Contact Improv Saturday Jam at Studio Sway


Studio Sway LLC - Albuquerque, NM
1100 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste. 32

Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 10:30 PM - 12:30 AM

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Do you love to dance and move your body? This is a group where you can enjoy creative movement and playful engagement with others. Contact improv is a contemporary dance form that primarily finds expression and practice through improvisation and following/exploring/playing through an evolving point of contact between bodies. It involves the exploration of one's body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness. We meetup each week to build community, play, explore, surrender to the intelligence/wisdom of the body, get a good work-out, and enjoy respectful and safe touch. The core of our CI ABQ Community is a microcosm of the greater dance community. We are new, social and professional dancers, young and old, teachers, counselors, students, healthcare providers, writers, artists, creative people who share a love for playful, engaged dance. Emmaly Weiderholt and Steve Zabinsky host an on-going Contact Improv Jam each Saturday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Wear comfortable clothes and avoid wearing hard or sharp jewelry/zippers/blingy things or perfume. Pay what you can, suggested sliding scale $4 - $7 donation. No dancer turned away for lack of funds, courtesy of Elyse Feyhe and Studio Sway. New people are welcomed to join us at any time, no experience required. The jam begins with each of us in our own self-directed, independent warm-up, moving into Dance at your own pace. If you are brand new to Contact Improv, please feel free to reach out to me ahead of time, or simply show up and let others know you are new. We co-create a safe space in which to learn and practice the basics. New dancers will find a warm welcoming at our Jam. We are inclusive in age, gender, ethnicity, ability and experience. ====================== Dance in general adds richness to our lives, flexibility and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength and supple fluidity. Contact improv offers a safe and respectful "container" for Presence, creativity and human touch. Sensual, non-sexual Contact Improv holds an inclusive, sacred space for each Individual to practice grounding and going deep into ones' own core. We begin with Warm-up, exploring our own stretching, warming movement. When ready to engage, invite and be-invited to move and create spontaneous "dance" with another in duet. A dance that begins will end and another dance will begin.