Contact Improvisation

Contact Improvisation

CDS will not be taking any further bookings for Summer Term at this time.
We will be reviewing this decision on the 6th of April 2020 so please check back or sign up to our mailing list for more information.

Instructor: Marie Chabert

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm | 12 weeks

£99 per term, £79 Concession, £10 Drop-in
Level: Open Level
For students 18+ only

New students can try out any class for £5 on their first visit!
The price of your taster class can be applied to a full-term booking.

Gravity is your partner, the earth your playground, the others your support.

Each week, we will create a playful and safe space for experimentation and exploration. Every class will start with solo time to awaken awareness of our inner and outer space, followed by opportunities to move together in duets and groups. We will ground these explorations in specific Contact Improvisation exercises and skills. Practicing falling, rolling, floating, lifting and supporting, using gravity to move effortlessly.

We will approach themes such as support, structures and lifts, centre and extremities, trust, multiplicity of touch, shared weight and shared balance, upside down, head to tail connection, material for the spine exercises, following and leading, dynamics, and momentum.

This class is designed to support students’ growth over the 10 weeks, you will deepen your knowledge of how to share weight and communicate through dance. We also welcome those who drop-in for one session, from beginners to experienced movers.

Some classes will be accompanied by live music.

Please wear comfortable clothes.

About the Instructor:

Marie Chabert is a freelance dance artist, yoga teacher and massage therapist. Originally from France, Marie graduated from The London Contemporary Dance School in 2006. Since then she has been performing with a variety of different choreographers. In 2013 she set up the Bodysong Company in France and in 2008 she co-founded the collaborative and multidisciplinary company EU&ME, which specialises in inter-cultural exchange and site-specific works with audience participation. In 2012, along with with the Mexican choreographer Paula Rechtman, she co-created the educational project Dance as a tool against violence in Mexico, France and Burkina Faso. In 2014 she obtained the French National teaching diploma (DE) and in 2016, she spent 4 months in India, on a spiritual journey where she trained to be a yoga teacher. She is a member and co-founder of the contact improvisation collective TripCI based at Trispace. She is currently undertaking a Master in creative practices at Trinity Laban and Independent dance, London.

For questions about our classes, please email or call 020 8981 6617 between 10am and 6pm.

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