2624 Queen St Bellingham WA 98226 US
a place to remember
By paul millage
Bellingham Contact Improvisational Dance
Wonder (Stephen Harvey) took over facilitation for this gem as i spend most my time out on Lummi island building a house this summer.
At Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
This Jam is an inclusive opportunity for all levels to dance regardless of previous experience. The first 20-30 minutes are instructional mini-lesson and/or a “score” that Paul tailors to the collective need and ability of the group each week. The last 60-75 minutes are an open jam, open dancing. The overall intention for the night is to cultivate an inclusive and safe environment for authentic expression and reflection.
Please gift yourself with a spacious entry for warm-up. Come as early as 7:00pm; time to take in the room, orient yourself, to do whatever you need to arrive and drop-into presence for the opening circle at 7:15—this is helpful... If you are new, we will help orientant you, if you experienced, please contribute your presence and wisdom to help cultivate a safe container to explore.
Contact Improvisation (CI) is a movement-form rooted in listening. It is born from the spontaneous interactions communicated usually through a point of contact and is informed by listening and intuition by all in the dance.. The “dance” may appear small/quiet/subtle, expansive/dynamic and/or anywhere in-between… yet ideally, the common denominator is a quality of presence-paying attention that allows the dance to happen. One of the many inspiring aspects of CI is that it can be truly inclusive of all ages, shapes,, and/or abilities.
7:00 – 7:15pm arrival and warm up.
7:15 (opening circle and short instruction tailored to the needs of the collective group)
7:45ish – 8:45pm Open dancing
8:45pm Closing circle
Cost $10.00 (Please, talk with us if this is prohibitive for your personal situation)