CONTACT IMPROV DANCE WORKSHOP
“In this workshop, I want to share a few of the ideas and tools, which I found over the past 15 years researching and enjoying the technical/spiritual aspect of dance. We all together will explore the magic of connectedness through the beautiful medium of our own body and the power of listening.”, says Chittaranjan, the facilitator.
This workshop will be an introduction to connecting and existing together with other people in a dancing space. We will explore some key elements of contact improvisation like how to dance and share weight with another body, letting the natural improvisation of motion unfold in a safe and interesting way and much more. The workshop will end with an open jam session.
We invite everybody who loves to dance, move, celebrate and all explorers who wish to deepen their connection to the body and their experience in Contact Improvisation.
*Please come on time and register in advance.
*Wear comfortable clean clothes.
Facilitator’s & Musician’s Bio: Chittaranjan and Vishesh
A passion for movement and growth has drawn Chittaranjan to new directions since he was a child. A performing artist, director and choreographer, dance movement therapy facilitator and spiritual festival curator from India. Originating from a rural Odisha, Chittaranjan has 15 years of experience practicing Dance in Education’, ‘Creative Dance’ and ‘Movement Therapy’ to instill holistic growth, across India, Africa and Europe. He has directed and choreographed over 50 musical productions in India.
Being a NrityaVisharad in Odissi Dance and many years of studying different dance forms(Ballrooms, Jazz, Broadway, Chhau)he fell in love with Contact Dance Improvisation in 2015 and discovered an authentic relationship with his body. He decided to change his focus from performing to sharing his ideas in Contact Improvisation and Movement Research, Awareness, Communication and Connection.
He is one of the founders of the “Colour The Community – Developing Arts and Community Growth in Rural Kenya”. The inspiration from nature, Shamanism, yoga, travelling and authentic human relations are a significant part of his personal journey and his teaching.
Vishesh Kalimero has been travelling around the globe for the last 7 years in India, Nepal, Middle East, Europe and Latin America sharing healing sounds. He plays the long turkish bowed lute, Yayli tambur, Persian setar, the oldest Indian string instrument, Rudra Veena, the Afghani Rabab and does throat singing of different styles.
Date and Time: 23rd June 2018 (5:45 pm – 8:00 pm)
3 – Student/Artist/Need-based scholarships are available.
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