Contact Improvisation Sundays 1-3pm
Contact Jam Thursday 8pm
has moved to the Headlong space
1170 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Philly PARD Classes
Philly PARD (Performance Arts Research & Development) is a laboratory for the investigation of dance and movement-based art forms. PARD offers a range of classes and workshops taught by movement artists and innovators; as well as performances and showing cases for up-and-coming and emerging artists. Valuing the individual artist, their creative process and vital role within society, PARD is dedicated to the creation and implementation of affordable programs that nurture and initiate discourse and experimentation.
Technique at Philly PARD
is on hiatus
Dance in the Moment
Dance in the moment... processes of individual and collective creation
Intermediate/Advanced Dance Improvisation/Composition with Live Music led by Group Motion's Artistic Director and UARTS Adjunct Associate Professor Manfred Fischbeck in collaboration with experienced Philadelphia contemporary music players The course is dedicated to the processes of research , creation and performance of new solo or group works in dance and dance theater To register call 267 738 0191 or email MFischbeck@groupmotion.org
Weekly Contact Jam
facilitated by: Loren Groenendaal, Megan Stern Wilson and Benjamin Pierce
$5-10 sliding scale - opening circle at 8pm
followed by a led warmup, then open dancing for the rest of the evening
A jam is a creative space for open improvisation, governed by mutual respect and awareness. A jam is an opportunity to play, to research, to experiment, to express, to work it out, to connect with others. Dancing alone, in duets, or in groups, we stretch our capacity to listen and lead as we follow the dance. Newcomers are welcome, but are strongly encouraged to come on time.
"Contact Improv is a movement form where dancers move to follow the play of touch. Gravity and the floor are constant partners. Human touch unites the forces that act upon the body with the sensations they produce within the body." -Steve Paxton
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