Beginning on October 9, Rod Sauquillo will teach one-hour all-level classes in Contact Improv, a dance technique founded in 1972 by Steve Paxton. Integrating his background as a modern dancer and his studies in Aikido, Paxton developed Contact Improv through investigations with his students and colleagues. The practice revolves around falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, and allowing points of physical contact to provide a starting point for exploration through movement. The dancing may be slow or fast and often involves rolling and weight-sharing; it is practiced barefoot with loose fitting clothing.
Classes are from noon to 1:00. See the CALENDAR for updated schedule. Suggested donation: $10
Rod Sauquillo practiced Contact Improv for several years in Washington, DC. He attended a powerful workshop given by Martin Keogh in 2014 and was inspired to provide a space for this form to take root and flourish in our area. He studied dance while in college and teaches yoga.