Contact Improvisation Workshop

Contact Improvisation is a practice of how two or more bodies move together as one in physical contact, within a spontaneously unfolding improvise dance.  It can be playful, sensitive, quiet or energetic, with lots of dynamic movements ranging anywhere between standing to rolling and sliding across the floor.

Within this workshop we will explore some of the skills that allow two bodies to move together as one within an improvised contact dance… as well as offering a clear understanding of the boundaries to support a safe practice.

Richard Parker (Tutor)

Richard Parker began dancing Contact Improvisation in 2006.  Since then he has extensively learnt this form with many inspiring international teachers from around the world. He has been teaching CI for over 8 years and runs regular classes, festivals & retreats.


Contact Improvisation Jam

A guided warm up into a free creative exploration of Contact Improvisation with live improvising musicians.

David Leahy works as both a lecturer and dance musician in the dance faculty of Trinity Laban Conservatoire for music and dance in London. He regularly plays for and teaches classes for London Contact Improvisers, and regularly facilitates Underscore practices in London and the South-east of England.

Helena Massip is a dedicated instrumental teacher fascinated with movement and enjoys exploring cross-disciplinary improvisation. She regularly collaborates with other artists in theatre and music performances, dance workshops and recording sessions.  Since 2015 Helena performed with the London based improvisational theatre company Zootrophic. . She has also been a solo live music performer for movement and dance improvisation workshops over the last five years. In 2016 her increasing curiosity in somatics took Helena to embark on professional training as a Feldenkrais practitioner in London.  Helena’s music is experimental combining acoustic viola improvisation and voice, looping layers using her instrument and various effects to create a palette of atmospheres and soundscapes.

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