Global Underscore 2012

Global UnderscoreYou are cordially invited to participate in the Global Underscore 2012.

Date: June 23, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 7:00am - 11:00am 
Location: The Integral Center (2805 Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304)
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Talk-through: June 19, 2012 (Tuesday), 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the Integral Center

For the past 11 years, a Global Underscore has been occurring near the summer solstice. Conceived and organized by French dancer Claire Filmon for 10 years, the Global Underscore Solstice is an annual event during which dancers at many sites around the world practice the Underscore simultaneously.

We enthusiastically invite you to join us physically and energetically, in time and in space. With Nancy’s direction and your participation, we will surely create an amazing event together!

Nancy and Mike will be in London at a Somatics and Technology Conference in Chichester, UK, and will be hosting an Underscore there on June 23, from 2:30 – 6:30 pm (UK Time).

The Underscore is a framework for practicing and researching dance improvisation that Nancy Stark Smith has been developing since the early 1990's.  It is a score that guides dancers through a series of "changing states," from solo deepening/releasing and sensitizing to gravity and support; through group circulation and interaction, Contact Improvisation engagements, opening out to full group improvisation with compositional awareness, and back to rest and reflection.

If you've never attended an Underscore, please come!  As Nancy says, "You can't do it wrong."  However, in order to reap the amazing benefits of this practice, please be sure to attend the essential Talk-Through (Tuesday, 6/19, 5:30-7:00pm at the Integral Center) if this will be your first time participating in the Underscore.

Please arrive on time with the intention to "stay in" with us for the entire practice (7:00am-11:00am).

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Cost of Underscore: $5-10.  Talk-Through is free!

The Global Underscore in Boulder will be hosted by Jennifer Peck and J. Akiyama.

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