See Below for my regular weekly Contact Improvisation Class and my Experiential Anatomy BMC Class
Hope to see you there!
Contact Improvisation Classes – Mondays 7-9m
Fundamentals for a Dynamic Dance
A series of Contact Improvisation Classes for all levels. 5 week series (starting 17/06) but still possible to drop in on 25/06.
Mondays 7-9pm near Angel and Highbury & Islington.
Starting with embodied anatomy as a basis for active movements, the classes will build up week by week to build a strong basis from which to approach partner dance, lifts and a more dynamic dance with momentum. It will integrate material from Body-Mind Centering ™ and other somatic practices
We will look at:
Floor patterns (Impact, safety and fluidity with the floor)
Spine and Center (The building blocks for smooth movement)
Points of Contact (Rolling, Sliding, Pivoting, Listening)
Lifts, Weight and Structure (simple tricks to help those lifts)
Dynamic Dancing and Momentum (vs static dancing)
Most importantly we will have fun 🙂
Classes will be at a pace that is suitable for all levels, including newcomers and I aim to offer a learning environment that is accessible to everyone.. If possible please contact me in advance with specific needs that you have.
When: Mondays from 17th of June – 7-9pm
Where: Syracusae, 134 Liverpool Rd, N1 1LA (a few min from Angel and Highbury & Islington)
Price: £10 (£8 Conc) drop in for the first week.
£40 for the following 4 weeks (£50 Conc)
Drop me a line to pre-book.
Sensing, Feeling and Action
A series of four Tuesday Classes based on Body-Mind Centering™ (near Angel)
These 7-9pm classes will focus on embodying different aspects of ourselves through movement, touch, imagery and guided explorations. We will use anatomy and movement principles to better feel, experience and understand our own bodies and movement potential. Classes will intermix theory with practice, with plenty of time to integrate and explore how this resonates in our own living bodies.
Each Tuesday Class will have a specific theme:
Tuesday 25th of June:
Hips and Feet – Finding Ground and Ease through our Pelvis and Lower Limbs
Tuesday 2nd of July:
Organic Movement – Heart and Lungs – finding support and vitality through our Organs
Tuesday 9th of July
Early Development Movement Patterns – the ground for complex movements
Tuesday 16th of July:
Spine – a deeper look at the spine and supports for it
Classes are open to all and no previous experience needed. Please bring comfortable clothing to move in.
£12 for drop in class
£40 for whole series of 4
Classes will be held at Syracusae, 134 Liverpool Rd, Islington, London N1 1LA
Please e-mail me at mark(at)markrietema.com for details and to register (replace (at) with @)
If, due to your economic situation, you can’t afford the above price please contact me via e-mail.
“Sensing, Feeling and Action” is the title of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s, the originator of Body-Mind Centering™, book https://www.bodymindcentering.com/books-videos/
Body-Mind Centering™ is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind.