The Full Contact Study Group is a process oriented program that is centred around the athletic & somatic facets of Contact Improvisation(CI) and partnering. Cultivating body and haptic intelligence, as well as a good sense of orientation within the socio-cultural aspects of the contact improvisation world are the core of the program.
The year-long program (33 weeks) is a professional training that is open for any person regardless of age or background. A basic previous experience in the field of dance or embodiment is recommended.
The program aims to help each individual to develop their physical-emotional intelligence, a strong foundation that is necessary for any future engagements in field of contact improvisation and partner dance. By exposing the participants to experiential and theoretical knowledge, each participant will receive the tools to cultivate a physical relationship with the body and to develop an independent CI practice.
The Program’s Structure
The program constitutes two continuous modules and one optional module. The continuous modules are being taught 3 hours per week and lasts for 18 and 15 weeks. Both are divided into two subject of exploration - CI oriented solo skills and CI and partnering work. The modules are built as a gradual process of accumulation of knowledge and skills.
The optional module takes place every week for 3 hours (throughout the entire program) and will be guided by rotating guest teachers. Each participant is require to attend for a minimum of 12 hours in total, with the possibly to attend as much as one wishes.
Together the three modules are an in-depth process oriented learning experience.
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October 2023 - June 2024
Every Monday afternoon: 17:30-20:45
Including in the program's fee are all the classes, free entry to the weekly jam, 2 Q&A sessions and individual feedback session.
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