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CLIP 9542

Contact improvisation - students' experiences

Contact improvisation - students' experiences
Key Info
  • Contact improvisation - students' experiences
  • Duration: 03:00
  • Young performers involved in a piece called 'Turning Point' share their experiences of contact improvisation. They experiment with weight sharing and try a range of lifts which then progress into turns. Safe practice is highlighted with emphasis on correct hand grips. The young people share their thoughts and feelings on performing in this style and we see them dancing a section from the finished work.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education


    Dance Activities

  • Keywords: trust, balance, spin, hold, lean, fall, turn, appreciate, contact, improvisation
Ideas for use in class
  • For introducing contact improvisation and demonstrating specific principles and movements. For exploring the psychological aspects related to performance. For illustrating how a specific stimulus can develop into a choreography. For developing an understanding of appreciation in dance.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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