Contact Improvisation is an open dance/movement form, accessible to everyone in which participants explore movement through supporting the weight of another person, rolling, falling, leaning, sliding and suspending.
Steve Batts is Co-artistic Director of Echo Echo but also teaches Contact Improvisation internationally. Steve has been dancing and teaching Contact since the early 1980s. He describes it as one of his biggest and most consistent joys in life. He has taught workshops at many dance festivals in countries such as Israel, Russia, Germany and Romania. While Contact Improvisation has a huge influence on Steve’s artistic work, he tries to teach it from the point of view of a participant rather than a director.
The movement form is accessible to anyone with an interest in dance. It can help build strength and stability as well as challenge the imagination with it’s improvisory feel. Contact Improvisation is a dance form that explores bodies in motion as they lift, fall, roll, suspend and go with the flow. The emphasis is on discovery, safety and fun.
You can hear Steve talk about Contact here .
For more information on this workshop, click here .
For professional community dancers and other friendly observers.
Please wear comfortable loose clothing.
Numbers are limited so advance booking is recommended.
To book e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or join the event on www.facebook.com/GalwayDanceProject .
Workshop costs €40 and €20 for students or unemployed.
If you wish to take part in this workshop but find the cost prohibitive, please do contact Galway Dance Project.
Saturday 02 April, 12-6pm & Sunday 03 April, 2-6pm
St. Nicholas' School Hall, Waterside, Galway
Cost: €40/€20 concession