Photo: K.J. Holmes courtesy of The Julliard School

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[In-person] Contact 22 : a Touch R/Evolution

K.J. Holmes

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1:00pm – 3:00pm
July 18 – July 22, 2022
$100–$175
MR, 122CC – Ninth Street Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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Covid-19 Safety Notice

  • All participants, attendees, and visitors participating in MELT workshops must be Fully Vaccinated.
  • All participants, attendees, and visitors must wear K95 or KN95 masks during the entire duration of the workshop. MR will provide K95/KN95 masks if you do not have/bring your own.
  • As variants continue to arise and circumstances around the virus shift we may announce updated COVID protocols closer to the date of the workshops. Please note, any updated COVID protocols will require that all participants, attendees, and visitors must wear a K95 or KN95 mask during the entire duration of the workshop.
  • If circumstances related to COVID-19 arise that prevent you from attending a workshop(s) for which you have pre-registered, you will be issued a full refund.

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This is a [In-person] MELT workshop happening at
MR's Ninth Street Studio.

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Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins.
Participants must register for the full workshop.


Workshop Description:

Contact Improvisation, begun in 1972 by dancer Steve Paxton, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In the spirit of celebration, this workshop intensive will go deep into the basic principles of the form, offering students the opportunity to enter the basic study of the physics and ecological forces two dancers experience as they move in relationship with each other through touch. We will engage with the body as a direct link to the environment. As we resume proximity once again, and release current restrictions on intimacy and closeness, we will also continue to evolve this form into current renderings of trust, balance, momentum, tone, qualities of mind/body/emotion to an individual yet shared dance of multidimensional truths. This will be a very physical class and will challenge assumptions about the form itself to rediscover the improvising within the contact of now.


Accessibility Notes:

Accessibility information about Movement Research 122 Community Center.

For access requests and questions, please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "MELT K.J. Holmes."

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K.J. Holmes

K.J. Holmes has been practicing Contact Improvisation as process and performance since 1981, studying with the early developers of the form including Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and Daniel Lepkoff. CI has deeply informed her journey as a dan...
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