A Movement, Sound and Contact Improvisation Workshop with Tricia Opstad 

Saturday, December 2 from 12 PM – 4 PM

20 Advance Registration
$25 at the door

There will be 30 minute lunch break.

We will move and dance together with the bodies we have, we will take care of ourselves, and follow our interests in a safe setting. “Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds.” Ray Chung

Tricia Opstad is an improviser, performer, maker, dancer, and teacher in improvisation, dance improvisation and contact improvisation. Tricia leads and guides a weekly class called Dance Church (freeform, upbeat, non-denominational dance space) and Contact Improv jams and workshops in Missoula, MT. Tricia has studied under world renowned dance artists in workshops and intensives offered in Seattle, WA, Oakland, CA, Lesqueti Island, Canada, Vashon Island, WA, Missoula, MT at The University of Montana and with the Bare Bait Dance Company (Missoula dance company) guest instructors. The latest workshop she attended in Marfa, TX, focused on ‘Ensemble Thinking’, an improvisational dance performance technique. Tricia often uses components of ‘The Viewpoints’: Space, Time, Emotion, Movement, Shape and Story developed by Mary Overlie to generate improvisational dance scores (pieces) and performances.

Depending on the group, any of the following may be presented as part of the workshop:
Body Mind Centering
Body as Landscape
Contrasts of Movement
Voice and Vocal Play
The Viewpoints: Space, Time, Emotion, Movement, Shape
Beginning Principles/Guidelines of Contact Improvisation
Fussy Dance/Comfy Dance
Principles of Weight Sharing and Transferring
Yield & Push // Forgive & Resist
Open Improvisation