Listening from Within:
Foundational Practices of Contact Improvisation
8 week series
Engaging for all levels of experience. Perfect for Beginners.
Pre-registration required by Oct 14.
*some scholarships available
Contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info and to register.
Oct 19-Dec 14 (no class Nov 23)
with Amanda Franz
Learn skills to share the dance and open movement possibilities.
Explore the foundations of Contact Improvisation.
Contact Improvisation is a dance/art/movement form likened to a moving meditation which hones inner and physical resilience. Like other contemplative movement forms, deep inner listening, building foundations for support and ease, finding play within, and following your truth are fundamental components. Yet unlike many others, this form brings in the relational components of listening to another and building a deep capacity to communicate and respond.
Particularly within our current political/social context, the skills of listening to self and another are of utmost importance.
Not only does Contact Improvisation provide a physical format to practice new skills of communication, it provides a safe and consensual way to invite new patterns, release tension, and find your playful wild self.
In this workshop we will:
Learn skills of Body Listening and Communication
Investigate Consensual Touch and Personal Boundaries of Safety
Explore Sharing Weight and Relating to Gravity
Use Somatic Tools to Ground and Center
Connect with Anatomy to Inhabit our Three-Dimensionality
Click here to learn more about contact improv.