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San Jose Contact Improv Jam

1st and 3rd Sunday 2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • 2 hr
  • From 12 US dollars
  • 255 N Market Street, Unit 250, San Jose


San Jose Contact Improv Jam Bi-weekly Contact Improv jam in San Jose! Every 1st and 3rd Sundays Starting on Sunday, February 4 2-4pm $12-$20 sliding scale (pay online or in-person) 2pm - Opening circle and community-led warm-up 2:30-4pm - Contact jam with a soundscape All levels are welcome! Beginners are especially encouraged to arrive for the warm up 🙂 Bring water and we encourage wearing sleeves and knee pads. You do not need to arrive with a partner. Upcoming dates: 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7... and so on NOTE THIS IS AN EMBODIED PRACTICE: Please limit chatting/socializing on the dance floor. What is Contact Improvisation? Contact improvisation (CI) is a creative dance form emerging from physical contact between partners. It was created by Steve Paxton, a student of Merce Cunningham, in the United States in 1972. The practice transcends the established boundaries between gymnastics, martial arts, meditation and dance. In doing contact, dancers directly experience with thei partners the dynamic physical forces which affect all movement: mass, momentum, inertia, friction. The multidimensional nature - physical, emotional and spiritual - of the point of contact also allows the dancers to engage in non-verbal communication in a concrete manner and on several levels.

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