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Contact Improvisation – The Basics

Paul Singh

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursdays, June 2, 2016
Gibney at 280 Broadway

280 Broadway (Enter at 53A Chambers Street) New York, NY 10007

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Contact Improvisation, initiated by dancer Steve Paxton in 1972, is a dance practice that plays with the physics between bodies and gravity. Using partnering skills such as rolling, releasing, weight exchange, falling, lifting and catching, and expanding range of spatial choice, the practice helps one move within sensation and disorientation, access moveable supports and tune to the use of touch, momentum, resistance and flow in physical contact as well as in solo play. This is an introductory class for those with little to no experience with Contact Improvisation or those who would like to revisit the basics. 

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Paul Singh

Paul Singh earned his BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois, USA. He has danced for Gerald Casel, Jane Comfort, Risa Jaroslow, Douglas Dunn, Christopher Williams, Will Rawls, Faye Driscoll, and was featured in the inaugural cast of Punchd...