CONTACT AND IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS
Target audience: actors and dancers with experience or training in the area and performing arts students
Duration: 20 hours
Age rating: over 16 years old
Prices: €30.00; cycle of 3 workshops 10% discount
Registration at: https://www.teatrodasfiguras.pt/…/oficina-de-contacto-e…
with Ana Borges
The Movement Technique “Contact – Improvisation” adopted by Dance and other Performing Arts, had its origin in the USA, being initially used by all people in general, without specific dance training. Used later by Steve Paxton and other dancers, it is currently used in different Dance and Theater Companies, with a fusion of the entertainment and social contact character, with more performative aspects.
This workshop aims to share the basics of “Contact-improvisation” work, such as “rolling points”, “jumping points”, “slide”, weight transfer and transport.
The aim of this workshop is to find in technique, ways of locomotion in space and communication through movement in contact with the other.
Self-confidence, decision-making capacity and surrender to the movement and actions of the body are developed, strengthening the relationship with space, reviewing the importance of the individual as a whole.
In addition to the surface of the body, contact can be made with other static surfaces such as walls or other architectural elements.