Contact Improvisation

Contact Improvisation dance is liberating, creative and fun. It’s about exploring movement, balance, weight, physical contact and communication, involving two or more persons at the time.

Contact Improvisation is an improvised dance form based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion: gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, to open to these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement.

Alertness is developed to work in an energetic state of physical disorientation, trusting in one’s basic survival instincts. It is a free play with balance, self-correcting the wrong moves and reinforcing the right ones, bringing forth a physical/emotional truth about a shared moment of movement that leaves the participants informed, centered, and enlivened.

I see CI as a way to re-awake and enjoy fully our sensitivity and playfulness, working on trust, explore curiosity about movement principles out of daily movement patterns.

Contact Classes in Ljubljana

They will start at the end of September and will be co-taught with Daniele Mariuz.
Further info is coming soon.

The CI classes in Ljubljana for the season 2020-2021 will be at the Ex Stena, in Parmova Ulica, 25.

Contact Improvisation workshops in Trieste

For further info, you have a look at www.dancinghouse.it or contact Marta Zacchingna.

The first workshop will be on 20 September 2020.

One to one classes

On request, I can offer one to one CI classes focused on your specific needs.

Resources

These are the guidelines that we use on Sunday Contact Jams in Slovenia.
These ideas have been written to clarify what are the needs of the dancers during a Contact Improvisation Jam.
The musicians are books to experiment spontaneously with musical forms and ideas to seek, during the dance, a continuous symbiotic exchange with the dancers.
Each influencing the other and vice versa.
Guidelines for musicians >
Jam in ECITE 2017 - Tuscania (Italy)
Jam in ECITE 2017 - Tuscania (Italy)
Performance in ECITE 2017 - Tuscania (Italy)
Performance in ECITE 2017 - Tuscania (Italy)
Jam in ECITE 2017 - Tuscania (Italy)
Jam in ECITE 2017 - Tuscania (Italy)
Kulturni Dom Velenje 3rd International Pedagogy School - Velenje (Slovenia)
Kulturni Dom Velenje 3rd International Pedagogy School - Velenje (Slovenia)
Performance after Roberto Lun classes 1 - Milano (Italy)
Performance after Roberto Lun classes 1 - Milano (Italy)
Teaching in Riding Authenticity workshop (January 2017) - Zlina (Slovakia)
Teaching in Riding Authenticity workshop (January 2017) - Zlina (Slovakia)
Dance with Paola Andreatta - Spazio Seme - Arezzo (Italy)
Dance with Paola Andreatta - Spazio Seme - Arezzo (Italy)
Dance with Daniele Mariuz - Sunday Contact Jam Ljubliana September 2018 (Slovenia)
Dance with Daniele Mariuz - Sunday Contact Jam Ljubliana September 2018 (Slovenia)
Dance Contact Improvisation in the Darkness - Davide Casiraghi and Tomas Gimeno
Dance Contact Improvisation in the Darkness - Davide Casiraghi and Tomas Gimeno
Contact Camp 2018 - Davide Casiraghi and Asaf Bachrach
Contact Camp 2018 - Davide Casiraghi and Asaf Bachrach
Dance with Ema Weixler - Prostor 5, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Dance with Ema Weixler - Prostor 5, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Dance with Nayeli Spela Peterlin - Prostor 5, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Dance with Nayeli Spela Peterlin - Prostor 5, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Erasmus+ Get in Contact project - Slovenia November 2019
Erasmus+ Get in Contact project - Slovenia November 2019
Dancing with Uma Maraval in Lukovica pri Domzalah - Slovenia November 2019
Dancing with Uma Maraval in Lukovica pri Domzalah - Slovenia November 2019
Round Robin during Erasmus+ in Lukovica pri Domzalah - Slovenia November 2019
Round Robin during Erasmus+ in Lukovica pri Domzalah - Slovenia November 2019
"Why not" - Contact Impro - Nayeli & Davide @ COVID times in Ljubljana
"Why not" - Contact Impro - Nayeli & Davide @ COVID times in Ljubljana
The shadow project - Quartette - Ljubljana Summer 2020 - Nayeli & Davide in Ljubljana
The shadow project - Quartette - Ljubljana Summer 2020 - Nayeli & Davide in Ljubljana
DNA staircase project - Ljubljana Summer 2019 ñ Nicole Speletic & Davide Casiraghi
DNA staircase project - Ljubljana Summer 2019 ñ Nicole Speletic & Davide Casiraghi