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Dance Improvisation w/ K. Lewis. Wednesdays, 7-8pm PST June 23-July 14, 20

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Dance Improvisation. Mixed Levels. Newcomers welcome. Sundays, 5pm to 6pm PST/8pm to 9pm EST. May 9 to June 20, 2021. Drop-ins welcome.

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More on Kristen's work and approach: www.kristenlewis.org

The ‘dance class’ introduces foundational concepts and kinaesthetic approaches to improvised movement, developed over my many years of practice/research in experimental dance. This includes an introduction to developmental movement patterns and embodied anatomy, rooted, in part, the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. I invite participants to build on (or adapt) these approaches to discover their own ever-evolving improvised movement languages.

I work in a way that seeks to account for and celebrate difference, including differences in abilities and cultural perspective. Fitness, comfort with dance, flexibility, or an absence of ‘feeling awkward’ are not required, though I will push your edges. Until recently, many dance forms were illegal (eg especially the dance practices of Indigenous peoples, like the sundance and potlatch. ) Methodists as recently as my father's generation banned dancing (along with alcohol and cards). The legacies of these puritanical practices live on in myriad ways in our institutions and in our bodies; in too many ways to enumerate, the dominant culture continues to favour spoken and written language over body language. This means that many of us are more accustomed to using spoken and written language over body language; communication through and with the body language is often new territory. I get that and work accordingly.

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