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Improvisation in Action with Diana Lara - Movement Nights at Ellen Webb

Start your week with a lively improv exploration! Guided class from 7-8:30pm will flow into a free movement jam until 10pm

Improvisation in Action: Facilitated by Krista DeNio

This class series integrates various forms of movement Improvisation, including: Contact Improvisation, Viewpoints, Composition techniques and practices, writing and movement scores, and more!Come integrate your moving body with imaginal tools and skills, for a satisfying group practice.

Class is followed by an open Jam, which is open to class participants and public.

Class title: Body-Mind Centering with Diana Lara

Class description: In this class we will use elements of Body-Mind Centering experiential anatomy and developmental movement and kinesiology to awake body and movement awareness. We also incorporate elements of contemporary dance and kinesiology to move in the space in the three planes of motion, and to move in and out of the floor. We will learn movement phrases based on somatic principles, and we will use scores to improvise. We will also create a space for reflection and sharing of movement experience.

Class facilitator: Diana Lara, MS, RSME is a choreographer, dancer, and somatic educator from Honduras. She graduated from the choreography program of the Center for Research and Choreography at the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts in 2003 and from the Somatic Research and Participatory Arts program at Moving-on-Center in Oakland in 2007. In 2011, she completed the Body-Mind Centering certification program on Developmental Movement. Diana holds a master in science in Population and Health from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Mexico City, and she is an ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapist Association) registered somatic movement educator. She graduated in 2022 from the master in science in Kinesiology with emphasis in movement science at San Francisco State University. Diana is bilingual English/Spanish.

Event host:

Krista DeNio is an interdisciplinary choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator. She facilitates creative projects based in the principles and practices of ensemble-based theater. Artistic Director of MovingGround, her work engages interdisciplinary collaborations that bridge embodied experience,performance, education, activism, and human-to-human connections. Krista teaches movement and performance making in the Bay Area and nationally. She has been a practitioner of Contact Improvisation for twenty years and approaches the form from technical foundations, choreographic applications and the radical personal and political potential that exists within the practice and participating communities.

All experience levels are all welcome.

Improvisation Class + Jam: $20

Improvisation Jam Only: $10

You may use Venmo (MovingGround@MovingGround) or cash at the venue.

Please read through the guidelines, so that we can dance safely, respectfully, and joyfully with each other! Purchasing a ticket and coming to contact improvisation class and/or jam will indicate that you have read and agree to all of these guidelines. Thank you very much!

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