Contact Improvisation is an improvised dance form based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion: gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to open to these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. Contact improvisations are spontaneous physical dialogues that range from stillness to highly energetic exchanges.
Classes, workshops and jams in Slovenia
Alertness is developed in order to work in an energetic state of physical disorientation, trusting in one’s basic survival instincts. It is a free play with balance, self-correcting the wrong moves and reinforcing the right ones, bringing forth a physical/emotional truth about a shared moment of movement that leaves the participants informed, centered, and enlivened.
Join us for weekly jams and classes in ljubljana
This classes are focused on the fundamentals technical skills we use in Contact Improvisation, and are aimed to both beginners and expert dancers.
We will begin every session by opening our senses through body and breath work to increase our awareness of weight and the transfer of weight.
We will then go on to explore basic aspects and principles such as: rolling point of contact, physical listening and following, falling, spiral rolls, no hand dance, open up the back space, lift principles.
Using this vocabulary we will dive into a fluid dialog made by mutual listening, suspensions, surrenders and supports.
Davide Casiraghi is a dancer, Contact Improvisation teacher and Yoga Alliance certified teacher based in Slovenia. He is exploring Contact Improvisation since 2010. His study is started in Milan and continue in Europe with the many teachers. Roberto Lun, Nita Little, Martin Keogh, Angela Dony, Nancy Stark Smith are his main influences. He see CI as a way to re-awake and enjoy fully our sensitivity and playfulness, working on trust, explore curiosity about movement principles out of daily movement patterns. In Milan he is co-founder of Collettivo Daimon, a CI collective that organize once a month the Sunday Contact Jams, and in Italy he is the webmaster of the Global Calander of CI events.
LETOŠNJA KONTAKTNA SEZONA V LJUBLJANI (2019)
➡️Torkovi Jami: (ob 20:00 v Steni - Parmova 25). Jami kontaktne improvizacije bodo potekali vsak torek in se začeli z ogrevanjem, ki ga bo vodil eden od učiteljev/udeležencev.
Za vse, ki ste prvič nam lahko pišete in se dobimo 30min prej.
↕️Nedeljski Kontakt Jam: 1x mesečno se bomo srečali za malo daljši jam, ki ga bo občasno bogatila tudi živa glasba. V kolikor si glasbenik/glasbenica in želiš sodelovati, nas kontaktiraj.
⤵️Redni tedenski Klasi: Ker želimo krepiti tehnični vidik kontaktne improvizacije, se lahko pridružiš 2-urnim klasom ob četrtkih! Pomemben vidik kontaktne improvizacije je tehnika, katero se na jamih težko učimo, lahko pa jo vadimo. Posledično nam pišite če se pojavljajo kakšna tehnična vprašanja in želje glede Ci in bomo le to upoštevali v pripravi klasov!
Da ostaneš v toku informacij, bomo pošiljali tovrstne informacijske maile (če jih ne želiš prejemati, nam javi), spremljaj pa tudi FB skupino, kjer bomo redno objavljali novice.
V kolikor imaš kakšne predloge ali vprašanja, nas lahko kontaktiraš na mail:
Se vidimo na plesišču!
Structure of the Season:
➡️Tuesday Contact jams (from 20:00-22:00): There will be a pre-warm up lead by one of the teachers at Parmova 25 (same location as always).
If you are new, write us and we can meet 30min before the jam to give you some basic guidlines.
↪️Sunday Contact jams: Once per month we will gather for a bit longer jam that will be occasionally supported by live music (in case you are a musician and you want to cooperate, contact us).
🔃Classes: We want to keep the learning process of the technique going, therefore you can join for regular classes every Thursday. Highly recommended that you invest your energy in understanding the mechanic, somatic and improvisational principles of this form!
To keep yourself updated, we will be sending you this kind of mails (if you do not want to receive them, let us know) and post on FB group.
For more questions or suggestions write us on this mail:
See you on the dance floor :)