K.J. Holmes with Baikida Carroll, photo courtesy of the artist

PAST melt

MELT–Contact Improvisation Practices

K.J. Holmes

1:00pm – 3:00pm
July 9, 2018
Danspace Project

131 E 10th St New York, NY 10003

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Contact Improvisation, begun by dancer Steve Paxton in 1972, is a dance of improvising/partnering based on physics of touch, weight, balance, momentum, stillness, flow, resistance, and perceptual play. In this workshop, we will learn specific lifts and rolls and practice developmental patterns, body puzzles and forms which shape the body and space with odd timings and unusual perspectives. We will create duet dances that are dynamic and alive in the moment. We will become more tuned to center, subtleties of touch, direction, and intention, and explore musicality and phrasing.



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K.J. Holmes

K.J. Holmes, a Brooklyn based danceartist/actor/singer/writer, travels nationally and internationally teaching/performing/creating. K.J. has been exploring improvisation as process and performance since 1981. She has collaborated extensively wit...