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Contact improvisation: advanced weekly training

Start Wed 7 February '24
19:00 - 21:00

13 sessions

Prices

Standard price: € 216
All prices

Location Danspunt
Dok Noord Sint-Salvatorstraat 18 001A
9000 GENT

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Language & teacher(s) Dutch/English

This series is for participants with a solid foundation in contact improvisation (CI). We train and deepen our knowledge and experience of contact improvisation principles, working towards a receptive body and mind.

The three main layers of CI appear in all classes in different ways: movement exploration, improvisation/composition and touch. We explore both the small movements within our bodies and the grand movement of our bodies traversing the studio.

We actively learn about supporting, shifting and following weight, surprising, (re)directing and listening. We seek momentum and surrender to playful encounters. We work towards authenticity and a state of alertness to respond to external and internal impulses.

Sometimes we work playfully from self-imposed constraints, sometimes we just dwell on the same task for a long time in order to discover new possibilities. We work both individually and with partners.

The result of these trainings: a more intelligent body capable of initiating and responding in an authentic way. Speed and flow, high and low become a natural consequence when more awareness grows around our movement and patterns.

Practical

Bring a bottle of water and wear clothes in which you can move easily.

Level of experience

Level 2-3: You have already attended several CI series at WISPER (or you built up CI experience and skills elsewhere during several workshops, festivals, jams or courses) and are ready to take it a step further. You definitely need these skills to participate: smooth movement through space levels from top to bottom and back to top, ability to hold and give weight while on the move with a partner.

Sessions

  • Wed 7 February '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 21 February '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 28 February '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 6 March '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 13 March '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 20 March '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 27 March '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 17 April '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 24 April '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 8 May '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 15 May '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 22 May '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1
  • Wed 29 May '24
    19:00 - 21:00
    Danspunt - Studio 1

Location(s)

  • Danspunt Dok Noord Sint-Salvatorstraat 18 001A
    9000 GENT Show on map

    WISPER has several course locations at the DOK Noord site. The Danspunt studio's are one of them. Is it your first time here? Please come in time and make sure to read the information on www.wisper.be/doknoord first. Without these guidelines, it's easy to get lost here!

Prices

  • Better world price
    € 238 Pay a little extra, help make WISPER affordable for everyone
  • Standard price
    € 216 Covers the costs of your course
  • Reduced price
    € 173 If you have trouble making ends meet
  • Social discount UiTPAS Ghent
    € 43 (max 6 / year) only for Ghent citizens

Teacher

Siri Clinckspoor

Siri is a dancer, dance teacher and certified pilates trainer. She worked and danced in projects at…
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Mileen Borgonjon

Mileen coordinates the dance program for WISPER in Ghent and Antwerp. She is a dancer, performer…
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