Teaching a full day of tango and CI with Camilla and Pipaluk.
Visiting Svendborg CI comunity on my way back from Århus. Here, like in Århus, many tango dancers showed up.
A full day on how to integrate tango technique into CI jams. Lots of tango dancers showed up and dived in to the jaming with great
Teaching at Hola Dance Studios on the day of the opening of this new space.
Tango Differente at Ponderosa was a full week of teaching and exchanging ways of blending tango with other movement practices. Many participants worked with tango and contact improvisation. In my own teaching, I summarized both my own research and what I saw of others research during this week as two distinct ways of merging tango and CI. 1) By moving smoothly from typical tango patterns to typical CI patterns and back. E.g. starting in caminata, going to the floor into rolling and surfing, and going back up to caminata 2) By taking the techniques for leading and following used in tango and using them in a CI jam setting. E.g. using the principle of the sacada (one person moving into the space another person leaves) and allowing one person to move in a variety of ways other than stepping – including doing floor work.
I thoroughly enjoy the creativity and enthusiasm I meet when I travel to Ukraine. This time I was in L’viv and in Ushgorod.
Teaching a full day of tango and CI with Camilla. Among other things we’ve invented the ‘floor work sacada’. This type of move seems to be the best merging of tango and CI we have found through our research so far.
A friend of mine, Signe Frydenlund, suggested to use youtube videos instead of flyers to advertise upcoming workshops. Since Camilla and I prepare our workshops through lengthy improvisation, we decided to let the mac record the our preparation and then turn it into a video. Was a lot of fun to do and the video shows both some of the content and the playful mood of our workshops.
Teaching a full day of tango and CI with Camilla. We merge caminata with turns with rolling and surfing. We are very excited about practicing coming to the floor and letting the embrace dissolve organically and smoothly and then refinding the embrace on our way back up.