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Company Link: Contact Improv by Ali Robson

  • Asper Centre for Theatre and Film 400 Colony St Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2P3 Canada (map)

COMPANY LINK will be offering a 6 week Spring Contact Improvisation session taught by Ali Robson on Sundays from May 24th to June 28th, 2015.


 Classes will be held at The University of Winnipeg's Asper Centre for Theatre and Film 2T15 (second floor).

Drop In: $15

6 week session: $60

Who Should Take The Class? Actors, dancers, and/or anyone interested in expanding physical range and skill. All levels are welcome and participation in the previous 9 week session is not required. 

Contact Improvisation is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially -following a shared point of contact.    Through an honoring of every moment one learns to recognize and differentiate subtle impulses in our movement choices and our partner's choices. We begin to decipher the cues that we give and receive which tell us when to lead or follow, when to go up, when to go down, where to touch, how to lift, when to slow down, and when to be still. In this form one learns to stay in integrity with each choice, never forcing, never rushing.

 COMPANY LINK is an organization dedicated to the Experimental Theatre and Dance artist living and working in Winnipeg. Through training, presentation, and forums we support the development of work that is driven by artistic vision and resists definition within traditional categories.

Ali Robson is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Winnipeg.  In 2004 she began studying and performing contact improvisation with Peter Bingham of EDAM in Vancouver and since then her training has greatly informed her work in dance and theatre. She has had the opportunity to work with many artists from across Canada including Karen Kuzak, Tom Stroud, Serge Bennathan, Natasha Torres-Garner, Treasure Waddell, Delia Brett, and Ming Hon. Ali works to find ways that a body can move efficiently, expressively and uniquely on one’s own, with partners and in and out of the floor. She has taught contact improvisation and modern technique to students at the University of Winnipeg, to the public through community classes and to the professional dance communities in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary and Regina.

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