R2AC Sponsors Dance/Movement Workshop with Boston-Area Instructor

Christenson carrying balancing partner
Christenson carrying balancing partner

Presence in Motion: Introduction to Contact Improvisation Dance with Neige Christenson

  • Dates/Times: April 12- 7p.m.-9p.m. & April 13- 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Location: Elks Lodge, 116 4th Street Bemidji, MN
  • Cost for Weekend: $65.00
  • Registration Deadline: April 1

Contact Improvisation is a dance form based on the spontaneous play of two people sharing a point of physical contact. The workshop will explore the body’s natural movement properties: gravity, structure, momentum and flow, with an emphasis on ¬†improvisational creativity and clarity of communication between dancers. Contact Improvisation enhances self-awareness as well as any other partner dancing you may have studied, as those involved take turns leading and following, initiating and listening for cues from the other, as well as giving and receiving weight.

Pre-registration required through Region 2 Arts Council by calling 218 751-5447 or via email at staff@r2arts.org.