Thu, May 11|
The Living Room Gatherings
Contact Improv. Dance with William Giese
"Contact Improvisation is, at its root, a duet dance form based on the dialogue of weight, balance, reflex, and impulse between two (or more) moving bodies that are in physical contact." -Nancy Stark Smith
Time & Location
May 11, 11:11 AM – 1:11 PM
The Living Room Gatherings, 40 White Hawk tr, Patterson, NY 12563, USA
About the event
Contact Improvisation is a form of improvised dancing that has been developing internationally since 1972. It involves the exploration of one's body in relation to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness.
Primarily a Visual Artist, William came to Contact Improvisation in 1988 and discovered questions that creativity in motion are answers to. This ongoing exploration has become central to his creative process.
"CONTACT IMPROVISATION IS, AT ITS ROOT, A DUET DANCE FORM BASED ON THE DIALOGUE OF WEIGHT, BALANCE, REFLEX, AND IMPULSE BETWEEN TWO (OR MORE) MOVING BODIES THAT ARE IN PHYSICAL CONTACT." -NANCY STARK SMITH
“I have had the great honor of dancing with William for many years. He has been one of the most profoundly influential teachers in my life. His grace, elegance, intuition, and respect have all reflected the medicine of Contact Improvisation. This dance within itself holds alkhemy, life, and purpose. It’s something I believe everyone should experience.” -Khem Reyall
$18 per class