Beginning CI Workshop: Laying the Groundwork 2018

with Felice Wolfzahn

Programming category: 
February 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

This one day workshop is designed to introduce and lay out the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation for total beginners and those who would like to clarify and deepen their introductory skills. Through this playful movement form, two people move together playing in physical dialogue, communicating through the language of touch, momentum, and weight sharing. This workshop will combine improvisational explorations with skill work in a supportive and focused environment. 
(photo credit: Jim Coleman)
Pricing (tiered for accessibility)
Professional: $85
Full:                $75
Subsidized:   $65
*all are welcome to stay overnight for an additional $30 (includes self-serve dinner and breakfast)



Our Sliding Scale

The fees to attend Earthdance Jams and Workshops are priced on a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend.

Professional Rate: for those comfortably paying their rent or mortgage. The Professional Rate also helps us offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend.
Full Rate: for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Earthdance's operating costs.
Subsidized Rate: for those with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.
Work Study is often, but not always, available to offset the costs for Earthdance events.
There are Scholarships available for this workshop. Please follow the link to apply.

Work Study
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Participant Community Support
As Earthdance runs as a​ community, all participants contribute to chore shifts (typically meal cleans) throughout the workshop. These are great ways to connect more with your fellow participants, Earthdance staff, and to feel more at home here. We will be welcoming you into this collective home and thus so appreciate your contributions to our space!
Felice Wolfzahn

Felice Wolfzahn is a veteran teacher of Contact Improvisation, teaching in colleges and dance centers for over 25 years. She holds a BFA from the Juilliard School and a Masters degree from Bennington College where she has been teaching Contact Improvisation since 1996. Felice has performed and collaborated with other artists including Daniel Lepkoff, Patrick Crowley, and Catherine Sands. Her teachers have included Nancy Stark Smith and Steve Paxton. Felice’s work combines investigations into Authentic Movement and contemporary dance technique as well. Felice is interested in how dance can be instructional as well as healing, and incorporate the whole self into its investigations. Felice is a guest artist at Wesleyan University this semester and a regular adjunct dance professor in the five colleges.  She is also a physical therapist assistant and body worker. 

Photo credit: Leah Masci

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