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PAST class

Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Tim O'Donnell

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursdays, May 3, 2018
Gibney at 280 Broadway

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

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  • There is no Contact Improv on May 10th!
  • There will be subs for this class May 17 – June 28.

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.

There will be subs for Tim O'Donnell for the remainder of these classes.

May 17 – Bradley Teal Ellis 

May 24 – Elise Knudson

May 31 – TBA

June 7 – Elise Knudson

June 14, 21 – Sarah Konner

June 28 – TBA

Check our calendar and our facebook page for class updates! 

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Tim O'Donnell

Tim O’Donnell discovered CI in 1995 and continues to teach at various universities and festivals throughout Europe and the USA. His exploration in the form is strongly rooted in a deep physical listening and a sense of adventure. His classes ran...