Apr 30: Limbs to Core in Spherical Space Workshop

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Workshop: 5:30-8:00pm
Location: Boulder Circus Center (4747 26th St, Boulder CO)
Taught by Alicia Grayson and J. Akiyama

In this Contact Improvisaion workshop we will build on our explorations of the joints to further integrate our limbs to our core while expanding our contact improvisational choices in spherical space.

Specifically we will:

  • Cultivate greater differentiation and expression of each limb and their connection to the core
  • Experience how agility in our joints supports more easeful full-body movements when dancing with our partners
  • Develop greater awareness of our back body and back space
  • Expand our ability to be comfortable upside down
  • Increase our capacity for disorientation while dancing in spherical space with our partners

This workshop is open to dancers with intermediate/advanced contact improvisation skills.

Cost: $35 if paid before April 16, $40 after April 16.  $65 sign-up for both Tuesday workshops (on 4/23, 4/30).

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

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Alicia Grayson has been passionately involved with dancing, teaching and performing CI for the past 24 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 US to teach at festivals and workshops. Her long time practices of authentic movement, yoga and meditation are important influences on her dancing and teaching. Currently, she is a student in Body Mind Somanautics, a somatic psychology and living anatomy training program and a graduate of the comprehensive training in the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy. She delights in exploring and discovering new depths to the form and is particularly interested int he 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, Mirva Mäkinen, Benno Voorham, and Ronja Ver. His additional research into CI includes participation at CI Ground Research at Earthdance, the Moab Research Retreat, the Freiburg CI Festival in Germany, ECITE (European CI Teachers Exchange) in Spain, and the Skiing on Skin Festival in Finland. He has been actively studying and teaching the Japanese martial art of aikido for over 18 years, and other interests include the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education and Playback improvisational theatre.