CONTACT IMPROVISATION as Healing Art with Stu Philips

Posted by on February 3, 2012 in momobutoh dance company | 1 comment


Workshop & Performance with Stu Philips
Location: Butopia Land in Freeland, WA
Description: MARCH 2 & 3, 2012
Contact Improvisation As Healing Art: Workshop & Performance with Stu Philips
CI Performance/Beginning Demo & Lesson Friday March 2; 6:30-8:30pm Workshop Saturday March 3 11-4pm
Workshop consists of methods of being, particularly with self, and extending those out when “interacting” with others, by deconstructing, undermining and bypassing easily our usual or known mental and physical patterns, and allowing our true/real raw emotional energy to transform our dance movement, as well as ourselves, through behaviorally articulating who we are in aligning with how we are, perfectly.
Stu will lead an introduction with performance and participatory elements for anyBODY on Friday evening. Saturday’s workshop will go into depth researching and practicing the healing potentials of the art of Contact Improvisation: dancing in physical (and other means of) contact with others.
Suggested donation: Friday evening 10-15 dollars, Saturday 50-60 dollars. Work exchange also available.

Stu Phillips is a Professional Contact Improvisational Dance Performer and Teacher of more than 24 years, teaching and performing throughout the U.S., Canada and New Zealand, also teaching and performing Improvisational Dance and Theater for 30 years throughout US. The focus is full expression, tuning to emotional and energetic reality constantly in personal flows, portraying that onto students with gentle psychic sensitivity. He is based in Eugene, Oregon.

Start Date: 2012-04-02
Start Time: 18:30
End Date: 2012-04-03
End Time: 16:00

1 Comment

  1. This workshop was a great expeirnece for me. CI was my first introduction to dance, and that was in my mid40’s in the mid’80’s. In the meantime i’ve been involved in many approached to dance and voice improv, but only a few dip ins to a concenrated CI experience in the past couple of decades. IT was good to know that I could still do it, including working through the migraine i set myself up for (to tell a simple story) by not warming up sufficiently the night before. I might have advocated more oportunity for verbal check-in at the outset to learn something about each other etc. Though it was fmost interesting to plumge in without that. — I particularly appreciated Stu’s emhasis on staying with the moment to moment truth as we discerned ut in you might say, the numinous body language. Continued emphasis on this theme allowed us to have an in-depth sharing at the end. (I was not there for the a.m. on Sat. when i heard that there was a structure asking people to critique each other. I do think that this was highly risky for a group that has not formed a safe containment and foundation together.) I have no persaonal difficulty with my own experience, and appreciated a meaningful talk with Stu. about our respective experiences. So glad to have CI on Whidbey.

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