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Andrew de Lotbinière HarwoodContact Fundamentals - The Essential Building Blocks
An open level course in Contact Improvisation
Contact Improvisation is a system of movement based on the communication between two or more moving bodies and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion – gravity, momentum, energy, inertia. It is a free play with balance bringing forth a physical/emotional truth about a shared moment of movement that leaves participants informed, centered and enlivened. The body in order to open to these sensations must learn to abandon a certain quality of wilfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. Practice includes rolling smoothly, falling safely, being upside down, supporting and giving weight effortlessly. Alertness is developed in order to work in an energetic state of physical disorientation, trusting in one’s basic survival instincts.
ArtistBio: Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood
Week2: 27. Jul - 31. Jul 2009