GCEO is organising Intensive CI-training with Vega Luukkonen & Iiris Raipala in INDIA / Arambol
This 11 days contact improvisation training is focused on both building a solid ground of basic contact improvisation skills, develop understanding of underlying physical principles of CI – and as well concentrating on aspects of teaching and facilitating CI, building a community, looking also at emotional, psychological and philosophical perspectives of CI.
Our background and experiece in dance is build on understanding the moving body from inside out, creating and cultivating organic and economical ways to move and dance. We will build the common movement language from solo movement, diving into floor-work, developmental movement patterns, building tools to spiral up & down, understanding the function of our joints and skeleton – and how we can move efficient ways without waste effort. We will look at very basic principles of CI, as “rolling point of contact”, support, following & leading, falling, use of momentum, swing and suspension. Backspace, counterbalancing, in & out of contact – concepts of spine and center as leading forces of our movement, and all the 6 limbs being “in the service” of our core…
We will also have space for self-directed learning, labbing, exploring questions and having discussions on different themes. We will also take a look on history of CI, and placing it also on socio-cultural setting – what does it mean to be part of this dance-movement? Is contact political? What does it mean to me to dance contact?