Contact Improvisation Class & Jam: MAR 2015

Rosemary Hannon2Class: 6:30-8:00PM (Beginning-Intermediate Level)

Instructor for February: Rosemary Hannon

Jam: 8:00-11:30PM

$15 Single Class, $5 Single Jam, $18 for both

Readiness (Contact Improvisation Fundamentals)

Contact Improvisation is a movement meditation, a compositional dance, a physical conversation, and an athletic practice. In this class, we will address physical and social/emotional readiness as we move out of habitual ways of relating. We will play with compositional ‘scores,’ improvisational structures that create limitations in order to open up possibilities.

The following physical skills will be investigated in this class series:

  • ·     Moving in shared-weight balance with others
  • ·      Readiness to fall and move into and out of floor level
  • ·      Rolling and surfing with others (soft sequential movement with awareness for weight sharing on the floor that translates to higher levels)
  • ·      Attending to both leading and following through physical listening
  • ·      Moving upside down, using hands for balance/support
  • ·      Ability to handle disorientation (head off the vertical axis)
  • ·      Ability to quickly adjust muscular tension (fluid vs. structural tone)
  • ·      Ability to lift others and be lifted using moving structures
  • ·      Ability to choose a variety of touch (rolling, sliding, sticking, directional)

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Age & Beauty Part 1

Miguel Gutierrez

Presented by CounterPulse and Gravity

MAR 6-8, FRI-SAT at 8PM, SUN 2PM

Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/ is the first in a series of pieces that place a queer lens on the representation of the dancer, the physical and emotional labor of performance, and mid-life anxieties around relevance, sustainability, and artistic burnout.

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Queer Choreographies: Whatever the Fuck That Means

Miguel Gutierrez

A Performance Workshop

MAR 7, SAT at 1PM-4PM
There’s a resurgence of performance that identifies as “queer.” What does it actually mean? What are the contexts that invite artists to use this word again, which stands in for otherness, anti-nuclear family aspirations, failure vs. capitalism, an aesthetic, inclusion and radical politics, and the foregrounding of sexuality or gender identity issues? These definitions as well as ideas from queer theorists such as J. Halberstam, José Muñoz and Lee Edelman will frame our explorations.

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Contact Improvisation Class & Jam: MAR 2015

Rosemary Hannon2Class: 6:30-8:00PM (Beginning-Intermediate Level)

Instructor for February: Rosemary Hannon

Jam: 8:00-11:30PM

$15 Single Class, $5 Single Jam, $18 for both

Readiness (Contact Improvisation Fundamentals)

Contact Improvisation is a movement meditation, a compositional dance, a physical conversation, and an athletic practice. In this class, we will address physical and social/emotional readiness as we move out of habitual ways of relating. We will play with compositional ‘scores,’ improvisational structures that create limitations in order to open up possibilities.

The following physical skills will be investigated in this class series:

  • ·     Moving in shared-weight balance with others
  • ·      Readiness to fall and move into and out of floor level
  • ·      Rolling and surfing with others (soft sequential movement with awareness for weight sharing on the floor that translates to higher levels)
  • ·      Attending to both leading and following through physical listening
  • ·      Moving upside down, using hands for balance/support
  • ·      Ability to handle disorientation (head off the vertical axis)
  • ·      Ability to quickly adjust muscular tension (fluid vs. structural tone)
  • ·      Ability to lift others and be lifted using moving structures
  • ·      Ability to choose a variety of touch (rolling, sliding, sticking, directional)

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