Welcome back from Thanksgiving! We will start the week with three classes that focus on getting your technical tools back as well as reviewing some materials we have done in this semester. On Thursday and Friday we will look at partnering, specifically contact improvisation as developed through the years by Steve Paxton and many others. As a way to develop skills of knowing yourself and a partner as well as your environment, we will play with simple structures of support, shelves, levers, counterbalance, etc. that also connect to the materials found in Aikido.
Here is a video from 1972 featuring Steve Paxton, Danny Lepkoff, Barbara Dilley, David Woodberry, Laura Chapman, Nancy Stark Smith and more.