CI SUNDAYS

February 18th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Archive | Jam | workshop - (Comments Off on CI SUNDAYS)
CI SUNDAYS 2013
LIVERPOOL CONTACT IMPROVISATION
February 24th   March 24th   April 28th
 
Class: 11am -12.30pm
Jam:   1.30pm – 3.30pm
Cost:  Class £6/4 Jam £4/2.  Class and Jam £8/5
These sessions are open and designed for people interested in movement and improvisation either as beginners or those with more experience.
We have designed an hour’s lunch break between the class and the jam.  If you intend to come only for the afternoon Jam it would be advisable to arrive a little earlier to warm up
The Class will be taught by experienced Contact Improvisers who will offer skills for moving safely and efficiently, finding fluidity, energy and strength whilst dancing alone or with a partner.
The Jam offers opportunities to expand the dance in a more ‘open’ situation where the focus is on the dancing as opposed to the teaching. There will be a led introduction and ending to the Jam.  Live music may be an additional part of these sessions.
 
Contact Improvisation, invented by Steve Paxton and others in 1972, is essentially a duet dance form, sometimes referred to as an art/sport. It uses the physical laws of motion (weight, inertia, momentum and gravity) to explore the relationship between the dancers covering a spectrum of high energy and stillness and everything in between.
 
These four sessions will take place:
at the Bluecoat Performance Space,
School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX   www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Jules Beckman Workshop @ Bluecoat

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Archive | workshop - (Comments Off on Jules Beckman Workshop @ Bluecoat)
Saturday February 9th
10:30-5:30
WORKSHOP:
“Everything comes alive (when contradictions accumulate)”
Focuses on connecting primal animal intuition to contemporary human life. With 2 parts: Organism and Identity.Organism: An eyes-closed visualisation, 1 – 2 hours long, with live music, led to encourage suspending willful action in favor of witnessing the phenomena of sensation, pleasure, curiosity and movement. This is time/space slowed to our aquatic origins. A collective human Magma often unsues. As bones are discovered, verticality tends to increase.Identity: Eyes open play with clock-time, finite space, and choice as a conscious process. Using games, rhythms, and voice work to activate the social body. One-minute improvisations in a taped-off square.
Explore strategies for thriving in the seen world and foundations of improvisation.

A post-CI intensive, informed by but not limited to the codes of CI.

Beneficial to dancers, actors, social scientists, ontologists, body workers, meditation practitioners or anyone interested in studying the art of being palpably present.

Saturday February 9th
7:30 pm

CONCERT: Electric Octopus-y One-Man-Band
Jules Beckman (USA/Fr), multi-instrument-playing-performer, will rock the non-metaphoric house with both homemade and conventional instruments. Get creatively shocked and soothed. Get extra points for not trying to not laugh.Sunday February 10th
11-4pm
JAM: CI class led by Jules Beckman, followed by live music CI jam.COST
Whole weekend:  £30/£25 concessionsSaturday Only:  £20/£15 concessionsSunday Class and Jam:  £14/£10 concessions

Sunday Class OR Jam only:  £7/£5

CONCERT:  £5/£4 concessions

JULES BECKMAN (USA/Fr)
is an American interdisciplinary performing artist and teacher living in France since 2002. He has been making work collaboratively, teaching, and touring steadily in contemporary dance, performance and new circus since 1987. Beckman co-created Autochtone, with Collectif AOC/Karin Vyncke (2009 ? 13) ; co-founded, libertivore with Fanny Soriano (2005) ; joined I.D.A./Mark Tompkins (2005 ? 08) ; collaborated intensively with Cahin-caha, cirque bâtard (1998 – 2005); Core (1995-98) and Contraband/Sara Shelton Mann. Beckman worked for Anna Halprin several times in both performance and pedagogical contexts (1990 ? 96), as well as Zaccho Dance Theatre/Joanna Haigood (1996-98). In 1995, Beckman founded the collective Core with Jess Curtis, Keith Hennessy, Stanya Kahn and Stephanie Maher. Beckman is a
n ongoing collaborator with Hennessy (1987- ).