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New year’s Eve Contact Improvisation Workshop, with Martin Keogh

108 Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground

Residential workshop in the nature and in spazio NU

Contact Improvisation reveals to us that instability leads to mobility … and great instability leads to exhilarating mobility.
Join good company for a week of dancing and discovery. With somatic exercises, games, some sweat, and the unique physicality of the contact body we will savor and rock our edges and our dancing.
We begin by decelerating our sense of time to enter the details of sensation. From here we locate our ground to dance while in the act of falling. And dance we will!

Our focus will include:
* Moving from a base of sensation
* Dancing with a shared central axis
* Seeking ease in going off balance
* Finding the spontaneous acrobatics of the form
* Spending more time in nuance, disorientation, and extended follow-through

Martin Keogh has taught and performed contact improvisation on six continents over thirty-six years. For his contribution to the development of the form he is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed in Who’s Who in the World. Martin spent time traveling to monasteries in Japan and Korea and was the director of the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley before discovering the world of dance. He is the author of four books including the acclaimed: Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World.
More info: www.martinkeogh.com

“My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from seeing students increase their capacity for sensation and risk—seeing them dance less with their “ideal” and more with their partner—and the profound gratification of introducing contact improvisation to those who then realize they have found the dance form they were seeking all their lives. I attempt to teach and model that the beauty and reach of our questions, in the end, determine the beauty and reach of our lives.”

Course language : English (with Italian translation)

29th december from 12 to 13,30 registration.
Starting at 14 until 19,30/20pm
30th december 10-13 then 15-17,30/18
31st december 10-13 then 15-17,30/18 then dinner and party 🙂
1st january pause and late afternoon goodmorning 2017 jam
2nd january 10-13 then 15-17,30/18
3rd january 10-13 then 15-17,30/18
4th january 10-13 then 14,30-17,30 Closing, bye bye

Facilitations for who wants to follow both Martin Keogh contact workshop and Atsushi Takenouchi butoh workshop!

New year’s butoh workshop, with Atsushi Takenouchi, live music by Hiroko Komiya

from 29 December to 1 January course and residency at LE CAPANNACCE, seminar house located in Palaia, Toscana
from 1 to 4 January course and residency at spazio NU, International center of movement study and research

LE CAPANNACCE: situated on a hill, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and forests. The year-round house from 1771 is completely renovated. The 150 square meters wooden floor studio is full of light and next to the garden. The residency building is also face to this garden with olive forests view. There is communal kitchen, dining, living room, terrace and garden with olive trees. It is located on the hill in beautiful country landscape with olive forest. There are 3 beds rooms, 2 beds rooms, single rooms.

Access :  Nearest airport; Pisa Airport 35 km, Florence airport 40 km. The nearest train station Montopoli is 10km away. And also from Pontedera station, 20 minutes by car. There is free parking. Also we arrange car pick up to station or town when needs. On the first arrival day, we all get together at Spazio NU for meeting. Then we depart together to seminar house.

Podere le Capannacce 130,I – 56036 Palaia (PI) – ITALY (from this address is not possible to find by internet  internet or GPS)
***for GPS/Navi geodata: N43.63293 E10.780093(decimal)
N43° 37.9758 E10° 46.80558 (Degrees, decimalminutes)

Spazio NU, International center of movement study and research, is in Pontedera, outside the city, near the river park.
700 mq of dance studio, with climbing wall, aerial tissue, will be all dedicated for this project.
Two dance studios will be transformed in dormitory, one big and lighted studio will host the dance work, and an other will be the dining room.

20 minutes walking from the train station, 20 km from Pisa airport, 70 from Florence airport.

for info and registration mail to spazionu@gmail.com
call 0039 3343482007 – 0039 3290908119


Workshop di Contact Improvisation con Martin Keogh

108 modi per inginocchiarsi e baciare il pavimento

La CI ci svela che l’instabilità porta alla mobilità … e una grande instabilità porta ad entusiasmante mobilità.
Insieme per una settimana di danza ed esplorazione. Attraverso esercizi somatici, giochi, alcune sudate, e la speciale fisicità del contatto corporeo, si potrá assaporare la propria danza e sfidare i propri limiti.
Inizieremo decelerando il nostro senso del tempo per entrare nei dettagli del sentire. Da qui potremo trovare la nostra terra per danzare contemporaneamente all’azione del cadere. E danzeremo!

Il focus del lavoro includerà:
* Muoversi da una base: la sensazione
*Danzare con un asse centrale condiviso
*Incontrare facilità nell`andare fuori equilibrio
*Trovare spontaneamente forme acrobatiche
*Perdere più tempo nelle sfumature, nel disorientamento.
Il seminario verrà insegnato in inglese con traduzione italiana.

Martin Keogh insegna e partecipa a performances di Contact Improvisation da oltre 30 anni. Per il suo contributo allo sviluppo di questa forma di movimento ha ricevuto vari riconoscimenti internazionali. Per molto tempo Martin ha viaggiato verso i monasteri in Giappone e Corea ed è stato il direttore dell’”Empty Gate Zen Center” a Berkeley prima di scoprire il mondo della danza. Ha partecipato a conferenze sull’insegnamento ed è l’autore di “The Art of Waiting”, “As Much Time as it Takes” e del più recente “Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World”.

Per più info visitare: www.martinkeogh.com

29 dicembre dalle 12alle 13,30 registrazione.
Inizio h14 fino alle 19,30/20
30 dicembre 10-13 e 15-17,30/18
31 dec 10-13 e 15-17,30/18 poi grande cena e festa 🙂
1 gennaio pausa e h18 apertura 2017 con goodmorning jam!
2 gennaio 10-13 e 15-17,30/18
3 gennaio 10-13 e 15-17,30/18
4 gennaio 10-13 e 14,30-17,30 chiusura

Agevolazioni per chi intende seguire entrambi i seminari con Martin Keogh e Atsushi Takenouchi!

*Per info e iscrizioni scrivere a spazionu@gmail.com

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