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Contact Improvisation is a movement form that offers opportunities to experience heightened states of being – times when we feel fearless and alive. There are no recipes to create these moments, but training can lay the foundation for physical and emotional breakthroughs. In this workshop, the artists are interested in developing reflexes, coordination, and the capacity to continually recycle mental and physical energies back into the dancing. At the core is the commitment to staying with the modulation of tone and weight in the body, so that the touch remains alive. Aiken & Hauser bring a combined 35 years of experience practicing and teaching Contact Improvisation–this produces classes that teach the principles at the foundation of contact improvisation, and which share an ongoing oral history of the form. All levels welcome; please come with questions, energy and commitment to playful, imaginative dancing.
When: June 4-6 Sat. 12:30-6; Sun 10-5:30; Mon. 9:30-2:30
Cost: $190 for all 3 days, $155 for Sat-Sun, $85 for one day (if space is available). Includes snacks on Saturday (eat lunch first!) and lunch on Sunday and Monday. Local housing is available for an additional $10-30/night.
Pre-registration is required! To register, submit the form below AND make your payment using Paypal OR mail a check payable to the Mazo Movement Arts Center to 417 Bridge St., Mazomanie, WI 53560. Registrations received after May 20 are subject to a $20 late fee.
Angie Hauser is a dance-artist and teacher . Her work and research is grounded by the questions of improvisation, performance and collaboration. Since 2000, Angie has been a member of the Bebe Miller Company (USA). In 2006 Angie was awarded a BESSIE (N.Y. Dance and Performance Award) for Creation and Choreography for her work with Bebe Miller Company. Her dancemaking projects include collaborations with many gifted artists including Chris Aiken, K.J. Holmes, Darrell Jones, Andrew Harwood and Kathleen Hermesdorf. She has also danced with the companies of Elizabeth Streb, Liz Lerman and Poppo Shiriashi. She has taught dance technique, dancemaking, contact improvisation, improvisation throughout North America as well as Switzerland, Germany, France and Scotland. Angie received her MFA in dance from the Ohio State University and holds a BA in Art History from University of South Carolina. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Smith College in the Department of Dance where she teaches choreography, creative process, improvisation and dance technique.
Chris Aiken is a leading international teacher and performer of dance improvisation and contactthe past two and a half decades his work has evolved through ongoing investigations of performance, composition, movement technique and design. His work has been significantly influenced through the somatic practice of the Alexander Technique, ideokinesis, yoga and the work of Ida Rolf. Chris has performed and collaborated with many renowned dance artists including Steve Paxton, Kirstie Simson, Nancy Stark Smith, Peter Bingham, Andrew Harwood, Patrick Scully and Angie Hauser. He has received numerous awards for his artistic work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Bush Foundation Fellowship, funding from the Jerome Foundation and commissions from the Walker Art Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival and the National Performers Network. Chris is an Associate Professor at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, and an Assistant Professor at Smith College in the Department of Dance.
See Chris and Angie’s web site for more information about their current projects.
Date(s) - 06/04/2016 - 06/06/2016
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
The Rumpus Room