Neige Christenson has enjoyed over 30 years of exploring, teaching and performing Contact Improvisation, supported and enriched by the practice of Authentic Movement. She holds an MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University, and is a graduate of the National Theater Institute and Smith College. She loves the way a Contact Improvisation duet can be a metaphor for human relationship and also be an abstract expression of life-force energy. Her teaching encourages opening the improvisational mind and body to full presence and connection with self
and other. Performance and dance portraits can be found here: Her writings on the improvised life and our relationship to this earth have appeared in Contact Quarterly; The Sun magazine; Fire in the Womb: Mothers and Creativity; and Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring our Place in the Natural World.
Contact Improvisation: trio superpowers!
CI is primarily a duet form, but there are wonderful possibilities when a third element becomes a creative and exciting enhancement to a dance. We will explore approaches to connecting with multiple partners by offering a presence that supports momentum in a delightful way. We’ll practice listening and entering smoothly, joining to encourage lovely melting falls, and moments of easy suspension and flow. This class is open to all levels of experience with improvisational partnering, and to all movers interested in widening their partner-definitions.