Contact Improvisation with Krista Denio

Saturdays, January 11-25

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Drop-ins welcome. ODC class cards accepted, or pay a $18 drop in fee per class.

This class proposes the inherent relationship between Composition and Contact Improvisation. We'll begin with post-modern movement fundamentals, and a Body-Mind CenteringÆ influenced approach to internal and external worlds. Then drawing on the vocabulary of time and space, through use of the Viewpoints and other compositional frameworks, we will explore choice-making within the micro and macro. From individual movement choices, to partnering work, and ensemble awareness of the whole room and relationships, we can broaden range and locate more diverse choice-making in the dance.
Krista DeNio is an interdisciplinary choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator, committed to developing new forms of performance work. Krista DeNio>>MovingGround [KDMG], creates collaborative, interdisciplinary performance projects using dance and theater to investigate impactful socio-political issues and our intimate personal lives. Krista teaches dance and performance making in the Bay Area, nationally and internationally. She has been a practitioner of Contact Improvisation for twenty years and approaches the form from technical foundations, choreographic applications and the radical personal and political potential that exists within the practice and participating communities.

Photo credit: Anna Maynard