This class is for anyone who likes to explore deeper connection within and with others through dance and movement, who would like to expand their vocabulary and feel confident, creative and inspired in any dance setting.
CONTACT IMPROVISATION is a practice of moving with a partner connecting through a point of contact. It's a constant dialog happening between two bodies deeply listening to each other.
Through partner and group exercises inspired by contact improvisation practice we explore different ways to connect through movement and touch. This gives us tools to dance, connect and play in a safe, creative, and conscious way.
It's an open level class. You always have a choice to move within your comfort zone. The main focus will be on exploring relational side of contact improvisation. Practicing letting go of judgments "If I am doing this right", "What others think of me" and allowing yourself to move freely and uninhibited is th priority. The exercises are designed to foster sense of self love, acceptance and presence with yourself and others.
Intentionally chosen music assists in creating space for inspiration, creativity and play.
No partner is necessary, come as you are but we encourage you to invite your friends.
Alexandra Bayeva is a professional dancer and choreographer with a background in ballet, folk, modern, contact improv, and social dancing. Her professional experience includes working with a number of dance-theater companies in New York City and her home country of Belarus.
In a last three years Alexandra taught classes on Contact and Dance improvisation, Authentic Relating Through Movement and Character at Play. She also produced three dance theater productions where she experimented with bringing the experience of dance improvisation to the stage.
You can learn more about Alexandra's work here:
::::::: CONSENT POLICY :::::::
This event is a "consensual touch positive" class.
::::::: INCLUSIVITY & COMMUNITY :::::::
We like for everyone to feel welcome and LOVED .
::::::: WHAT TO BRING :::::::
1- Please bring comfortable close to move in and roll on a floor, no shoes.
2- Water bottle.
3- All your Creativity, Inspiration and Desire to Connect.
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