// INVESTIGATIVE MOVEMENT PRACTICES (IMP) //


IMP classes and workshops
are taught by leading movement practitioners and reflect current developments in the field of contemporary dance. Each series takes a multi-faceted approach that integrates technique and creative process.

INVESTIGATIVE MOVEMENT PRACTICES (IMP) SERIES
WEDS 6-8PM
Velocity Kawasaki Studio
 1621 12th Ave
$15 Drop-in / $12 MVP
Buy a full class series for just $50 for 5 weeks or $60 for 6 weeks ($10/class)

 

SPRING 2016
Series 1: JAN 13 – FEB 10 with NIKOLAI LESNIKOV REGISTER
Series 2: FEB 17 – MAR 23 with VICTORIA JACOBS REGISTER
Series 3: MAR 30 – MAY 4 with KT SHORES REGISTER
Series 4: MAY 11 – JUNE 15 with ALICE GOSTI REGISTER

 

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JAN 13 – FEB 10
NIKOLAI LESNIKOV: Introduction to Open Source Forms
REGISTER
$50 Full Series / $15 Drop-in / $12 MVP

This class will offer simple tools to release naturally held tension throughout the body. Open Source Forms is a technique developed by Stephanie Skura that uses visualization, simple movement exercises, safe partnering, vocalization, as well as writing and/or drawing as ways to access and develop an individual’s inner creative potential. The work encourages a sense of wonder and play. This course is open to anyone interested in freedom of movement and creative expression. This material can benefit creative professionals working in any medium. No prior movement experience necessary. Bring a notebook and a writing implement.

NIKOLAI LESNIKOV balances a professional life as an attorney with being a student of contemporary movement practices who seeks to embody an applied philosophy of creative life. He has trained in a variety of movement disciplines mostly at classes and workshops facilitated by Velocity during the past decade and through private instruction. He is a devout Dance Churchgoer. In recent years, he has focused on the study of Open Source Forms with Stephanie Skura and underwent a pre(liminary) teacher training in June, 2015. Nikolai has performed in many venues in and around Seattle most recently with Amy Johnson’s AJnC Dance and Emily Johnson / Catalyst. He is currently working with Jessica Jobaris and General Magic. In addition to performing, he maintains a creative practice in digital photography, experimental music, and drawing.

 

 

victoriajacobsrooftopFEB 17 – MAR 23
VICTORIA JACOBS: to be a mirror for your whole body
REGISTER $60 Full Series / $15 Drop-in / $12 MVP

What do you walk into a room with? How does your structure shape your solos, duets, injuries and fluidity? Your unique history, filters and patterns create your dancing body and determine your flow. Your anatomy mirrors the architecture of your psyche.

Using Gyrotonic principles, floorwork technique, and partnered bodywork, we will offer foundational support to your structure. Through the reflections of writing, witnessing, replay, delicious fluid dance challenged by interruption, and scores with precise boundaries, we will hold up the mirror to your whole body.

Unfold. Your limitations may be created by your own assumptions.

VICTORIA JACOBS is a passionate researcher at the intersections of anatomy, psychology and poetry. She teaches the Gyrotonic Expansion System as a tool to self-recovery at Seattle Changing Room, where she is Assistant Director. She explores fluid functional structure in the lineage of Aileen Passloff (Judson Dance Theater), Jill Ableson (SPRe Bodywork), Sheri Cohen, and Anna Halprin. Her background includes contact improvisation, flamenco, and contemporary dance technique, and she holds a BA in Writing/Dance from Bard College, NY. She has been teaching movement arts since 2004.

 

 

index2MAR 30 – MAY 4
KT SHORES: Praxis: Fluency in Everything
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$60 Full Series / $15 Drop-in / $12 MVP

A unique non-modality based class exploring techniques to unlock creative potential and flow. This Praxis series focuses on increasing our facility as observers and our fluency as performers, creators, and humans. Dress comfortably, bring a notebook, and come ready to move, be still, and work in the spaces between. Live music by Angelina Baldoz. 

KT SHORES is a choreographer, sculptor, writer, director, dancer, yoga teacher, martial artist, and mom based in Seattle WA. She taught at Samadhi yoga for a decade, is the Director of Studio Current and is the Co-Artistic Director of the creative duo Mother Tongue with Angelina Baldoz.

 

 

 

 
 

IMP series ARCHIVE

To see all Velocity IMP Series since 2013, CLICK HERE.

 

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