Back to Basics
A Contact Improvisation Workshop with Alicia
Back to Basics is a workshop for all of those who would like to learn the basic techniques of contact improvisation. The focus will be to introduce you to this dance form as well as to prepare you for the Jam space.
There are many unspoken rules and techniques for CI and we will take a look at a few of the the most important and basic ones!
Topics we will explore:
Spiraling: you really can’t get away without knowing how to spiral. You use this on all levels from the floor to flying!
Point of Contact/ Rolling/Sliding: here we will learn how to listen and be guided by the point of contact, as well as different techniques for flowing with the point of contact.
Being Light: learning how to take responsibility of your weight, as well as learning how to give weight. So key for a pleasant dance that involves weight sharing!
Weigh Sharing/ Counter Balance/ Off-Balance: touching upon the basics of weight sharing and exploring exercises for weight sharing.
Boundaries & Choice: how to set boundaries and empowering ourselves through choice! How to say yes, how to say no.
The workshop will be held in English.
Saturday 23, March
14.00-18.00 (with mini break)
C O S T S A N D R E S E R V A T I O N S
Reservation is not requested, but appreciated. This also assures your spot!
90 CHF Regular
60 CHF KulturLegi & Student
Tanzdach Studio (5th Floor)
An interdisciplinary social anthropologist who focuses on dance and embodiment and the social dynamics that happen in a non-linear and non-verbal context. Dancing contact improvisation and organising interdisciplinary, body, dance & movement related events has been one of her life passions and she now combines her interest in dance, embodiment and anthropology whilst facilitating playful, meditative workshops.
Alicia committed herself fully to contact improvisation back when she was living in London. This was the perfect place to be inspired and stimulated by an ongoing diversity of teachers and dancers. Her approach to contact is one of achieving the state of flow within the improvisation of the present moment. For this technique is essential as much as maintaining a deep intuition. She has used CI as a source for Anthropological research as well as personal introspection and development.
Check out Art of Flow:
A Snippet of Alicia: