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[In-Person] Contact Improvisation

K.J. Holmes

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesdays, April 12 – May 17, 2023
Eden's Expressway

537 Broadway 4th Fl New York, NY 10012

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  • This workshop is offered on a Sliding Scale from $100-$200 per all sessions.
  • Drop-ins welcome at $25 per class.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • This class includes auditive guidance.
  • Participants must be fully vaccinated; proof of vaccination and photo ID must be provided.
  • MR is requiring N95/KN95/KF94 masks to be worn at all times during the class.

The full series of the Contact Improvisation Workshop is offered on a Sliding Scale from $100-$200, and at $25 per workshop for drop-ins. Individuals may register for the full series or drop in.

Pre-registration is required. Registration slots are limited.


Location: Eden's Expressway

For the HEALTH of OUR COMMUNITIES, we will continue to follow our current >>MR COVID-19 Safety Protocols<<which require that participants must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination before each class. Movement Research is unable to admit anyone who is not able to present vaccination proof and a photo ID.

Workshop Description:

Contact Improvisation (C.I.), begun in 1972 by dancer Steve Paxton, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. In the spirit of celebration, this 6 class workshop intensive will go deep into the basic principles of the form, offering students the opportunity to enter the original study of the physics and ecological forces two dancers experience as they move in relationship with each other through touch. As we resume proximity once again, and release restrictions on intimacy and closeness, we will also continue to evolve C.I. into current renderings of trust, balance, momentum, tone with qualities of mind/body/emotion of individual yet shared dance of multidimensional truths. This will be a very physical class open to all levels of experience. It will challenge assumptions about the form itself to rediscover the improvising within the contact of now as we also engage very specifically with the early techniques and disciplines. K.J. Holmes began studying and practicing Contact Improvisation in 1981. It is an essential part of her artistry, teaching and dance making.

Accessibility Notes:

-This workshop includes auditive guidance.
-This workshop includes printed materials.
-This workshop may include readings.

For access-related questions and requests, please email [email protected], subject line "CI Workshop."

Upcoming Workshops

[In-Person] Contact Improvisation

K.J. Holmes
Wed Apr 12 6:00pm - 8:00pm

[In-Person] Contact Improvisation

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Wed Apr 19 6:00pm - 8:00pm

[In-Person] Contact Improvisation

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[In-Person] Contact Improvisation

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Wed May 3 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Wed May 10 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Wed May 17 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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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...