"4th" Sunday CI Class & Jam with Lalitaraja (January Workshop Participant)

January 14, 2018 - 3:30pm - 7:30pm

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!

*This month's "4th Sunday" Class & Jam will take place on the second Sunday of the month and will be led by Lalitaraja, a participant in Nancy Stark Smith's January Workshop.

Class (open level): $13 ($10 students) | 3:30-5:30pm**
Jam: $10-15 sliding scale | 5:45-7:30pm (silent jam)**
Class & Jam: $20 - 30 sliding scale

**updated times!

This workshop focuses on mindful states of being and explores the gap between stimulus and response in our dancing. We will consider how to bring attention into the gaps between things - between one breath and the next, between impulse and surrender and between fall and recovery. In open dancing we will look at the changes that take place in our dancing all the time and give ourselves small pauses in order to read the dance that we are in, in order to find its riches.


Lalitaraja (Joachim Chandler MA ) is a senior lecturer in the dance department of Roehampton University in London where he teaches choreography, contact improvisation and improvisation. As a performer he danced in many leading British companies and he has presented more than 25 choreographic works. He has been dancing contact improvisation for around 30 year and teaching for 25 years. The name Lalitaraja was given on ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order and he also teaches meditation and Buddhism in London.

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