PARTNERING SYLLABUS: CONTACT TO FLYING
This will be a physics based partnering class drawing on Scott Wells & Dancers partnering repertory and contact improvisation. We will start with fundamental catching exercises to understand the principles of tracking the center of gravity in flight and the modulation of tone* to maximize support while allowing freedom. We’ll learn to ride momentum to create lifts with a moving support. We will practice flying, catching, landing, deft maneuvers, and learn specific choreography. For acrobatic material everyone will work at their own level and will learn best by building group safety and trust-- everyone will do something new. Come lose your head and fly.
*Tone (from BMC) is the readiness of the tissue to move. Too high and tone must be lowered to engage interaction; too low and tone must be raised.