- Mingle with friends, sing, dance, and enjoy food and drinks
- to benefit
- Mission Improvable 2017
- (a 4-day contact improvisation intensive with Kristin Horrigan, January 4th-8th)
- Saturday, October 15th
- 6-10 p.m.
- 19 St. John Street, Lancaster
- Hosted by
- Monica Karwan and Brian Zybala
- Catered by
- Monica Karwan and Eleanor Zybala
- Tantalizing Dinner Buffet Menu
- vegan black bean pumpkin soup
- butternut squash macaroni and cheese
- homemade maple cookie s'mores
- hot mulled cider
- and more...
- The Scene
- spacious porch with hanging chairs
- backyard fire with instruments and sing-along potential
- comfy indoor space for mingling, dancing, card-playing...
- candlelight, starlight, moonlight, your light
- bring a friend!
- sliding scale $15-50 per person
- Limited to 50 guests
- tickets available at brownpapertickets.com
- questions? contact Monica at email@example.com
You should know: Contact Improv classes are held EVERY SUNDAY at Wasteland Studios, 700 Main St., 6th floor, in downtown Buffalo. Classes are held from 5:00 t0 6:30, with an open jam following until 8:00. You can attend just the class ($5), just the jam ($5), or both ($8). No pre-registration is necessary, and beginners are always welcome. To join an e-mail list and receive info about upcoming teachers, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Why not begin with the costume party jam on October 23rd!
What is Contact Improvisation?
Contact Improvisation is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially - following a shared point of contact. The form was developed in 1972 by Steve Paxton. Integrating his background as a modern dancer and his studies in the martial art form Aikido, Steve developed Contact Improv through explorations with his students and colleagues at the time. This dance practice explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings.
"Contact Improvisation is an honoring of every moment. There is a sweet surrendering that happens when our bodies stay faithful to what is happening now, and now... and NOW! One learns to recognize and differentiate subtle impulses in our movement choices and our partner's choices. We begin to decipher the cues that we give and receive which tell us when to lead or follow, when to go up, when to go down, where to touch, how to lift, when to slow down, and when to be still. In this form one learns to stay in integrity with each choice, never forcing, never rushing. When Body, Mind, and Spirit are united in their instinctive wisdom one finds ones-self at home in every moment expressing one's true nature. " - Moti Zemelman