Underscore Toronto: Contact Improv Practice, Research And Fun

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The Underscore is a group contact improv journey.
During the 3 hours we will move through different states and stages of the dance together.

It is a very deep, connecting and fun experience.

The Underscore allows for a full spectrum of energetic and physical expressions, embodying a range of forms and changing states.

It gives structure and containment to the practice and theory of contact improvisation. It moves from solo deepening through group circulation and interaction, improvisation engagements with others, awareness of group composition and back to rest and reflection.

It is an intentional journey that a group travels on together and this is where the magic happens.

During the Underscore one can encounter a deepening of connection to self and others, fun and playfulness and an increase in creative expression and improv possibilities through the expansion of the senses. It keeps us curious and ever ready to embrace the unknown.
Sunday, March 6th from 2-5pm
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Road, 3rd floor
Cost: $15 - $20 sliding scale
*If you feel you cannot afford this please contact Puja or Vivek.
We do not want financial constraints to stop anyone from participating.

This Underscore will be facilitated by Puja Jones and Vivek Patel.

I have been practicing and studying Contact Improvisation (CI) since 2013.

As one of the co-ordinators for the Sunday Contact Improv Jam, I have taught CI Classes on the continuum between active and passive states and retuning the senses to access the body’s intelligence.

The Underscore combines my love of CI, movement research and compositional awareness.

I have been doing contact improv for 10 years.
Contact is a central part of my life.
It deeply affects all aspects of my being.
Physical, mental, emotional and Spiritual.

As martial artist who has been practicing for over 30 years
I integrate some martial arts principles into my dance.
The overlap between the two arts is astonishingly useful.
My dancing has made me a better martial artist,
And the martial arts has made me a better dancer.

I am one of the regular teachers at the Toronto Sunday Jam.
Even though I teach on a fairly regular basis
I actually consider myself a full-time student of contact.
I am always a beginner looking to learn, grow
and expand my knowledge and ability.

I love to move, I love to learn and I love to have fun.
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