The Underscore happens on the third Saturday of every month starting Jan 20 through May 19, 2018.
The Underscore is a framework for studying contact improvisation within a compositional layout developed by Nancy Stark Smith. "It is a score that guides dancers through a series of 'changing states,' from solo deepening/releasing and sensitizing to gravity and support; through group circulation and interaction, Contact Improvisation engagements, opening out to full group improvisation with compositional awareness, and back to rest and reflection." ( Nancy Stark Smith, Caught Falling 2008).
A talk-through about the Underscore will be given from 1-2pm followed by the practice of the Underscore from 2-4pm. The Underscore is open to people who already have some experience in Contact Improvisation and have participated in at least one Underscore talk-through. The talk-through IS REQUIRED FOR FIRST-TIMERS.
We offer a sliding scale payment structure to make our classes accessible for everyone. Please choose an amount that honestly reflects your resources. Thank you!