Contact Improvisation
as ordinary conversation

This series of classes will emphasize:
  • extreme tactile clarity and eloquence
  • looking, insight, hindsight
  • extreme fidelity to touch continuity
  • interpersonal rhetorics - persuasion, compliance, resistance
  • movement situations as topics of conversation
  • dealing with extremely tiresome, vexing or indifferent dances
  • overcoming banality

We are unlikely to emphasize:

  • choreographic scores and structures
  • the sacred
  • capoeira
This will not be an advanced class, but will build on your own body wisdom and knowledge of CI. Classes take place 4:30 -7 PM, Sundays, Feb 6 / 13 / 20 / 27, 2005, at Dovehouse Dance Ballroom, 805 Dovercourt Rd (2nd floor), Toronto, Ontario. Series fee: $90 ($75 before January 15.) Registration: 519 576-5917. Additional information at http://www.personae.com/.

Relatively-advanced classes taught by John Faichney

John Faichney is one of the living fossils of Contact Improvisation. He often attends the Toronto Contact jam. He rarely performs.