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Contact Fusion Dance Gathering
Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 7:00 PM – Mon, May 1, 2017, 10:00 AM PDT
We would like to invite you to an experimental dance weekend! We’ll explore the extraordinary connection that emerges when we combine the fluid, role-neutral elements of contact improv with the foundational movement of fusion/traditional partner dance. When we let go of what happens next, it's pure magic.
In the tradition of bringing dancers together to go deep, we hope to learn more about this fabulous new dance form by sharing our dance, our juice, our connection, and our joy with each other. Experienced dancers will enjoy playing on the edge of connection at the brink of the unknown, and beginners will find the delight of dancing where there are no mistakes and every movement is an invitation into creative response.
Contact Fusion is an open-handed, role-neutral, egalitarian dance form, that brings together traditional Blues, Swing and Tango movements with influences from martial arts, yoga, conscious practice, somatics and much more. The dance in you is the dance that gets expressed. Join us and discover the dance alchemy that is possible when we share our dance with each other in an extraordinary combination of form and freedom.
Date: Thursday, April 27 from 7 pm through Monday, May 1 at 10 am
Friday Night at Foothills Fusion Dance, Odd Fellows Hall, 225-1/2 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Saturday Night Late Night Dancing with Blindfolded Dancing with Matia Divitt, Texture Costumes!, Cacao Ceremony, and Tea Service
Sunday Prom Night Theme at Firehouse 5 at Move Studio, 600 Broadway, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95818
Four nights of dancing
10 lessons during the weekend
Yummy, organic vegetarian catered food
Let us know if you’d like to co-create or offer something
We’ll have special time for facilitators to collaborate and workshop new ideas
No partner or experience required; all levels welcome
Location: Enlighten Studio, 477 Main Street, Newcastle, CA 95658 and Derek DeBri Briones' home at 351 2nd Street, Newcastle, CA 95658
Weekend passes include indoor/outdoor camping, all meals, social dances and workshops. If you plan to camp in your car, there is only public parking, please let us know in advance.
Day passes for the workshops include breakfast, lunch and dinner (Friday dinner not included.)
Please pay what you can afford to support us to offer scholarships, and pay teachers, DJs and cooks. Scholarships available by request. No one turned away for lack of funds.