Listening from Within:
Foundational Practices of Contact Improvisation
October 3 - November 21, 2019
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.
What are past students saying.....
"Contact Improvisation is a wonderful way to open one's body and mind into new and unexpected ways of being, feeling and moving. Truly inspiring and healing" ~ Peter Fried, student of contact
"Beautiful exploration of consent and how to reconnect with our humanity" ~ H.K.
"I came in knowing pretty much nothing and left with tools to feel confident exploring this movement form." ~ Ellen Kraft
"Amanda is a deep, kind, intuitive teacher of mobility awareness and connection. She holds a calm, spacious, responsive learning container that is safe, cohesive, and expansive for diverse groups of participants." ~ Jess Ann Rubin
"Outstanding embellishment of intelligent and emotional forthcomings in contact improv dance movement!" ~ Theo