This course will help you explore new ways of moving and equip you with practical skills to develop your ability as a contact improviser. Each class starts with sequences on the floor that connect us to our own movement and eventually lead to establish a connection and communication with others. We will learn tools for exploring different muscular tone and qualities of weight, supporting and lifting, moving through all levels from the floor to the air. We will practice exercises, which range from the simple and structural to the more complex and acrobatic. We will expand how we use our senses in dancing and follow changes of dynamic and energy into exiting, playful and surprising dances.
Simonetta is Italian dance artist based in London. She teaches at Trinity Laban, and Goldsmiths University and London Contemporary Dance School. Her work is informed by more than 30 years of dancing, teaching and choreographing. Her choreography has been for dance companies, student pieces, large scale opera, improvised performance, site specific and movement direction for theatre. She taught for more than 20 years in Italy and kept Contact Improvisation alive in Roma for 10 years with her classes and jams. She has been a guest teacher in Germany, Colombia, UK, Norway, Israel, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Taiwan. She obtained the Post Graduated Diploma in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School, she is qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method and she holds the Teacher Certificate of the Royal Academy of Dance.