Breaking the Bubble – Contact workshop. Bristol, UK: 22.4

This workshop will address the subject of breaking our own patterns and limits within the practice of Contact Improvisation. We will deal with one of the side effect of many beginners and advanced practitioners – staying confined within our mutual kineshpheric bubble.

Contact is the physical technique, Improvisation is the life behind this dance. Much of our emphasis in the jams, classes and workshops goes to improve our physical technique yet not much work explores the dance that can grow from our bubble and beyond it.

One glass ceiling that an advanced Contact Improviser may encounter is seeing the dance as only 2 people in a very confined space – the bubble. The side effect of this is that the world disappears and there is only the sensation and movement that is inside our mutual bubble, this nice and comfortable feeling holds us back from going into the next step – keeping the same feeling of our point of contact, using our strong technique, whilst improvising with everything else that is there in the moment.

In this workshop we will try to break our bubble – not to lose that feeling but rather to grow from it into a wider bigger world. To Improvise not only with our physical partner and input but also with space, composition, and other potential partners that are not yet in physical contact.

This workshop is meant for people who have experience in one of these fields – Contact Improvisation, Dance Improvisation and dance performers who wish to enlarge their vocabulary in dance and on stage.

The number of participants is limited. If you wish to participate you need to register in advance by sending an E-mail to this address –

Sunday 22.4 – 10:30 -17:00

Place – The Wild Goose Space, 228 Mina Road, Bristol BS2 9YP
Price – £40 fully waged, £30 low waged/unwaged/independent artists

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