Contact Improvisation FUNdamentals

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Wednesdays, November 7 - December 5, 4:15 - 5:45 PM

Contact Improvisation is a contemporary dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and following a shared point of contact. This dance form cultivates awareness about our movement choices and being present in every moment. Many practitioners refer to this practice as their physical therapy, emotional therapy, mindfulness practice, meditation, and reason for existence... And did we mention that it is FUN?

Contact Improvisation FUNdamentals will explore basic skills and are suitable for all ages and abilities, first-timers and experienced contact improvisation practitioners - anyone seeking to feel more "in their body." We will have plenty of time for free flow movement. Please bring comfortable clothing (no sharp buckles, clasps, zippers or spangles) and a willingness to play.

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You can listen to this TEDx talk to learn more about CI:

You can get an idea about what kind of movement we will be practicing during some of CI FUNdamentals here.

Cost: On donation. Suggested is $5-10 (sliding scale per practice)

Hosts: Mariyam Medovaya, Contact Improvisation Alaska and Bare Paws Dance Collective