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*  Nowhere Bound  * Weekend Workshop in
Contact Improvisation with Martin Keogh
December 2-3, 2017, 11am-5:30pm
with a 1-hour potluck lunch break
@ Diavolo Studio / 616 Moulton Ave. / Los Angeles, CA 90031

Contact improvisation requires a courageous willingness -- but never so much as when we dance in the absence of will - those moments when we drop the reigns and, nowhere bound, allow our animal to carry us.

Join good company for dancing and discovery. With games, some sweat, and the unique physicality of the contact body we will savor and rock the boundaries between states of allowing and mindful intention.

We will explore:
o   Moving from a base of sensation
o   Dancing with a shared central axis
o   Seeking ease in going off balance
o   Finding the spontaneous acrobatics of the form
o   Spending more time in nuance, disorientation, and extended follow-through

This workshop is for those with a basic introduction to Contact Improvisation fundamentals.


*  Void And The Emergence Of Forms  * Weekend Workshop in
Movement Improvisation with Andrew Marcus - School of Disappearance
January 6, 2:30pm-9:30pm & January 7, 3-6pm
with a 90 min dinner break
@ Mimoda Studio / 5774 W Pico Blvd. / Los Angeles, CA 90019

We introduce a practice of contact with the felt senses, their interaction and combination in response to objects of perception, in ways that typically accumulate and coalesce into concepts such as “my body,” and “my body in relation to…,” but which we suspend, toward the possibility of relinquishing the naming function. In this way, we cultivate unconditioned physical encounters with, and within, the phenomenal world.

Progressively working through the overflowingness of sense perceptions toward stillness, we engage a process of reconstruction: emergent structural differentiation and spatial relations prioritize the transitional—or between  state—therein we lay the ground work toward actions in worlds.

We offer:
o   A framework for inquiry into felt senses of space
o   Experience of physical and psychological dimensions within the body
o   Transitionary void passing through the body
o   The medium which holds the body and extends beyond its perceived limit
o   The negative properties of space are examined experientially.

This workshop is for those with an established physical practice in dance, choreography, or Contact Improvisation.



Contact Improvisation with Shel Wagner Rasch

This intensive invites contact dancers to name and nudge their CI edges in a supportive and play-filled environment.  The workshop will include scores that encourage extended investigation, game structures designed to animate our inner imps, and handy skills for falling and flying.  I love teaching CI and am delighted to invite participants to collaborate in an experience filled with challenge, play and collective discovery.


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