Our contact improvisation group organises classes, open jams and workshops which are open to all bodies, no matter of experience.

Contact improvisation is an open-ended exploration of two or more bodies moving while sharing physical contact. By offering a regular space for learning and practicing the form we aim to gather and share the evolving practice of contact improvisation and its practitioners. As there are different approaches to learning and practicing CI classes would vary. All classes are led by experienced teachers from inside and around the region.

  • The class will start with a 1.5-hour class followed by a 1 hour jam
  • The jam will start with a 30 minute guided warm-up followed by a 2 hour jam

Both sessions are open to all levels and no previous experience is required.

See below for dates and teachers.

For more details on what contact improvisation is, please click here

Times:

Sundays, 1.00 – 3.30pm (please arrive at 12.45 for a prompt start and feel free to leave at any point during the jam)

Venue:

Brighton Ki Centre, Ground Floor Studio, 12 Queen Square, Brighton, BN1 3FD
(Near the Clock Tower & at the top right corner of the square, under the DV8 sign).

The dojo has a padded floor.

Prices:

  • Class – £10 (£9 concessions*/SDN members)
  • Jam – £7 (£6 concessions*/SDN members)
    *Concessionary rates apply to full-time students and those who are unemployed or have a low income.

There is no need to book any of our sessions in advance and we take cash only.

Upcoming dates and teachers:

  • 22 September 2019 with Robert Anderson

If you have any questions, please contact brightoncontactimprov@gmail.com

Class description 22 September 2019

In this class, we will explore the complementary roles of under-dancer and over-dancer. We will look for mobility and ease in the role of providing support and for expansion and levity when ‘in flight’. The intention is to develop our abilities to be both soft and strong, stable and fluid whilst expanding the range of possibilities in our dancing.

Robert Anderson is an independent dancer based in London. He teaches improvisation and contact improvisation for actors and dancers in Higher Education (Trinity Laban and Rose Bruford College) and in a variety of settings in the UK and abroad. Robert has been passionately involved with contact improvisation since 1996. Influential teachers have included Kirsty Simson, Nancy Stark Smith, Martin Keogh, Ray Chung and Rick Nodine. Robert has taught workshops in Austria, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Réunion, France, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Spain, and Italy. He performs with Touchdown Dance and improvisation ensemble SoFt. In teaching dance improvisation Robert seeks to help students find deeper connections through our senses, inviting play and poetry for the dancing body. As an organiser, Robert has directed London Contact Improvisation since 2001. He was also part of the curator team for CI36 in Pennsylvania (2008) and the European Contact Improvisation Teachers Exchange in Ormskirk, England (2009).

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sunday 22 September, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Location
Brighton Ki Centre