The Underscore, January 2012

Please come join us in practicing the Underscore!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

  • 12-1:15pm: Talk-Through at Espressoria (2116 Pearl St)
  • 1-4pm: The Underscore at Pearl Street Studio (2126 Pearl St)

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."  In order to reap the amazing benefits of this practice, please attend the essential Talk-Through (12-1:15pm) if this will be your first time participating in the Underscore or if you'd like to be refreshed on the score.

Please arrive on time with the intention to "stay in" with us for the entire practice (1:30-5pm).

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Cost of Underscore: $7-10 donation.  Talk-Through is free!

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