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Sunday Classes
Winter/Spring 2020

The Sundays: Registrations at 10:30
Class from 10:45 am to noon

STUDIO 303
372, Ste-Catherine West, metro Place-des-Arts
Cost : $15/ classe or $40/ serie of 3 classes (jam included)

More infos : classesdimatin@contactimpro.org


IMPORTANT NOTICE - COVID 19
Cancellation of ACI activities. Details: HERE

March 7 and 8 at 303
Taught by Nicoletta Dolce and Isaac Savoie (March 1)
Nicoletta and Vincent-Nicolas Provencher (March 8 )
01. Nicoletta classe 2020



Partition en duo

How to come to a complicity in the support, the abandonment, the dynamics and the exploration … in duet?

Discover and experience with us the elements that will allow you to build mutual trust promoting a surprising dance.
The workshop is divided into three parts: after a warm-up period, we will explore preparatory exercises which will bring us, in a third moment, to the realization of a series of staves adapted to the different bodies.

Come, fly with us!

Biography of Nicoletta

Biography of Isaac

Biography of Vincent-Nicolas


March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 at 303
taught by Nina Galea
02. Nina Galéa 2020

Miracle Shifts & Transitions

Our classes will focus on the shifts of weight and energy which take place as we move with a partner, as well as those which happen as we move from one partner to another. We will take the time to observe and witness these subtle moments which actually are the essence of the dance- the core of our connection to each other.

Here are some of the questions which will be addressed during our time together:
How do I feel as I’m shifting my weight with my partner?
What textures are revealed as I slowly shift my weight as opposed to shifting it quickly?
How can I give my dance more depth as I shift my weight- and how can I add lightness to it?

Each shift is a potential doorway, allowing a transition to take place within ourselves and potentially with our partner. A transition can be a change of state or a new perspective - a miracle!
“A miracle is a shift in perception.”
Let’s explore these shifts and see where they take us…

Biography of Nina


April 12 and 19 at 303
taught by
Nicoletta Dolce and Vincent-Nicolas Provencher (April 12)
Nicoletta and Isaac Savoie (April 19)
01. Nicoletta classe 2020



Partition en duo

How to come to a complicity in the support, the abandonment, the dynamics and the exploration … in duet?

Discover and experience with us the elements that will allow you to build mutual trust promoting a surprising dance.
The workshop is divided into three parts: after a warm-up period, we will explore preparatory exercises which will bring us, in a third moment, to the realization of a series of staves adapted to the different bodies.

Come, fly with us!

Biography of Nicoletta

Biography of Vincent-Nicolas

Biography of Isaac


April 26, May 3 and 10 at 303
taught by Manuel Shannon Shink

Driving motivations in contact improve?

02. Manuel Shannon Shink 2020


Goals:

 Exercise technical movements applicable in duo or multiple partners

 Develop a safe practice, for yourself and for others

 Develop your listening and communication skills (verbal and non-verbal)

Credit : Warren Zellman


In this introduction to contact improve, we will explore some essential principles that lie at the heart of this practice. We will explore different possibilities of duet movements, then approach the different motion motivations (press / push / pull / slide / roll). We will apply these notions through translation in space through three levels which are both distinct and linked: lying down, intermediate and standing.

At the same time, we will focus on how to listen to yourself and your partners in a jam context. We will seek to develop stable mobility, to change roles, to remain aware of our environment and, sometimes, to verbally express yourself. Each class will start with a short warm-up and then combine each of the objectives. Dancers of all levels welcomed.

Biography of Manuel


May 17, 24 and 31 at 303
taught by Danielle Beaudet
02. Danielle Beaudet 2020



Details coming soon

Biography of Danielle


June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 303
taught by Eryn Dace Trudell
02. Eryn Dace Trudell 2020



Details coming soon

Biography of Eryn


CLASSES BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2020

02. Vacance 2020




Happy holidays


January 5 and 12 at 303, 19 at UQAM and 26 at 303
taught by Maryse Damecour
02. Maryse Damecour 2020



Lift gently

In this series of four workshops, we will go through the basic principles of partner work: listening, center of gravity, support base and tensegrity (tension and integrity).
Credit photo: Renaud Philippe

In addition, we will familiarize ourselves with several lifts, that is to say methods for one partner to transfer his weight to the other. We will see that the success of a lift is not a question of weight or strength, but a question of technique.

Biography of Maryse


February 2 at Studio Par B.L.eux, 9 and 16 at 303,
February 23 at Studio Par B.L.eux
taught by Kinga Michalska and George Longshadow
02. Kinga et George 2020

Contact improv 101

This entry level series of 4 classes will allow you to familiarize yourself with basic CI vocabulary in an environment that prioritizes consent and healthy boundaries. We will explore different tones of touch in dance while cultivating an embodied language of care.

We will practice listening to our bodies and communicating what feels good in the moment through both verbal and non-verbal channels. The class is open to anyone as a part of ACI Sunday class series. That being said, as queer dancers we are committed to creating a safer environment for marginalized folks - queer and BIPOQ communities.

Coming to contact for the first time can be intimidating and awkward. In the spirit of playfulness and care we want to share with you, tools which will help you express yourself in an authentic way through touch and movement.

Biography of Kinga

Biography of George : George is a white queer and trans clown, dancer and parent based in Tio’tia:ke, Montreal. Their passion for connection has led them to create classes and performances which combine partner dancing and clowning. Their interest in teaching is to provide space to process everyday life shit with play and connection while centering artists, freaks, weirdos and queers.


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