Mindful Encounters – a Preliminary & Reflective Approach to Contact Improvisation
Presenter: Kiwi Chan Ka Wai
Venue Sponsor: HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Date & Time
Contact Improvisation Course for Beginners: 27-29/8/2018(Mon to Wed)，7:30pm – 10:30pm
Contact Improvisation Features Workshop: 30-31/8/2018(Thu to Fri)，7:30pm – 10:30pm
1/9/2018(Sat)，10:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Studio Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Ticket Price: $1000 (per Course)、$350( per Workshop)
Online reservation: goo.gl/forms/7FEB5jmFshTeiIt72
Contact improvisation (CI) is a form of improvised dance that has been developing internationally since 1972. CI’s influence can be seen throughout modern and postmodern movement research worldwide. CI is a must for professionally trained dancers in both European and American dance troupes, at the same time which is also enjoyed by movers of all kinds. Workshops hosted by Christopher Chu, the founding member of Ku & Dancers, will definitely provide you some inspirations on body philosophy that contain CI.
Contact Improvisation Course for Beginners
Suitable for CI beginners and those who want to revise. This course is to enhance body awareness and to start the exploration of body movements. From listening to your own body to knowing the exchange among the two or more, within this delicate process one could experience the fabulous body philosophy that contain CI.
Contact Improvisation Features Workshop
Suitable for those who are experienced with CI. This series of workshop focuses on precision of the use of body, by tackling the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact, so as to articulate the idea behind CI. These workshops aim at providing alternatives to view and to embody “contact improvisation”.
About the tutor
Born in Hong Kong, Christopher Chu received his BS in Civil Engineering from the National Taiwan University where he started dancing and has never stopped since then. Chu is the founding member of Ku & Dancers, the only professional dance company devoting in the development and exploration of improvisation dance works and the promotion of CI in Taiwan. Also a member of the Performing Arts Alliance in Taiwan, he is now active as a freelance dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. In 2017, Chu received his MFA degree from Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) Dance School, of which he is a current PhD student.