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Friday, 19 July 2019 10:00

Contact Improvisation Dance (6 week course) - 31 July to 11 September 2019

When: Every Wednesday, 31 July - 11 September | 7pm

Where: Soma Studios, 586e Cameron Rd, Tauranga

Presented by: Soma Studios & Contact Improvisation Tauranga

"This course is suitable for complete beginners or anyone who'd like to deepen their understanding of the dance. Become a more embodied mover and find new and fun ways to connect with others.

What does embodied mover mean? Basically to move with ease from the felt sense in your body rather than from the analytical mind space. This is a meditation in itself. These skills will assure you more presence and space that will ripple through into your life.

What is Contact improvisation?

Contact improvisation is an intuitive dance formed by Steve Paxton in 1972, since then it has continued to evolve and is practised all over the world. The dance is a form of non-verbal communication between two or more people and involves weight sharing, rolling, falling, following a point of contact and listening to your partner through felt awareness.

It’s a beautiful practise that allows you to get out of your headspace and drop into a shared movement meditation.

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The real beauty starts in the dance when we take time to listen deeply and so in this series we will be beginning slowly and exploring our own embodiment as we connect to others. Each week we will discover a new element of the dance which will build from the last.


What we’ll cover:

+ How to communicate in the dance and boundary setting

+ Rolling techniques

+ Yielding through space

+ Moving in and out of the floor

+ Leading and following

+ Co-creating the dance

+ Lifting with structure over strength



What you will gain:

+ Confidence in moving through space on your own and with a partner

+ Confidence to join open CI jams

+ Confidence with your boundaries

+ A sense of connection through the CI community

+ Increased awareness of your felt sense

+ Greater mobility


Who am I?

My name is Ali Thompson, I am essentially an artist with a passion for free movement. I have been dancing around the world at various movement retreats for over 4 years and it is my joy to bring the dance, the community and the connection to others.

I will be offering my learnings from on and off the dance floor including the teachings from my Embodied Flow training.


CI offers a curiosity and learning that we take with us into life


Pre-purchase is essential $90 for 6 weeks via bank transfer 0r $95 (booking fees) via eventfinda via the above link

account: 123486 0026844 00
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Please do message with any questions."

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Additional Info

  • Event Date: Every Wednesday, 31 July - 11 September