January classes with Ali Woolwich
JAN 2012, TUE
$18 class & jam, $5 jam only
In Contact Improvisation (CI), having honed facility for giving and receiving a range of modulations of weight and pressure is key to finding satisfying complexity in the dance. Whether you’re a bigger/taller person interested in not squashing, or you’re a smaller/shorter person wanting to encourage more weight/pressure, lightness is a crucial question. This Class Series will address lightness: how to find it (giving/getting), how to alter your habits and presumptions to increase it, how to integrate it into your improvisational choices, and how to revel in the shifts and subtleties it brings into well-worn dance patterns. Through exercises and score play, we will address the nexus of physical skills and awareness tunings that will install/upgrade lightness as a reliable choice in our dancing.