|International Contact Improvisation and Performance Festival||Международный Фестиваль Контактной Импровизации и Перформанса|
TEACHERS / MASTER-CLASSES DESCRIPTION
Please pay attention to the following. Gabriele Koch and Gesine Daniels lead 2 different classes,
some teachers lead two-day classes.
Falling 3-dimensionally, Adrian Russi
|About masterclass: ||Aware of your own centre and the inner axis, connected with the floor and the whole space: this is the very base to get deeply involved in a contact dance that will lead you beyond gravity and into an on-going falling in all directions and into new spheres. With ease and safety and without taking unpredictable risks! Communicating with your partners’ body is another key-ingredient, combined with precise movement technique and highly developed body awareness. In a state of alertness and with an open intuition, dancers are more able to handle surprising moments and make decisions in a split second in order to form the dance in collaboration with the partner and the third something called Contact Improvisation.
In this class we will experiment with different movement principles to challenge our body and our range of perception. We will move solo and with partners to get a taste of falling 3-dimensionally and hopefully we will be looking forward to the next jam to explore this dance quality on our own.
This is two-day workshop, and if you decide to come, please come on both days.
|About Adrian Russi: ||Adrian Russi is a CI-teacher, performer and body therapist, who has been involved in Contact Improvisation since 1992. After he studied New Dance at “bewegungs-art” in Freiburg/Germany he continued his education with many different teachers, among them Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith who developed CI in the early seventies with a group of other movers.
Adrian Russi is teaching CI mainly in Switzerland and gets invited regularly to international festivals. In his teaching he is focusing on the technical aspects of CI (ease, precision and strength) as well as on matters of perception (sensation, connection of inner and outer space, of bottom and top) and a creativity coming from a distinct body-awareness. For him the pleasure to play, deep engagement in the dance and respect for others are the basis for gaining the most possible in dancing CI.
As a performer he is working with different international artists and his performances are primarily based on free improvisation including dance, dance-theatre, voice and live music.