** Third Friday Contact Improvisation Jam
** Special Guest Musician: Ariana Saraha
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015. 7:30-10:00pm
Location: Radiance Power Yoga, 2704 28th St
Come treat your soul to a journey to the mysterious wilds with Ariana Saraha...
Though a well-crafted songstress, Ariana's secret love is playing improvised music for dance, movement, and ceremony of all forms. Inspired by the exotic sounds of Mideast, Celtic, and Classical Indian musics - as well as Mother Nature's wilds and her own gypsy passion - Ariana's music takes the mover on a timeless and evocative journey. Blending well with her earthy and ethereal voice will be a seamless play of frame drums, mideast percussion, Persian santoor, dancer anklet-bells, live-looping, and various other surprise sonic textures...
Ariana has just released her debut album, Maiden of Midnight. Recorded over three years along the gypsy trail, this "mystical opus" weaves musical tradition and modern mysticism... Listen, dance, and enjoy at: www.arianasaraha.com
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A Contact Improvisation jam is an environment in which to explore, experience, and enjoy the dance form of Contact Improvisation. Everyone is welcome regardless of Contact Improvisation experience.
The structure of a jam is usually "open dancing" in which participants dance in an organic manner with each other. The negotiation of one's dance partner and duration of each dance happens mostly non-verbally, although words are welcome when navigating dance beginnings and endings, and if anything needs to be “spoken” during the dance (e.g. “Hey, can we go a little more slowly?” “I am not taking much weight tonight.” “Can we practice this skill I have been working on in class?”).
Dancing typically occurs in duets (two people), although trios and group ensembles sometimes naturally develop out of the fluid interactions between dancers. Sometimes, the host of the jam may put into place some kind of score (e.g. round robin; space-clearing; witnessing) or intention, but most of the time, the jam will simply consist of open dancing.
Neither the First Friday nor Third Friday Jams have a formal “opening” or “closing” circle; you are free to arrive and leave when you choose. If you are new to the jam, we welcome you to introduce yourself to one of the “jam hosts” (ask someone who we are) and we can answer any questions and introduce you to others. We aim to make the Boulder Contact Community the “friendliest in the world.”
Additional guidelines for the First Friday and Third Friday jam are available here: http://bit.ly/jam_guidelines
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If you have any questions, please be welcome to send us an e-mail: email@example.com