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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Bradley Teal Ellis

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursdays, March 8, 2018
$14
Gibney Dance 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 partnering dance form that plays with the physics between bodies and gravity. Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, expanding range of spatial concentration, lifting, catching and falling all help one move with and through gravity, share weight in motion, and use momentum and flow in physical contact. These weekly classes, open to people of all levels of movement experience, are informed by the individual artist faculty.

The Basics 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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Bradley Teal Ellis

Bradley Teal Ellis is a Brooklyn-based improviser. He has practiced Contact Improvisation for 19 years, and frequently collaborates in process and performance with other artists. In addition to Movement Research, he offers workshops and teaches ...
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