Alyssa Lynes

Alyssa Lynes is a dancer and teacher interested in how communication and creative expression play out in partner dance forms. Alyssa grew up in MA, dancing many performative dance styles (Jazz, musical theater, dance, Horton, Limon, Ballet). She received a BA in Contemporary dance and a MS in education in New York City where she worked as a freelance dancer and bilingual (Eng/Span) elementary school teacher. In 2010, her Contact Improvisation training with Nancy Stark Smith catapulted her off on a CI devoted trip to Europe where she has lived ever since.

Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes is a Medical Doctor, public health scientist, eco-anarchist, and practical idealist. He’s been playing, dancing, meditating, and conversing CI for over a decade and actively sharing his curiosity and knowledge and doubts for the past eight years. He is the founder of the Touch & Play Project, which explores the edges of Contact Improvisation by inviting our (al)chemical bodies into the dance.

Touch & Play: Embodying an Intimate Language

July 5, 2016 - 5:00pm - July 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

Touch & Play festivals have a history of exploring the edges of what CI can be and are known as events in which personal and communal celebration and growth reach new levels. The Touch & Play Project started in 2010 as a platform to challenge the practice of CI as it existed at that time. Through a first festival in Berlin teachers of CI and a range of other body-based practices were invited to explore the "chemistry in Contact" by inviting in participants’ emotions, sexuality, aggression, politics, and everything else often kept out of our dances.

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen is a movement artist, researcher, educator, therapist, and developer of the Body-Mind Centering® (BMCSM) approach to movement and consciousness. BMCSM is an exploration of how we embody our body systems, tissues, and cells as well as our developmental movement patterns and embryological development. In 1973 she founded The School for Body-Mind Centering®. Her work has influenced the fields of dance, bodywork, yoga, body psychotherapy, infant and child development, and many other body-mind disciplines.

4th Sunday CI Class & Jam with Lani Nahele

September 25, 2016 - 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!

4th Sunday CI Class & Jam with Neige Christenson

October 23, 2016 - 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!

4th Sunday CI Class & Jam with Brando Brandes

November 27, 2016 - 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:

FasciaPLAY: Contact Improvisation that Educates and Activates the Body

4th Sunday CI Class & Jam with Lani Nahele

August 7, 2016 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

* Moved to the 2nd Sunday this month because of Dance New England

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!

4th Sunday CI Class & Jam with Moti Zemelman

July 24, 2016 - 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

 

4th Sunday CI Class & Jam with Shura Baryshnikov

June 26, 2016 - 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

 

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