Contact Improv Long Residency

Contact Anna Fontanel for more information,

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Underscore Sat. Feb. 17th

Fee $15-25, sliding scale
Talk through 10:00am – 10:45am
Underscore 11:00am – 2:30am

The Underscore, an improvisation practice that emerged from Nancy Stark Smith in 1990 and has been growing and changing since, explores the dynamics of group, solo and partner improvisation/ Contact Improvisation over the span of 3-4 hours. Participants of Nancy Stark Smith’s three week long workshop & Long Dance will be facilitating this practice for the community. All people who have danced Contact Improvisation before are welcome and are strongly encouraged to join for both the Talk- through & the Underscore itself. If this is your first Underscore we ask that you definitely attend the talk- through before hand. For more information please visit 

Potluck lunch
Final sharingContactImprov

On donation

After the conclusion of three weeks of intensive work with Nancy Stark Smith, followed by three weeks of self guided research, 16 artists will come together to share their discoveries surrounding Contact Improvisation, movement research and other topics that have revealed themselves throughout the duration of this project. These artists are exploring the convergence of their own artistic research with the materials and deep practice experienced with Nancy Stark Smith. We invite you to join us for our sharing & see all that we uncovered.
All are welcome.
ContactImprov classes

CI classes open for all levels
Sun. Feb. 4th, 11th, 18th
4:00pm -6:00pm
Fee 12-15$
Come dance with us! Join us for Contact Improvisation Classes, open for all levels and taught by participants of Nancy Stark Smith’s January Workshop & Long Dance.

Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds.

—from Ray Chung workshop announcement, London, 2009

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