Workshop with Kim Lasdon

The Art of Responsiveness - Dilating Time
Sunday 2 September 2012 11 am - 5 pm

This workshop will focus on ways of tuning our attention, listening and presence. We will explore pathways into and out of dances, allowing us to ‘dance the room’ by inviting responsiveness to what is present in the dance. Through classic contact improvisation techniques of spiraling, falling, counterbalance and finding loft with minimal effort, we will explore the aliveness of the pause and the juiciness of disorientation, discovering what it generates next. With our sense of touch awake and alive, following momentum in each moment, our bodies can find deeper articulation, a clear sense of joy and an expanded sense of time.

Kim Lasdon has been dancing Contact Improvisation since 2002. She teaches at University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is an active organizer in the Madison Jam community, with GLACIER (Great Lakes Area CI Enthusiast Retreat), and with Midwest CI Teachers Exchange and co-organized the Regional Irish Network of CI Enthusiasts (RINCE). Kim has taught classes/workshops/jams in Ireland, Spain and the US to all levels of movers ranging from CI for beginners to the Underscore. Her main goal is to embody the compassionate trickster.

Schedule: Sunday 2 September 11 am to 5 pm

Fee: £ 30 regular, £ 20 concession

Venue: Moving East, St Matthias Church Hall, Wordsworth Road, London N16 8DD

Registration: click here