Beginning with simple attention to our body, our breath, the floor and the space, we will look for ease and pleasure in our movement. We will explore how changing levels of vertical space influence our perceptions and choices. As we connect with others, we will practice shifting our attention between witnessing and action. Perhaps a sense of poetry and composition will appear as we engage in the serious play of dancing with others.
This session, open to all, will explore movement improvisation drawing on somatic techniques, principles abstracted from contact improvisation and frameworks for navigating space and interaction.
Robert Anderson is an independent dancer based in London. He teaches contact improvisation at Trinity Laban and in a variety of settings in the UK and abroad and is a company member of Touchdown Dance. In teaching dance improvisation he seeks to find connections through the senses, inviting play and poetry in our dancing.
Anderson has studied and practiced dance improvisation since 1996. Influential teachers have included Kirstie Simson, Nancy Stark Smith, Angus Balbernie, Ray Chung, Julyen Hamilton, and Steve Batts. He was a co-founder of London Contact Improvisation in 2001.