Welcome Jam For Newcomers: An Introduction To Contact Improv

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Welcome Jam For Newcomers: An Introduction To Contact Improv says
Welcome Jam for Newcomers: An Introduction to Contact Improv

"If you want to get to a new place, you can't know where you are going." Steve Paxton, father of Contact Improvisation

Participants will explore two foundational practices, the small dance and point of contact in order to begin a Contact duet.

Through somatic experiences, demonstrations and watching Contact Improv. video archives participants will experience firsthand the spark of improvisation.
Toronto Sunday Jam etiquette will be covered.

Where: Dovercourt House 3rd Floor 805 Dovercourt Road,
When: Sun. April 10, 2016 from 10:45 am to 11:45 am
(Please arrive at 10:30 am if you require time to change and warmup)
These classes are for adults.
Tuition per class: $10
(includes admission to the Contact Jam following)

Facilitated by Joseph Sengco. (http://josephsengco.com/)

Bio: Joseph Sengco have been exploring movement/dance for over 25 years. He currently works as a Yoga/Tai Chi instructor with the City of Toronto. He also has his own business teaching private music classes and performing show for kids. Joseph founded Dancers on the Move a Toronto based dance company working with non-traditional dancers to explore creative movement/dance toward public performance.

Joseph Sengco's working definition of Contact Improvisation.

Contact Improvisation is a duet dance form is grounded in the physical play with gravity and momentum within the present moment. Through the improvised co-creative dancing, the initial partnering aspects becomes focused on the subtle art of touch and non-verbal collaboration. Often practised without music, practitioners train the senses to physical follow one's instincts to discover new ways of moving with a partner.
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