Kurs i kontaktimprovisasjon og partnerarbeid/ Course in contact improvisation and partner work
Time: Wednesdays 21.10, 4.11., 18.11., 2.12. kl 17-19
Location: DansiT, Strandveien 33, Trondheim
Welcome to the course in contact improvisation and partner work. Contact improvisation (CI) is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation. Therefore participation in these classes is only possible with a partner/friend who you are able to touch. To create a safe space we will remain physical distance between the couples and not change partners during the class.
The four classes offer an introduction to contact improvisation and a playful approach to the following themes: rolling point of contact, giving/receiving/sharing weight, leading and following, lifting and rolling.
Each class starts with a warm-up focussing on bodywork and body awareness that gives an introduction to touch and listening to the bodies and through body surfaces.
Movement tasks in contact improvisation technique serve as tools for the exploration of the bodily communication between you and your partner. We finish with an open jam where you can play with the learned material and discover your own dance both alone and in physical contact with your partner.
Drop-in price per class per person: NOK 250/200 students
Sign-up for all 4 classes price per person: NOK 800/650 students
Registration for this course is only possible with a partner via email@example.com
Contact improvisation is for all movement enthusiasts. Dance experience is not required.
Anna Thu Schmidt (Germany) is a Trondheim based dance teacher and dance artist. She studied B.A. Dance in Education at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (NL), traditional Indonesian dance at ISI Surakarta (Indonesia), completed the Simonson Method of Teacher Training course in New York City, a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course in Jogjakarta (Indonesia), and M.A. in Dance Studies at NTNU. Anna is part of the integrated dance company Danselaboratoriet and organizes ImproJAM's and ImproLAB's in collaboration with local musicians. Besides teaching contemporary dance and yoga she works on interdisciplinary performances.