Weekly CI classes in Leeds from May! With Rachel Dean and Vanessa Grasse

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Contact Improvisation is a movement form grounded in moving in contact with another person and learning to negotiate gravity together. Based around physical communication, personal responsibility and mutual respect, it can be wild and acrobatic or gentle and meditative. It is fluid and constantly changing with no fixed roles, giving opportunities to discover your physical potential in a safe, exploratory context.

The classes will focus on developing sensitivity and strength, leading to playful and physical dancing. We will develop the skills needed to share weight whilst remaining safe and independent in the dance. Suitable for all bodies, levels of physical ability and experience, you just need an enquiring mind.

Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8pm Please arrive at 6.15pm to begin promptly at 6.30pm
10 Week Course, 4th May – 6th July 2011

YogaShack, upstairs at LS6 Cafe, 16a Headingly Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Leeds, LS6 2AS

Drop in: £6 or £5 concession
10 week course: £50 or £40 concession
(Course price includes discount on one of the monthly Leeds CI workshops)
Please bring cash to pay teachers directly

For more information
07925 648029 or 07771 863611

Vanessa Grasse is a dance artist from Sicily now based in Leeds, her projects involve improvisation, cross art-form collaboration and site-specific performance. She has been practicing contact improvisation for almost 10 years, studying with pioneers like Daniel Leipkoff, Kirstie Simson, Lisa Nelson, Patricia Kuypers, K.J. Holmes amongst others and participating at International workshops and festivals including Zip Festival in Italy, Contact Freiburg Festival in Germany and Transit Istanbul Festival in Turkey. She has taught CI for Leeds Contact Improvisation, Improvisation Exchange, York St John University, Doncaster University and Yorkshire Dance. Vanessa also teaches contemporary technique, instant composition and creative movement for universities, professionals and wider communities.