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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Elise Knudson

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursdays, February 7 – February 28, 2019
$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.


Upcoming Classes

Contact Improvisation - The Basics

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Thu Feb 7 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Thu Feb 14 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Contact Improvisation - The Basics

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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Elise Knudson
Thu Feb 28 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Elise Knudson

ELISE KNUDSON is a New York City based dance artist. Elise teaches and facilitates CI at festivals and studios such as Touch Festival (China), Leviathan Studio (Canada) WCCI Jam (Berkeley, USA) and BKSD (Brooklyn). Elise has taught repertory and...
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