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Playing the Present & Riding the Forces ~ CI Workshop and Jam with Juliet Shelley

April 23, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM NZST

In this workshop, Juliet teaches skills, techniques and physical vocabulary of Contact Improvisation alongside ways of being embodied and relational in a continually changing and moving dance with a partner.

The vocabulary and practice of Contact Improvisation simultaneously engages the dancers in a direct, nuanced and sophisticated physicality whilst also bringing the dancers into an expanded state of embodied presence with all that this entails and offers.

How to practice presence within a physical dance with a partner in such a way that we can actively make choices whilst being in relationship to our partners within a contact dance?

Doing this can bring depth, range, intimacy and focus into our dancing of contact improvisation and can offer valuable resources from which to draw and to bring more of ourselves into each dance.

This workshop explores the facets of what it is to be both deeply physically engaged in a contact dance with a partner, alongside the practice of tools of relating to time and space in such a way that we can be open to what arises in any given moment.

Workshop: 12pm to 4pm

Jam 4.30pm to 6pm

Early bird tickets: $60 until 19th April

Full price tickets: $80 after 19th April

Bookings and payment:

Please make a bank transfer to Juliet Shelley account number: 02-0544-0035682-001 and leave your name and cell number as a reference. Many thanks.

Juliet Shelley has been teaching contemporary technique and contact improvisation alongside the Alexander Technique since 1994. She first studied dance at Trinity Laban in London, UK and at the SNDO/Centre for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. She has taught workshops in dance technique, composition and contact improvisation in the Netherlands, Italy, UK, France, Malaysia, USA, New Zealand and Australia. She is currently based in Paris, France where she teaches classes and workshops at Micadanses, for Menilmontant a Contretemps, and at Kalari 7. She performed her solo piece The Science of Night in September 2022 in Studio Chandon, Paris.

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Contact Juliet: motionbeing@gmail.com/juliet@muovo.fr   WhatsApp: +6421156408


April 23, 2023
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM NZST
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Juliet Shelley
Jacob Dench


Thistle Hall Community Venue
293 Cuba Street
Te Aro, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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