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Sunday Classes
(Autumn session 2016)

The Sundays from 10:30 -12 pm

Pavillon de danse de l’UQAM
840 Cherrier street, local 4110, metro Sherbrooke

Cost : $15/ classe or $40/ serie of 3 classes (jam included)

More infos : classesdimatin@contactimpro.org


4 December 2016 taught by Nina Galea

2. Catherine et Nina



ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS THREE (1 + 1 = 3)


Credit photo : Maryline Charneau.


Being present is not a concept or an idea. It refers to a concrete stance which makes use of sight, mastery of muscular relaxation, vitality of body tone, touch, skeletal alignment, awareness of one’s environment, openness to play and surprise, capacity to seize opportunities, awareness of negative space, weight distribution, affirmation of one’s own singularity, non-authoritarian expressivity and curiosity.

All these combined elements create the dancer’s true commitment throughout his encounters with his various partners. Dexterity, personal vocabulary and acrobatic skills won’t suffice in a Contact Improvisation meeting. These elements are important but the desire to include the other and to listen in the here and now is predominant. Contact Improvisation is not the story of two soloists touching each other, each trying to impose her/his personal message for a particular outcome in the dance. It’s the gathering of two (or more) physical and psychical realities, allowing the occurence of a new reality which surpasses the sum of the individuals.

These workshops will offer a series of simple and inspiring exercises, enabling the refinement of this commitment and of our listening skills.

Join us in an exponential dance: One plus One equals Three !

Biography of Nina


11 and 18 december 2016 taught by Maryse Damecour

4. Maryse



Meeting

INFOS HERE



Biography of Maryse


Credit Renaud Philippe


CLASSES BACK IN JANUARY 2017

08. Noël



4, 11, 18 september 2016, taught by Catherine Lessard
25 september and 2 october 2016, taught by Nina Galea

2. Catherine et Nina



ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS THREE (1 + 1 = 3)

This series of five Contact Improvisation classes will explore the theme of presence.

Credit photo : Maryline Charneau.


Being present is not a concept or an idea. It refers to a concrete stance which makes use of sight, mastery of muscular relaxation, vitality of body tone, touch, skeletal alignment, awareness of one’s environment, openness to play and surprise, capacity to seize opportunities, awareness of negative space, weight distribution, affirmation of one’s own singularity, non-authoritarian expressivity and curiosity.

All these combined elements create the dancer’s true commitment throughout his encounters with his various partners. Dexterity, personal vocabulary and acrobatic skills won’t suffice in a Contact Improvisation meeting. These elements are important but the desire to include the other and to listen in the here and now is predominant. Contact Improvisation is not the story of two soloists touching each other, each trying to impose her/his personal message for a particular outcome in the dance. It’s the gathering of two (or more) physical and psychical realities, allowing the occurence of a new reality which surpasses the sum of the individuals.

These workshops will offer a series of simple and inspiring exercises, enabling the refinement of this commitment and of our listening skills.

Join us in an exponential dance: One plus One equals Three !


Biography of Catherine

Biography of Nina


9 october 2016, taught by Delphine Marot

06. Parents-enfants



PARENT-CHILD CLASSES IN CI

DETAILS IN FRENCH


16 ,23 and 30 october 2016 taught by Kinga Michalska

3



DANCING OUR BOUNDRIES.

This series of contact improv classes is open to both beginners and experienced dancers. A very important part of my contact improv practice is recognizing and honoring my boundries and I would like to share with you some of my tools. During this workshops we will be looking into gaining clarity in movement and gesture.

Since contact is a non-verbal way of communication, we will be reaserchning different ways of sending clear embodied messages as well as reading them. I am particularly interested in the quality of movement that it tender and strong at the same time. We will establish a container of a focused, intentional safer space based on deep listening to our own bodies as well as the bodies of others. You will be invited to be your authentic self and to nurture what feels most alive in you in the moment. At the same time please be aware of how much space you’re taking up in the dance and in the class and make sure other people are heard as well.

This class is for people who want to learn or deepen CI practice, not for those who are seeking romantic connections on the dancefloor. Sexual energy is a natural part of human nature, if it arrises in the class, please meditate on it and do not impose it on other people! There is absolutely no tolerance for any oppressive – sexist, misoginist, racist, fatphobic, abalist, homo- and transphobic behaviours or comments. Anyone who will not respect that will be asked to leave. Thank you.

Biography of Kinga


6 ,13 and 20 november 2016 taught by Stephanie Gaudreau

3. Stéphanie



L’ESPACE ARRIÈRE EN CI : OMBRES EN LUMIÈRE

DETAILS IN FRENCH

Biography of Stéphanie


26 and 27 november 2016 : MONTREAL ANNUAL JAM

5. AG



INFOS HERE



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