All-Levels Contact Improv Workshop and jam, Aug27-Sept2, 2017. $500Canadian includes tuition, camping, dormitory, meals, taxes and transportation on Lasqueti Island. ARRIVE on Sunday Aug27. You will be met at the ferry with a limo. Departing after breakfast on Saturday, Sept2.
This has been a highly successful workshop the past two years. Laurel Snyder and Hannah Wasielewski will teach this 5 day workshop. They will be presenting the BASICS of Contact Improvisation. BASICS indicates fundamental skills or states of embodiment necessary for the study and practice of CI. This workshop is suitable and recommended for beginners although it will be appropriate for all levels as this work forms the foundation of our practice. From our minds and bodies of experience, we are coming together to synthesize and share what we have found to be the essential aspects and teachings of our practices. This includes sharing weight, rolling point of contact, “Material for the Spine” crescent and spiral rolls, stable basing, safely falling and getting back up from the floor, finding structural support, sharing weight, “listening”, states, The Stand, puzzles, finding center, basic mechanics of lifting, trios, history of CI, The Underscore, Authentic Movement, and jamming skills.
Laurel Snyder is a dance artist, educator and occasional musician based in Brooklyn, NY. She received the majority of her physical training at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and various dance festivals throughout the USA and Europe. As a performer, Laurel is privileged to have collaborated with artists such as Faye Driscoll, Tere O’Connor, Tatyana Tenenbaum and Kendra Portier. Laurel’s choreography has been shared at spaces such as the Tank, Triskelion Arts, Center for Performance Research (CPR), Chez Bushwick, the FRESH Festival (San Francisco, CA), Deltebre Dansa (Spain) and Ponderosa (Germany). As an educator, Laurel is passionate about facilitating movement experiences that require no prior dance training and emphasizes movement potential, self acceptance and creativity. Laurel has been invited to share this teaching practice by organizations such as CLASSCLASSCLASS (NYC), Mark Morris Dance Center (Brooklyn, NY) the ADF Studios (Durham, NC) the Dance Exchange (Washington, DC), Colby College (Waterville, Maine), Henrico Performing Arts High School (Richmond, VA) and Leviathan Studio (Lasqueti, British Columbia).
Photo of Hannah by Andrew Batjiaka
Hannah Wasielewski San Francisco, CA shares, teaches, makes, studies and performs experimental dance and contact improvisation. Hannah has created and performed work as a solo artist and in collaborations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Arezzo (Italy), Ponderosa, and Earthdance. Most notably, Hannah has performed in works by Sara Shelton Mann (San Francisco), Sara Kraft/KraftyWorks (San Francisco), Helen Walkley (Vancouver), Leslie Seiters (San Diego), David Dorfman (NYC), and Seán Curran (NYC). Hannah has studied contact improvisation and related practices with the world’s greatest teachers including Nancy Stark Smith, Karen Nelson, Steve Paxton, Yves Candau, Sara Shelton Mann, John Faichney, Jess Curtis, Ray Chung, Andrew Harwood, Delia Brett, Rene Alvarez, and Erin Trudell. She was a scholarship student with Peter Bingham in Fall 2013. Hannah is the co-director of Leviathan Studio with Mark Young.
500Can go to ‘Contact Us’ on the right side of this page and send an email with ‘All-levels’ in the subject line to register. You will be responded to within 24hours.
Photo of Laurel by Quinn Batson