Offering Levity, Supporting Flight


A Weekend Workshop with Anne Cooper
Saturday June 22, 12:30-5:30pm
Sunday June 23, 12:30-5:30pm

cost: $120

This intermediate level workshop focuses on rising in to access another’s offered loft, weight and structure and on giving/aiming one’s weight both incrementally and in an instant, offering levity to the dance. Developing an interplay with the physical forces present and offered in the dance as a primary interest, we will work to cultivate lightness, loft, support, playfulness, responsive recovery, and mutuality in the dancing. This workshop is for people who have had a continuity of practice with the basic movement principles and practices within contact improvisation, and are interested in exploring the range from the meditative and subtle to athletic, buoyant dancing.

To register e-mail:
with 'Intermediate CI' in the subject line.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early the first day to read/sign waiver and make payment (cash or cheque only). Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to slide on a partner or the floor but aren’t too slippery, & no or minimal jewelry. Kneepads are recommended.

Photo: Chris Randle, Dancers: Monica Strehlke & Anne Cooper

Photo: Chris Randle, Dancers: Monica Strehlke & Anne Cooper


Teaching Bio:
Anne brings 19 years of teaching Contact Improvisation and 25 years of its practice and on-going inquiry through classes, Jams and performance. She has studied with Peter Bingham/EDAM, Jaci Metivier, Ray Chung, Chris Aiken and Andrew Harwood, among others, and with several of the founders of Contact Improvisation, Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith, including research and performance in Stark Smith’s ‘Glimpse’ projects, (2012-2018). She is also an active member of the contemporary dance community, performing, choreographing and improvising. She has performed with the EDAM company for many years and has taught at EDAM as well as other Vancouver and West Coast locales, and in the NWT.