Contact Improvisation

Contact Improvisation
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Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm | 10 week course
£108 per term, £86 Concession
Spring Term: 15 January – 26 March, no class 19 February
Instructor: Marie Chabert

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
For students 18+ only
Research Studio

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


Join the course now or try an £8 taster class before you book.
New students can join up to the 3rd week of term. However, we do not offer pro-rated term prices for late joiners. The price of your taster class can be applied to your full-term booking.

This course is for anyone curious about Contact Improvisation. It’s open to both beginner dancers and those who have a bit more experience.

Over 10 weeks you will learn to share weight and communicate through dance with the group or in partners. By the end of the course you should have the tools to join a Contact Improvisation jam and play with other dancers.

Each week, we will co-create a playful and safe space for experimentation and exploration. Every class will start with games and tasks to awaken our awareness of inner and outer space. Followed by integrating basic skills of Contact Improvisation in a simple and guided way. Practicing falling, rolling, floating, lifting and supporting, using gravity to move effortlessly.

We will approach other themes such as touch and no touch, following and leading, support, structures and lifts (low table and high table), centre and extremities, shared weight and shared balance, upside down, head to tail connection, dynamics, and momentum.

Some classes will be accompanied by live music.

Please wear comfortable clothes.

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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.

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