3rd Sunday Contact Jam and CI Class

Programming category: 
April 15, 2012 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

An opportunity to learn and practice the form of Contact Improvisation. Come join us for an exciting afternoon of dancing!   

Open Level CI Class | 3:30 -5:00pm | Class only: $10
Contact Jam | 5 - 7pm |  Jam only: $8-12
Class & Jam: $15-20

CI Class taught by Saliq Savage




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In contact Improvisation we are allowed to share the surface of our body completely with our dance partners, But how can we do that AND maintain boundaries that feel safe and comfortable? Lateralization, differentiating core from periphery and periphery from core, locating our proximal joints, creating a double layerd membrane with the inside facing inside and the outside facing out and maintaining our orientation in an accordion-ed W between feet, knees, pelvis/elbows and hands.

      Knees                     hands

Feet        pelvis/elbows

That is /\/ or

      Knees     hands


           /\      /

         /     \/

feet           pelvis/elbows

Where the feet and pelvis are grounded and the knees and hands are zigzagging AND the partner is floated inside the V.

These and other seemingly cryptic concepts will be explored to add safe intimacy to our dancing.



Saliq Savage

Saliq Savage is an inveterate contact dancer and teacher. He works with infants helping them to learn many of the same things that he teaches adults, is a certified teacher of Body-Mind Centering® currently teaching in the certification trainings in North Carolina and he teaches DanceSomatics BMC and Dance at the Ponderosa TanzeLand Festival outside Berlin in the summertime. He is the co-Director of Wire Monkey Dance.

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