In this class we explore the wonderful world of dancing and playing on our hands, as well as the spirals, breathwork and techniques that allow us to move freely in any direction and to express ourselves more fully. 

 

Dancing Upside Down combines approaches and movement vocabulary from contemporary dance, capoeira, acrobatics and contact improvisation. Participants are led through the fundamentals of dancing upside down, including skills for many diverse forms of inverted movement, from static or moving handstands to handspins and gentle flips and suspensions. Finally, we explore improvisational exercises in which we combine dynamic movement vocabulary with each person's own personal movement style and goals. 

Also available is Dancing Upside Down for Duos, a workshop that explores the integration of these techniques in contact improvisation and partnering.