Presented by Humility Dance Media and CounterPULSE
Class: 6:30-8:30PM (Beginning-Intermediate Level)
$15 Single Class, $5 Single Jam, $18 for both
Passes: $15 for 4-Week Jam, $55 for 4-Week Class, $65 for 4-Week Class and Jam
Taught by: Joe Edelman
Some teachers focus on creativity, imagery, and improvisation. This class has none of that. We will focus, instead, on what’s necessary to stay connected with your own body, the floor, the space around you, and your partner as you dance. This is experiential physics, anatomy, and psychology. Most of us have difficulty with some aspect of this, and only by practicing states of mind that are unfamiliar to us can we progress.
High in the Himalaya, Mr. Joe Edelman first taught CI in the mountains of India. He’s been an adjunct professor in dance and once slapped Steve Paxton, inventor of contact improvisation, on the ass. He loves teaching undergrads, but his best students have been goats.
The San Francisco Contact Improvisation Series takes place EVERY TUESDAY year-round at CounterPULSE. SF CI Series Class is sequential, but drop-ins are encouraged. The best learning experience comes from trying out the styles of at least 3 of our monthly teachers. CI deepens your flexibility, kinesthetic awareness, and choices for contemporary partnering. Explore the discipline and play of this dance form with both class study and jam practice. SF CI Series Jam is a no-music (quiet) jam. We recommend taking class before attending your first jam.
For more information about classes and the jam, click here.