Class Description | Monday Night Improvisation | SUSPENDED“Gravity is related to a sense of profundity, rootedness, and an inherent connection to the earth... A renewed attention to feeling the support of the earth can transform moments of personal disorientation and national crisis into an opportunity to reflect on the critical relationship between individual resiliency and communal responsibility”
'How to land: finding ground in an unstable world' by Ann Cooper Albright
The class is about 'landing': attuning to gravity, to one's body and that of others, and to the environment.
How can we initiate a movement dialogue with another person/the group/the environment that allows for considerate mutual interactions and welcomes unexpected exchanges?
The commitment and attention required to be in a partnership – whether with the floor, one's body or other's or with space– will be fostered with exercises and tasks to feed into energetic solos, duets and whole group dance improvisation.
Adriana Pegorer is an interdisciplinary dance artist interested in the interweaving of forms.
She has devised and performed several experimental works mixing choreography with improvisation, video and new technology in the UK and abroad.
In 2008 Adriana founded the community organization Chiaroscuro offering inclusive movement education opportunities that foreground kinaesthetic awareness over visual mimesis. It started with tango sessions at the Royal National Institute for the Blind People and it progressed into the Moving Perceptions project.
She is a qualified Exercise & Fitness teacher, mat-work Pilates instructor, Fascial Fitness Trainer and a Holistic Massage Therapist. She is passionate about Tango Argentino, Contact Improvisation, Ideokinesis, Japanese Butoh, the Feldenkrais Method and Skinner Release Technique.
For the last 20 years she cultivated the fusion called Contact Tango and organized monthly classes in London and curated four 'Tango Diferente' research weeks (2012-2015) in Berlin.
Her own research was presented in the UK and abroad and her writings include 'Performing Gender in Milongas of Buenos Aires' (2008); 'Close your eyes and …. Dance!’(2010); 'Tango Diferente: Exploring Tango and Contact Improvisation at Ponderosa' (2013); ‘'It takes two to win' (2015); “Why Contact Tango?” (2019).