Contact Improvisation: March 2012

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Presented by Humility Dance Media and CounterPULSE

MARCH classes with Diana Lara 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 2012

MAR 2012, TUE
Class: 6:30-8:30PM Beginning-Intermediate Level
Jam: 8:30-11:30PM
$15 Single Class, $5 Single Jam, $18 for both
Passes: $15 4-Week Jam, $55 4-Week Class, $65 4-Week Class & Jam

Ready to Move: Exploring our Primitive Reflexes

In this class we will explore how our primitive reflexes—simple patterns of movement that originate in the central nervous system and that are integrated in the first year of life—support our sense of gravity, and the connection with the earth and our partner. Through individual movement exploration and dance in partners, we will play with the primitive reflexes and the awareness of the relation of the head and body with respect to the vertical, and how they support our readiness to go in and out of the floor, move in and out of contact, and move through space in the planes of motion.

Diana Lara is a teacher, choreographer and dancer from Honduras. She graduated from the choreography program of the Center for Research and Choreography at the Mexican Institute of Fine Arts and from the Somatic Research and Participatory Arts program at Moving On Center in Oakland. In 2011, she graduated from the Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga program offered by the School of Body Mind Centering. Diana teaches dance based on somatic principles for women recuperating from drug abuse and domestic violence at Purple Moon Dance Project, and yoga for elders at Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. Since 1995, she has danced and choreographed for contemporary dance groups in Mexico and Honduras, participating in festivals in Mexico and Central America. She currently works as an independent artist developing projects based in the exploration of somatic elements and improvisation with performers in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Mexico.


March 20, 2012
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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