100 Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground
Intensive two-day Workshop in Contact Improvisation
with Martin Keogh
Contact Improvisation is a movement form based on the spontaneous interaction between two people playing with mass, momentum, and gravity. Impulses, weight and velocity are communicated through a point of physical contact that involves mutual support and the cultivation of strength and sensitivity.
In this weekend workshop we will start with the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation: the contact point, weight sharing, pathways into the floor and into the air, and finding the root of levity. Special emphasis on releasing the neck and pelvis, and surprising ourselves in flight and extended follow-through.
We will explore:
* Moving from a base of sensation
* Dancing with a shared central axis
* Seeking ease in going off balance
* Finding the spontaneous acrobatics of the form
* Spending more time in nuance, disorientation, and extended follow-through
* For those with a beginners grasp of Contact fundamentals
DATES & TIMES
Saturday March 25th
Sunday March 26th
Noon to 6pm each day with a 1 hour break
Please bring a favourite dish to share during during the break each day.
We’ve done our best to make this affordable for anyone who wants to attend. Thus, we offer three entry rates, as described below. Please search your heart, soul and bank account, and we’ll trust you to decide what’s best ♥
Economically deprived students and the underemployed: $125
Employed but economically challenged (teacher, librarian, lots of kids, etc.): $175
Actually contributing to your retirement plan (support the arts!): $225
HOW TO REGISTER
To confirm your spot, please deposit $50 (or pay in full) to Juliana Grubwieser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Keogh has taught and performed contact improvisation for over three decades. For his contribution to the development of the form he is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed in Who’s Who in the World. Martin spent time traveling to monasteries in Japan and Korea and was the director of the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley before discovering the world of dance. He has taught in 33 countries and six continents and is the author of The Art of Waiting and As Much Time as it Takes, and the acclaimed: Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World.
More info at: www.martinkeogh.com