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CI basics for the beginners

CI basics for the beginners


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  • 1. Contact Improvisation: what Wikipedia hides from you
  • 2. Exploration of what? - physics and possibilities of body - interactions with a Human Being - possibilities of improvisation - ergonomics of movement … … every dancer will have his/her own opinion... CI: exploration in form of dance
  • 3. Historical note ● Isadora Duncan: free dance (around 1903) ● Merce Cunningham: deliverance from story (1940) ● Steve Paxton: contact improvisation (1972) ● Isadora Duncan: free dance (around 1903) ● Merce Cunningham: deliverance from story (1940) ● Steve Paxton: contact improvisation (1972)
  • 4. CI is... ● Unplanned dance ● Live philosophy and practice ● Community of people with alike interests ● Unplanned dance ● Live philosophy and practice ● Community of people with alike interests
  • 5. Traits of CI as a dance ● Responsibility on your own ● Naturality of movements ● Escape from verticality ● Touch.. ● Shared weight in a duet ● ... ● Responsibility on your own ● Naturality of movements ● Escape from verticality ● Touch.. ● Shared weight in a duet ● ...
  • 6. People dance CI as ● Social dance, another language ● Exploration of Self and Other ● Part of own spiritual path ● Material for choreography and performances ● Actor skills training ● Art-therapy ● ... ● Social dance, another language ● Exploration of Self and Other ● Part of own spiritual path ● Material for choreography and performances ● Actor skills training ● Art-therapy ● ...
  • 7. If a dancer tries to show that there's no gravity, that's ballet. If a dancer tries to show that gravity oppresses him, that's modern. If a dancer tries to show that can die in struggle with gravity, that's jazz. ... if a dancer loves gravity, that's contact improvisation ... If a dancer tries to show that there's no gravity, that's ballet. If a dancer tries to show that gravity oppresses him, that's modern. If a dancer tries to show that can die in struggle with gravity, that's jazz. ... if a dancer loves gravity, that's contact improvisation ...
  • 8. That's it. Now you know something about CI, But a lot better than «knowing about CI» — practicing it! Come and try out :)