UPCOMING CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, ETC.
UPCOMING CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, ETC.
Deep End Contact
a six week series
Nov 12 - Dec 17
Where: The 418 Project
When: Tuesday nights 6:00 to 7:30pm
Cost: $98 (early registration online $93)
You've been deepening your Contact practice over the years. You go in and out of the floor with relative ease. You've got the basics of lifting and being lifted down. You are drawn to expand the known Contact Universe!
For experienced, well-versed contacters only. Must be able to attend at least 4 of the 6 classes in the series.
Learn/explore the following:
-- Subtle energies
-- Dynamic receptivity
-- Organic architecture
-- Preferences and non-agenda
-- Dancing from the neck up
-- Throws and take-downs
Remeber to register ahead of time and save five bucks using the "Buy Now" button above!
-- SOLD OUT --
This retreat is full! Look for our next retreat in May or June. Details forthcoming =)
Salamander Camp and Retreat Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains (10 min off Hwy 17 at Bear Creek Rd.)
Begins Friday, December 6 at 6:00pm
Ends Sunday, December 8 at 4:00pm
$225 Early Bird (Sold out)
$255 Tier 1 (Sold out)
$295 Tier 2 (8 available)
This December, join us in the Santa Cruz Mountains for a weekend of jams, classes, and community. Get cozy, get connected, and let yourself play and relax!
Price includes: Lodging, meals, all jams and classes.
Salamander is a beautiful facility nestled in the serenity of the Redwood forest with a creek, hiking trails, and a magnificent labyrinth. There is a dining yurt, a sleeping yurt, a dance yurt, and yes there is a hot tub! This will be an intimate gathering with a max of 20 persons. We are excited to offer classes for both beginning Contactors and int/advanced movers. Facilitators are Daniel Mollner, Abby Pistoni, Miranda Janeschild, and Brandon Stewart.
More info on Salamander HERE
Open to anyone ages 18 and up. No day passes available.
Ready to join us? Make your $100 non-refundable deposit using the "Buy Now" button AND be sure to fill out the application below as well!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Contact Improvisation?
Contact Improvisation (CI) is a dance "form" in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation. Contact Improvisation is a form of dance improvisation and is one of the best-known and most characteristic forms of postmodern dance.
Yeah, but what's it like?
Sorry applications are no longer being accepted as this retreat is full. We will be offering another in late Spring or early Summer! Make sure you are subscribed to my monthly newsletter to recieve announcements and updates about this and all other offerings, classes workshops, special events, etc.!
Some have described Contact Improv as a little bit like partner dance, wrestling, movement meditation, partner massage, and gymnastics all combined into a social art form. Ultimately, CI is an open and on-going inquiry into the body physics of movement in relation to self and other. In many ways it's up to you to define it on your own terms...and enjoy it in the way that works for you.
Can anyone do it?
Will it be fun?
Way fun. And challenging at times. Afterall, what's fun without a little challenge thrown in to spice things up?
What's it cost?
Prices vary depending on the offering. Typically though, classes average out at about $16 each. I teach committed series classes so you must sign up for a full series of six classes (that's $98 per series). There are no drop-ins. Trust me...this is the best way to learn.
I also teach workshops and intensives so those are priced accordingly.
What do I wear, need to bring to class, etc.?
Please come to class wearing loose, comfortable clothing that you can move in. Jeans, belts, anything with buttons, jewlery, and such are not recommended. Water is good. So is your curiosity and willingness to try new things. We dance barefoot.
How do I sign up?
Just look to the column on the left for the latest class or workshop and click to sign up!!