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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 contact improvisation at Manhattanville College and Theory and Practice of Dance Improvisation at Yale University. She created NEXToNow, modeled after The Impermanent Society of Philadelphia to provided a platform for the practice of performing interdisciplinary free improvisation. She enjoys performing improvised dance with the likes of Nancy Stark Smith, Bradley Teal Ellis, Sarah Konner, David Appel, Chris Aiken&Angie Hauser, Yoshiko Chuma, Eun Jung Gonzales and Dai Jian. Elise has also enjoyed performing choreography with various Artists in New York and beyond including Jenni Hong Dance, Kiori Kawai/Purring Tiger, Risa Jaroslow, Noemie LaFrance, Luke Gutgsell, Jody Oberfelder and Koosil-ja/DANCE KUMIKO.

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Thu, Mar 7 – Mar 14, 2019
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[CANCELLED] Contact Improvisation - The Basics

March 07, 2019
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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Thu, Feb 7 – Feb 28, 2019
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[CANCELLED] Contact Improvisation

December 12, 2018
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Contact Improvisation

Wed, Dec 5 – Jan 30, 2019
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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

June 07, 2018
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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

May 24, 2018
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Contact Improvisation

Wed, May 2 – May 30, 2018
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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Thu, Apr 5 – Apr 26, 2018
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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Thu, Dec 7 – Dec 21, 2017
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Contact Improvisation

Wed, Oct 4 – Oct 25, 2017
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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

June 15, 2017
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Contact Improvisation

Wed, May 3 – May 31, 2017
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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Thu, Apr 6 – Apr 27, 2017
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Contact Improvisation

Wed, Nov 2 – Nov 30, 2016
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Contact Improvisation - The Basics

Thu, Oct 6 – Oct 27, 2016
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