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A Contact Improvisation Workshop with Tara Brandel

June 3, 2017 @ 12:00 - June 4, 2017 @ 18:00

Euro20 – Euro40

A Contact Improvisation Workshop with Tara Brandel – Contact Improv skills and scores for beginners and experienced dancers.

Saturday June 3rd 2017

12 Noon – 6pm


Sunday June 4th 2017

2 – 6pm

St. Nicholas’ School Hall, Waterside, Galway City

Assisting and resisting. Pause, listen, observe. Watching the dance unfolding. Committing to the point of Contact. Skin, muscle, bone. Working with light touch and deep weight. Velcro Contact. Deeper dances, breaking habits, hand free lifts. Dancing with the whole room.

In this workshop we will draw from Tara’s ongoing Contact Improv research and explorations, to learn new ways of experiencing Contact Improv. Tara loves to share her unending delight with Contact, and how it can be playful, authentic, profound, informative and expanding!

Contact Improvisation is a movement form where 2 or more people use weight, momentum and physical contact to allow the dance between them to unfold. All welcome. Wear loose clothes you can move in (sweatpants etc). We will work barefoot.

Tara Brandel is a Contact Improviser and Contemporary dance artist from West Cork. She trained in Contact Improvisation as a teenager with Steve Paxton, Kirstie Simson and Julyen Hamilton and has been practicing and teaching CI for almost 35 years. She has taught at West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival, Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance + Improvisation, GLACIER, Chisenhale, TanzFabrik, Ponderosa, Melbourne, Sydney and Cairo, and most recently as the main teacher at the ORCIJ in Toronto. She is Artistic Director of Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company in Cork, and has an Irish tour of her solo show Cappaghglass in June (Cork Midsummer Festival, Ballina Arts Centre, EchoEcho, Derry). www.croiglan.com


Numbers are limited so advance booking is recommended. To book e-mail contact@galwaydanceproject.com or join the event on Facebook.com/GalwayDanceProject.

Kindly supported by the Arts Council and Galway City Council.

This workshop will be followed by a Contact Jam running from 6.15pm until 7.45pm at the same venue. Entry is free for attendees to the workshop and e5 for all others. Booking not necessary.



Galway Dance Project


St. Nicholas’ School Hall
Galway, Ireland
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