Fascia Play Contact Improvisation With Brando

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Join us for a CORE company class with guest teachers Aaron Brando and Sarah Konner!

This class will be held in our upstairs studio. Please visit http://www.coredance.org/connects/core-classes for more details.

FasciaPLAY is dance improvisation that educates and activates the body. We will be exploring how concepts in facial research can enliven our movement sensibilities and expand our range of choices in improvisation. We will explore diversity of ways that our quality of touch affects the mechanoreceptors in our connective tissue. Our research will help refine our movement awareness to create a balance in the fascial system/matrix for health and longevity in our lives and dancing. Finally we will zoom out in order to experience the evolving whole: playing with both composition & connection to touch the poetics of the dance.

In this workshop we will be exploring:
· How an embodied understanding of the concepts in facial research can enliven our movement sensibilities and expand our choices.
· Luxuriating in our overlapping skinespheres and utilizing this part of the dance as a foundation for nuanced unfolding communication, palpable connection into the core, & simultaneous reciprocal bodywork.
· The dynamic relationship between compression and release that leads naturally into expansive dancing.
· The practice of “enlightened selfishness” - listening to our body's intuition and honoring pleasure as a guide moment to moment.
· The art of sensing our individual tensegrity and structural alignment so impact can travel efficiently and easily through the fluid architecture of our joints.
· Utilizing careful tracking and timing to harness collaborative momentum.
· The evolving whole: playing with both composition & connection to touch into the poetics of the dance.

BIO:
AARON BRANDO holds a Masters Degree in Education and loves the art of crafting pedagogy in a non-codified system such as CI. Brando teaches CI in the U.S. and internationally. He serves on the Board of Directors for Earthdance Retreat Center. Brando has been instrumental in creating the event, CI Ground Research, which encourages the ongoing research of Contact Improvisation by dancers from around the world. His major influences include: Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Mike Vargas, Chris Aiken, and Kirstie Simpson. Brando trained with Tom Myers at the KMI Institute and is a certified Fascial Bodywork/Structural Integration practitioner. He served a two-year residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga, is a certified Yoga teacher and has a 20-year history with Vipassana Meditation. More information, including links to Brando’s youTube videos can be found at http://www.heybrando.com/

Photo credit: Aaron Brando and Shaina Cantino from "Contact Improvisation in Proximity": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g-BW08xjR4
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