Contact Improv Dance Workshop July 10-16 2011

Instructor: Martin Keogh

Soaring off the Mountain”
July 10-16, arriving Sunday July 10 or earlier and departing after breakfast on Saturday July 16 or later. Workshop is a full five days with one afternoon off midweek.

$450-$550 sliding scale includes tuition, all meals, camping and transportation on Lasqueti.

Contact us to register.

Contact Improvisation requires a courageous willingness-but never so much as when we dance in the absence of will-those moments when we derop the reigns and, nowhere bound, allow our animal to carry us.

Join good company for dancing and discovery. With games, some sweat, and the unique physicality of the contact body we will savor and rock the boundaries between states of allowing and mindful intention.

We will explore:
Moving from a base of sensation
Dancing with a shared central axis
Seeking ease in going off balance
Finding the spontaneous acrobatics of the form
Spending more time in nuance, disorientation, and extended follow-through

For those with a solid grasp of contact fundamentals.

Martin Keogh has taught and performed Contact Improvisation for over thirty years. For his contribution to the development of the CI he is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed Who’s Who in the World. He has co-facilitated Teacher’s Conferences on four continents and was the first CI teacher on the faculty at Stanford University and the National Scholl of Fine Arts in San Miguel, Mexico. Keogh is the author of The Art of Waiting and As Much Time as it Takes. More info at

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