Contact Improvisation is a practice developed by Steve Paxton and other dancers in the 70's in California. It has evolved during all these years and the number of practitioners is growing all over the world.
Contact Improvisation is about listening, it is a dialogue between bodies where the starting point is the point of touch between them. Bodies in movement affected by natural laws of gravity, inertia momentum... interacting with each other in the Here & Now.
I came into Contact Improvisation in 2010 when I was diving into many different forms of dance. CI has become one of the main areas I work on. Such a huge world for the exploration of body movement.
Main influences in my practice come from dancers as Mirva Makinen, Linda Búfali, Asaf Bachrach, Andrew Harwood, Olaf Kehler, Crisitane Boullosa, Bernd Knappe, Angelica Donni, Patricia Kuyppers, and many many others I've found on the dance floors, in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, India, England, Germany, California and so on. . .
I share my experience and research by teaching in some festivals as Paxton's apple, Portugal Contact Gathering, Paris Contact New Years, Cercanías, Apoteósico and also creating events, workshops & jams, giving an impulse for the CI practice in Asturias, Cádiz and Portugal mainly, highlighting the co-creation of the international 'Asturias Contact Festival' since its birth in 2015.
ABOUT FASCIA & INTERCONNECTEDNESS
From 2 hour class - 12 hours workshop
Fascia is the response to the understanding of our body as a whole.
It is a living matrix that protects, supports, encases and connects every single part in our body.
It is an extension of our consciousness.
It is continuous, elastic, omnidirectional. it responds to forces coming from anywhere, to any trauma we experience in life.
It provides the right amount of TENSEGRITY (Tension + Intégrity) to maintain the balance and control of body in the space.
We develop dynamics from a sensitive and anatomic approach to more poetic, from individual to collective, to come more aware of the qualities of the fascia in our own bodies, the qualities of movement coming from there, and how we apply it into the CI dances.
OFICINAS. LABS. INTENSIVES
A Contact Improvisation approach by Irene Alvarez and Joel da Silva.
Puzzling Bodies aims to keep the spontaneity, freshness and authenticity in our Contact Improvisation practice. We offer stimulant dynamics to take you in new movements, qualities and relations, awakening the imagination, the sensing body and the imagination.
We open a space to hear your requests, ideas, struggles and pose a work with the group based on that.
And last, a gift for all, a moment for enjoying instant composition shared with the group.
Take a look to our dossier for further information
CONTACT IMPROVISATION TRAINING
A series of 4 themes for a complete approach to Contact Improvisation practice.
Understanding the body as a Whole:
Moving body, Sensing body, Creative body, Thinking body and Spirit
related to the 5 elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, & Eter.
Bodies (masses) in Motion affected by Universal forces Communicating through Movement, through the Sense of Touch.
CI as life itself.
ONE TO ONE
For those who want to develop their skills in an intimate and focused space. I will share my experience and understanding of this practice to adapt to your needs and wishes of deepening into the CI practice.
One to One is a very safe space where you can make a quick shift within your skills and practice of CI, getting more confidence and sclarifying doubts and struggles around it.