Rick Nodine

Class Description | Morning class | 6 - 10 June 2016

Solo forms and Contact Improvisation
These morning classes will be based in Contact Improvisation. Somatic images and solo patterns will underpin the warm-ups. Investigating and challenging your solo dancing will be your preparation for meeting others in Contact dances. Connecting deeply with others will lead you back to self awareness. Technical challenges and conceptual strategies will be offered to support you in learning something new. CI

CI indicates that the class focuses on Contact Improvisation. Please note, however, that teachers without the CI initials may lead a class incorporating partner-work or contact at some point.


After completing a degree in Biology, Rick Nodine went on to study Contact Improvisation with the pioneers of the form. He began a performing career in the early 90's, and has appeared in many dance contexts including theatre, dance theatre, digital media, television, mixed ability, site specific and pure dance.

In 2001 Rick became a member of staff at London Contemporary Dance School where he teaches Composition and Improvisation.

For the past 15 years he has collaborated with many dancers, actors and musicians to create improvised performance (Jovair Longo, Kate Brown, Gaby Agis, Lalitaraja, ESP, 5 men dancing, Jamie McCarthy and Neat Timothy).

Since 1997 Rick has created is own work and his most recent program of choreography and improvisation will premier in the Spring Loaded festival in April 2010.

Rick Nodine