This event is drug and alcohol free. All ages welcome, from babies to octogenarians.
Donation Sliding Scale, $10-15.
September 27th: Dance Friday
Community Dance Class
8:00-8:30 Erica is available for questions (set up for dance)
8:30-9:15 Contact Improv Tango — Erica Roper
9:15-10:30 DJ Robin and Next Generation DJs
The Argentine Tango and Contact Improvisation share the same underlying physical vocabulary of connection and improvisational movement. This class with explore movement and dance freely with an inspiration in Contact and Tango, to go beyond the limits of any given dance and enjoy the playful meeting with oneself, dance, partners, and music.
Argentine Tango is a living art form. It is an open or close embrace, improvisational dance that is both a throw back to traditional social graces and extremely socially progressive. We will explore the basic principles of Tango in walking together with the music in a partnered embrace. We will discuss the fundamentals of improvisation and the relationship between improvisation, basic tango vocabulary, and so-called figures.
We will explore this in relationships to the Contact Improvisation principles of sliding and rolling at a fixed point of contact; pushing and yielding as, slightly giving weight at the point of contact, and softly sustaining a touch. We will explore roles of lead and follow in Tango and as they relate to the mutual decision-making of Contact Improvisation with the goal of creating a dynamic conversation in our bodies and movement. We will explore elements of the embrace, connectivity, musicality, and communication within our own bodies and in relation to a partner.
This Class is valuable for dancers of all levels no partner is necessary and there is no need to have experience in Contact or Tango to participate.
PLEASE: bring socks or soft soled dance shoes and comfortable clothes to move in! Erica will be available for questions at 8pm during equipment set up time. Class is short so show up early for orientation and warm up. Stay on and practice what you learned during our community dance a blend of the old and new generations of dancer/dj’s.
9:15-10:30 Enjoy freestyle dancing or put into practice what you just learned in class. Robin and the next generation of djs play a wide range of music to get you moving.
Community Yoga Class with guest instructor
Dj’d music for dancing by Rose W
Carolina Churba-Doyle is among the leading world figures in Biodanza and has over thirty years’ experience in Biodanza. Her training and students are recognised as being among the best currently emerging from Biodanza training worldwide. She has trained over 80 facilitators in South Africa.
In 1990, she brought Biodanza from its origins in South America to London, where the establishment of the programme was successfully completed in 1995. From England, Biodanza has since moved into numerous countries throughout Europe and into Japan.
In 1996, Carolina brought Biodanza to South Africa and in 2005, she was recognised by Rolando Toro Araneda and the world governing body of Biodanza, the International Biocentric Foundation, as the official licence holder and custodian of Biodanza in Southern Africa.
“I started Biodanza at 18 in Argentina. Biodanza has helped me live my life in balance. Every class I have a chance to process my week. And I find my inner source of love that allows life to flow from week to week in a positive way. That is why I have continued with it for over thirty years!”
” I see people heal their lives through Biodanza from their very core. This gives me purpose in my facilitation.”
Carolina currently works as an International Consultant giving support to Facilitators all over the world.