Monday, May 21st 2018
Come join us Monday Evenings from
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
257 Pine Street
Burlington VT 05401
April 9- May 21, 2018 (in BURLINGTON)
Amanda Franz is teaching a beginner's class until May 21st. Only people who signed up for the whole session can be part of the class. However, we section off the mat, so any one who wants can still come and join us for the regular Jam.
Oct 11-Dec 6, 2018 (in MONTPELIER)
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (no class Nov 22)
Learn skills to share the dance and open movement possibilities.
Explore the foundations of Contact Improvisation.
Contact Improvisation is a dance/art/movement form likened to a moving meditation which hones inner and physical resilience. Like other contemplative movement forms, deep inner listening, building foundations for support and ease, finding play within, and following your truth are fundamental components. Yet unlike many others, this form brings in the relational components of listening to another and building a deep capacity to communicate and respond.
Particularly within our current political/social context, the skills of listening to self and another are of utmost importance.
Not only does Contact Improvisation provide a physical format to practice new skills of communication, it provides a safe and consensual way to invite new patterns, release tension, and find your playful wild self.
In this workshop we will:
Learn skills of Body Listening and Communication
Investigate Consensual Touch and Personal Boundaries of Safety
Explore Sharing Weight and Relating to Gravity
Use Somatic Tools to Ground and Center
Connect with Anatomy to Inhabit our Three-Dimensionality
Click here to learn more about contact improv.
|Abbi Jaffe - The inspiration for the Walk|
Burlington International Contact Jam 2017
momentum-based partnering ... rolling point of contact, balancing over center of gravity, sliding,
following momentum, lifting using momentum rather than muscle power, “listening” with one’s skin surface.
|The Urban Dance - from the Burlington International Contact Jam - October 1, 2016 - Church Street, Burlington VT|
All Levels Welcome...... Mini Classes for Beginners
Suggested Donation: $4 to Aikido of Champlain Valley (a 503c non-profit organization dedicated to teaching non-violence through embodied practice. Scholarships for low income youth.) Don't let the money keep you from dancing!
Call or email Michelle
Hope to see you on the Dance Floor....
|Matter tells Space how to Bend, Space tells Matter how to Move|
continue the evolution and explorationof this grounded, flying, searching, softening, finding,
loosing, holding, feeling, knowing, confusing, loving, touching, opening, centering, rolling, spiraling, deepening, surfacing,
quieting, playful dance form known as
Being Intimate without Being Personal
Other Local Dance Opportunities:
Montpelier: At the Everything Space:
Wednesday Regular Contact Jam - Thursdays beginners series
The Everything Space (Amanda & Abbi)
Local Improv Dance with Music (Barefoot Bo
ogie Syle): vermontdancetribe.org
Jams at Dharma Door with Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Frantz:
OUT OF STATE OPPORTUNITIES
Earth Dance: (Western MA): http://earthdance.net/
Montreal and other parts of Canada: contactimprov.ca
INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND JAM INFO: contactimprovvermont.com