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Contact Improvisation: The Basics with Gabrielle Revlock Spring 2020
Join us live for Contact Improvisation: The Basics with Gabrielle Revlock Thursdays 6-7pm EDT!

About this class:
Contact Improvisation (CI), initiated by dancer Steve Paxton in 1972, is a dance practice that plays with the physics between bodies and gravity. Using partnering skills such as rolling, releasing, weight exchange, falling, lifting and catching, and expanding range of spatial choice, the practice helps one move within sensation and disorientation, access moveable supports and tune to the use of touch, momentum, resistance and flow in physical contact as well as in solo play. During this quarantine period, we might think of this class as a "preparation for CI" -- what are some basic skills and vocabulary that will support our dancing when we are reunited with our partners on the dance floor? We will dive into our solo improvisation practice, use common furniture and objects as dance partners and develop our sense of play and curiosity. Be prepared to embrace experimentation in this era of virtual dancing and learning. This is an introductory class for those with little to no experience with Contact Improvisation or those who would like to revisit the basics.

What you need for class:
Some floor space
Clutter free couches and chairs that can support your weight
A ball if you have it (tennis ball, exercise ball, etc.)

Movement Research Zoom Etiquette:
Since many of us are new to taking class on Zoom, MR has compiled some etiquette guidelines to ensure that everyone’s time in class is full and respected. learn more here:

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