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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Contact Improvisation Class & Jam: APR 2015

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

Instructor for April: Cate Caraker

Jam: 8:00-11:30PM

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

Readiness (Contact Improvisation Fundamentals)

C and I

C is for Contact. I is for Improvisation. I is also for Imagination, Instinct, Intuition and Sense of Self. We’ll warm up and ground our dancing in CI skills such as integrating center and periphery, moving in spherical space, falling and fluid weight-sharing.

Inside of these kinetic investigations, immersed in the place where movement is its own language and sensation informs design, we’ll cultivate the I’s of imagination, improvisation and the solo mind inside the duet. Replacing ambition with curiosity, we’ll practice investigative art-making, deep play and serious fun.

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Market Street Prototyping Festival: Show Box

Jensen Architects and CounterPulse

As part of the Market Street Prototyping Festival

APR 9-11, THU-SAT
CounterPulse and Jensen Architects will design, build, and program, Show Box, a streetside performance hub as one of the 50 prototypes at the Market Street Prototyping Festival. Find us on the north side of Market between 6th and 7th for the duration of the festival.

Inspired by the grand entertainment history of this section of Market Street, and the continuing role the street plays as venue for performance arts, Show Box provides a platform bringing performance to the street. CounterPulse artists, along with neighborhood residents and community partners will be performing work on the temporary arena.

Show Box represents the type of cross-sector partnership that will aid the Market Street neighborhood in forging a new identity. Jensen Architects and CounterPulse are residents and stakeholders in the Central Market community and bring a unique understanding and appreciation of the Market Street Prototyping Festival challenge.

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Contact Improvisation Class & Jam: APR 2015

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

Instructor for April: Cate Caraker

Jam: 8:00-11:30PM

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

Readiness (Contact Improvisation Fundamentals)

C and I

C is for Contact. I is for Improvisation. I is also for Imagination, Instinct, Intuition and Sense of Self. We’ll warm up and ground our dancing in CI skills such as integrating center and periphery, moving in spherical space, falling and fluid weight-sharing.

Inside of these kinetic investigations, immersed in the place where movement is its own language and sensation informs design, we’ll cultivate the I’s of imagination, improvisation and the solo mind inside the duet. Replacing ambition with curiosity, we’ll practice investigative art-making, deep play and serious fun.

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