4th Sunday CI Class & Jam with Amii LeGendre

September 24, 2017 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Every 4th Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation. Old- and new-timers discover the form together with a class that leads easefully into a jam. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Class (open level): $10 | 3:30-5:00pm
Jam: $8-12 sliding scale | 5-7pm
Class & Jam: $15-20 sliding scale

Class Description:

Nowhere to Go, Nothing to Do
This class will focus on the mind of contact improvisation, offering skills that attend to the mental state of waiting, yielding, letting, and not doing.

Let's NOT DO SOMETHING together!

In our urgency to do contact, we can get reactive and anticipatory. We often map an ending to a skill or a dance before it even knows where it wants to go.

We'll learn some fundamentals in this class but really look at mental habits that keep us from savoring the moment, releasing reactivity, and contending with not doing and not knowing.

Amii LeGendre

Amii LeGendre teaches in the Dance Program at Bard College as well as being the Wellness Coordinator there. Her approach to contact is informed  contemporary dance technique, mindfulness practices, inclusion and social justice work. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her partner and two daughters. She collaborates regularly with a group of improvisational dancers and musicians called Zamboni, who research and perform compositional improvisation. 

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