This is the fourth day of a five day intensive for play-fighting with teacher Bruno Caverna on Thursday 9 August 2018. [Next day]
We start with gentle dancing and play-fighting, and swapping roles between the leading and following roles.
This is the third day of a five day intensive for play-fighting with teacher Bruno Caverna on Wednesday 8 August 2018. [Next day]
This is the second day of a five day intensive for play-fighting with teacher Bruno Caverna on Tuesday 7 August 2018. [Next day]
We stand in a circle and play a game. We are to choose two other people in the circle and stay the same distance from them. But we do not indicate who we have chosen – it’s unsaid. We move but must keep our relation to the other two people. It’s a triangular relationship and difficult to maintain if you ‘partners’ exchange places!
This is the first day of a five day intensive for play-fighting with teacher Bruno Caverna on Monday 6 August 2018. [Next day]
Hybrid Studios in Brussels isn’t the easiest venue to find. But I join the opening circle before it ends, introducing myself and saying my background is in dancing contact improvisation.
Often I’ve included online videos of contact improvisation in the newsletters of Oxford Contact Dance under the title of ‘Dancing Inspiration’. Here’s the videos which I’ve included; some are tutorials and others are dances. Enjoy!
Sometimes, compliments come in the most oblique ways: ‘Are you dancing?’ said the man in the park at the end of our outdoor dance session in Oxford called Dance in the Park.
At London Contact improvisation on 5 & 12 May 2018, Rick Nodine taught classes for contact improvisation. We examined bringing new qualities into our movement and widening our attention beyond the contact point between dancing bodies.
A friend ask me if it was possible to teach contact improvisation. Good question – it’s improvised after-all!
Veronica Cordova de la Rosa gave a talk entitled ‘Images of violence from Mexico : a performance based enquiry’ about her art and PhD study, on Tuesday 21 March at Common Ground – a pop-up workspace on Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. Formerly, it was a Barclays Bank and the talk was in the disused bank vault. A performance by attendees followed.
At London Contact improvisation on 17 March, Nicole Binder led a class about consent. One of the exercises in the class is taken from Theatre of the Oppressed