Teachers

Karen Nelson

Karen Nelson

Centering Edge Our main topics are (CI) Contact Improvisation and Tuning Scores Center Survey -CI based class includes one-on-one dancing instruction that starts right from your level of experience and will provide direct feedback about the elusive subject of center. We will find ways to sense, describe and relate about center. The work inherently develops CI skills that your body wants to learn as we we follow your intuitive style. Tuning Scores- Response-able for the Image Space- is meeting of sensation, task driven scores and making meaning that launches the consequence of choreography to occur almost on its own. Each […]

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Malcom Manning
Mirva Makinen
Consuelo Pacheco

Consuelo Pacheco

EMBODIMENT OF PRESENT TIME I think about C.I. as an investigation in two simultaneous directions: stillness and movement. Both directions bring to appear the consciousness of present time on to the body, the duration of the sensation, the speed of attention, the constant of gravity testing our balance, the frequency of the sensitive stimulus, the rhythm of breathing, the proximity of the reflex reactions. The perception is a great improvisation dance with deep connections in to the present. How can we make our practice a psychophysics consciousness experience of time? In this sense, as improvisers in search of unknown landscapes, […]

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Dorte Bjerre Jensen
Guru Suraj

Guru Suraj

‘Sinking into Gravity – Suspending into Space’ In this workshop we will explore moving more effortlessly and efficiently by listening and bringing awareness to sensation of the threshold of change in our dance. We will explore spiralling upwards and downwards and we will dive deeper into the research of what it means to ‘Sink into Gravity and Suspend into Space’. We will learn how working with releasing into gravity gives way to freedom and ease in a shared movement, and we will play and explore encountering gravity, momentum and weight to enjoy rolling, falling and being upside down. Through this […]

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Lena Peled

Lena Peled

Soft, light & effortless My research today as a dancer and as a teacher is how to be soft in my body, soft with the floor and with meeting a partner. How to be light in my body and then light with my partner. And how to recycle my energy and stay effortless in my dance… I use in my dance and teaching all kind of techniques that I collected on my way as a movement person. I combine contact, improvisation, contemporary, floor work and acrobatics. In this class we will research together how our body can stay soft and […]

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Marc Torrents

Marc Torrents

Toolbox for moving contact situations  Toolbox for moving contact situations; it is a workshop where we will explore those mechanical and poetic tools that can help us organize the movement, focus our attention, help us to face momentum and interaction in dance with our partnered. Providing both fluidity, movement economy and effort, as well as inspiration for practice. In this workshop we will also explore some guidelines from the imaginary or the poetic, thus confronting the physical tools such as the eyes, breathing, the skin, joint training for movements off the axis or the different muscle tonicities.   Marc Torrents […]

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Marcella Carrara

Marcella Carrara

In this class I will share my investigation around some event that keep my mind moving and my body available while I dance C.I. We will look at the “ground reaction” as bio-mechanic phenomenon. The architecture of the bones direct the weight downwards with the resistance of the floor replying with an upward supportive force, called ground reaction. To be able to receive this force back and let it travel along the body structure it’s one of the key of joy and grace in dancing. We will play with some primitive patterns  and see how they can nourish our sensory-motor […]

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