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DANCE: This work is for dancers whose Contact Improvisation practice is beyond the beginning levels - those familiar with inversions, weight exchange, and changing states.

Nita Little: Relational Intelligence in Contact Improvisation

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Date(s) - 07/13/2024 - 07/14/2024
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

John Cabot Academy


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APPLY NOW* £75-£120. (The option of payment by installments will be made for all successful applicants)

This is a two day dive into the fabric of touch that is key to our relational practices in the movement of Contact Improvisation – and for many of us, in the living of life itself. Steeped in somatic communication, this adventure into our movement life begins within ourselves, but moves outwardly, to where selfhood refuses to be stable, set and limiting. Instead, its instability is key to its creativity, the play that appears when our relational communication is fluid, Movement scores throughout the weekend will make this connection. In this workshop we will form and reform what we know as touch, exploring how this touch translates into the flow of movement. We increase the strength of our moving together with the human and the more than human worlds we also are.

Creative, thoughtful, heart based, skill based, our learning will be anchored in the core principles of Contact Improvisation, such as: how to move weight like water – actions of cascading. The details of touching within weight exchange. The rising and hanging of the body – each mode significant to communication. How attention lives in the very small. Extending to form surfaces that arc. Learning to trust the physicality of our extended intelligence. Movement practices include lots of dancing both as skills building and exploration. Although, in many cases these will be the same thing.

*BOOKING PROCESS: To apply for this workshop, please fill in the application, so that we can get to know you better. Once you have submitted your responses, you will hear back from us within a week with an outcome. If your application is successful, we will also include details for payment to secure your place.