In the frame of Winter Tanz 2017/18
“Material For The Spine is a system. It attempts to examine the spine of Contact Improvisation.” Steve Paxton, 2008
Steve Paxton developed Material for the Spine in 1986 as an exploration of the movement possibilities within the muscles surrounding the spine, as well as the connections between the head, pelvis, and vertebrae. It is a solo practice, that is supported by specific exercises, body puzzles and ideokinetic imagery. It helps to strengthen the foundation of any person's movement. Otto Ramstad followed Steve Paxton’s work of contact improvisation since 1996 and Paxton’s Material For The Spine since 2010. He will lead this introductory workshop to Material for the Spine incorporating his background as a performer, Contact Improviser and Body-Mind Centering ® teacher.
People of diverse physicalities are very welcome and encouraged to attend this workshop.The studios are unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users.
Level: Movement experience