Advanced dancers and people with no previous experience come together to explore touch and weight inside moving partnerships.
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There is no pre-regristration required for class. Doors open at 9am. Class ends at 11. Please be sure to arrive with enough time to sign in and warm up before class begins.
Contact Improvisation (CI)...
came into existence in the early 1960s and was developed, expanded, and promoted primarily by Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith among countless others who have since joined the CI community. Its creators have at times resisted defining the form, stating the very nature of CI is in the “doing.” Most simply, it can be described as an extemporaneous form of movement most often done with a partner or small group of people. Within the partnership or small group, various aspects of falling, touch, weight-sharing, lifting, and decision-making in the moment are explored. Many do not consider CI to be a “performance form;” rather it is seen as a communal form of movement in which the experiences of the movers are central.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Erin Law is a movement educator, improviser, choreographer, and performance artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Recently she has performed in Burkina Faso, Africa where she was invited to perform in Sandra Mathern-Smith's work "I Am Relative to You." Previously Erin completed a yearlong Visiting Assistant Professorship at Denison University where she restaged a choreographic work and taught Somatics, Understanding Dance, Laban Movement Analysis, Contact Improvisation, Senior Research and Cultural Studies. Other prior engagements include adjunct professorships at Middle Tennessee State University and an Assistant Directorship of the co-curricular Vanderbilt University Dance Program.