Category Archives: Contact Improvisation

Acro/Contact Intensive

Bringing together AcroYoga with Contact Improvistation

This offering is a collaboration with Jaqui Wan and Joerg Hassman and assisted by Jenny Moy

When: Monday 5th to Friday 9th 2012

Where: Moving East St Matthias Church Hall Wordsworth Road (junction of Belgrade Road), Stoke Newington, London N16 8DD UK

Cost: £250 full-waged, £200 part -paged, £150 unwaged 10% early bird discount if booked by 31st August 2012

To register please contact jenny@kensington-unitarians.org.uk

This is a first in the UK bringing together AcroYoga and acrobatics with Contact Improvisation

Joerg - I wonder how much of those rather precise and fragile balances the flying person experiences in acroyoga can be translated into CI positions on someone’s pelvis and centre? I’ve developed some material that uses the intelligence of the underdancer’s legs (using the acroyoga postion of the supporter) I call it pediplulation material. Maybe the CI pelvis/

centre area can learn from the intelligence of supporting and manipulating feet in acroyoga. In general I’d like to find more curiosity in CI for moments of fine balances in almost stillness, exploring how minimal shifts can change a lot: joy outside of a continuous flow.

Jaqui – Question: how to combine spontaneity and fluidity with force and agility? How to move and interchange from base to flyer to base and how we combine the themes of trust and connection through movement into and out of fragile balances or points of touch . . .