Feb 8: "The DeLIGHT of Flying" Workshop

Saturday, February 8
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Boulder Circus Center (4747 26th St, Boulder CO)
Taught by Alicia Grayson & J. Akiyama

Fear is one of the biggest factors that inhibits easeful and delightful flying. Most of us when airborne are, unconsciously, afraid of falling.  The more comfortable we get with falling the more comfortable we can be with flying.
This workshop will begin with supporting new and effortless pathways to the ground.  Once we have had a solid deftness with falling we will find our way into the air with an ease and fearlessness that allows the body to experience flight with relaxation and delight.
Specifically you will:
  • Discover and practice specific techniques for navigating the descent to the floor from any level
  • Learn new tools for creating lightness and ease in your ability to fly
  • Experience how to dance underneath the flyer so your body loves being the "under-dancer"
  • Explore how the momentum of falling creates the opportunity for delicious flying
  • Receive individual feedback to support more choice and creativity in your dancing
This workshop is open to dancers with intermediate/advanced contact improvisation skills.

Cost: $40 if paid before January 31, $50 after January 1.

Mail check to: Alicia Grayson, 155 Cumberland Gap Rd  Nederland, CO 80466 or  paypal: aliciaggrayson@gmail.com.

* Sign up for 2 workshops with Alicia $75, 3 for $99, 4 for $120.  More info on Alica's workshops may be found by clicking here.
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Alicia Grayson has been passionately involved with dancing, teaching and performing CI for the past 25 years. She has taught contact improvisation as an adjunct faculty at George Washington University, University of Denver, Naropa University and Shenandoah University. She teaches CI, yoga and pilates classes in Boulder and regularly travels to Europe and around the U.S. to teach. Her long time practices of authentic movement, yoga and meditation are important influences on her dancing and teaching. She is also a core member of the Boulder Contact Lab. As a registered psychotherapist she works with clients in somatic psychotherapy and movement education. She continues to delight in exploring and discovering new depths in contact improvisation and related disciplines and is particularly interested in the intersection of physics and expression and the mind/body relationship. 

J. Akiyama's contact improvisation teachers include Alicia Grayson, Gretchen Spiro, and Steve Homsher as well as Nancy Stark Smith, Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Ray Chung, Jörg Hassmann, Scott Wells, and MIrva Mäkinen. His research into CI includes participation in CI Ground Research retreats at Earthdance and California, the Moab Research Retreat in Utah, the Freiburg CI Festival in Germany, ECITE (European CI Teachers Exchange) in Spain, the Skiing on Skin CI Festival in Finland, the West Coast CI Jam in California, and the i-Dance CI Festival in Kagoshima, Japan.  He has been actively studying and teaching the Japanese martial art of aikido for over 19 years. His other interests include the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education and Playback improvisational theatre.