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Workshop: Contact Improvisation with Felice Wolfzahn
April 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taught by Felice Wolzahn
$65 early registration (before April 15)
$75 regular price
Come for the afternoon to explore an introduction to this invigorating, spirited, and rich dance. Contact Improvisation is primarily a duet movement form; a resonating exploration of how moving in balance with ourselves allows us to move in greater harmony with others. Two people move together playing in a physical dialogue, communicating through the language of touch, momentum, and physical listening. We will explore some of the basic skills and concepts including: weight sharing, rolling, counterbalancing, gentle movement patterns, and tuning our senses to touch. In turn, we cultivate a relaxed, fluid body and a responsive, attentive mind. Skill work will be interspersed with guided improvisations, taking time to share observations of this spirited and playful movement form. All levels of experience are welcome!
Felice Wolfzahn is a veteran teacher of Contact Improvisation, teaching in colleges and dance centers for over 25 years. She holds a BFA from the Juilliard School and a Masters degree from Bennington College. She has been teaching in the Five College dance department of MA for the past twenty-three years and has taught in many colleges and dance programs including The School for New Dance Development in Holland, American Dance Festival, NC, and Earthdance in Western MA. Felice’s work combines investigations into Authentic Movement and Contemporary dance techniques as well. She has collaborated with other artists including Nancy Stark Smith, Catherine Sands and Daniel Lepkoff. Felice is interested in how dance can be instructional as well as nurturing; fostering self-awareness, and incorporating the whole self into its investigations.