Contact improvisation is a form of improvised dancing that has been developing internationally since 1972. It involves the exploration of one's body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness.
American dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton originated this form of movement, utilizing his past training such as Aikido, a martial art form, to explore and push boundaries with his colleagues and students to develop this new practice. Contact Improvisation plays with the artistry of falling off balance, counterbalance, finding the shelves of the body, learning the mechanics of the body in order to handle someone else's weight or be lifted, breathing techniques, and can involve the art of getting to know your partner past the physical point through the physicality.
In this class taught by Jake Patrick, we will learn how to use all senses including eyes to match energy with another person so we can create a dance on the spot with another being.
No experience required. All levels welcome.
Friday 12:00 - 1:00 PM
HaoExpression, 740 Sierra Vista Ave, #G, Mountain View, CA
No expiration. No exchange, no transfer, no refund.