Mark your calendar! Here is the Winter 2016 schedule and descriptions for dance classes and jams:
FRIENDS OF THE FLOW
Improvised Movement Lab
with Live Music
by Todd Scheidel, Jay Carnahan and Joel Brubacher:
On Cello, Voice, Accordian, Piano, Percussion & Looper
Hosted by Tanya Williams
Alternating Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 PM
Doors open at 7:15 PM
Feb 9, 23
Mar 8, 22
April 5, 19
@ Church of the Good Shepherd, 116 Queen St N, Kitchener (near Centre in the Square and the Kitchener library)
In these sessions, we are exploring conscious improvisation. We will spend part of our time in open jamming and part of the time exploring ways we can open our awareness, sense of curiosity and play, and tune ourselves to the whole of what is happening in the group moving in space and time, investigating the question:
How might we create the conditions for energies to flow through a system in a way that gives rise to collaboration and innovation?
WHAT GENERALLY HAPPENS?
- Arrive ready to begin warming up at 7:30 PM. In this way, together, musicians and movers alike, we create the field of attention to what is happening.
- This is followed by an opening circle to name our intentions.
- There is some structured exploration of improvisation investigating ways to generate awareness, co-intelligence, responsiveness, clarity, collaboration and innovation.
- This often leads into some open dancing time called jamming.
Bring your water bottle and beginner’s mind. Wear comfortable clothing with layers you can shed as you warm up, and your bare feet. Yoga, sweatpants, or dance clothes with no buckles or zippers work well. Some people like to wear kneepads for extra comfort.
No previous experience necessary. All abilities welcome.
Contact Improvisation Class Series (& Jamming)
Facilitated by Tanya Williams & Tim Spronk
(near Centre in the Square and the Kitchener library)