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Opportunities: Movement Research Studies and Contact Improvisation with Ivan Wolfe (Italy)

Opportunities: Movement Research Studies and Contact Improvisation with Ivan Wolfe (Italy)



A workshop in 2 parts which explores how we can be in contact with the floor alone, or with the floor and a partner

In Movement Research Studies, dancers can explore movement possibilities on the floor and integrate them into set material. In a sort of decomposition process, students explore and experiment with the patterns underlying the movement of a phrase. As I prefer verbal instructions to demonstration, students learn to rely on their own kinaesthetic sense while exploring movements. In the second part of the class, students are asked to integrate the material and movement patterns by learning a challenging movement phrase. Though each student will perform the same phrase, each will have accessed the movements via his or her own kinaesthetic exploration and autodidactic learning process.

Contact Improvisation focuses on perception as a source for movement, pleasure and varied forms of dancing relationships. Explorative tasks sharpen perception, support new movement possibilities and refine improvisational skills. Exercises based on curiosity provide alternative strategies to the usual – and sometimes predictable – dancing patterns of contact improvisation.


@ C.S.A Baraonda via Pacinotti 13, Segrate (Milan)
Open Class Friday, September 7, 2012 h 20:00 to 22:00
workshop Saturday, September 8, 2012 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  then “aperitivo” and open jam session
Sunday, September 9, 2012 h 11:00 to 16:30 (with 30 minute break)
costs 12 euros for open class 85 euro for open class, workshop and jam session

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Born in Milan (IT) in 80's, a degree in Communication Studies, a past as videomaker and a present as contemporary dancer. I try to experiment a personal performing language that contemplates both a movement language and a research approach, that aspire to a "depth of field" idea of dance and choreography. And that's also what I love to see as audience. I live in Milan, near an ex-cinema and ex-ballroom called "Il bomba" (I made an étude about it).

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