscore practice, will take place at New York City Center.
$307 MARCH 6-10 2013
(INCLUDES UNDERSCORE TALK-THROUGH AND PRACTICE ON MARCH 9 AND 10)
The Underscore is a long jamming/contact/improvisation/composition score that Nancy has been developing since the early 1990s as a framework for dance improvisation research. It guides dancers through a series of “changing states” — from solo relaxation and sensitizing to gravity and support, through group circulation and interaction, contact improvisation engagements, opening out to full group improvisation, and back to rest and reflection. Previous experience with Contact Improvisation and attendance at the talk is required for participation in the Underscore practice.
Gibney Dance Center: March 9 SAT 6-7:45pm, Underscore talk-thru will talk place at Gibney Dance Center.
Underscore practice: March 10 SUN 12-4pm, Underscore practice will take place at New York City Center.