DENVER CONTACT IMPROVISATION JAM
EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30 -9:00 pm
class at 6:30 & Jam at 7:45pm
The Co-op at 1st
5045 West 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80219
Contact Improvisation is a partnered movement form that offers an open exploration of bodies moving together through space in and on the earth. It involves skills such as rolling and releasing, lifting and falling, giving and supporting weight. This constantly evolving movement form invites the energy of collaboration and healthy opposition to deepen and expand the possibilities of human connection with our bodies, the earth, and each other. The class and Jam provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for self-study and is open to dancers of all experience levels. Those new to Contact are encouraged to attend the pre-jam class and stay for the jam. All bodies are welcome in whatever form they take.
The jam will feature a mix of silence and ambient and down-tempo music with occasional live musical accompaniment.
FALL 2019 Westminster, CO
No matter what your birth was like, the birthshop experience can help to create a new and more nourishing Limbic Imprint. Instead of trying to fix the old “programming” (by re-living the initial shock of being born), it’s most effective to just acquire a whole new vivid, rich, wonderful and sweet birth experience!
Matthew is certified in the Birth Into Being Method created by Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova. This method helps individuals have the felt experience of being conceived, gestated, and born in love and natural ecstasy. The Birthshop combines seminar/guided mediation/movement/breathing exercise/role-playing… and it’s fun!
An Embodied Exploration of Attachment Theory
Dates TBA. Westminster, CO
Connections are intrinsic to life. The quality of our earliest connections affects the quality of our life and influences how we interact with ourselves and others. In this workshop, we use attachment theory, contact improvisation, and mindfulness as a lense through which to:
- Explore our attachment styles (Secure, Anxious, Avoidant, Disorganized).
- Gain insight into the organizing beliefs behind these styles.
- Practice establishing clear boundaries for touch.
- Expand our capacity to give and receive support from our center.
- Feel into the barriers we may have towards nourishment in intimacy
- Begin to provide the missing experiences we need to become more secure.