Contemporary Dance and Contango


Contact and Tango are two dance forms that focus on the relation to the partner and on the flow of energy circulating between them. Using the dynamics of fluids as a visual metaphor for these dances  we will bring their elements together to create a richer and more liberating form of physical expression.

From tango we can focus on:

  • The clarity of axis and the use of spirals
  • The interplay of balances and counter balances
  • Rhythm and melody

From Contact improvisation we will study:

  • Falls, levas, grounding, lifts
  • The conscious use of centripetal and centrifugal forces
  • The free body relation to the earth

There is no need to have any experience in either or both techniques.