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Contact Improv Workshop Series
with Deb Grant and Katey Branch



Join Deb on March 17, Katey on April 21, or Deb & Katey on May 4 for this series.

Come to one, two, or all...scroll below FMI

Bringing the skills of Attention and Intention 

to Contact Improvisation

with Deb Grant

Sunday Mar 17, 2024 

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

At Maine Center for Taiji

With so much to pay attention to in the dance of contact improvisation, how can you fully attune, engage and move more freely with others, in less conditioned ways? This workshop teaches you to direct your attention with clarity of intention, helping you to cultivate more range and explore beyond habitual movement. Through embodied awareness practices, you’ll develop somatic ‘chops’ for the responsive movement you just might be longing for.

Dancers of all levels welcome.

Sliding Scale $30-45.

Class limited to 20 participants.

Contact Improv Skills

with Katey Branch 

Sunday Apr 21, 2024 

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

At Maine Center for Taiji 


Learn, Practice and Improve your understanding and ability to meet the other, meld and move together with keen awareness and creativity. This workshop will help inform your contact experience with physical exercises to deepen your leaning in, rolling on and lifting skills with breath and presence. Dancers of all levels welcome.

Sliding Scale $30-45

Class limited to 20

Hone your habits and sweeten your skills in CI

with Katey Branch and Deb Grant

Saturday May 4, 2024 

(changed from May 18)

10 AM to 4:30 PM

At Maine Center for Taiji 

Part of the joy of taking this day-long workshop in our local community of dancers are receiving the gifts we will bring to each other as we hone our capacities as dancers in curious, playful and depthful ways.

In this 6-hour workshop, we will continue to develop the skills of attention, intention, attunement and physical technique developed in Deb and Katey's previous workshops (Deb focused on directing attention clearly to move more freely beyond habits. Katey worked on foundational partner skills like rolling, lifting and melding).

We will devote extended time to embodiment-focused movement practices to cultivate inner awareness, and explore subtle and dynamic ways to connect as we move with partners. Expect a full day of community-building, skill-development and creative discoveries as we deepen in our contact improvisation practice.

Dancers of all levels are welcome to join as we further strengthen our abilities to meet, blend and move together with responsiveness, creativity and care (and it is fine if you take only this workshop and not either or both of the 3-hour workshops in March/April).

Sliding Scale $75-110; no one turned away for lack of funds

Class limited to 20

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