What to bring:
– Clean clothes and a clean body! CBC includes close contact with others, please be respectful and show up clean and without any strong-smelling perfumes.
– Comfortable clothes (wear layers – the space might be cold at first, but once you start moving, you’ll heat up!)
– Warm socks (preferably grippy socks if you have them as the floor can be slippery)
No dance experience is required to attend this class, although experienced dancers are also welcome to attend!
All you need is curiosity, the courage to show up authentically, and the desire to learn through movement, dance, and honest interpersonal interaction.
Contact Beyond Contact (CBC) is a dance and healing practice that integrates Authentic Movement (AM), Contact Improvisation (CI) and Passing Through (PT) with profound practices of qigong, yoga, healing modalities and energy work, mindfulness and leadership skills, proprioceptive and exteroceptive senses, somatics and principles of behaviorism, as well as the philosophies of Buddhism and Taoism. These practices are well-woven together to create a holistic integration of the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit. The facilitator’s main focus in this practice is to hold space by creating a safe-boundaries-environment in which people can integrate, transform and heal in body, mind, heart and spirit.
CBC provides a safe container where each individual is able to express, trust, learn and transform by honouring their personal boundaries and the boundaries of others.
This practice will allow you to genuinely, energetically connect with yourself, an-other, the space you are working in, and with nature; the world beyond the means of physical contact.
This class will be facilitated by Anya Kaats – I am a writer, podcaster, astrologer and mythology/archetypal psychology nerd. My interest in CBC and dance stems from my desire to uncover, explore and transform our personal and collective mythologies in a holistic and intentional way. By becoming conscious about how our bodies move through the world and interact with others, we are better equipped to understand and transform the narratives that define us.
We begin at 4:00pm so please arrive a few minutes early!
$10-$30 suggested donation.
Text Anya for the address: 719-298-2260 or send me a DM on Facebook.
Contact Beyond Contact (CBC), is a dance and healing practice originally created by Vangelis Legakis, the founder and artistic director of Unity Space – an Arts and Healing Organization based in Hong Kong. Learn more at https://unityspace.org