By Thomas Kaltenbrunner

content material: I. concept. what's touch improvisation? --
touch improvisation buildings --
the fundamentals of stream. II. perform. studying touch improvisation: inquisitiveness and self-discovery --
workouts and techniques --
educating touch improvisation --
components of program for touch improvisation --
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30 Cynthia J. Novack The point of contact is maintained through a continual giving of weight. The roles of giver and taker are continually switching. When we give weight, we are also, in some way, forced into surrendering control, letting go of the need to hold on but without collapsing. An frequently used image for this process is giving weight is like pouring fine sand into a bucket. The taking of weight means most of all, a solid support for your partner but without overtaxing yourself. Trying to take too much weight can be dangerous and lead to injury.

The dancers felt that in order to make a performance, no stage, no lighting, not even an audience was needed! If a person is dancing with an undivided attention on the "now", the present happenings, they are, in a way, independent of the audience. On the other hand, they can share this event with those present and make it into a joint experience. This takes place under the motto," we are engaged in something, find ourselves in a creative process. If you want to come along and take part, great! " Everyone is an artist and dancer!

30 Cynthia J. Novack The point of contact is maintained through a continual giving of weight. The roles of giver and taker are continually switching. When we give weight, we are also, in some way, forced into surrendering control, letting go of the need to hold on but without collapsing. An frequently used image for this process is giving weight is like pouring fine sand into a bucket. The taking of weight means most of all, a solid support for your partner but without overtaxing yourself. Trying to take too much weight can be dangerous and lead to injury.

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