Dancers! Athletes! Martial Artists! Movers & Shakers! All are welcome to a Contact Improvisation class and jam for teens and adults of any skill level. Bare beginners are welcome! Incorporating touch and spontaneous collaboration, CI uses the forces of physics to explore areas of movement we could not find alone. We will explore the concepts of entering and exiting dances, points of contact, pouring and supporting weight, falling and flying, varying tone, counterbalance, and deep listening. A Jam will follow each class, providing the opportunity to further develop and experiment with our skills. Looking forward to dancing, moving, and playing with you!
Classes & Jams are held at Casco Bay Movers in Portland, ME: http://cascobaymovers.com
Saturdays: February 16, March 16, April 13, May 11, June 8
1-2pm = class
2-3pm = jam
$10 for class OR jam
$15-20 for both
PAYMENT NOTE: Cash or checks made out to the teacher–NO credit cards. Venmo is okay!
About the Teacher:
Rachel Schwartz has been studying dance for over 30 years, including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Axis Syllabus, and Contact Improvisation. She has studied CI with world-renowned teachers, including Nancy Stark Smith, Ray Chung, Karen Nelson, and Kirstie Simson. She spent 2 years at Earthdance, an improvisational dance retreat center in the Berkshires, and currently teaches in Maine with guest appearances throughout New England.