Listening from Within:
Foundational Practices of Contact Improvisation
Engaging for all levels of experience. Perfect for Beginners.
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Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley
(257 Pine Street · Burlington, VT 05401)
Pre-registration required by April 8, 2018
($105-210 sliding scale available)
*some scholarships available
Pre-registration required by Oct 4, 2018
($160-320 sliding scale available)
*some scholarships available
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Money is one of the languages of our culture. We acknowledge that living in a capitalist economy shapes our access to the many services and resources that sustain our lives. We acknowledge the various forms of systemic oppression and their impact on bodies. We hold accessibility as a core value and strive to make our services and classes as accessible as possible in multiple ways. Offering a sliding scale is one way that we are relating to cost structure that attempts to hold a balance between the work that goes into offering you high level services and the access we believe in.
How to interpret the sliding scale:
We believe the true cost of the course is $150 (BURLINGTON SERIES), and we offer a sliding scale with a low range to make it accessible and a high range for community members who are able to give more to do so, to support those paying on the lower end of the scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This supports others to access our services.
April 9- May 21, 2018 (in BURLINGTON)
Oct 11-Dec 6, 2018 (in MONTPELIER)
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (no class Nov 22)
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
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