Contact Improvisation with Shannon Leypoldt, Saturday, 13 & 20.07.2019, 17:30 – 19:00
Oudenarder Straße 16-20
13347 Berlin 2.OG, Aufgang A 8
Improvisation: Listening and responding
In this workshop we will practice how we can listen to ourselves, our body, our instincts, while maintaining awareness of our environment and allowing ourselves to be influenced and affected by those around us. Through various tasks we will increase our body awareness, challenge our mind, and explore new physical sensations. We will explore different ways to listen and interact with a partner, a group, and with the space. Through games and group dynamics we will explore decision making around conflict, desire, compromise, and flow. Building upon the partnering skills of lindy hop we will work with leading and following, sharing weight, spatial awareness, musicality, reacting and interacting with our physical environment, and embodying and translating movement. This class draws upon Shannon’s experience working with gaga, partnering and improvisation techniques.
After graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, Shannon Leypoldt trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan. Her training includes ballet, modern, gaga, and countertechnique.
Shannon has performed with Dorky Park, EYAS Dance Collective, wee dance company, burnsWORK, FACT/SF, Sharp & Fine, and Nine Shards Dance Theater Collective. As member of Wee Dance Company at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater, Görlitz-Zittau she performed choreography by Dan Pelleg & Marko E. Weigert, Shlomi Bitton, Hillel Cogen, and Sommer Ulrickson. Shannon has perform in Taiwan, Israel, Russia, Germany, and the US.
1. Workshop/Tag: 20€
2. Workshop/Tag: 10€
*Anmeldungen am 15.07. bis 19.07.2019 im SwingStep Studio, Prinzenallee 33
– Anmeldung ist verbindlich (Keine Rückerstattung)
– Bezahlung in bar vor Ort