Contact Improv with Instruction

  • From: December 15, 2017 - May 18, 2018 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday)
  • Location: The Fly Loft studio 3
  • Address: 117 N Boston, Tulsa, OK 74103
  • Times: From: 8:15 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: $18.75/ class or $15 with punch card
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Monthly Contact Improv Classes Contact improv is about choices, listening, sharing and generosity. It is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially - following a shared point of contact. The form was founded in 1972 by Steve Paxton. Integrating his background as a modern dancer and his studies in the martial art form Aikido, Steve developed Contact Improv through explorations with his students and colleagues at the time. It is an intuitive practice that develops community awareness and allows participants to push against their own limitations without words or promises, judgment or competition. Ari Christopher will teach CI fundamentals -- falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings -- for the first 60 minutes and facilitate a jam period of approximately 45 minutes. Ari has practiced CI over 160 hours of classes, jams and intensives at EarthDance, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival and Pilobolus. Who: all movers Bring: movement clothes, layers, cotton socks, AND dance knee pads When: 3rd Fridays of each month through May, 2018 Where: FlyLoft, Studio 3, 117 North Boston (downtown Tulsa) Cost: $18.75 drop-in or $15 with a value card. Photography Credentials: John A Ferrente

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