Contact Improvisation with Waxwood Staffs

Supporting and Prompting

These are images from a workshop integrating Contact Improvisation with sensing techniques from tai chi staff work. This begins with some sensing exercises from tai chi, and we then look at ways of creating support and the kinetic potential from disrupting that support.

We attempt to find the skin-like of the waxwood staffs, instead of treating them only as structural/skeletal objects.

Waxwood staffs have a more frictional skin, giving a gentle tug on skin
Getting acquainted with soft and secure places for direct weight

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