Contact improvisation (CI) is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation.
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Classes are mentored by our principal dancer, Vishwa Kiran- www.nritarutya.com/dancers
Reaction of a Bhrathanatyam dancer who has never before done contact or partnering work.
I have never lifted anyone in my life, so it was like an achievement to do so in the contact class. While it is important to learn the technique to lift or support or share the weight of a person it is also important to remain light and accommodate a lift. The concept of remaining light was a myth to me and now it isn’t. Its effects are clearly seen in other dances that am involved in, where I have to land softly from a leap or move into an opening for a lift during or after a movement.
It was awkward at first to do partnering exercises with girls but eventually I got captivated with the exercises and the intensions behind it and could not bother about whom I was doing the exercises with. Well, it was an exciting and learning experience and will eventually help me in any kind of dance.