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Contact Improvisation Class + Jam series with Jungwoong Kim and Gabrielle Revlock
May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on May 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Contact Improvisation “resembles other familiar duet forms, such as the embrace, wrestling, surfing, martial arts, and the jitterbug, encompassing a wide range of movement from stillness to highly athletic.” -Nancy Stark Smith
This series, facilitated by Jungwoong Kim and Gabrielle Revlock, will include an hour-long warm up class followed by two hours of open dancing. For beginners and experienced practitioners alike, the class will offer tools and techniques to negotiate a dance based on weight sharing, listening and spontaneous movement.
Covid-19 Protocols: Proof of vaccination (2 or more doses) required. Please bring a mask. The option to dance without a mask is TBD, subject to current CDC guidelines. Please do not attend if you are feeling sick. A refund will be provided.
Max number of participants: 20
Presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects
For more information on contact improvisation visit: https://contactquarterly.com/contact-improvisation/about/
To watch a demo: https://vimeo.com/229513747
The facilitators: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdEPKx2JVV9/
6:15 Doors open
6:30-7:30 Class with Gabrielle & Jungwoong
7:30-9:15 Open dancing
9:15-9:30 Closing circle
Tips for beginners:
Wear clean and comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. No street clothes.
Knee pads are recommended:
Natural Felt Knee Pads (pair)
https://www.smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057Y5DCO/ (Please choose Philadelphia Dance Projects as your nonprofit to support!)
At any time you may take a break, observe the dance or ask one of the facilitators for assistance.
About the facilitators…
Born and raised in South Korea, Jungwoong Kim has been a dancer, choreographer, CI teacher and video editor for more than 20 years. He has extensive training in martial arts and Korean traditional dance and ritual, both of which strongly inform his artistic vision and aesthetic. He studied Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros, and has done CI performance with Katie Duck, Kurt Koegel, Hiekyoung Blanz, Kristie Simpson, Karen Nelson, Chris Aiken, Germaine Ingram, Leah Stein, and Marion Ramirez, among others. Since 2014 he has been an artist in residence at Asian Arts Initiative (AAI), a major arts and culture center based in Philadelphia. Through this residency he received a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant to support his performance works. He was awarded a 2015 multi-year grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for the creation of SaltSoul, a multi-disciplinary, multi-site creative/performance project. Further, he was nominated in 2017 & 2020 for a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and received a 2017 Bilateral Dance Artist Exchange Residency in Budapest, Hungary through Philadelphia Dance Projects. He has taught improvisation and CI at numerous universities and independent workshops in the U.S., Europe, Japan and South Korea. In 2021 he was a guest artist/choreographer at Franklin & Marshall College. He recently received a 2021 ART IS ESSENTIAL award from the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation for creation of Gather Together in Their Name, a public art project that speaks to the interruption of community memorial rituals in the time of COVID. Lately he has enjoyed working with Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater as a movement consultant for an experimental production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, directed by Dmitry Krymov and opening in April 2022. aha-k-pro.org
Gabrielle Revlock is a choreographer, performer, improviser, somatics educator and creator of Restorative Contact, a mindful touch-based movement practice, in-part inspired by her 20+ years as a practitioner of CI. In her choreographic work she depicts complicated but relatable interpersonal relationships, developed through meticulous character study and improvisational structures. For these she has been honored with a Bessie Award, Rocky Award and was a finalist at The Award Show: Philadelphia. In 2019 she was a Target Margin Institute Fellow and in 2018 she was named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ by the performance journal Tanz. Her work has been presented in Philly by Philadelphia Dance Projects, FringeArts and the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, as well as across the USA and internationally in Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Hungary, Russia and India. Revlock was a presenter at the 2020 Embodiment Conference, 2020 Dance & Somatics Conference and 2021 Future of CI Conference. For 2022 she will be an invited facilitator at the 50th Anniversary of Contact Improvisation as well as a contributor to a book of essays on the subject edited by Ann Cooper Albright. Revlock teaches CI for Movement Research and was a facilitator of the Brooklyn Contact Jam (currently on hiatus.) As a dancer, she has performed for Lucinda Childs, jumatatu m. poe, Susan Rethorst, Leah Stein, David Gordon, Christopher Williams, Vicky Shick, Bill Young and Jane Comfort. More at GabrielleRevlock.com
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