31 May – 2 June Pre-FESTIVAL WORKSHOP – 12h + jams
Contact Improvisation: A Question
We focus on building a foundation for improvising in and out of contact with a partner safely and freely. We practicing rolling, crawling, walking and falling skills to refresh and deepen our body’s connection to it’s basic reflexes, supporting weight and guiding forces thru our center. We work directly with the movement of our attention, in the moment of dancing, as our basic tool for seeing what is possible to do. We will work with the skin and touch, vision and space, compression and stretch. We will dance
Beginning in the early ’70’s Daniel Lepkoff played a central role in the development of Release Technique with John Rolland and Mary Fulkerson, and Contact
Improvisation with Steve Paxton. Through ongoing experimentation with new forms of performance, workshoping specific questions about movement, intense periods of
personal movement research, and an onging stream of collaborations with improvising artists, Daniel has slowly expanded and deepened his understanding of functional
movement and the presence of the imagination in the body.
As a performer he is known for composing dances that arises from the process of living movement and as a teacher for his continual invention of original techniques,
making direct contact with information and pursuing questions together with students. He is one of the founders of Movement Research in NYC. He works internationally
and lives on a piece of land in Vermont.
2-8 June 2019 FESTIVAL- Amelia (Umbria, IT)