A project of Contact Collaborations, Inc. that organizes symposia devoted to the investigation, dissemination, and performance of contemporary movement work.
JANUARY WORKSHOP 2018
+ LONG DANCE 2018
a 3-week "continuing" * workshop and extension
with NANCY STARK SMITH
plus Mike Vargas and other guests
* “continuing” = for people who have attended other intensives with NSS
January 7 (arrive afternoon) – January 26, 2018
Earthdance, western Massachusetts, USA
January 30 – February 21, 2018
Dragon's Egg Studio, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA
Solo Training • Changing States
Improvisation Scores • The Underscore
Composition • Performance
The 3-week residential January Workshop is a "continuing" intensive and will not be an ordinary one as it will be for people who have already been exposed to the practices and perspectives of Nancy and Mike’s work. We will refresh and go deeper into the material: contact improvisation, physical training, improvisation and composition scores, listening practice, jamming, watching, discussion, feedback, labs, contemplative practice, performance studies, and Nancy's pods (centers of practice). In solo, duet, trio, and group work; in and out of contact; in silence and with live music, we’ll move toward greater clarity and depth in our dancing and watching.
Please come prepared for intensive practice (and a bit of fun!). Previous experience in a NSS intensive required. Fill out online application form outlining your background and skill level in contact improvisation, dance, and improvisation, and your reasons for wanting to attend. All registrations must be approved by Nancy.
The January Workshop will meet Monday–Friday, 10am to 5:30/6pm in studios at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA, (a beautiful dance retreat center located 35 minutes west of Northampton, MA, in the Berkshire Mountains), and in town at an Aikido dojo. There will be some evening and weekend activities.
The Long Dance will be self-organized cooperatively by the whole group, dancing and living at Dragon's Egg Studio (and near by) in Ledyard, CT (another beautiful retreat center near Mystic, CT).
For details & application form: www.nancystarksmith.com
Early Registration & Discount Deadline: September 8, 2017
Limited space. Apply as early as possible for most favorable consideration.