Ignacio Alem & Ina Veldscholten

Ignacio Alem & Ina Veldscholten
  • Name
    Ignacio Alem & Ina Veldscholten
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    Lectures & Workshops

Contact improvisation

We live in a reality of human interdependence. Jet, from the moment we start to sit, crawl and walk we become more and more used to our own centre of gravity. As adolescents we usually stop touching and playing. We stop giving our weight to others, to touch freely, to enjoy falling into an unknown movement. Our scope of possible movements, reactions, feelings, and thoughts, depends on neurological pathways formed within our system. We are creatures of habit; the connections which are more often used, are more likely to fire. What we have learned and developed in our lives helps us to survive but limits our possibilities. In contact improvisation we use different exercises that allow us to explore ourselves and others. We will drop concepts of right or wrong and make use of othersĀ“ bodies to find new ways to move and to relate. When we truly resonate with our dance partner (s) we can move with 4, 6, 8 arms and legs.