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Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16
1:30-3:30 pm
Single workshop $39
(Tom will give you $10 back if it’s your first workshop with him!)
Full series $99

We find laughter spontaneously welling up as we interact authentically with others. Being fully present, in our bodies, in the now, we respond naturally to the situation at hand. We listen, we attune to the truth of the moment. Eventually, the absurdity, the funniness of it all pops the bubble of taking ourselves too seriously. We roll and rollick, gaining perspective for life and skills we take to the stage. Who knew self-discovery could be so much fun!

Students will have the opportunity to perform a short improv at Still & Moving Center’ holiday celebration called Merry & Bright on Sunday, December 17th, 5-7 pm.

Tom McNamara

Tom’s infectious sense of humor enlivens every encounter. He brings lightness and ease, allowing everyone’s natural abilities and talents to unfold in the spirit of fun. A truly gentle soul, his approach is always respectful, considerate. He creates safe space for everyone. His method emphasizes body awareness…The body never lies, as they say!

Chicago Style Improvisational Theatre is Tom’s foundation as an Actor, Improvisation Teacher and Writer. His work spans Chicago, Oahu, Maui, and New York City. Tom’s study of mind/body methods inform his improv work: include Feldenkrais, Aikido, Shiatsu, Transformational Breath, and ALBA emotional technique.

with Eva Geueke


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This event will gently guide participants to explore intuitive dance movement through physical contact with one another. This is a free flow dance form in which the point of contact with the other dancer/s provides the starting point for a movement exploration. Practice can include rolling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact and supporting and giving weight to a partner.

 

We spend 45 minutes in dancing free flow before we start with the Contact Improvisational instructions and jam. Contact Improvisation is profound yet lighthearted, sometimes acrobatic yet safe, simple yet bold, sincere yet playful. Contact Improv will add newness, inspiration and a somewhat meditative, loving state to your dancing self. Contact Improv is an evolving system of movement initiated in 1972 by American choreographers Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith. The improvised dance form is based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion-gravity, momentum, inertia.

 

*Wear comfortable clothing: half-length or long sleeves and pants preferred.

 

 


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