Contact Improvisation aka Contact Improv Dance Classes in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX
We offer regular contact improvisation aka contact improv dance classes in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX every Friday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. These classes are often called jams or sessions as well. Every Friday, dance enthusiasts assemble together at FLUX and have a good time in these jams. The charges for these jams are just Rs 400 per session. You don’t need to pay any monthly charges for them.
In fact, we treat these jams as contact improvisation or contact improv events that we regularly hold every week. Their enthusiasts are very passionate about them. That is why we hold these events regularly every Friday.
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Contact Improvisation aka Contact Improv Video:
Contact Improv Basics:
Contact improvisation dance doesn’t have any rehearsed moves in it. The dancers rather improvise them on the spur of the moment. They do so through exploring their partners’ weight sharing support. Both partners provide this support to as they touch each other and move around in an aware manner.
Steve Paxton was an American dancer and choreographer. He had also trained in the martial art named aikido. It was he who first invented this new dance form in 1972. He had an excellent company comprising many other dancers named Nancy Stark Smith, Lisa Nelson, Andrew Harwood, Nita Little, Karen Nelson, Ray Chung, and Danny Lepkoff. They took up contact improvisation research quite seriously. They studied all kinds of contact improv moves. And then they ultimately turned them into much sought after contact improv games.
Contact Improv Techniques aka Contact Improvisation Techniques:
One of the partners in a pair falls off balance while the other one provides her/him support by spontaneously moving in a way with her/his body so that it shares the weight of the falling partner in motion in a very dance-like artistic manner. Such movement based spontaneous maneuvers are known as contact improv lifts. They lift the falling body and thus save it from falling with a thud. These spontaneous maneuvers are known as contact improvisation rolling that make the core gist of a contact improvisation jam.
The jams make it a kind of social dance. In fact their educational tool is regular contact improvisation dance classes or simply contact improv classes. Also, we can always use these sessions in their theatrical form as stage performances. On the other hand they can work as awareness practice through researching movements in experimental dance sessions under laboratory settings.
In fact, these movement improvisations can be as still as they can move on to be quite athletic at times. It all depends on the responding movements of the two partners in a pair from one moment to another.
Contact Improvisation Exercises aka Contact Improv Exercises:
As these movements employed in these jams pass through a varying graph of the moments of relaxation suddenly turning into a spell of awareness and the very next moment into a challenge, they are also known as contact improvisation exercises.
These exercises start from physical touch between the bodies supporting each other differently each time. As the movements start, both need to move intuitively as per the physical rules governing their movements under the laws of gravity and momentum affecting their body masses in action. There is no competitive challenge in between the two, it’s all collaboration that makes it a different sport altogether.
Contact Improv for Beginners aka Contact Improvisation Exercises for Beginners:
Beginners get very easily adjusted to these movements and exercises as the start their start their improv through beginning with extremely simple maneuvers. As they become adept in their initial moves, they start experimenting with little tougher maneuvers.
If supporting a movement is a challenge, it becomes so for the both members of a pair. But then they need to intuitively and spontaneously meet it in collaboration with each other.
It does help them if they both come from a background of contemporary dance training, since falls and releases are an integral part of contemporary dance form.
Contact Improv India aka Contact Improvisation India:
Within no time after its invention, contact improvisation started slowly and gradually developing its network first through America and from there to Europe and Australia. Lately, it has spread its wings in Asian countries as well like China, Japan, Israel, Malaysia and India.
You will not only see contact improv training as well as contact improv teacher training through contact improv workshops aka contact improvisation workshops, courses, jams and sessions but also a contact improv festival here and a contact improv retreat there in almost every part of the country.
In fact contact improv in Bangalore has already taken a lead among all other cities in India.
Contact Improv Near Me aka Contact Improv Dance Near Me:
I personally prefer attending a contact improv dance near me but only till it meets the quality standards that it invariably needs to maintain. If they compromise with quality, I will certainly always prefer distance to a low quality.
Now, what makes the quality of a jam?
Such borderline activities involving male and female participants are in quite intimate contact. Hence people with a cheap mentality at times may exploit them. Especially uncultured males may tend to turn these jams into satisfying their perversions.
Hence a set of contact improvisation rules is there in order, which everyone is must strictly follow.
If you don’t, you are no more in the jam!
Music for Contact Improv Dance Classes in Bangalore:
As you might have noted in the video above, a soothing meditational music is a very essential part of a jam. In fact, contact improv music calms your energies so that they are able to focus on the main agenda of improv in a relaxed but at the same time acutely ready for any maneuver to manage.
Ready and relaxed is the name of the game!
It’s a meditation in motion in its own stride.
That is why it is also called contact improvisation yoga at times.
Do you want to jump into this new form of meditative yoga?
Join our regular contact improvisation aka contact improv dance classes in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX every Friday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Just give us a call on 9606555607 NOW!
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