Spiraling Upwards: In this workshop we will examine pathways upwards using spiral movement. Mark Young bridges spiraling exercises from Tai Chi to partnering in Contact Improvisation
Date/Time: Oct 7 2018, 10:00 am to 7:00 pmVancouver, The Dance Centre | Event calendar
We will explore ease of movement with our partners while standing and explore how lifts can occur in an organic nature when both dancers want elevations to happen. This is quintessential to good Contact Improv. It is lifting without grabbing or taking control of your partner. This is a unique approach to Contact Improv with proven results. In this workshop, we will not be rolling on the floor. We will be taking a rest mid-class; bring a snack if you need it, water, etc. (Only water is allowed in the dance rooms, but the hallways are open to eating/snacking/socializing.)
Saturday October 6 – The Kraul Studio - 2-7pm
Sunday October 7 – The Birmingham Studio -10-3pm
Cost: $60 for one day/$100 for the weekend.
No experience required, joining on the second day is fine.
Drop-in/spontaneous decisions for a day or the weekend if space permits
Contact/Inquiries: Tracey Clark firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 778-835-1323 or FB messenger
Payment: e-transfer or if you don’t e-transfer, please make alternate arrangements with Tracey – payment is due prior to the workshop
Mark Young studied extensively with the Taoist Tai Chi Society and has bridged those exercises to Steve Paxton’s work, Material for the Spine, and to partnering in Contact Improv. Mark has led many 12-day retreats at his home, Leviathan Studio, on Lasqueti Island, with amazing success.