— contact improvisation
Intensive Lab: presence through touch
Contact Improvisation is a method of improvisation as well as an evolving practice that involves two or more bodies moving and in contact with each other. It is a dance of listening, touching, exchanging and communicating with and through others. At times that dance may be silent and delicate, other times vigorous and athletic. Participants will be guided to refine their skills and potential in listening to what’s happening in their bodies and to awaken their perception of the force of gravity. Playing with the relationship between the weight of a body and the space around it, it will be possible to create a wonderful improvised dance.
In a context of support and sharing, with confidence in giving and receiving the weight of one and other, everyone will have the opportunity to participate in this special dialogue between bodies.
— instant composition
Intensive lab: bodily creations
We will work seeing the body as a fundamental tool of expression, using various contemporary and postmodern techniques. Basic ideas of investigation will be: listening to one’s own body, observing relationships that are created with others, having collective perspective in composition, exploring ourselves through movement and voice. Instant composition can also be seen as an opportunity to stimulate our own curiosity, guided by unusual exploratory paths, and arriving in sometimes exhilarating way to the creation Improvisation Scores for performance.