For those, who have CI experience and is willing to move on!
We will look for the ways to stay connected in the dance. Our main keys will be: witnessing, listening and following.
We will be finding and loosing the balance, leaning and falling into each other, following the gravity and momentum. We will also explore the structure of our bodies and practise giving and receiving the weight.
We will discover:
- moments, when body becomes light when giving weight;
- moments for easy to supporting (with least energy input);
- ongoing movement flow;
- ways to maintain continuous physical contact with partner;
- possibility to let ourselves into not knowing what is going to happen next;
- weird, unknown, unusual body positions;
- ways to enter and leave contact;
- something, what is not mentioned in this description…
There will be technical material, and we will also focus on our personal curiosity, exploration and pleasure of dance.
We will spiral, roll, fall and fly, melt, listen, share and enjoy!
Julija Melnik, BA, MA – Tutor in Dance – is leading regular contact improvisation classes, jams and workshops in Lithuania. She has also taught outside of Lithuania (Ukraine, Latvia, Russia, France, Germany and USA ). Julija is actively participating in International CI festivals, teachers’ conferences and is also organizing CI events in Lithuania: annual CI and Performance Mini-festival since 2007, regional CI teachers’ conference in March ‘08, Vilnius CI and Performance Festival ‘09.
Julija has studied contact improvisation with CI pioneers – Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith, and also with Nina Martin, Andrew Harwood, Angela Donii, Joerg Hassman, Charlie Morrissey, Adrian Russi and many others. She is also exploring other improvisational forms and performance, and has studied with Julyen Hamilton, Daniel Lepkoff, Nita Little, Alexander Girshon, Keith Hennessy, David Zombrano and others.
Julija is also practicing Argentinean tango, Gurdjieff movements, house dance, salsa, contemporary dance. Her movement research is informed as well by practices of meditation, bodywork, dance therapy and other movement techniques such as Feldenkrais, Lou Yong.
March 6 (Fri.) 19:00-22:00
March 7 (Sat.) 11:00-14:00; 15:30-18:00
March 8 (Sun.) 11:00-14:00; 15:30-18:00; 18:30-21:00 – Jam
Venue: Workshop will take place in Vilnius. Details will be announced later for participants.
Lodging: We might help with finding some free or non-expensive accommodation.
Fee: With early registration and non-refundable deposit of 15 € paid:
till 22nd of February – 55 €, later – 65 €.
Cost of one class – 15 €, one day – 27 €.
10% discount for students, couples.
Discount for the participants of “CI fundamentals” workshop (Feb. 6-8)