March 31-April 2
Intermediate/Advanced Contact Improvisation
with Scott Wells
All Dancers: Please join us for the Friday Welcome Jam; simply walk-in on Friday, 7-10pm, and pay at the door.
If you want to join Scott's workshop (and you have appropriate experience): We have a few slots open. Please email the registrar, or simply show up at the door on Friday night or at 9:30am Saturday. We will try to accommodate you.
Link to map with directions to workshop
From Zero to Flying
An intermediate/advanced weekend workshop
with Scott Wells
Sat-Sun, Apr 1-2, 2017
Fri, March 31
Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Appropriate for intermediate and advanced dancers.
We’ll start with deeply satisfying contact where pleasure is the first teacher, learn some techniques and traject towards a space that supports freedom of flight and expression. That is: we start at zero to redefine what is contact—to ourselves, others, reality, gravity. We’ll be doing my favorite contact exercises and current curiosities, created or learned over the decades investigation and indulgence.
In 1981 Scott Wells discovered the pleasure of contact improvisation shortly after becoming obsessed with the struggles of modern dance. He stuck with both and currently directs a company in San Francisco and tours often to Europe. He is known for his flying workshops for contactors and his partnering syllabus for contemporary dancers. Scott’s workshops include Wrestling with Affection and Jumping ≠ Flying. Scott has created works for skateboarders, for boxers and choreographed West Side Story for Sonoma State University. In 2010 and 2005 he received the Izzie (San Francisco’s most prestigious dance award) for Best Choreography and was selected by Dance Magazine as “one of the 25 To Watch”. Wells has been practicing Alexander Technique for twenty five years and BMC for fifteen.