Beginning with simple attention to our skin surface we’ll look for ease in travelling through the room from floor to standing. Moving into contact with others, we’ll map the contours and terrain of our bodies. By observing our movement through our vision and sense of touch we’ll develop sculptural exchanges of movement both in contact and in the space. We’ll practice shifting attention between our surface, our near space and the composition of dancing bodies in the room.
This session, open to all, will explore movement improvisation drawing on somatic techniques, principles from contact improvisation and frameworks for navigating space and interaction.
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep adminmanageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
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. He’s a company member of Touchdown Dance. Robert has studied and practised dance improvisation since 1996. Influential teachers have included Kirstie Simson, Nancy Stark Smith, Angus Balbernie, Ray Chung, Julyen Hamilton, and Steve Batts. Robert was a co-founder of London Contact Improvisation in 2001. In teaching dance improvisation Robert seeks to find connections through the senses, inviting play and poetry in our dancing.