Improvisation for Choreography Open Level Class

Sat 14 April 2018, 4.30-6pm

Images and tasks will be used to lead you into improvisation and personal movement exploration. You will then work with specific strategies designed to help you capture movements from these improvisations and build a dance phrase unique to you. 

Cost: £14/£12

Venue: The Place, 17 Flaxman Terrace  WC1H 

Booking and info: https://www.lcds.ac.uk/whats-on/improvisation-choreography-open-level-rick-nodine

Contact Improvisation Open Level Class

Sun 15 April 2018, 4.30-6pm

This class is a blend of Contact Improvisation’s approach to the body with the structure of the Contemporary Dance class.  Mixing improvisational approaches with choreographed movement will articulate the soft athletics and multidirectional awareness of CI in solo movement. Forward, side and backward rolls, dives, knee slides, handstands, off axis patterns and floor surfing. Ultimately you will open space to fall, fly and release as we dance together with risk, humour and a vigorous physicality.           

Cost: £14/£12

Venue: The Place, 17 Flaxman Terrace WC1H 

Booking and info: https://www.lcds.ac.uk/whats-on/contact-improvisation-open-level-rick-nodine

Seke, Rick and Jamie - Ensemble Improvisation in Performance

Mon 16 - Fri 20 April 2018, 10.30am - 5pm

A five days workshop exploring ensemble improvisation in performance, with Seke Chimutengwende, Rick Nodine and Jamie McCarthy, who have worked, taught and performed together in many different environments for over ten years.

Using movement, spoken and singing voice in a context that also includes live improvised music, participants will look at what it is to inhabit the space they are in, using as many of these modes of performing as they choose and exploring the counterpoint between narrative and more abstract sound and movement material. Participants will develop skills of listening, noticing and responding in performance, building confidence in working with others and in spontaneous decision making.

To take part in this five day workshop please send your CV and a brief expression of interest (maximum 150 words) to hilary.stainsby@theplace.org.uk

Cost: £200/£180

Level: Professional
Venue: The Place, 17 Flaxman Terrace WC1H


Contact Improvisation Open level classes for LCI

Sat 5,12,19 May 2018, 1-3pm


Venue: 129 St John's Way, London N19 3RQ

Cost: Class only £10/ Class + Jam £12/ Jam only £6

Info: http://www.contactimprovisation.co.uk/london.html

Contact Improvisation in Sound 

With Rick Nodine and Jamie McCarthy at Tanzfabrik Berlin

Mon 23 - Fri 27 July 2018, 10am-3pm

Rick’s warm-up mixes improvisational and somatic approaches with set movement material to articulate the soft athletics and multidirectional awareness of Contact Improvisation (CI) in solo movement. Taking responsibility for one’s own weight within one’s own dancing allows CI to be a meeting place for two articulate bodies. Improvisation and set exercises, pedestrian movement and virtuosic dancing will frame a range of explorations - from the slow and meditative to the vigorous and acrobatic. Jamie McCarthy's music and sounds for Rick's class create elevating environments and architectures to move within; shaping the flow of energy in the space in a dynamic, improvisa- tional relationship with the dancers. The sessions will also give a particular focus on awareness of the relationship between sound and movement in improvisation.

Cost: 300 €  ( 260 € * ) 

* Early Bird Price: Applies on arrival of the full workshop fee on our account by 05.07.2018

Venue: Tanzfabrik Berlin,  Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin

Booking and info:  http://www.tanzfabrik-berlin.de/en/events/706